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I am 24 years old and I feel like who I am is hiding inside of all this fat. I am a severe asthmatic and my biggest trigger is cold weather. For years now I have lost weight every summer and gotten a glimpse of me every summer. I am extremely active and I love life. I'm planning on moving to Arizona but before that I want to overcome the depression i fall into every winter and stay healthy and fit and let the awesome energetic beautiful person i am out.

I have always felt awkward and uncomfortable in my body. Growing up I wanted to play soccer, ice skate, rock climb, even boxing! I was always told i couldnt because of my asthma. That alone made me feel like I wasnt in the right body. To say the least I wasnt very active growing up. It wasnt because i didnt want to be but I felt like I couldnt be. And not without good reason...I one time got into a water gun right with the neighbor kids and ended up in the hospital for 3 days. I was only 8 years old at the point. That is very scary for an 8 year old. But as I got older I got heavier. I wasnt even all that heavey until I was 14. I thought I was because i've always been bigger but I wasnt fat until i was 14. Even that was partially out of my control. I got sick and ended up on steroids until i was about 17. Steroids are so hard on your body its insane. Its so insane. At that time I didnt really understand how hard those medications are on your body so I wasnt paying attention to how much I ate or if I was exercising. Then I found out I was over 200lbs and I just couldnt have that. So I started working out was summer time so it was easy. I ran every day (not well but I did it). I did sit ups you name it. Well October first i went for a run and ended up back in the hospital. I dont remember if it was just an ER visit or if it was an extended stay but I know i was there. My doctor told me..."No more running". So I stopped. Then I decided that I was going to join the swim team! And I did. That really helped me in a lot of ways but I didnt get to swim as much as I wanted because i kept getting sick. i ended up admitted to the hospital a total of a 2 months that year. i swam for 2 years. At the end of the 2nd season my doctor told me she thought I was allergic to broke my heart. I gave up. completely for a while. i just felt like...whats the point. It turned out that I wasnt allergic to chlorine but because of my health and being ahead of my credits my senior year i didnt havea full schedule the whole year and they wouldnt let me swim without a full schedule.
I did start working out really hard at my gym at this time. I worked out 6 days a week and then I started dancing and i was soooo passionate about it. I got down to a 145lbs and I felt gorgeous. i felt so beautiful and sexy and happy. I felt like who i am was out and having fun. Then I met a group of people and I started partying a litle too much. I got fat...not as big as i was when I was 15 but I am still fat. I got sick again in January and put on 20lbs and that was it for me. I nearly hit the 200lbs mark and I cant do that. I wont do that again.
For about six months now I have wanted to go back to the fun girl who worked out 6 days a week went to church once a week and had a 4.0. So that is what I am working towards...being the healthy, active vibrant awesome woman I know I am. Even with the weight I know I am this person. I just am having trouble seeing her right now. But Im gonna get her out. So this is a glimpse of my journey...there is so much more there that contributed but none of it matters now, because this is where my life begins. The rest was just stepping stones to this point. I cant help but think of the song 'God Bless The Broken Road'. In a way this is my personal love story with myself. I'm really thankful for this website and my sparkfriends!

Enthusiasm is Contagious, you could start an Epidemic- Ralph Waldo Emmerson

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble- Matthew 6:34

Member Since: 1/12/2009

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My Goals:
I want to get down to 130lbs...and I want to read my bible every day...graduate from college...get a full time job...stay healthy...stop eating dairy on account that I'm allergic to it...and be a better friend. That is my goals for this year.

My Program:
I havent had soda in quite a while and I am giving up cheese ( it is the hardest part of dairy to give up) I have a daily bible thing that I am following and I am hanging out with a friend one a week. I am also meeting with an advisor to see what more I need to graduate and plan on applying to 3 jobs a week till i find a full time job.

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I read a lot, and scrapbook..i'm obsessed with facebook and i like to be active!

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