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So I've been on Spark before. One time I was pretty serious about it. I then gained some weight back and tried to rejoin it several times. Now I'm heavier than the heaviest I was when I joined Spark the first time. I'm not one of those people who can half ass this. I'm not one of those girls and I'll never be one of those girls who can weigh 110 pounds and eat a double cheeseburger and large fries and have nothing happen. My metabolism is slow, I have obesity in my family, and the odds are against me. That just means I have to work harder. And I intend to.

Officially joined: May 21, 2014 (my 29th birthday)

Starting pants size: 14
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Starting weight: 180
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Member Since: 5/21/2014

Fitness Minutes: 455

My Goals:
- Ultimate Goal Weight: 115
- Ultimate Pants Size: 3-4
- Abs !!
- Toned thighs
- Strong

My Program:
- Eat within Spark's ranges every day
- 8 glasses of water every day
- Some type of exercise every day

Personal Information:
Current city: Las Vegas, NV

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Occupation: Middle school teacher

Family: mom, dad, brother (22)

College(s): University of Minnesota (bachelors), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (teaching license)

Pet: Paisley (cat)

Music: Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, John Mayer

Actors: Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr.

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Please add me as a friend. I joined Spark for the community aspect.

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    I was just reading your comment on Spark Arizona, and I know what you mean about living in Sedona as a single (and YOUNG) person. I lived there for 10 or 11 years and when my husband died in 2001 I discovered how lonely it is to live there when you are single. And I'm OLD -- I can imagine how it would be for you.

    So where did you move to? I saw a post about Sin City, and that's what Las Vegas is called. So did you move there? If you did, best of luck. I have a granddaughter who lives there, she's 23, so not too different from you. I take it you are a teacher?

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    1413 days ago
    Hi Linda

    Have a great week and good idea about using the workout room when its off hours. I always preferred that when I lived in apartments! Welcome to Sin City and let me know if you need any pointers~ kayah

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    You have chosen to embark on a great journey to health and fitness and you'll make some great new Spark Friends along the way!
    And it's easy if you follow these guidelines...
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    You are not alone on this journey. We do not stand in front or behind but beside each other. You can do this. Don't get down if you make a mistake but get back up and do it again and again until you get it right. It will happen. Maybe not today or even tomorrow but you will do it if you believe in yourself. Find that strength deep inside and bring it out. Don't jump into a decision to quit and then regret it. Even a small victory is a step ahead. SparkPeople believes in you and now it is time for all of us to believe in ourselves.
    1453 days ago
    I think my sister is a book of drama . all she cares about is herself.When she got to Houston it took her 6 months just to see her sister(Me) that's only beceause I was in the hospital ,plus my mom told her to go.
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