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Hi, my name is Katie, I started my weight loss journey at over 200lbs. in March of 2008. I reached my goal weight in 2010 and have maintained it since that time. I have overcome/battled many obstacles in my journey. Including a battle with ulcerative colitis (which is currently in remission). Chronic neck and back pain which still persist, migraines, and other physical issues. I was able to work past all that to lose & maintain weight lost. I am so proud of where I have come.

Currently I have just overcome another large amount of hurdles. I am still working to get my life "back in order" I guess. However, I am happier than I have ever been.

I am in school to further my nursing degree at this time. I am debating getting my bachelor's degree in psychology as I am very very close to having all the courses completed. (I was working as a psychiatric nurse) I love psychology & psychiatric medicine.

That's a little about my current situation. Read my blogs to find out more.


Member Since: 5/5/2009

Fitness Minutes: 11,603

My Goals:
I am running 5Ks & 1/2 marathons this year.

I am doing fundraising events for Special Olympics & the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation at this time. I am focusing more of my runs/events on good causes.

Spread happiness & joy

Get more into Yoga & meditation (which I am now doing)


My Program:
HAVE FUN!!!!

Did The Ham Run 5K on May 6th 2012 & placed 4th in the women. It was hilly & my time was 29:47 which is not spectacular but 4th place made my day.

Right now my program is fun. I did a lot of snowshoeing this winter and hiking. I traveled to Michigan and Wisconsin. I didn't spend a lot of time in the gym. I realized the value of being outdoors.

I keep health food around. Fruit, veggies, Greek yogurt, & cereal are just a few things I always have around.

LOVE LIFE!!!

Try new activities, travel, enjoy life. It's amazing what attitude does for a person.



Personal Information:
Well, I am currently maintaining a weight of 125-130lbs. for 2 years.

My son is 6 years old. I am currently 32 years old and in college (ha).

I travel a lot. I enjoy trying new things. My hobbies include: running, snowshoeing, hiking, swimming, camping, and pretty much anything active and/or outdoors. I also love to write, draw, paint, and do anything artistic.

I enjoy horror movies, documentaries, and foreign films.

My life has taken a turning point for the better recently and I feel like a whole new person. It is wonderful. I used to be full of anxiety and live my life afraid to try things & do things.

I feel free now.

I am a nurse but currently I am not working & I love it.



Other Information:
I have a great sense of humor. I love to laugh and joke around a lot. I have great friends who I can laugh with for hours.

I consider myself to be very good at motivating others. I have helped other people with a lot of things in their lives & I am glad to have done so.

In this life I want to help as many people as I can to help themselves. I want to live freely and experience life fully. I embrace and appreciate everyone I have in my life for who they are.




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  • v HUMMINGBIRDFLY
    Hi and Welcome to the Emotional Eaters Team! I'm glad you've joined us. I think this is one of the best teams on Spark! The people are awesome and will give you lots of support and encouragement. Visit the members' Sparkpages and join us on the EE message boards for even more inspiration and motivation.
    emoticon Best wishes....Myrna

    4160 days ago
  • v BUTTERFLYEMERGE
    I'm so very glad that you've joined the Emotional Eaters Team. The team is a place where you can vent. And where you will receive some awesome support. Of course, I am biased ... it's one of my favorite teams at SparkPeople! I hope you find exactly what you are looking for! Welcome to the team!

    Be sure to ask questions if you have them ... someone will likely have the answer. Use the tools SparkPeople provides. They are invaluable. If you feel an emotional eating attack coming on, come to the boards first. Write about it instead of pushing the feelings away with food. We're here for you!

    Eat well, journey well,
    Cathy emoticon
    4160 days ago
  • v LINDA!
    Welcome to the Emotional Eaters team. emoticon
    4160 days ago
  • v ISHIIGIRL
    Welcome to Sparkpeople. I see you joined today. Congradulations on taking the first step to a great weight loss journey. Being a nurse if tuff. Losing a few lbs will help with your stamina. Good Luck!
    4160 days ago
  • v DIAMONDG4U2C
    I would like to invite you to a new team!
    Its about having fun and enjoying life, with out being judged.
    Even though not everyone will see eye to eye, we still get along and like being silly. We talk about everything and anything, your path to a fit and healty life isnt all about count cals ans getting on a scale, we all need support at times. places to vent and have a chuckle!
    So don't be scared, they don't bite, I might lol. JK
    Be part of our goofy, Silly and caring family.
    No matter how you live your life, Your welcome, just need to have a open mind.
    So come on and lets get sillafide!
    I made that up, yep just now... lol
    Find out how our minds work...
    Diamond G

    TEAM Psyche of DiamondG

    POD tell your friends.

    http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_
    individual.asp?gid=32303

    if you have trouble finding the page it on my page in the group section right next to ntol( no topic of limits another great team!), the second one.
    4160 days ago
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