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Here I am hiding in the back. This is my quartet Pizazz!

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February 2010
My thought for C25K training: My body will quit only when my mind tells it to. I must be headstrong!

November 2009
Trying to get off 10 more pounds before 2009 comes to an end. Working out with Jillian Michaels and The 30 Day Shred!

June 2009
I have been working out with the trainer (once a week) for 6 weeks now. We did the eval and I have lost 1 1/2 % body fat in 6 weeks. He says that is great! I guess any fat loss is great! I am staying off the scale. I really don't weigh myself much at all anymore. I base my weight loss to how my clothes feel and now at my evaluations every month to 6 weeks. Yesterday I put on a pair of 16 pants, zipped and buttoned. I was so happy and excited. Keep going, size 14 will be here soon!

May 2009
Never ever give up. Thats why I have chosen my theme song for this Journey, no pun intended. I just need to hold on to this feeling of excitement and of being DONE with this fat forever. So what does that mean? It means I have to live my life this way forever. I will always have to find time for exercise. Exercise is something fit people do to stay fit. Yes, its true, I don't have to be an athelete to workout after weight loss, I have to do exercise to keep that weight off forever. There will be no more up and down for me. Sometimes we may have to lose some weight we have already lost but that is okay as long as we never give up hope.

I have hired a trainer. I met with him early this week and I started a new eating plan of no sugar, bread, starches. I am eating mostly organic fruits, vegetables, whole grains and meats. I can't remember ever eating this healthy. Its actually kind of fun right now, something new for me. I am excited that this type of eating should help me no longer have major sugar and carb cravings. The food has been my biggest hold up. Infact I was scared to death to even try this "diet" he was giving me. I thought I was scared of binging and starting that old cycle from my past again but I think the real reason I was scared of it was because I am afraid of failing yet again. This weight loss journey is so full of mental issues that need to be figured out and resolved. Once I was able to cry over being afraid of failing, I jumped in with both feet and said to myself, I will defeat this. Now I have my trainer to believe in me and hold me accountable as well. Another fear I have is the pain I am going to feel after working out with Stephen (my trainer). I know I will be pushed to my limits, yet I am so excited to see the girl on the other side of all of this. She is so ready to show the world what she can do!


Oct 2008
I am a part time voice and piano teacher and a stay at home mom to 3 boys ages 15, 7, and 4! They keep me very busy! I would like to get healthy here. I was tired of being tired, I was depressed, fat, and fatigued all of the time before I started this journey. My all time highest weight was 272# So back in Febuary 2007 I became a member of Spark. I lost 27 lbs then I don't know what happened. I started feeling a little bit better and self doubt kicked in so I stopped and maintained around 250 give or take about 5 lbs. I am back as of October 1st 2008. I want this and I want it bad! I will not be defeated. I need to do this so I can be a better mom and wife and influence on those around me. Of course I want to look and feel better too.

Three Questions asked by the Done Being a Fat Girl Team

Why am I overweight?

I think it is #1 in my genes but the real reason is because I went through a couple of years of depression. I had my thyroid out 4 years ago and I blame it on that as well. I tend to be an emotional eater. I believe that I have dieted so many times and have such a negative self image that I caused myself to become a binge eater and the only way that I knew to quit binging was to quit caring about what I looked like. So I did, I quit dieting, exercising and caring and I gained up to my highest weight of 272. I don't binge anymore but get nervous that if I "Diet" it could come back. I just have to not get obsessive about it. I know that I am not dieting I am just getting healthy!

Why do I want to lose weight?

Because I am fat! No really, I know that I am fat, and I cannot do all the things I want to do. I want my kids to look at me and be proud of what they see, I want my husband to look at me and think I am pretty and sexy. I want to look at myself and like what I see in the mirror. I want to shop in normal stores. Due to my size I now have sleep apnea, acid reflux, and back and hip pain. I want to be healthy. I am scared that I am only 35 (now 36) and I am already falling apart and its because I am not healthy. My mother is type II and I do NOT want to be a diabetic so this weight must go!!

Why haven't I been able to maintain in the past?

Cause I give up. Deep down inside I don't know that I believe I am really worth it. Sad, huh! Oh, and I like food! I like to eat!

Member Since: 2/18/2007

Fitness Minutes: 10,417

My Goals:
To get rid of health problems due to my weight. To feel good, and look good. Have more energy.

Original Start Weight: 272
10/01/08 - 250 lbs

My Program:
45 min of cardio 4-5 times a week
Strength training 2-3 times a week

Healthy eating:
organic fruits, veggies, whole grains, and meats.
Very Low to No Sugar, no starches.

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    The Sagittarius girl wanted to be like her dad, and is really a "tomboy" at heart as she'd rather be outside than in the house cleaning, cooking, washing and taking care of kids. She's a hard worker, but since she is so smart, she needs work where she uses her mind. She loves to travel and is open to new cultures. She gets along well with Libra, Aries, Leo, Aquarius, and Gemini. She has a blunt mouth, but never sets out to hurt anyone with her honesty, and she gets over being mad quickly. She loves to spend money and buy gifts, but she is always sure she will make more money because she will keep working. She has to watch for injury to her hips.
    She can have a weight issue since she is ruled by Jupiter who expands all things, (including her good luck), but she is a Fire sign who can easily exercise and keep the weight off if she wishes. She has lots of energy. She loves to entertain friends, so food can be about fun times, but she can discipline herself, so she can control her weight. It is her choice as she makes her own decisions.
    In Sagittarius the Sun is idealistic and optimistic. Sagittarius is the sign that espouses such high principles as universal love and world peace. As this period of the year is associated with the spirit of giving and good cheer, the Sagittarius personality is recognized for its generosity and expansive demeanor.
    You are very gregarious, enthusiastic, and open, in all that you do. You have an ability to understand a broad perspective, and to see everything from a total point of view. Your foresight and an ability to visualize the big picture make matters work out well for you most of the time. Always thinking in broad abstract terms, you usually have trouble focusing on details that arise.

    In many ways you are spontaneous, but with this comes an inclination to be bluntly honest and frank, or at least, straightforward and much to the point. You never intend to hurt anyone, but the truth is all important to you, and you never hesitate to tell it like it is. Tact and restraint can be issues of concern, but you probably don't care. You are so independent. You can rarely be pushed an inch in any direction unless you decide the direction your being pushed is where you want to go.
    These blows are softened only by your warm, jovial and outgoing friendliness. Even when you stick your hoof in your mouth you can recover and show up as a winner. Often "lady luck" just smiles on you. Sagittarius has a happy-go-lucky, honest, cheerful, and ever optimistic approach to life; but then can turn right around and be so careless, restless and extravagant.
    You have a natural love of the outdoors and may develop strong enthusiasm for sports and outdoor adventure. Sagittarius is the sign most often associated with sports, and you are inclined to physical activity and active endeavors, particularly outdoors.
    Future-oriented, you rarely allow problems or setbacks to get you down for long. You put disappointment behind you and start working toward your next adventure. Never satisfied with moving along in slow lane, you want to set the pace on a grand scale. Whatever you set out to do, must be the biggest and best. You want to live life to its fullest. You can work well with anybody, accepting them for what they are. You are the natural, open-hearted extrovert, an easy person live and work with. Relying on your glibness and complete self-confidence, you are a natural in the world of selling. Still in the area of organization and perseverance you may need help from other factors in the chart. If you are like most Sagittarius natives, you can be down right irresponsible and unreliable at times. Your personality is such, however, that people don't get upset about it. It's that natural Sagittarius charm that carries you through the tough spots.
    Sagittarius is the sign of higher education. You live to expand your horizons in every possible way, wanting to see the world and experience it. You want to meet interesting people and try everything. Your curiosity is boundless and your desire for knowledge is paramount.
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