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Hello everyone! My name is Paige and I'm 28 years old. I am a young mother with three daughters, one 7 going on 17, an equally sassy 4 year old and a new infant =]. I worked as a waitress throughout college at Cracker Barrel and our local Mexican Restaurant. All of those late night margaritas and free queso dip did absolutely nothing to help my waist line. Big shocker there, huh? I have now graduated USC Columbia May 2019 FINALLY and passed my boards. I am now no longer a waitress serving up chips and salsa but now a Registered Nurse! Serving up Refreshments and Narcotics! ;) Just kidding! Well sort of LOL there is so much to nursing than I have ever imagined and I am super excited to be on my journey!

My goal with SparkPeople is to use healthy habits to get down to a healthy weight so that I can bring up my three beautiful daughters in a healthy way so they'll never have to go through this journey like I've had to. I've always been overweight since I was a kid, but after my pregnancies and thanks to all of that previously mentioned unlimited Mexican food access, I reached an all time high of 308 lbs. Along with the motivation of my daughters, I've also decided to try really hard to lose the extra weight after my mother-in-law passed away in May of 2014. She was an amazing woman who also struggled with her weight and it was a real shock and eye opener when she unexpectedly had a heart attack at the age of 56. It has been a long and difficult journey and it will continue to be this way but I'm sure having support can and will help. Praying everyday to God for His support. Along with using these tools and this community, Spark People WILL help me to finally reach my goals.

Member Since: 11/6/2014

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My Goals:
One goal, one step, one meal at a time.

-Lose 5% of my body weight which would equate to 15 pounds. This would put me at 283. This will be my first goal and when I make it, I will plan to reward myself with some non food item such as a pedicure or something.

My Program:
In order to achieve this goal I plan to focus on whole foods that God has provided and eat primarily plant based foods, reducing (but not taking away) red meats, sugar, breads, pastas, rice, fried foods and saving those reduced items for mostly dinner as research has shown that carbs ate before bed increases weight loss. So...we will see what happens! I also plan to take photos of my meals/snacks and send those pictures to a good friend as my way of food journaling. I want to take this in 5 lb chunks at a time and celebrate every achievement along the way as this is a large amount that I need to lose. I also plan to increase my daily activities with my girls and make sure to track everything through Spark People and a private laptop journal.

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    Wanting to refocus this Fall? The BL Challenge is there for you! We have ten teams that compete with each other in Fitness and Nutrition Challenges designed to promote positive lifestyle changes, and of course weight loss. There are different challenges each week for the duration of the challenge. Support and encouragement are a important aspect of the smaller individual teams. The larger team also gives you a chance to congratulate and get to know members from other teams. After all we are all in this together and together we are stronger. emoticon To join the challenge you can click on my username and then either click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon, or leave me a message, or use this URL
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    256 days ago
    Are you looking for a challenge to help you reach your goals? Then Join the Biggest Loser Challenge!

    The BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge) is a 12-week challenge composed of 15 teams. Each team has its own personality and structure enabling you to focus on what you need on your healthy living journey. If you are looking for a fun, challenging, supportive team to help you reach your goals, stop by our team page and check us out!

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    The BLC is enrolling for the Fall Into Your Habits Round (BLC41) now. Doors open on August 28th and the Challenge will start September 4th.
    627 days ago
  • v HIMELISSA2007
    Thank you for adding me. You have a good head on your shoulders and I can see you acheiving in whatever you set your mind to. Glad to have met you. See you on SP.
    940 days ago
    Thank you for adding me as a friend. I have added you as well. Good luck in reaching your weight loss goals.
    942 days ago
  • v AMY_1217
    For anybody interested in participating in a BLC, please go to my page and click the BL Spring Challenge ALL Teams team. You can join the all-teams page and put your name on the list for the Summer challenge! If you'd like to join my team, the Dazzling Diamonds, let me know and I'll get you signed up for our team!
    There are 10 teams, 24 team members each, and it's a 10 week challenge!
    Come join in the fun, meet some great people and work toward your goals!!!
    1821 days ago
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