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I started this journey several months ago...and thought I wasn't succeeding. Did I lose weight? Eh, some. Did I gain some insight? A ton. I realized that I'm not just looking to wear a bikini. (Although, that'd be wonderful, not gonna lie!) I'm here - seeking your encouragement, encouraging you - because I'm tired of being out of breath when I hike. I'm tired of not going to the mall because I know I'll find a million cute clothes, but not fit "right" into any of them. I'm tired of simply being tired. I'm tired of feeling disgusting after a big, greasy meal. I'm tired of feeling sorry for myself.

I've seen so many inspirational stories on SP. Some of you had a hundred pounds to lose - and you did it. Some of you had 30 pound to lose - and you did it. You are my heroes. You're the reason why I'm continuing on this journey with more resolve. And as I continue, I can't wait to find "me".
Starting Weight: 160 lbs at 5'2"
Starting BMI: 29.3 - Overweight

Goal Weight: 125 lbs
Goal BMI: 22.9 - Healthy!

Member Since: 2/13/2010

Fitness Minutes: 4,089

My Goals:
I would love to develop, more than anything, a new lifestyle. But my goals are to be healthy, a little less tired, have a little more self esteem and lose about 35 pounds.

Goal #1: Lose 35 pounds to reach a "normal" weight

Goal #2: Be able to run 1.5 miles without stopping

Goal #3: Be able to run a 5k without stopping

Goal #4: Drop my BMI to a healthy range

My Program:
Stay within SP's recommend calorie limit.

Exercise at least 5 times a week for 30 minutes at a time.

Set small goals of two to three pounds and have rewards for each.

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  • v MEGABEE21
    Thank you! What we're trying to achieve is so possible. I love SP for that reason. It's awesome to have friends who are success stories and some who are at the same end of the journey as we are!
    2992 days ago
  • v MEGABEE21
    I started in a similar place as you weight wise, and have lost about 18 lbs! How about you? how's your weight loss going?!
    2993 days ago
  • v GINAV2
    Thank you! Every yard needs a random garden gnome. :)

    (And that monster truck totally cracks me up every time I see it, too)

    Hope you're having a great November so far!
    2998 days ago
  • v GINAV2
    Glad to see hear from you! How are things going? I'm jealous that you get paid to paddle. That sounds so cool! And yeah, paleo seems to be worth the effort so far. It takes a lot of prep work to cut out sugar and grains completely but it's worth it's been a good journey. :)
    3014 days ago
    Thank you for the Spark goodie and the Comment on my blog! So good to hear from you!!!!
    3119 days ago
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