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I'm a 26 year old RN who works night shift on an oncology unit. I just quit smoking, and am looking to gradually become the best and healthiest person I can be, both for myself, my boyfriend, my family, and not to mention as a role model for my patients. I'm not afraid of challenges and hard work. Very excited about the healthy changes I've already started making.

Member Since: 6/4/2012

Fitness Minutes: 1,341

My Goals:
I want to lose 90 pounds, look great in a bikini, and prevent the heart disease and diabetes that runs in my family. Here's a breakdown of how I want to reward myself along the way....

Starting weight 244

240 pounds: New color of nail polish

235: Fresh flowers for my kitchen table

230: Funky new socks

225: Bike?

220: Manicure

215: New vacuum

210: New workout pants


200: New earrings

195: A new outfit

190: New swimsuit


180: A new outfit


170: Vacation? Someplace tropical?




GOAL!! 150: Tattoo

My Program:
I'll be honest, I'm keeping it simple this time and taking it slow. I'm starting by doing at the very bare minimum 10 minutes of vigorous exercise a day, but am shooting for 30 minutes. Eventually I would like to work out 1 hour a day. I have some exercise DVDs I would like to try, as well as a membership to my workplace gym. My friends and I are going to start outdoor biking when the weather warms up. As for food, I'm currently counting calories using a tracker, and would eventually (ultimate goal here) like to go vegetarian or, if I'm really ambitious, vegan.

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I love to read, and I volunteer at the local human society. I love anything to do with the outdoors. I hate winter, snow and ice! Well I like snow on Christmas, but that's about it....

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    You can do this!
    1920 days ago
    emoticon on taking the first steps to a healthier you. A emoticon toast to a healthier and more enjoyable life! emoticon emoticon emoticon And emoticon prayerfully you will find that you can enjoy it more than you would ever imagine!!!
    Some thoughts and suggestions as I say emoticon to Spark People.
    emoticon This sight has so much to offer! One of the easiest ways to learn a lot about what it has to offer is to go to your "My SparkPoints" tracking Page. Next to each opportunity to earn Sparkpoints there is a link that will take you to the place on the site that helps you complete the task. Some are one time opportunities, others are daily tasks. Complete as many tasks as possible per day.
    emoticon don't emoticon to the temptation of making the journey all about the numbers. It is not about pounds taken off or inches trimmed, it is all about creating a healthier and more fit you. emoticon
    emoticon Be on the lookout for the many, many, many non-scale non-tape measure victories you will achieve. Feeling healthier, breathing easier, enjoying activities that were once a drudgery, trying something new and enjoying it, choosing a healthy snack versus an unhealthy option, choosing a less than healthy food option over a decadent food option! The possibilities for non-scale victories are ENDLESS. emoticon
    Some things to remember: emoticon drink plenty of water every day!
    emoticon sleep well, it is probably more important than you know. emoticon healthier every day. emoticon Don't go the way of total deprivation, it is apt to set you up for failure and a binge that will leave you feeling devastated. Look for opportunities to emoticon every day. emoticon when you need to --it is healthier than emotional eating! Find ways to emoticon emoticon emoticon exercise that you ENJOY. The right form of exercise is the one you can stick with regularly!!! Something else may burn more calories in a shorter time, but if it makes you give up you won't burn any calories! emoticon
    emoticon MAKE EVERY STEP COUNT. Even steps that seem to move you backwards or to the side have a purpose. Sometimes it is just to get another look at something you passed by without noticing.
    Perhaps most importantly from my perspective DON’T LOSE weight or inches…TAKE THEM OFF, emoticon KICK THEM TO THE CURB. You aren’t interested in FINDING them again. GET RID OF THEM through hard work, determination, accountability, whatever it takes!!!
    Finally, join teams, make friends, encourage others, be encouraged, take challenges, write out SMART goals regularly and track! Track! TRACK!!! It will help with both accountability and motivation, and You will be glad you did!!!
    Feel free to stop by my page, let me know if there is anything I can do to help you in the journey!
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    2146 days ago