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I was overweight for a long long time, like nearly 20 years. I finally had the perfect storm of stuff that lead me to getting healthy in 2008. I went from 204.6# on 1 Jan 08 to 148.8 on 2 Sept 08.

I maintained for over 3 years, but stress over the last several have led me to eating a lot of feelings and internalizing some very negative messages from a very bad job situation. It has taken me nearly 2 years to fight back from that internalized negativity and PTSD.

I have been at my new job for 19 months now and I finally feel like I have a solid floor on which I can begin to rebuild and get back on the path to the person I know I can be.

I had a good start, losing about 9# in the run up to the election, but I have gained about 15 since then.

REBOOT, part deux... weigh ins:
16 Feb 2017: 190.8

Member Since: 1/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 227,006

My Goals:
Get back to 150#
Weekly 13 Feb thru 19 Feb 2017:
1. Over 8,000 steps daily
2. Less than 1800 cals daily
3. Movement 10 mins/day.

My Program:
Getting back into the swing of faithful tracking food & exercise.

See goals above...

I like running, exercise videos, and whatever works.

Fan of Jillian Michaels, Leslie Sansone, and Kathy Smith.

Personal Information:
I am originally from Florissant MO & lived in Columbia MO for over 20 years. Now living in Portland, OR. Also have lived in Kileen, TX, Blytheville AR and Germany.

I am an RN Medical Reviewer at a nonprofit managed medicaid insurance company. I was a public health RN in Missouri for 7 years. I'm also a nurse in the US Army Reserve.

I also love to knit, spin wool, scrapbook, read, listen to music, sing, camp, watch movies, etc.

Other Information:
"I'd rather be useful than decorative!"

"I can do this!!"

"My body's become a
more efficient machine.
I go farther with less food."--Bette Midler in Ruthless People

It's so much easier to move a mountain a pebble at a time.

"Have you ever worked out and said 'I wish I hadn't done that?' " --Leslie Sansone

"It truly is a blessing to be able to move like this."--Leslie Sansone

"In a world full of people only some want to fly, isn't that crazy?"--Seal

"When you can't run anymore, you crawl... and when you can't do that, you find someone to carry you."--Joss Whedon

"Don't phone it in!"--Jillian Michaels

"I'm in training for the rest of my life!"

"I can't help aging, but I can control HOW I age!"

"Energy begets Energy!"

"Three D's of Weigh Loss": Destination, Determination, and Deliberation."
--adapted with thanks from JK Rowling's Harry Potter books

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    What's up woman!?!?!?!? emoticon emoticon
    198 days ago
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    507 days ago
    Motivation is hard right now. Respiratory infection giving me fits. Reading about you successful souls helping to clear my head!
    530 days ago
    I need to get back, I was doing great for about a month self then fell off the wagon again. Sigh.
    574 days ago
    Hey lady!!! I'm back to Sparking....like BIGTIME...tracking my food once again! I still stink at the whole exercise thing, but I'm optimistic on changing that in 2017 now that I feel more in control! I think my success comes with being OCD with tracking everyday....and when I went completely off that, that is when everything this past year felt out of control and out of whack in all areas. Weird to state the correlation by typing it out, but it's a distinct correlation. ANYWHOOOO....I hope all is well! emoticon
    574 days ago
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