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This is going to be my inspirational photo for this Challenge, I was about 170 in this pic.

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My hunny & I about 5 years ago!

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Me in Aug 2005, I want to fit in this dress again someday. Is it possible?


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I'm a 36 y/o from Massachusetts and I'm trying to get healthy & lose weight. Short term goal right now is to lose 10-15 lbs by May 31st, and I'm already down about 8. I'm looking to lose a total of 20-30 lbs by June 30th, if I can do more then that, that's great! I really need to get moving though! :) My long term and final goal is to be at 170 pounds.

I have decided to take that big step and lose weight, and trust me, it's a big one for me. This summer, I really want to have lost 15-40 pounds, I also want to fit better in a kayak, I want to be able to go for a hike without having to stop a million times, I also want to be lighter so that when on our motorcycle my butt isn't hanging off of the seat like it does now.

I have been eating better over the past few weeks and I have already lost some weight, but i need to kick it into high gear and start being more active. Summer is right around the corner and I need to change the way I live and eat. I moved back in October and I now have to walk to the train everyday, it's just under a mile and it takes me about 17 minutes. When I started walking to the train it was taking me 20 minutes, but I've been able to cut it down some which is great.

I've thought of some goals, here they are:
To touch my toes without bending my knees.
To do push-ups without being on knees.
To not shop in the plus size department anymore.
To be able to run a mile without stopping (or dying).
To keep eating healthy & staying healthy after I have reached my goal weight.

Goal weights and rewards:
Goal #1 280lbs -- A workout DVD
Goal #2 270lbs -- A new pair of jeans in a smaller size!
Goal #3 260lbs -- New shoes
Goal #4 250lbs -- A new CD
Goal #5 240lbs -- Wii Fit game
Goal #6 230lbs -- An audio book
Goal #7 220lbs -- New sneakers
Goal #8 210lbs -- A DVD
Goal #9 199lbs -- A few new workout outfits
Goal #10 190lbs -- Skydiving!! Woo Hoo Onderland!! :)
Goal #11 190lbs -- A healthy dinner out with my bf
Goal #12 185lbs -- Pedicure & a new book or DVD
Goal #13 180lbs -- Trip to the Aquarium
Goal #14 175lbs -- 1 hour Massage
Goal #15 170lbs -- My second tattoo & lots of new clothes :)

~Weight Loss Equivalent~

1 pound = a Guinea Pig
1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs
3 pounds = an average human brain
4 pounds = an ostrich egg
5 pounds = a Chihuahua
6 pounds = a human’s skin
7.5 pounds = an average newborn
8 pounds = a human head
10 pounds = chemical additives an American consumes each year
11 pounds = an average house cat
12 pounds = a Bald Eagle
15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
16 pounds = a sperm whale’s brain
20 pounds = an automobile tire
23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
24 pounds = 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
25 pounds = average 2 year old
30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a yr
33 pounds = a cinder block
36 pounds = a mid-size microwave
40 pounds = 5-gallon bottle of water
44 pounds = an elephant’s heart
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephant’s penis (yep, weights more than his heart!)
66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a yr
70 pounds = an Irish Setter
77 pounds = a gold brick
80 pounds = the World’s Largest Ball of Tape
90 pounds = a newborn calf
100 pounds = a 2 month old horse
111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a yr
117 pounds = an average fashion model (and she’s 5’11”)
118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away a month
130 pounds = a newborn giraffe
138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a yr
140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in yr
144 pounds = an average adult woman (and she’s 5’4”)
150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary
187 pounds = an average adult man
200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds
235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger
300 pounds = an average football lineman
400 pounds = a Welsh pony

I need to try to do the following each day from now on:
~ Cardio (of any kind) for at least 30 min.
~ Need to walk at least 5,000 steps a day (hard for me)
~ Drink at least 64 oz of water
~ I need to live and enjoy life like it's my last day alive!
~ Enjoy life in ways other then food.

"When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. And one thing it takes to accomplish something is courage." ~Walt Disney~

"I believe in being a motivator." ~Walt Disney~

Found this and I had to put it on my page!

Would you hop on a treadmill and allow yourself to feel the satisfaction of completing your first one mile run?

Would you walk into your gym's weight room after checking your pride at the door, so you could gradually see your body transform before your own eyes?

Would you sign up and train to run a 10 mile road race, having never run more than a few miles at best, and raise your hands up high as you cross your first "finish line"?

Would you then dare to sign up and train for a marathon so you could stare at your finisher's medal with teary eyes and say, "There were days that I did not know if I could run a marathon; I now have a lifetime of knowing I did."

Would you learn to swim and conquer your fear of drowning?

Would you learn to ride a bike and overcome lifelong anxiety?

Would your swim, bike, run your way through your first triathlon, inspiring your Husband to later do the same?

What would YOU attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

~ Judy Vilmain

Member Since: 4/14/2008

Fitness Minutes: 11,802

My Goals:
I REALLY want to run a mile someday, I don't care how long it takes me but I want to run a full mile without stopping! I've always hated running, but I think if it's something I want to do, then I'll do it without hating it.

Drink 8, 8 oz glasses of water a day.

Eat at least 3-5 fruits and veggies daily.

Work out 3-4 nights a week.

Go for a 1+ mile walk once or twice a week.

Ride exercise bike 4-5 days a week for at 25-30 min's.

Do the wii fit or a workout dvd 3-4 times a week for at least 25 mins.

My Program:
I am eating better and walking about a mile every day.

I need to start doing my Wii Fit again as well as my Slim in 6 DVD.

I am going to try to go for a walk and do some situps on the weekends. I also want to start using my weight bands to make my arms stronger.

Personal Information:
I work full time at a bank. I have a wonderful boyfriend whom I love very much. I have a great family and wonderful friends.

Go Sox!

Other Information:
I love reading, camping, riding on our motorcycle, kayaking, walking. I love going to RED SOX games! I also love going for long rides alone in my car, sometimes I need time to just sit, drive & think. :)

I love watching TV, which in a way is a bad thing, but I only watch it at night after I exercise & eat dinner, so I guess it's not that bad! I LOVE Big brother, CSI, NCIS, NCIS LA, Survivor, Ghost hunters, anything on TLC and the Home Makeover show on Sunday nights.

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  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy BELATED Birthday, DONE GIRL emoticon

    You share your April 7th birthday with my GD, Chanel Ava, who just turned one. So, you have more willpower to direct your own live than anyone else.

    The Aries girl wanted to be like her father, so she always takes the lead. Aries must watch for accidents and also for injury to the head. Aries gets along with Leo, Sagittarius, Libra, Gemini and Aquarius.
    The symbol for Aries is the Ram, because of the headlong, direct, and assertive nature of the sign. The sign is also symbolized by seeds shooting out of the ground in the springtime, suggesting a time and spirit of renewal.

    In Aries, the Sun is highly action oriented. You like to do your thing, and you are opinionated and direct in doing it. Your Aries personality constantly wants to charge ahead, and insists on being the one who organizes, rather than ever allowing yourself to be led or organized by others. You have a hard time recognizing any point of view except your own. Highly action oriented, when an idea strikes you, you are off quickly to carry it out. Yet you are not so good in seeing projects through to a conclusion. Follow-up and finish work are not matters that suit your style. You constantly need new goals, new projects, and new challenges.
    You are a quick learner and a self-starter; enthusiastic and curious. The main challenge for an Aries Sun sign native is the control of impulses. You must avoid scattering forces, for if you can learn to think before taking action, your energetic nature will enable you to do much. Natural impulsiveness and inability to listen to the advice of others sometimes involves you in difficulties. To succeed, you must learn to think everything through carefully before you proceed. Patience and the ability to plan are areas in which you may have to apply extra effort. You must reflect on the total effect of your actions to grow and progress in life.
    You may have a sharp temper and a quick fuse as Aries is ruled by Mars, the planet associated with war and combat. Fortunately, you get over anger as quickly as it comes, and you never hold a grudge. You are neither devious nor subtle in your actions. Many Aries Sun natives are down right blunt. Only with concentration and attention can you ever acquire much diplomacy and tact.
    With your natural Aries inclinations, you have a true adventurer's or pioneer's spirit; a longing for independence and a tendency to fancy yourself as a free soul. Born to lead, but not born to handle the mundane responsibility or bureaucratic red tape. When faced with complex details, you become very frustrated. Fully matured, your Aries spirit aspires to a gallant "never say die" attitude, and a willingness to take advantage of each new opportunity that comes along.
    2654 days ago
    emoticon Cynthia!! I'm sorry I missed your birthday this past weekend. I hope you had a wonderful time on your special day!

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    Cynthia, Happy belated Birthday to you!
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    May all of your wishes come true!
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    Hoping you had a wonderful and memorable day!
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    Sending belated birthday hugs your way!
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    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    2654 days ago
  • v JORDAN1019
    Happy birthday!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • v K-AUSTIN
    I stopped by your page to wish you a happy birthday and really enjoyed your page. Hope you don't mind that I added you as a Spark Friend. Good luck on your journey and have a great birthday!

    2654 days ago
    emoticon Happy belated Done Girl birthday!! I hope it was great! emoticon

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