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Hi, this is Tara. I lost 12 pounds back in Nov through Dec of 2010 and was very focused and proud of myself. That was just by watching what I was eating. I was ready to add the gym to my weight loss routine but I suffered a sprained ankle in February which delayed that. During this time some situations were occurring in my life which led to a lot of emotional eating (UGH). So I gained back the 12 pounds I had lost. I got tired of feeling tired again and not happy with how I looked so on April 1st, I made a goal to join the gym and start watching what I eat again. I did it, I joined Planet Fitness. I went to the gym 4 nights a week for 7 weeks straight and then I just stopped going. We are now creeping into August and I haven't been to the gym since late May. I also stopped watching what I was eating. I'm OFFICIALLY done with this rollercoaster I've put myself on. It's time to take control of my eating habits and get this body in shape. There is no room for giving up or letting myself down ever again. I'm focused on myself in so many ways right now, this is just the icing on the cake. Wish me luck!!!!

My goal = 130 lbs & defined muscle tone!

Member Since: 10/24/2010

Fitness Minutes: 1,180

My Goals:
To raise my children to the best of my ability as a mother!

To keep myself happy & healthy for leading a better life!

To continue showing those important to me how much I love them!

To find happiness within myself to keep anything from knocking me down!

To buy a beautiful house for my children and I ... a place they can call HOME forever!!!!!

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Count Daily Calorie Intake


Couch to 5K Program

Hit the Gym 3-4 nights a week

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  • v ERINBEAR1876
    There is just over 6 weeks left of the Lose 11 by 1/11/11 challenge!!! You can do it!!! If you need help or have questions, just ask Becky, Maci, or me! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2755 days ago
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    2780 days ago
    Hello and welcome to the Sexy Upgrade Team. Glad you have joined us. If you haven't already done so, be sure to stop by the team and introduce yourself! If there is anything I can do to help you let me know. Looking forward to getting to know you.

    2784 days ago
  • v BARCLE
    Hi and welcome to the Sarcastics Unlimited and Look Better Naked teams. Have a super day emoticon
    2787 days ago
    emoticon Greetings and emoticon

    I'm sorry you've been going through so much stress - a lot of us here have been through the same thing [or are going thru it now!] so you should be able to find people in similar situations. But even if someone isn't going thru the exact same thing, we've all had stress and all had to deal with it so I'm sure you'll get some significant support here - if you'll let us help you!

    SparkPeople is a little bit like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!


    There are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site.


    If you haven't discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once!


    Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!

    2787 days ago