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I am here to change my life.

I am 25 years old and am from Iowa. After I graduated college I moved to Texas to be with the man of my dreams, himself a former Iowan. Once I got to Texas and began a career I realized things had to change. For myself..and our future.

I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I have hated myself for the way I look for as long as I can remember. I have always been "the fat girl." Well, not anymore! I'm done with all that.

I want this more than anything, and it is only now that I realize I can actually have it. I can actually fulfill my dream of looking into a mirror and feeling good about the person staring back at me.

I found Spark people in April '09. Spark changed my life. It gave me a sense of accountability for my actions. I gained control of what I was eating and when and how I was working out. I made my health a priority for the first time. There have been ups and downs, but ultimately i'm accomplishing my goal.

I have met so many honest to goodness real people on here. Sparkers aren't kind because they have to be, they are kind because they care...because they understand. I am blessed to have that kind of support.

I will not stop until i'm standing before the world with a pair of old fat pants that would fit two of me..I want to be a success story..I won't stop until I am.

Thank you to all of the wonderful people who have supported me!


In 2011 I struggled with medical issues that prevented me from working out. It made me sad and caused me to crawl back into my shell. I gained back 20 lbs and I lost my way.

I got engaged July 2011, and I tried so hard to get back on track...but my health and the pressure kept me from my dreams. But the wedding is July 7, 2012...I have 6 months to do this. I CAN DO THIS! I WILL DO THIS! I've got to take it easy still, but there is nothing more important to me than doing this. I am taking back control in my life and i will finish this!

This is a year...I make ALL my dreams come true!

Member Since: 4/9/2009

Fitness Minutes: 21,072

My Goals:
1. Gain Confidence
2. Fit into the beautiful wedding dresses made for smaller women
3. Feel Sexy
4. Be healthy
5. Have my family be proud of me
6. Ward off unncessary illnesses
7. Shop for clothes at the mall
8. Shop for clothes with friends
9. Fit better into rides at amusement parks. No weight limit worries!

My Program:
Record food/meals
Exercise Daily
Meet Mental Goals
Take Vitamins
More Sleep

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  • v MEGS4148
    I texted you yesterday...apparently you changed your number. I hope that your wedding was everything you hoped and that life is going well!
    2066 days ago
  • v MEGS4148
    I miss you! I hope things are going well in wedding-planning world!! I am on nutrisystem now and loving it. It has definitely helped me with my self-control and portion sizes. I miss spark though, so I thought I'd check in and see how you are doing.
    2194 days ago
  • v MEGS4148
    Missing you! I hope you are doing better than me!
    2228 days ago
  • v MEGS4148
    I hope you are doing well! I haven't been doing well the last few weeks and am feeling down about it. I got some amazing new running shoes yesterday and am working on breaking them in. I have grand running plans still and am using the new shoes as motivation.
    2251 days ago
  • v CARA_FIT37
    Thank you!!! I'm so excited!

    2264 days ago
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