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A little bit about my pre SP life...

I have always been fat. Ever since I can remember I have been the fat girl. I always had some friends, but felt like my skinny friends liked having me around because I made them look better. I still feel this way sometimes. Boys never payed much attention, so when the first one did I was a sucker. I got pregnant with my first son at age 17, a senior in high school. Before I had my oldest son I weighed 250 lbs. After he was born I lost the "baby weight" right away, but quickly gained it all back putting me in about 275. I just learned to live my life fat, I learned to deal with it. I stayed at about that weight for a long time. Jump forward 4 years. I lost 30 lbs. in anticipation for my wedding. I could have lost more but my dress didn't fit and couldn't be taken in anymore and we couldn't afford to buy a new one so I had to stop. Then I got pregnant on my wedding night. (I know right?) I gained 40 lbs., lost 20 right away but then gained it all back and then some. I was starting to become more and more uncomfortable with my own body. Even this was too fat for me. Something HAD to be done...

Then in late June of 2008, at 288.5 pounds I found Spark People and my life changed. I started eating good, going to a gym and I lost 46 pounds in about 3 1/2 months. It was amazing. My life had really changed. The friendships I formed and the support and knowledge I gained was really amazing. At one point I had lost 70 pounds, gained some back and was at 70 lost again.

Then it all went to hell. I could give you a list of "reasons" but it would just be talk. I have gained it all back, maybe more, I can't bring my self to weigh in. I feel like crap. I get dizzy, I can't breath and I can't sit and move like I want.



Member Since: 6/30/2008

Fitness Minutes: 5,552

My Goals:
I just want to be healthy. Sure I have a "goal weight" but that is far less important than living a long, healthy and happy life.

My Program:
Eating healthy. That means no fast food or pizza, pastries or chips. I am also watching my portion sizes. I now realize that it is not necessary to eat 5 peoples worth of food.

Exercise, exercise, exercise! Walking around the neighborhood as much as possible and going to the gym to swim and workout!

Personal Information:
I am from St. Louis, Mo.
I am 28 years old.
I have 2 boys.
I have been married for 6+ years.
I am a photographer.
I am a massage therapy student.
I am FAT.

Other Information:
"I believe in pink
I believe that laughing
is the best calorie burner
I believe in kissing, kissing a lot
I believe in being strong when
everything seems to be going wrong
I believe that happy girls are the
prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow
is another day and I believe in miracles."
~Audrey Hepburn

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