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Hello I am a 29 year old recently married bride. I've been active with sparkpeople for 9 months now and never really wrote an introduction. I don't know why. Maybe because part of me never really believed I would ever be here. I have always been a slender active young person and never had a weight problem. (See my favorite picture at age 19.) In fact guys used to tell me I need to gain weight.
But I never got too heavy into good nutrition and I started in the working world and became less active. I little by little had that creeping weight come on to me that I used to talk about what happened with other people.
And I made all kinds of excuses. It's because I'm now 25. It's because of my allergies and asthma. All the while my self-esteem getting lower and me not liking my body.
Finally when my man asked me to marry him and I was 156-160 lbs I decided to admit the truth and do something about it. I decided to stop being lazy. I researched a work-out class I woudl like and she recommended this site and I love it!
I no longer feel like my body is my enemy. I feel much more in control and educated. I feel like I will reach my goals and more positive about myself.
And I love it!

Member Since: 1/22/2008

Fitness Minutes: 36,782

My Goals:
I made it to 131 for my wedding loosing 25 lbs. Then gained 5 lbs back! It took me a while but I am finally at my goal weight of 129! Now I will concentrate on living healthy and toning up for the summer.

My Program:
Walking on my breaks at work 30 - 40 minutes a day. Working out on the Wii Fit. One hardcore cardio day a week.

Personal Information:
I was born in Detroit MI and live in Waterford MI.

Other Information:
I love poetry! I love reading the bible! I love my man!

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    emoticon . Was on someone else's page, saw your pic, and decided to be nosy. Stopped by to check out your page. LOVE your wedding picks! Wishing you much joy and success in all your endeavors! Stop by my page sometime; would love to hear from you! emoticon
    2296 days ago
    Hi, you've fallen off the map as a distinctive leader of the Fireproof Your Marriage team and then suddenly you post a new thread encouraging people to post their January 2011 goals. Are you back to actually lead the team? I made a comment on your page, just below this comment, back in November. When I didn't hear back from you, I signed up as a co-leader. I would like to work together to help lead this team, but I need some communication and regular participation from you. This is the 1st team I've ever tried to lead, and I'm struggling. I can do it on my own if I have to, but I'm hoping you'll step up and help.
    2847 days ago
    I checked out the Fireproof Your Marriage forum. At the top of the page it said something about our team leader (you) not being logged in within the past 60 days. Not sure if you log in anymore, but just wanted to drop a line to say that I'm thinking about you. I hope you're ok!
    2896 days ago
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    I ’m just cruising around cheering folks through their journey to health!

    “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” ~ Albert Einstein

    “Sometime when we are generous in small, barely detectable ways it can change someone else’s life forever.” ~ Margaret Cho

    “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” ~ Amelia Earhart

    Have a healthy week!!

    3035 days ago
    Have a blessed week. Life can be busy and challenging but find your peace in the midst! emoticon
    3079 days ago
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