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I have struggled with my weight for the majority of my life. I was the queen of "I'll start tomorrow", "Next time I'll eat something healthier", I'm gonna start working out Monday!" There are no more tomorrows, just today. Just the here and now! My weight has held me back for to long and I refuse to waste another day of this beautiful life God has blessed me with. I 'm 35 and married 5 years *wow time flies*. I joined Spark a few years ago and after a year of little to no success, I knew something was wrong with my body. It took almost another year before I was finally diagnosed with hypothyroidism. We are looking forward to starting a family, but I have to get healthy before we can even try. On my own I feel I have no will power or self-control, but I feel holding myself more accountable will help make me more successful! I'm hoping that Spark will help me on my journey.

Member Since: 4/10/2011

Fitness Minutes: 18,179

My Goals:
2013 Goals

It's hard to have weight loss goals with hypothyroidism. Weight loss is sporadic and difficult to achieve, so 3-4 lbs a month would be optimal.

My Program:
I use a variety of HITT workouts.

As far as nutrition goes, I follow a low carb, high protein and fiber plan. I get in as many fresh fruits and veggies as I can. Plus, 8 glasses of water daily. I've recently started going GF to help with the hypothyroidism.

I also take a multivitamin and calcium supplement to help round things out.

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in New Braunfels and am currently residing in San Antonio. I graduated with my BA in Communication from UTSA Dec 2010. My dream job is to be a corporate event planner and author. I hope to get to a healthy weight sometime this year so that we can get pregnant and have a safe, healthy pregnancy.

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    Welcome to the San Antonio Sparkteam! I added you as a sparkfriend so we can cheer each other on to success!
    3655 days ago
  • v ELEXEY
    Hi, and congratulations on taking steps to enjoy a healthier lifestyle! Welcome to the San Antonio Team! The team is really amazing, we stay pretty active and everyone is so wonderful! If you need advice, motivation and support, or help getting around the site there's always someone that's more than willing to help out however they can. Come by the team page and introduce yourself, check out the message boards and get to know us. I'm sure you're going to love it! Please, if you have any questions or anything, fell free to ask. And always remember that taking those first steps to a healthier you, already puts you on that road to success. Hope to see you around the team!
    3656 days ago
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    Don't forget about the upcoming San Antonio Meetup! We have planned to meet up at Eisenhower Park on the 23rd for some friendly walking! There are 4 different difficulties to choose from, so it will be appropriate for all levels of fitness!

    For more info, please check out this thread on the San Antonio Team and let us know if you will be able to make it!


    Hope you can make it!!

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    3657 days ago
    Hi there and welcome to the San Antonio Spark Team! I am so proud of you for taking the steps toward a healthier life--- and believe me, the hardest part is getting started.

    My name is Lillie and I am here to help you however I can to get you on the road to reaching your goals. One great way to begin is by coming by the San Antonio Team and introducing yourself! We are a VERY supportive and motivational team who can't wait to meet you.

    Losing weight can be tough and emotional, but with consistency and help, you CAN do this. In fact, if you make friends who are in the same "boat" as you, you will have FUN while doing it. We are here when you need us, so come by soon and say hello!
    3659 days ago
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