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I joined Spark during my first year of graduate school, back up to 170lbs after a lifelong struggle with my weight. I set my goal at 130 (lighter than I had been since elementary school) and set on my way. I have fallen off the wagon a time or two on the now year and a half long journey, and had my share of set backs. But, I reached 135 back in November for the first time and realized that if I lost any more weight I was going to look like Skelator.
When I realized that I was slowly killing myself by not eating and the deprivation was probably to blame for my binge eating, I left Spark to try to develop a healthy relationship with food on my own. Unfortunately the binging continued, I stopped exercising, and now I can't wear even my fat jeans from last spring. So I'm back, ready to try to beat binge eating disorder as best I can with the support of my Spark Friends.

My latest reward schedule:

150lbs: new hubcaps [goal date: 8/31/10]
145lbs: pedicure [goal date: 9/21/10]
140lbs: kitchen knife [goal date: 10/26/10]
135lbs: prescription sunglasses [goal date: 11/23/10]
Maintain through 2/1/11: designer jeans

Member Since: 2/7/2006

Fitness Minutes: 23,647

My Goals:
I am headed back down the scale towards my goal weight of 135 for the third time now. I know I can do it, I've done it before. But my real goal, now is to build a healthy relationship with food so that I can maintain a healthy lifestyle for good. I want to control my binge eating and keep fitness a part of my life no matter where I go.

My Program:
I have been counting every calorie for so long it almost seems strange not to now. I make it to the gym at least 5 times a week for cardio and am starting to try my hand at the strength training machines too.

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  • v SWEENEY777
    Hi! I saw you started a bridesmaid page and was wondering if you wanted to be buddies. I am going to be a matron of honor in my best friend's wedding and I just had a baby in June. I have quite a bit to lose and have no idea how soon this wedding will be. I think sooner than later. Let me know if you're interested!
    3716 days ago
    hey you just stopping in to say HI!
    3735 days ago
    thanks so much! yeah i am trying to keep up with it all. trying to find the balance. i see you are too. balance is the real toughy. all the best to you! i know you are full of will power!!
    3761 days ago
    hi! how are you? hope all is well : )
    3862 days ago
  • v UNVGEE1
    Hey, just wanted to stop by and check in on you. I see you're going home and I want you to enjoy yourself. But don't forget the plan.

    emoticon I am so proud of you right now you just can't believe. You are so close to meeting your goal it is crazy. 2lbs, that's a dump. Don't over eat, continue to make smart choices. It's going to be hard, just remember....I'll lock you up if you don't stay on track.

    Over and out for now,
    Officer Gina emoticon

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    3882 days ago
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