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Hi, I'm Meg. :)

I'm fighting my way back. While I don't generally live in the past and try to live with no regrets, I'm not a fan of who I've let myself become physically. At one point in my life I was an athlete. I am a veteran. I was physically strong and in good shape and capable. I know that woman is in there somewhere, currently covered under about 100 lbs of fat, frustration, and shame. I'm trying to find her. And I know that the battle isn't just physical. It's emotional and mental too.

I've been on Spark for close to 6 years. I've lost weight, disappeared and regained, come back, tried again. And again. And again. And I will keep coming back for as long as it takes. I can't give up permanently. I have to win this one.

Member Since: 9/7/2010

Fitness Minutes: 49,988

My Goals:
I want to run without knee pain.

I want to stop avoiding cameras because I don't want a record of what I look like now.

I want to wear shorts next summer without being ashamed of my legs.

I want to go to the doctor and not be told that I need to lose weight.

I want to get a physical and not worry about what my blood tests are going to say.

I want to stop having to go clothes shopping because I have nothing that fits.

My Program:
Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment:
Either Walk/Jog or Bike 5x/week
1 leg workout/week
1 upper body workout/week

Diet is my downfall. Right now, I'm working on being aware of what goes into my mouth on a daily basis. I'm following the SparkPeople calorie and nutrition guidelines and using those as my basis.

Personal Information:
I believe:
- That puppy breath holds the secret to the fountain of youth.
- That the best smell in the world happens right after it thunderstorms at the Jersey shore in August. It's a combination of hot asphalt, salt air, rain, and boardwalk food.
- That every decision we've ever made has brought us to the exact point we are at right now.
- That there is a special spot reserved in hell for people who abuse children or dogs.
- That most foods can be improved by the addition of either cheese or chocolate.
- That more is better and too much is never enough.
- That alone time is good for the soul.
- And so are hugs.
- That the government needs to stay the hell out of my life and my pocket.
- That guy friends are just as important as girl friends.
- That there's a lot to be said for making your own way (legally), on your own steam, in this world, no matter how you choose to do it.
- That curling up on the couch, with the dogs, in pjs, with a good book is

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  • v TAYGRL
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I could hardly believe it—in total it was a combination of work outs and meditation—the physical and the spiritual but still choosing me every time. We can do this! 💪🏾🙌🏾
    465 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    Let's rock this challenge. emoticon
    468 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    "As this New Year approaches find inspiration around you, and motivation within you, to be all that you can be." — Kate Summers

    Have a wonderful new year, emoticon emoticon
    474 days ago
    OH Megan!! I'd LOVE to have you back on the same team!!! WOOHOO!!!

    You may even know a Dawggie or 2 that are on the AWESOME A Team!! Running-Turtle is so is Gardenergal!! Also Jacqueline2010!!! I don't think you knew Jaxembee? She is our ML now and also was on the Dawggie team, and of course ME!!! Jaxembee was the only one who followed me over, the others had been Awesome A's for a bit. I was surprised but, really enjoy having them with us. Oh, I do from time to time still miss the Dawggies, but being the CL on the Awesome A team is so much FUN!! AND we WON the overall Fall 5% Challenge!!! OOPS We did beat the Dawgs.

    HUGS TO YA!! TY TY TY For reading my blog!! How are you doing?
    476 days ago
    Woohoo....enjoy your day in the spotlight!!!
    513 days ago
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