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April '05 at LEAST 260lbs

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Hi!! I'm Keri, 28 years old (YIKES I'm getting old!!) and I married my high school sweetheart on May 31, 2008! My reason behind joining SP in the first place was to lose a substantial amount of weight before our wedding. This was back in 2007 and I weighed 240 lbs. I had already lost about 20 pounds on my own just trying to tweek my diet here and there. I managed to accomplish that goal of a much smaller wedding dress size (174 lbs on the big day!). I then continued on with my weightloss journey and was down to about 159 lbs by summer '09. Unfortunately over the past year I've managed to gain a good chunk back due to stress, deaths in the family, and just plan old giving up on myself. I'm sooo ready to have this extra weight gone for good now!

My hubby and I have a couple of vacations planned for the next 6 months, Arizona in February and Jamaica in May, so I'm going to work really hard to hit some weight loss goals (and have some nice rewards for them!) before then!

5/22/13 UPDATE:
20 weeks in and I'm down almost 40 pounds! I am so thankful that I finally made the choice to recommit myself to a healthy lifestyle. I still have more to lose, but I feel healthy and happy for the first time in quite awhile. It is amazing how things in your life can create a domino effect. By taking control of my life and getting healthy again, I have become a much more positive-upbeat person and great things are happening in my life! LOVING LIFE and all that it has to offer!

Starting weight 205 on 12/15/12
200: Hair cut and color-GOAL met 12/22/12!!!
195: Manicure/pedicure-GOAL met 1/31/13
190: 2 New scarves-GOAL met 2/26/13
185: New workout clothes-GOAL met 3/18/13
180: spring/summer dress-GOAL met 4/1/13
175: New running shoes-GOAL met 4/17/13
170: Hair cut/color-GOAL met 5/21/13
165: Pedicure
160: Mystic Tan & Hydration treatment, chair massage
155: New Keen sandals
150: Spine chinese tattoos (Love, strength, grace)
145: New (not preowned!) True Religion jeans
140: Lotus/stargazer lily oblique area tattoo

Member Since: 2/9/2007

Fitness Minutes: 6,134

My Goals:
I am currently training for my first half marathon which I will run in June 2013. My goal at this point is to come in at under 2 1/2 hours.

After that race, I think I'm going to try and run a few more half marathons in the fall. There are several in the area that we will be moving to that interest me.

My Program:
Run, run, run!!! I also hired a personal trainer back in January '13 to really help whip my rear into shape! She has totally changed me life and was more than worth the investment!

Personal Information:
I am from northern Minnesota and I hate cold weather, yet I love lots of snow, explain that one!!

I got married to the man of my dreams on May 31st, 2008.

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    Sorry you're having a rough go at it right now- you can do this!
    3258 days ago
  • v JTK131
    I am doing another Warrior Dash in October! If you want to make a trip down you could do it too!! :) haha
    Seriously though, I did the one in Chicago this year and would be up for traveling to one again next year, so if you're interested maybe we could do one together!!
    3292 days ago
  • v JTK131
    Thank you soooo much for the comment and the sunshine!! :) I am just getting frustrated with the darn scale, I've been working out really consistently and can feel myself getting stronger and in better shape but the scale keeps bouncing up and down. I'm trying not to get too caught up in what that silly little machine says but today was just one of those days when I just couldn't keep up my normally upbeat attitude anymore. BUT I now have that little pity party out of my system and I am ready to make tomorrow (and the next day, and the next, etc etc etc) a GREAT day! Reading your page really help put things back into perspective for me too - I made some wrong turns today but now I need to get myself back on track ASAP. Thanks again for checking in on me today - I really needed it!
    3481 days ago
  • v JTK131
    Oh man, I am right there with you! I gained about 15 lbs within the year after the wedding, and then lost about 8lbs right before our anniversary and this time last year I gained it all back and I am ready to get rid of them for once and for all!!! I'm sure we can do it!
    3490 days ago
  • v JTK131
    Hey lady!!! Ohhh I have missed you so much too!!!! It's great to hear from you! :) People are still in and out of the Cafe Lounge from time to time if you want to pop in there. And I'm still around all over the place on the site so I'd love to try to help you get some of your motivation back!!!
    3492 days ago
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