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summer after graduating 255lbs

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one of my thinner pics 210lbs fall 2007

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I was always overweight. Well I guess you could say Obese. I was never the skinny girl. Every since I was four years old I have been big. My mom always told me I was big boned and I would never be stick thin. She has never discouraged me from trying to become a healthy weight, however, she has actually always helped me. It's just a huge struggle for me. It always has been and unfortunately even when I do hit an ideal weight for my height it will continue to be a struggle. I am here now to try to change this once and for all at the young age of 20. I want to be able to look back at my young adult hood and enjoy my memories... I do not want to look back and remember wanting to lose weight and not wholeheartedly trying. So here it is day one.... June 28th 2010.

Member Since: 5/28/2010

Fitness Minutes: 1,197

My Goals:
Health goals:
-Fall within a healthy BMI
-Lower my blood pressure and get off my medications
-Quit smoking
-Have normal blood work (MET 8/4/2010)

SW: 243
G1: 225
G2: 215
G3: 205
G4: 200
G5: 190
G6: 180
G7: 170
Final Goal (for now): 160!

Fitness Goals:
-Complete a 5k (signed up for one in October!)
-Complete a 10k (by April 2011)
-Complete a half marathon (Before my one year sparaversary!)

My Program:
Eating between 1400-1800 Calories a day


Bought a Treadmill
- 45 Minutes of interval training 3 days a week
-45 minutes of walking and inclines 2 days a week
-1 mile jogs once a week

Strength training:
- Upper body 1x/week
- Lower body 1x/week
- Core DAILY

Personal Information:
I am a 20 year old student from Mid-Michigan Studying to become a RD!

I also work part time as a pharmacy technician and am a part time "mommy" for my boyfriends 4 year old boy!

I love learning about health related topics and worked in 2 gyms in highschool.

I am here to change my predisposed health issues so I can live a long, healthy, happy, active life!

Other Information:
Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork. ~English Proverb

Inside some of us is a thin person struggling to get out, but they can usually be sedated with a few pieces of chocolate cake.
~Author Unknown

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us. ~Peter De Vries

I also love reading up on weight issues and eating disorders I strongly encourage an former "fat kid" or parents of ANY child to read "Teenage Waistland" by Abby Ellin

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    Thanks for adding me as a friend! Good luck on your journey!
    3967 days ago
  • v STORMY96
    First let me tell u that i love ur profile pic..i laughed when i saw it..ur laughter was contagious..Awesome! Love love love..Also i want to take this opportunity to invite u to Come and join our team!! Stormy's Challengers!! we want to welcome u all and encourage u to join. In our team, We will be having monthly challenges. In this team, our goal is to lose 10 pounds every month, but whatever u lose is great. Because for us a loss is a loss, no matter how big no matter how small. Our team and its members are here to INSPIRE u to keep going. To ENCOURAGE u when it seems hopeless, and to MOTIVATE u when u fall off track. We are here to laugh, cry, vent, and just talk and chat with u...whatever u may need we are here for u and each other. we have been doing this for 15 months now, with plenty of success stories. Our team is made up of a bunch of determined women and men whose hopes and dreams are to reach their goals. No, we are not perfect but every day holds new challenges and exciting beginnings. We are regular people helping one another reach our goals in a healthy and fun environment. Please come join us to see your goals realized as well...Good luck in your quest to be a thinner and healthier u!!! Click on the link below to join!!!

    Luisa (Team Leader)
    Stormy's Challengers!!

    just go to community top right click on it. then to spark teams, click on it then type in Stormy’s Challengers and your there!! or click on my icon. it takes u to my Spark page. then go down to my teams and click on Stormy’s challengers and it will take u there as well..good luck and joining our team!!
    3967 days ago
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    ¸.•♥´ .•´¨¨ ¸´¸.•´¨Welcome to the EE team!!
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    Spark has a lot of great tools, and you will learn which ones work best for you. The best tools are the people tho, always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. I’ve been here for over a year now, and I still am overwhelmed, every day, by the kindness and goodness of others on this team!! That has made a world of difference for me. I hope you have the same success! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*
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    3981 days ago
    What levels are you doing on the treadmill? Like incline and pace? I never know what I should start doing that will give me a great workout without killing me in the first few minutes. I like intervals but can't "jog" for very long yet.

    I really like the walk at home dvds from Leslie Sansone. I try to do anywhere from an 1hr-2hr depending on the day. I also go walking around a lake that is nearby. I haven't gotten too into weight lifting yet but I really want to start since muscle burns more than fat! Do you do any weight training?
    3989 days ago
  • v CAROLYN1213
    Welcome to the Couch to 5k running group!!!! Stop by the message board and introduce yourself to the team. On the team page you will find a thread for each training week. Click on week one and post were you are at in your training. This is a great way to meet others who are in the same phase of training as you. Some of my best friends were in my training week one and we worked through the program together sharing victories, questions, comments, and ideas. I look forward to learning more about you. I will be popping in on the Weeks 1 - 3 training to help answer any questions that might pop up and to cheer you on to your goals! Be blessed! Be a runner!
    3989 days ago
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