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Refuse to be the fat chick anymore!!

32 yrs old and it's going to be my best year ever! I'm married with 4 kids and an insanly busy life, but I decided that if I don't take care of myself now then my poor kids or husband will have to do it in the near furture.

I realized just how self-destructive I had become when I hit 300 lbs. I honestly didn't feel that heavy, but the scale and my size 24s didn't lie. Food was a comfort for some reason and gave me a false sense of stability thru some really hard times.

I love being active and working out. I consider it my 'me' time and I need it badly most days!

June of 2010 I made everyone a deal.. I get one hour a day.. and the other 23 hours are yours!! Since then I have been able to loose weight and gain my life and confidence back.

I won't lie and say that's its been easy, but nothing in life worthing having is easy to come by!! Keep working hard and push thru the valley.. a mountain is just a head!

Since losing the weight I have joined the fire dept. and love being a firefighter!

Member Since: 4/27/2010

Fitness Minutes: 6,250

My Goals:
15lbs down by Jan 30th

Be 60 pounds lighter by June 2015

Be at my goal weight by December 2015.

Complete 5k in full gear.

Compete a Mud Run.

Be in a size 12!!

My Program:
Eating right, but I need to make sure that I get enough protein. Still falling short most days.
Working out hard on days that are between trainings, ball practices, and everything else 4 kids and a husband can throw at me.

Personal Information:
My name is Sam.
I was very active in sports in highschool, but married and had children right out of the gate. Ever since then I've been overweight and unhappy with myself. But that is going to change.
I have 2 boys of my own and 2 that I have custody of. I have a wonderful husband of 15 yrs. that has been so supportive this time around... and yes it's the 15,000 time around... but this is the last time! It's coming off and staying off!

Other Information:
Firefighter and Chief Clerk for Whitfield Co.

Completed Half Marathon!

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  • v FIREFLY4407
    Hi Sam - Love your page and your blogs today - I am also a female firefighter who has had success on Spark but still has some work to do to achieve my goals. Like you, I'm also determined to make 2015 my year and overcome what seems like the final hurtle. Sounds like we both know what to do, how to do it, and now just need to keep motivated and follow through. I’ve added you as a Sparkfriend - let me know how I can help you on your Spark journey. Lorrie
    2009 days ago
    Happy New Year! Here's to you and your journey, may you have a wonderful 2012. Thank you for all the inspiration in 2011! I hope I can be there for you this year.
    3101 days ago
    You were so kind to me last year around this time when I was going through a rough time. Thanks so much for being so supportive. I just wanted to stop by to see how you are doing now that we are almost through the holidays. Hope you are on track to lose that last bit of weight you want to lose! you are amazing! emoticon
    3109 days ago
    Thank you so much for the kind comment on my blog!!

    I see that you have been very successful! Congratulations on all that you have accomplished!
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    3162 days ago
    Thanks for the comment. Your dedication is really inspiring. If you can accomplish so much with 4 kids, I know I should not be discouraged about time with only 2!
    3187 days ago
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