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I can honestly say I can't remember the last time I was on Spark... Since I started this page in 2010 I have lost around 70lbs, Moved not only house, but country and continent at least 5 times.

When I was at my heaviest I remember feeling hopeless. I'd always felt big. Probably didn't help that I hit 5ft11 when I was 14 years old, and at an all girls school always felt like I was towering over my friends and class mates who were largely a lot shorter and slim. I was always a sporty kid and on all the sports teams, but my weight and size steadily went up and up due to my tendency to binge eat my problems away....can't say that was successful. When I was 23 I bought a new dress for my birthday...and when I had to purchase a size 22 I realised that I could no longer lie to myself about how big I was anymore. I remember the feeling quite clearly of having to buy that dress, I cried myself to sleep that night. It was the same feeling I had had for awhile when my friends wanted to go shopping, and bought cute little outfits while I struggled to find anything that would fit me in those shops at all. That was the day I decided that enough was enough, it was time to take back my life and stop hiding in the shadows while my friends had fun.

4 years later despite the ups and downs I'm a size 12/14 uk, and around 186lbs. I no longer get out of breath when I run for a minute and I no longer cringe at the thought of trying to find something that will fit. However I have lost significant fitness from when I was at my most motivated, and the stress of moving my life yet again has set off my binge eating once more. My scales haven't gone up more than about 2lbs, but I feel heavy and lethargic and awful about myself once more. So this final journey is about reminding myself how far I have come, and about who I want to be, and the goals I want to achieve. When I was a size 22 and had lost all hope of ever managing to stick to a diet I never dreamed I would come as far as I have, or that I would be able to wear the size 12 dress I bought last month and love. But I know that this journey isn't over.

So here goes a re-commitment to this journey. I'm going back to England in June for a visit, and I would like to have lost this last 20/30lbs by then! So here goes, wish me luck

Member Since: 7/15/2008

Fitness Minutes: 7,752

My Goals:
Lose 30lbs
Run a 10k
Lose 2 dress sizes

My Program:
To reach my goals I am working on getting myself back into the gym, and have found a personal trainer to work with once a week in order to help motivate me and keep me going towards my goal. I am also focusing on cleaning up my eating and eating healthily

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