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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 BEVPRESLEY
    Thanks for stopping by my Blog. I think I need to start a year-to-date tally to keep up.
    14 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    Merry Christmas. I hope you are doing well, Spark Friend.

    A report says Obesity and Diabetes are the conditions making Covid 19 deaths prominent. Also, people who have Type A blood, who are bald and over 65. Low Vitamin D is another factor. I listen to Dr. John Campbell from England on Youtube, as he has been giving information on Covid-19 since January. He sited the article on how research is showing the MMR vaccine is protecting children from Covid-19 and it may help us older ones, and having a MMR shot now doesn't hurt, if we had one as a kid. I know I didn't back in 1957.

    https://www.healthline.com/health-news/h
    ow-the-measles-vaccine-may-help-protec
    t-against-covid-19
    161 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    Happy St Patrick's day, wishing you a wonderful day, emoticon

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    St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic. Adrienne Cook

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    425 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    Our winter challenge is over, hope you met all your goals and will be joining us for the spring challenge, emoticon
    434 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    Stopping by to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day


    emoticon "The great thing about new friends is that they bring new energy to your soul." — Shanna Rodriguez emoticon
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