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Rock climbing with KKITTSY! January 2013

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Welcome to my spark page! I joined SparkPeople in January 2008. When I started this journey, I fully expected another failure. After all, I'd been down this road before. But what I wasn't expecting was to meet so many great people and have so many invaluable resources.

I had misconceptions about, diet, name it! Over the course of the past three years I have learned to appreciate food without overdoing it, I've learned to love exercise, and I've gained incredible knowledge of all things health-related. And I just can't get enough!

My first goal was to lose 10 pounds. I figured anyone could lose 10 pounds. After I achieved that goal, I started exercising. I bought 2 workout videos to do at home. I barely made it through the first one. My head was pounding, my face was red, and honestly, I felt terrible. But I kept at it. Now I look forward to exercising. I've learned step aerobics, kickboxing, weight training, and more! In 2009 I started running and I've now got a couple of half marathons under my belt! If you're still reading this, I encourage you to challenge yourself continually. Start small, but keep at it! You can do it!

Member Since: 1/8/2008

My Goals:
Get those last few pounds off and learn the art of maintenance! Also, learn to really love my body. It's been so good to me.

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I lost 125 pounds in 3 years with spark people. I'm still learning to balance nutrition and fitness. I plan to fight the good fight each day of my life. I will never return to my nearly 300 pound self!

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    Jamie, thanks for the encouragement. I appreciate it!
    3060 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie and for the advice!! :D
    3076 days ago
    Shoot, I'll be at my folks all day Sunday.
    And I'll be on retreat with my community all next weekend.
    We WILL make this work one day! Have a great weekend!
    3097 days ago
    Heya Jamie! Good news from the foot doc for sure! He was so surprised with the news of my clot. He got so serious and we had a good chat about what had happened. He's a good man. I don't have to go back for a month! I've about had it with medical appointments. Dale called me "Mom Junior" the other night. That made me laugh. I do kinda feel like an 80 year old with all the meds, labs, and doctors appointments. This too shall pass! Just pray for this clot to dissolve and for no vein damage from it.
    Guess Todd is OFF this weekend with his new schedule (if I remember right). Enjoy!
    3097 days ago
    google dragonfly inn and BnB down by ironton, MO and Taum Sauk Mt. They have a couple of cabin options. we could cook, hike, pamper, bike, STRONG AWESOME WOMEN!
    3098 days ago
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