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Almost at my highest weight, a couple months before starting SP. About 235.

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Starting off at the Lagoon Valley Trail Run! 9/15 @218.

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I started SP right after turning 30. Amazing.

I'm now 33.

On approximately February 16, 2012, I joined SP and started out gangbusters. I quickly realized that motivation came and went and I definitely focused well on occasion and really not at all well on occasion. When I wasn't busy at work and could do meal planning was the best...but I was never comfortable focusing on personal stuff for long at work, even really important personal stuff.

I slowly and painfully lost 20 pounds. Then came the holidays. I lost my job, was at home and surrounded by chocolate and candy and stressed as all heck. I stopped running to a great extent.

Immediately after the holidays, I had a week cruise vacation that we had planned (and paid for) back in August. I took the stairs as much as possible, I actually made it to the gym two days, and did a significant amount of walking two days on land, and rode a horse, up to a canter, along a beach for an hour one day. I was sore!!

10 of the 20 pounds I had lost came back and established themselves on my ass. January 21, 2013, I came back here and started tracking my food again.

In May, 2013, I moved to Sacramento, and started a new job. In September, 2013, I got married, and in October we did a 2 week cruise in Europe for our honeymoon. I was down to 185 on my wedding day (despite the food, wine, champagne, and cake tastings!) I was 195 when we got back from our honeymoon despite hitting the gym a couple times and walking a lot. Unfortunately, I also tweaked my back so I wasn't able to run too much.

On April 10, 2014, my father in law passed away, and we've been in a fight with one of the other heirs of the estate since his funeral. It's been sad, and infuriating. When he passed away, my husband and I were on vacation, and I was down to 175.

I bounced back to 195 over the past year, and I've been trying to get back to 175...and lowed ever since.

Today, March 4, 2015, I am 189. My goal is 145. I will make it in 2015.

Member Since: 2/13/2012

Fitness Minutes: 7,625

My Goals:

Exercise 4-6 days/week.
Pack lunch every day.*
Walk 2 miles and climb 16 flights of stairs every week day.

Run 10ks and get back to under an hour. - MET!
4/22 - 1:06:53!
6/2 - 1:08:03 :-(
9/15 - 1:17:30 HILLS! (@218)
10/13 - 1:02:14!! @216
11/11 - 1:02:45 @220 argh!!
2/28/15 - 58:38

Run 1/2 marathons and get under two hours.
8/12 - 2:22:13 Quite a ways to go!
3/17 - 2:05:17 - Getting there!

Very limited alcohol. - MET!

Join a gym I enjoy: Had one, moved, still would like one.

My Program:
Medifast. Tracking everything, even when off plan.

Running and lifting.

Anything to rev my metabolism.

Personal Information:
I want to feel good in my own skin again. I used to be an athlete, I used to be able to run miles and miles and even a marathon once.

Then I went to law school.

I need to lose about 85 pounds. My original goal was 150, but I recently discovered that I have 125 pounds of bone, muscle, internal organs, 150 would be exactly at 20% body fat. I don't know if that'll happen. But I'll see when I get there!

I decided that having set rewards doesn't work for me. I need to reach the goal and then decide on a reward.
220 - Massage - DONE!
215 -
150 - !

Other Information:
From Twitter: "I'm going to lose this weight or I'll die not trying!"

"Everyone should be able to save their own life."

I feel that I am too fat to look professional. Whether or not that's true, I don't know. I don't think so. But it is very very hard to find attractive professional clothes at this weight. If I get back down to a size 12 or (dare to dream!) lower, I KNOW I will find cute clothes that allow me to be professional and attractive. Even if I do have shoulders like a linebacker (Thanks dad!).

I'm basically a 14 now, and I do feel MUCH better. I'd like to be a 12 or even an 8, but this truly is better!

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    3352 days ago
    Hey! Just wanted to welcome to the Done Girls team! The girls are so motivational and supportive and we will do our best to help you on your journey however we can. Hope to see you on the message boards soon!

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    3353 days ago
    Seen your comment on a message board and needed to drop by.

    If you don't mind giving you a little piece of advice that has worked wonders for me and I think it is what has made everything stick this time.

    Don't think of it as a diet, just think about it as making healthy choices 80% of the time. This is not about perfection but about progress. Take each meal and swap out one not so good for you option with a good for your option. Instead of mashed potatoes chose a baked potato with salsa. It is the little changes that bring the biggest results.

    Its about finding what works for you and what you can stick with.

    Good Luck!
    3361 days ago
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