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Update: Over 2 years Later, I am refocusing on all the reasons I started this adventure in my life

I joined this for many reasons. I want to be healthy. I want to quit being lazy. I am excited about this new phase in my life and I am tired of not doing anything about it. The time is now! I want to feel more empowered in my life. I quit smoking in October of 2010 and have been smoke free since- I figure if I could do that, loosing weight should be a non literal piece of cake. That was way tougher than working out everyday!
I recently got in a non threatening car accident - I totaled my car, but for the most part was not seriously injured. After a month of my body being hurt from the accident (my lower back), and the doctors not really helping, I decided to take actions into my own hands. I have started doing the 30 day shred and at first- my back hurt a lot (no more than it did when it was originally hurt)- but now about a week after starting this exercise program my back pain has subsided majorly (also with the help of several massages).
Anyway I am excited about my journey and I hope that I am truly up for the challenge. We will see.

Member Since: 2/14/2011

Fitness Minutes: 23,336

My Goals:
To feel better about myself all around. And to feel that I look good 100% of the time.

My Program:
I've completed the 30Day Shred and now am working on doing the 30 day slim down. I am working on the 30day extreme slim down/my own thing and it is awesome

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I am from New Jersey. Forever and ever.

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    Welcome to Spark! I've lost 80 pounds total, 62 with spark! If I can do it, anyone can do it! :)
    3822 days ago
    emoticon Greetings and emoticon back!!

    Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.

    Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - some of the teams you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!

    In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!


    If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.


    If you haven't already discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.


    Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!


    3822 days ago
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