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Hello Sparkers! My name is Ophelia and I pretty much rule at life.

I am really excited to have found this site and all the great people here. This place is exactly what I have been looking for. I have been heavy ever since the seventh grade. I have counted calories, carbs and p0ints. I jazzercised, Tae Bo'd and tried to sit and be fit. Nothing ever clicked and I would quit after a short while. I just kept gaining and time kept passing. Now, at 29 years old, I weigh nearly 300 pounds.

Well, I did weigh 300 pounds. In the first three months after joining SP I lost 30 pounds (Way to go, me!). But after that I just sort of stalled. My family situation got hectic, unresolved relationship issues, relocating and financial difficulties all distracted me. While I havent put or weight, I am still far from my goal and it is time to get back on track

I know people come in all shapes and sizes and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But my fitness goals arent about wearing a certain size or looking like some celebrity. I cant live life the way I want being the size I am. I cant run and play and dance and camp and frolic and have adventures. I am, very literally, weighed down.

Time for all that to change!!

If a series of bad choices got me to this point, then a series of good choices can get me back to a healthy and fun-loving place I haven't been at in more than 15 years. A place where there are stores other than Torrid (I love you, Torrid, I just dont think we should be exclusive). I place where I can stroll sandy beaches in a swimsuit as opposed to jeans and a 4X t-shirt. I can't wait to get there!!

And I can always use more traveling companions!! I love teams and challenges and am a pretty active Sparker (or Sparklie, as I prefer).

Member Since: 10/18/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,587

My Goals:
Until I can sit down with a notebook and assorted pens and figure out a real set off goals I will work off of this:

Cesar and Robert's Wedding.
Have a great time!!

Before 11/21/2010
(My 30th Birthday)
Run my first 5K

I know it is petty and materialistic, but I dont care. I want the classic black patent red soled Christain Louboutin heels(pictued left). My gift to myself when I reach my goal weight.

My Program:
I don't follow the Spark meal plan, but I track everything. Tracking has been key for me. Even if my dinner consists of Skittles and hot pockets I track it.

My cardio is VERY casual. I shoot for at least 30 minutes a day, everyday. It mainly consists of dancing around my house like a dork or taking a stroll around the neighborhood. Lately, the strangest thing has been happening. I find myself WANTING to walk/jog/run. 30 pounds ago only a threat to my life (house on fire, drifter with a chainsaw) would have made me run. Now I find myself running for the sake of the run. Weirdness.

Strength training was soemthing that I had barely started. I had it, then I lost it. Now I want it back

Personal Information:
If I could magically change one thing about myself it wouldnt be my weight. I would make myself left-handed. Lefties make me smile.

Other Information:
Tonight's the night night
Let's live it up
I got my money
Let's spend it all
Go out and smash it
Like "oh my God"
Jump off that sofa
Let's get get off

I know that we'll have a ball
If we get down
And go out
And just loose it all

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    Just cruising through leaving everyone with some motivational thoughts for today:

    “To move head you need to believe in yourself . . . have conviction in your beliefs & the confidence to execute those beliefs.” ~ Adlin Sinclair

    “Patience, persistence & perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” ~ Napoleon Hill

    “Keep away from those who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you believe that you too can become great.” ~ Mark Twain

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    3170 days ago

    HAPPY 31st BIRTHDAY (2011)!!!
    Where are ya, Done Girl!? I hope no matter where you find yourself in life, you are definitely enjoying it this birthday!!

    All the very best,
    3543 days ago
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    "Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"

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    3844 days ago
    thanks for the birthday wish. we started at the same weight.
    3901 days ago
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    ¡Felíz cumpleaños! I hope that you have an amazing day!


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