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How many times have I tried to lose weight? How many times have I done it and then gained it all back? How many times have I picked the cheeseburger instead of the salad? The answer to all of these questions is the same...TOO MANY!

They say that you have to really be ready to be able to lose weight. I've been ready for years. I know that it's not going to be an easy journey, but why does it have to be SO hard? Where is my willpower? I start out the week Thursday, I'm eating cheeseburgers, and candy...and things I don't particularly like just because it's something to eat. I am...AGAIN...pledging that I WILL lose this weight. I'm not new to Spark...I've actually been a sparker for a couple of years (I originally started out at 220 lbs)...I'm just recently back, though! I could really use some moral support. I've got a great husband, but his idea of watching what he eats is watching it AS he's eating it! He's got a great metabolism, and an active job, so he doesn't struggle like I do. I'm lucky because he'll eat anything I cook...I don't have to make separate food for him. It would just be nice if I could find people who are going through what I'm going through to help each other out!

1st 10% Goal - 19 pounds
2nd 10% Goal - 17 pounds
3rd 10% Goal - 16 pounds

Member Since: 10/12/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,001

My Goals:
*Get to a healthy weight
*Be more active
*Walk in a 5K and later a 1/2 Marathon (Walk 5K - DONE!!)
*Someday RUN a 5K and 1/2 Marathon!
*Have kids

My Program:
*3 balanced meals & 2 snacks (spaced 3 hours apart) not to exceed 1200-1550 calories.
*Drink 8 glasses of water/day.
*Only 1 diet soda/day (only after water goal is met!)
*When eating out, make the healthiest choices possible (I'm not going to say NO eating's a fact of life for us, so I'm just going to be more conscious about what I choose!).

5 days/week Turbo Jam
1 day/week free cardio (whatever I feel like doing!)
5 days/week strength training
Weekly challenges for Team Turkey

Personal Information:
I live in Indiana and work for a newspaper in the accounting department. It's a desk job in an office where people LOVE to eat!

I have a WONDERFUL husband of almost 4 years.

I have 3 monster dogs that I adore, but none of which are big on exercise!

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  • v KARBIE18
    Come back! I miss you here!!
    993 days ago
    Hi Tricia! It's been a long time. I was going through my old blog posts tonight and realised that I hadn't seen you on Spark in a long time. Just wanted to touch base and see how you are, and perhaps give you a bump in the right direction if you're finding that you've strayed a bit ;)

    If not, and you've been away because you haven't needed Spark and things are going great, I hope they continue to do so!
    Thinking of you,

    2656 days ago
    Hello, sending you a friendly invite to the team, spark+friends=success! I would love to see you there. you can join in on the threads and huddle and add any suggestions you would like to make the team successful. Hope to see you there! Your Team Leader, Rose emoticon
    3615 days ago
    Hey girl, what happened to you?
    3915 days ago
  • v ANDREA409
    Hey, there! Long time, no chat. [I didn't have the internet for awhile.] So, I'm back on and resuming my sparkpage and so forth. How are you doing? How's your progress? I wish you the best!! :)
    3990 days ago
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