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My name is Emily, and I was obese. That's right... obese. When I decided to change my life and be who I used to be, I entered my weight on spark people(as we all have) and found out I wasn't just overweight... but fell into the "obese" catagory.
Numerous 5k's, two 10k's(first race I placed 2nd in my division, silver medal! second race I came in first in my division-by default- but I will always take another medal!), a 15k, three half marathons, over 1,000 miles (total), and -77 pounds ...
My name is Emily, and I was obese. That's right... obese. When I decided to change my life and be who I used to be, I entered my weight on spark people(as we all have) and found out I wasn't just overweight... but fell into the "obese" catagory.
Numerous 5k's, two 10k's(first race I placed 2nd in my division, silver medal! second race I came in first in my division-by default- but I will always take another medal!), a 15k, three half marathons, over 1,000 miles (total), and -77 pounds later... I now fall into the middle of the "healthy" catagory!!!!!!
I'm beyond excited as I continue to enjoy my cardio (did you guess it yet?!?!?!) RUNNING!!!!!
I found out in the beginning of 2012 that I was expecting my third child... while pregnant I ran a 15k, a half-marathon at 9 weeks and a 10k at 12 weeks. I stayed really active during my pregnancy which has helped with getting back into exercise this year. I delivered our son in November via c-section, but had emergency surgery 5 days after because my incision opened. I started slowly exercising again in January, 2013. I am making a come back because this is for LIFE and these are things I LOVE! So, I continue to run, started zumba again, shadow boxing, etc.
My goals this year include a 30k and my first full Marathon this fall!


I have been inspired by soooo many people on this website, and if I can inspire and motivate someone, that's fareakin' awesome!!!
If I can help answer questions, or give any advice I will in a heart beat, ask away!!!!
And just because I'm considered healthy, doesn't mean I'm done. I will need motivation as I plan to keep this up for the rest of my life!
You want it??? Go get it!!!!

MUCH love!!!!!!

Rock it out!!!
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Member Since: 11/3/2009

SparkPoints: 4,443

Fitness Minutes: 2,284

My Goals:
To motivate and inspire others as they have for me.

To continue running, and pushing myself in that area.

To have a HEALTHY ACTIVE pregnancy!

My Program:
eat right... eat less... watch calories, Zumba and RUN RUN RUN!!!!

Personal Information:
My name is Emily, my ID on here is HopefulChange because that's what I was hoping for. I fought for it, and I got it. So can you!

Other Information:
I hate clowns.
I love pickles.
I hate bugs.
I love softball.
I want to bungee jump.
I hate snakes.
I love chocolate.
I hate yogurt.
I want to sky dive.
I love peanut butter.
I love having four seasons.
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ANNIECHLOE
11/14/2013 3:01:13 AM

Thank you for the motivation. You are great!



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JSTETSER
11/12/2013 12:05:03 PM

I added you as my new SparkFriend because you motivate me! emoticon



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WORKNPROGRESS49
11/11/2013 2:02:12 PM

Read your story on the main page; you are an inspiration!!!
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Have a wonderful day/week!! Sincerely, Gwen



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CATNCAG
10/22/2013 11:08:38 AM

WOW Emily! Just checked out your SparkPage & I gotta' say WOW U LOOK AMAZING!!! U R TOTALLY MY INSPIRATION! Also U have a beautiful family!!! Thanks for sharing your success story with us!!!

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GREGGWEISBROD
9/20/2013 9:36:34 AM

Just read your "Other Information" section... ... lmao! :-D Hope you're having a killer September! Killer in a good way of course, lol.



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