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My mom and I at my older brother's wedding reception. I'm about 185lbs (6/23/12).



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Growing up, I didn't have the best role models for exercise or healthy eating. My mom put a stick of butter in everything she cooked, I mean EVERYTHING! Veggies, pasta, bread, etc. It wasn't until I got out on my own that I realized just how bad all of that food was for me.

Growing up, I was teased every day at school for being overweight. I rode horses, which I consider a sport, but I wasn't doing it enough to make a difference.

In 2007, I was diagnosed with ...
Growing up, I didn't have the best role models for exercise or healthy eating. My mom put a stick of butter in everything she cooked, I mean EVERYTHING! Veggies, pasta, bread, etc. It wasn't until I got out on my own that I realized just how bad all of that food was for me.

Growing up, I was teased every day at school for being overweight. I rode horses, which I consider a sport, but I wasn't doing it enough to make a difference.

In 2007, I was diagnosed with Hashimotos Disease (Hypothyroidism). Instead of feeling relieved--Yes, I finally know why I could never lose weight!--I felt defeated. I thought, "what's teh point of even trying if it's not going to come off?" I let my weight balloon and by the summer of 2009 I weighed 240lbs.

The pictures I saw from that summer prompted me to take action. I tried teaching myself how to eat right and workout, but I was never able to stay consistent and my weight yo-yo'ed as a result.

But then I found SP in 2011 and that all changed! Since joining sparkpeople I've stayed committed to getting healthy for the first time in my life! Yes, I've had ups and downs but the difference this time is that when I fall I know how to get back up and each time I make it up quicker.

As of January 28, 2014 (my 29th birthday) I am 170lbs! The last time I was in the 170s was 8 years ago. I'm stronger, faster, braver, and healthier than I have ever been in my life!

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Member Since: 2/24/2011

SparkPoints: 13,765

Fitness Minutes: 15,143

My Goals:
I want to run a 10k by October 2014.

I want to be in the 150s by my 30th birthday (Jan 2015)










My Program:
C210K training 3xweek

Strength Training classes 3xweek

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F70176555
3/12/2014 1:45:05 PM

Congrats on making it to 165! emoticon



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PLAYFULLKITTY
2/28/2014 6:56:04 AM

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your story :) I love seeing when others "get" what I am talking about...have been there and lived through it :) You are doing awesome in your journey, keep it up :)



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RUNNINGCOUCH
2/26/2014 12:41:25 PM

Thanks for your encouragement. Keep up your good work! I am proud of you.



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2/24/2014 1:46:39 PM

Have a wonderful and productive week!!! emoticon



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BUSYBEE37
2/21/2014 2:29:28 PM

Thank you for the encouragement on my blog. I did indulge a bit, but not as much as I have in the past. Plus, instead of a soda, I made unsweet tea. Small changes lead to big changes :)



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