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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: 15,762

Fitness Minutes: 17,029

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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Member Comments:
PERSISTENTTIM
5/22/2014 1:41:36 PM

Very true, the mental part of the journey to better health is often the hardest part. Thank you for the motivation your success has provided. Have a great Memorial Day weekend

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MOMIN09
3/31/2014 11:50:57 AM

Thanks for the add!



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RANDOMLY_HONEST
3/27/2014 3:27:28 PM

Thanks for commenting on my page! Yes, I have seen Frozen. I have a 4-year-old so we saw it twice in theaters, listen to the soundtrack in the car daily, and watch the movie at least 3 times a week.

I empathized with Elsa so much. Like her, my parents acted out of compassion but looking back it was really verbal abuse. And my avoiding my emotional side definitely stems from being told over and over again "crying never solves anything".

Thanks for offering your support. I'll definitely take you up on it! emoticon



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PERSISTENTTIM
3/27/2014 3:05:01 PM

Thank you for the support! Have a great weekend!



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DANCINLOVE
3/24/2014 9:27:00 AM

I loved reading your inspirational story! Hoping to do a 5K this spring myself, and thinking maybe a 10K in the fall.



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