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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

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

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










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C210K training 3xweek

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F70176555
2/20/2014 7:29:34 AM

Just dropping by to say emoticon Hi! Have a wonderful day! Let's keep sparking!



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2/14/2014 7:50:21 AM

Happy Valentines day!! emoticon



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ALIALI2013
2/3/2014 6:20:42 PM

Wow..it didn't seem like I got much done today, but I actually did. I now have all the platform cleaned, and nearly up to the actual decorations. I'm so busy cleaning out filled tubs it isn't funny, but the good news is, I have 3 empty ones now.

I hope you have a great day planned, and a wonderful week. emoticon



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ALIALI2013
1/31/2014 11:49:25 PM

I'll have to post another picture of how far I've gotten so far. I was able to see the entire pool table, but then I started cleaning up the other side of that part of the basement, now it's fill again, but we bought bins to put some of the stuff in. Other is going to be sold on Ebay (school books, etc), and the toys will be given to someplace that children can enjoy them (without buying them).

The stuffed animals, I'm definitely going to take to the police department to see if they'll take them. And the rest, is our daughter's stuff and hopefully she'll come get those. Once those are gone, we can get the paneling my parents bought for us over 20 years ago and begin making up our basement.

I hope you have a wonderful day, it sounds like the exercising is going great, but I also hope that cold is getting better.

Take care of yourself, and you'll be in my thoughts to get rid of that nasty cold. emoticon



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ALIALI2013
1/30/2014 11:28:47 AM

I just hope the police department will take them to use with children who've lost their homes, or who are abused, or anything like that, I think it'd be a great comfort to them and help them feel more secure.

I don't know, it all depends on the department, so I'll have to ask around and see what they say.

I hope you have a wonderful day today, and never forget to smile! emoticon



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