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I didn't think there were any pictures out there at my highest weight, but here it is! 275lbs


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I've had this excess weight long enough, it's time to GO! I joined SP back in 2009 and lost about 30 lbs. Unfortunately, I slipped off the track(multiple times) but I am ready to get back up and move!

I've struggled with weight almost all my life, but in the past 5 years it has gotten out of control, and I am in a place in my life where getting healthy is now my top priority.

Update: I've been back on tracking my calories and fitness everyday since June 19, and I have lost almost 30 more lbs! That is 50lbs from highest weight of 275!!!

Update 2/4/13: I am now 5lbs away from 100lbs lost! I've had ups and downs throughout this journey but the main thing has been consistently staying within my calorie range (1200-1500) and making exercise a priority in my life. I had to realize that there is no magic cure for obesity and it was up to me to change my lifestyle.

Member Since: 2/2/2012

Fitness Minutes: 7,808

My Goals:
2012 Goals:
Goal #1: lose the first 10lbs. (Check!)
Goal #2: Get down to 220lbs by Sept 1 (Check! 215!!!)
Goal #3: 199 lbs by Thanksgiving (Check!!!)

2013 Goals:
Goal #1 165lbs by Mar 17th (I was 1lb away 166!)

Goal #2 150lbs by June 13

My Program:
*Consistently tracking my calories, (even if I go over)
*Gym 2-3x per wk: 30-60 minutes on the Elliptical, and strength training.
*Hiking (3 miles) 2x per wk
*Also trying to start a regular yoga practice again

Personal Information:
I am from Miamisburg, OH and I work for a local performing arts organization where I am part of our employee wellness team. I am married to a wonderful man who has inspired me to get healthy and we have two dachshunds.

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Go Team Sparklers!!!!(Falling for Fitness Challenge)

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