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Sizzling Summer Slimdown: I am a proud Black Panther!

The day before I started back on this journey toward a better an healthier me, I was a different person. The change of a move and career was not something I was adapting to well. I was lost in my own laziness and self pity which resulted in a more than 50 pound gain from my previous Spark People success story.

I realized, my joints hurt, my migraines were taking over my life, and I had no energy. Lack of good sleep left me too cranky to be a good role model for my children. It ...
The day before I started back on this journey toward a better an healthier me, I was a different person. The change of a move and career was not something I was adapting to well. I was lost in my own laziness and self pity which resulted in a more than 50 pound gain from my previous Spark People success story.

I realized, my joints hurt, my migraines were taking over my life, and I had no energy. Lack of good sleep left me too cranky to be a good role model for my children. It sure as heck made it impossible for me to enjoy quality time with my very active husband and boys. Even sex had gotten uncomfortable! Well, for me at least - I am lucky enough to have a husband who loves me in whatever package I come in. But with clothes fitting horribly and flaps, rolls, and bumps exposed it was hard to feel "sexy."

I didn't even know there was a problem. Here in North Carolina, BIG IS BEAUTIFUL! Corn bread, real butter, salt, bacon (and fat) and beer - lots of beer. That is what little girls are made of down here.

YES! BIG IS BEAUTIFUL! Lazy is not! And let me tell you, Big sure isn't HEALTHY.

So, now I am focused. While I have a goal weight and a timeline in mind, I am focusing on non-scale victories. My resting heat rate is almost at my goal. I can do a few push ups now. I can take a short jog around my neighborhood loop. I crave exercise.

I still struggle with somethings - eating out with the family is a challenge - in part because of the deep fried options so popular here, but I am learning to adjust.

I'm enjoying the sun, finding new things to enjoy in this place that I once hated, and finding strength in myself to push through yet another day.

I'm not there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday.

So, now, I have entered one of the Biggest Looser challenges with the team Black Panthers. I'm excited to get to know my team mates as we work through pushing each other forward when our feet are stuck, picking each other up when we fall down, and dragging our team with us when we experience true motivation.

Run when you can, walk when you can't run, crawl when you can't walk - just keep moving forward.
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Member Since: 1/6/2008

SparkPoints: 25,238

Fitness Minutes: 23,176

My Goals:
Short term and reward

1) 178 - Night out
AWARDED: 5/1/14 - Karaoke!!!!

2) 170- facial

3) 162 - full spa treatment

4) 154 - new outfit

5) 146- mini vacation


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1) Loose 50 lbs

2) Lower my sodium intake

3) Raise my self esteme

4) Lessen back and neck pain

5) Be a better health model for my children

6) Involve my family in my "get fit" plan

My Program:
1) Drink 12
glasses of water a day

2) Decrease caffeine intake

3) Do Traditional Cardio 5x per week

4) Do strength exercises 3-4 X per week

5) Stretch daily

6) Yoga daily

7)Take 20 minutes of each day for just me

8) Try something new 1x per month

9) Get 7-9 hours of sleep each night

10) Total accountability

Personal Information:
I am a proud supporter of the Relay for life:

My name is Darrah. I am a 34 year old mother of 2. In my spare time I like to roller skate, dance at the local country bar, and do Karaoke.

At home you can often find me curled up with a good book, cleaning house, or tending my garden.

Other Information:
My favorite book is "The Mists of Avalon" I have tons of others I like but that one always holds up.

As far as movies go, my tastes are pretty diverse. I have a collection of close to 1600 movies between my VHS and my DVD's so I obviously like a wide variety :)



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ZANYGIRL1
7/23/2014 8:43:23 AM

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"Success is not a place that we aspire to, it is a process in which we live by. Often the only ingredient being the ability to not quit"
~ Author Unknown~

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ZANYGIRL1
7/22/2014 7:06:40 PM

"When one door closes, another door opens; but we so often look
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so long & so regretfully upon the closed door,
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-:.... ¦:-•:that we do not see the ones which open for us." •:*'*:•-:¦:-
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7/21/2014 10:51:26 AM

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Reflect on your discouragement and you'll discover that it is a result of your commitment. You've already invested your time, your effort, your life. Soon, you'll reap the full reward of that investment. Let discouragement spur you on.

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STARLITNIGHT
7/20/2014 2:42:07 PM

Darrah, I challenge you to 10 Minutes of moving your body anyway you can. Just no sitting for this time. If you are up to the challenge, after your done, go in to chat and post your Emoticon emoticon so I know you have it in you to fight for your health! You can do it! Go Panther Power!



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7/20/2014 11:25:53 AM

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(¨`•.•´¨) ¸.•´ You won't fail if you're not perfect,
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.`·.¸.·´ ♥ committed to improving yourself slightly each day!!!!!

We're half way through this challenge, let's give it our all!!


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