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This is me on 12/31/2009 weighing 230lbs.

This picture was taken on 2/2/2010 with my new hair cut!


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My story starts like many others. I was a chubby kid, and have struggled with weight my entire life. About 6 years ago, I lost 70lbs and maintained my weight for about 3 years. Some how I have managed to gain all my weight back, and then some. How did this happen? Was it stress, lack of time, or did I not ever really figure out what my issue was? One thing I do know, is that I sat back looking at old photos of myself when I was at my skinniest weight, and all I can remember was I still felt FAT when I was "skinny"!!!! So...... this time, I want to figure it out. Why am I fat? How can I lose weight this time, keep it off, and truly feel like I am happy with myself? I would like to use sparkpeople to help me track what I am experiencing as I lose weight this time around. I need to try and really figure out and analyze how I am feeling, and hopefully help others with my knowledge down the road. I can't tell you how much I want to beat this "thing" and start feeling happy with who I am. Too much time dreaming, and not enough time living. It's time to walk the walk and figure this out!
Starting Weight #2: 259.5lbs

10.18.2012 = 236.5

Starting Weight: 230lbs
1/25/2010 = 229.4 (-0.6)
Total January 2010 Loss: (-0.6)
2/1/2010 = 228.2 = (-1.2)
2/8/2010 = 228.2 = (0)
2/11/2010 = 223.6 = (-4.6)
2/18/2010 = 223.6 = (0)
2/25/2010 = 222.0 = (-1.6)
Total February 2010 Loss: (-7.4)
3/4/2010 = 222.0 = (0)
3/11/2010 = 219.4 = (-2.6)
3/18/2010 = 218.4 = (-1.0)
3/25/2010 = 216.6 = (-1.8)
3/31/2010 = 216.0 = (-0.6)
Total March 2010 Loss (-6.0)

Member Since: 1/13/2008

Fitness Minutes: 823

My Goals:
Feel good and be healthy!!

Get my BMI in the healthy range of 17%-24%

Short Term Weight Goal: 220 lbs.

Long Term Weight Goal:

220 - Buy New Jeans!

My Program:
Eat 1500 Calories/day

Drink 112 oz. of water per day (14 cups).

Exercise 3 days per week (walk, eliptical, strength training, or group classes)

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