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REBOOT: I CAN DO THIS!

I was overweight for a long long time, like nearly 20 years. I finally had the perfect storm of stuff that lead me to getting healthy in 2008. I went from 204.6# on 1 Jan 08 to 148.8 on 2 Sept 08. I maintained for over 3 years, but stress over the last several have led me to eating a lot of feelings and internalizing some very negative messages from a very bad job situation. It has taken me nearly 2 years to fight back from that internalized negativity and PTSD. I have been at my new job ...
I was overweight for a long long time, like nearly 20 years. I finally had the perfect storm of stuff that lead me to getting healthy in 2008. I went from 204.6# on 1 Jan 08 to 148.8 on 2 Sept 08. I maintained for over 3 years, but stress over the last several have led me to eating a lot of feelings and internalizing some very negative messages from a very bad job situation. It has taken me nearly 2 years to fight back from that internalized negativity and PTSD. I have been at my new job for 3 months now and I finally feel like I have a solid floor on which I can begin to rebuild and get back on the path to the person I know I can be. REBOOT weigh ins: (starting) 15 Oct 15-175.6# & 89.7% score on my goal success. 20 Oct 15-174.6# (not official until Thursday) 22 Oct 15-173.8# (down 1.8 lbs!) 24 Oct 15-172.6# (down 3.0 lbs!) 29 Oct 15-171.8# (official since it''s Thursday... down 3.8 lbs!)
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 current weight: 171.8 
 
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Member Since: 1/8/2008

SparkPoints: 117,447

Fitness Minutes: 164,900

My Goals:
OVERALL
Get back to 150#
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Weekly 18-24 October 2015
1. Over 9000 steps daily
2. Less than 1800 cals daily
3. Exercise (intentionally) 4 days.
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Overall Score for 11-17 Oct:
89.7%

My Program:
Getting back into the swing of faithful tracking food & exercise.

See goals above...

I like running, exercise videos, and whatever works.

Fan of Jillian Michaels, Leslie Sansone, and Kathy Smith.

Personal Information:
I am originally from Florissant MO & lived in Columbia MO for over 20 years. Now living in Portland, OR. Also have lived in Kileen, TX, Blytheville AR and Germany.

I am an RN Case Manager at a nonprofit managed medicaid insurance company. I was a public health RN in Missouri for 7 years. I'm also a nurse in the US Army Reserve.

I also love to knit, spin wool, scrapbook, read, listen to music, sing, camp, watch movies, etc.

Other Information:
"I'd rather be useful than decorative!"

"I can do this!!"

"My body's become a
more efficient machine.
I go farther with less food."--Bette Midler in Ruthless People

It's so much easier to move a mountain a pebble at a time.

"Have you ever worked out and said 'I wish I hadn't done that?' " --Leslie Sansone

"It truly is a blessing to be able to move like this."--Leslie Sansone

"In a world full of people only some want to fly, isn't that crazy?"--Seal

"When you can't run anymore, you crawl... and when you can't do that, you find someone to carry you."--Joss Whedon

"Don't phone it in!"--Jillian Michaels

"I'm in training for the rest of my life!"

"I can't help aging, but I can control HOW I age!"

"Energy begets Energy!"

"Three D's of Weigh Loss": Destination, Determination, and Deliberation."
--adapted with thanks from JK Rowling's Harry Potter books

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Member Comments:
READYRISA
12/19/2014 1:34:37 PM

You are such an inspiration! Thank you!!!!



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FLO1389
12/19/2014 4:13:06 AM

you are a inspiration / thank you so much



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SAMBIDEXTROUS
11/4/2013 12:00:43 PM

Welcome to the SparkSeattle Team!
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So glad you could join us!
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NITTINNANA
10/15/2013 2:00:53 PM

Hope the move has gone well, and that you're beginning to feel settled in. Love to see some Sparking from you soon!



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OAKBORN
9/14/2013 10:34:47 AM

I got the job in Seattle! It's been a crazy time...



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