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OAKBORN is a SparkPeople Motivator!
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 19 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.
I had a good start, losing about 9# in the run up to the election, but I have gained about 15 since then.
REBOOT, part deux... weigh ins:
16 Feb 2017: 190.8
Get back to 150#
Weekly 13 Feb thru 19 Feb 2017:
1. Over 8,000 steps daily
2. Less than 1800 cals daily
3. Movement 10 mins/day.
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.
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 Medical Reviewer 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.
"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
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 192.7
I'm just starting back too. Never thought I'd be back at this high a weight, but I'm going to try my best to meet my goal. Here's to never giving up!
834 days ago
Comment edited on: 1/14/2015 5:54:08 PM
You are such an inspiration! Thank you!!!!
860 days ago
you are a inspiration / thank you so much
861 days ago
Welcome to the SparkSeattle Team!
So glad you could join us!
1271 days ago
Hope the move has gone well, and that you're beginning to feel settled in. Love to see some Sparking from you soon!
1290 days ago