RHOLICKY   9,025
SparkPoints
8,500-9,999 SparkPoints
 
 













I have 18 pics in my gallery





Awards






 
Fit Before 40!

I am 39 years old now and have struggling with my weight as long as I can remember. I love to be active and be outdoors, I love traveling and hiking and exploring. Being obese definitely makes that much more difficult.

In April of 2013 I decided make a career change. I am a veterinarian, and I was in private practice for 6 years. I am making the move to veterinary clinical pathology as I have always been interested in it. The residency is three years, and I moved from MN to KS to ...
I am 39 years old now and have struggling with my weight as long as I can remember. I love to be active and be outdoors, I love traveling and hiking and exploring. Being obese definitely makes that much more difficult.

In April of 2013 I decided make a career change. I am a veterinarian, and I was in private practice for 6 years. I am making the move to veterinary clinical pathology as I have always been interested in it. The residency is three years, and I moved from MN to KS to do this. During this time, while I am making a career change, I would also like to make permanent changes in my health, exercise and eating habits and lose about 125 pounds.

While in some ways its hard to make a big career change and a big change in lifestyle, I think there are several things going for me. I am away from family and friends, so I will be eating out less. While my job is a little stressful, it is still much less stressful than private practice, so that should help some. I have a somewhat flexible schedule to fit in exercise and food tracking.

So here goes nothing!
Read More About RHOLICKY (Updated November 24)




SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

 current weight: 309.6 
 
315
277.5
240
202.5
165


 
Interact with RHOLICKY

Send Member a Private Message





Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 12/30/2010

SparkPoints: 9,025

Fitness Minutes: 9,572

My Goals:
To get healthy by gaining control of what goes into my mouth!

My Program:
Tracking, tracking tracking! And planning out my meals in advance so I don't "accidentally" overshoot! Oops...I ate to much! Can't do that if you plan it out and see what it adds up to in advance! Exercise is the "easy" part for me...its the food I need to get control of!

Personal Information:
I am from Minnesota, and just moved to Kansas in April 2013 to pursue a residency in Veterinry Clinical Pathology. This move has been very hard...I have never been this far from my friends and family! But I would love nothing better than to get healthy and in control and show up in Minnesota in a few years and shock everyone with how great I look!

Other Information:
My family,friends and my dogs the things that matter most to me. I am also committed to my career, I love helping animals, but I am not a "workaholic" by any means. I love reading...science ficition, fantasy mainly..Harry Potter, LOTR, etc. I love movies as well, and baseball (Twins) and hockey (Wild). I love being outside, I love hiking, riding bike, and I used to ride horse (I miss it!). Getting to my goal weight will help me enjoy these things so much more!

Profile Image





 
 



Rainbow
From:
FRUM_SCRATCH

Welcome Banner
From:
Partnership Acc...

Happy Face
From:
BESTSWEST

Ice Skates
From:
BACCAGIRL

High Five
From:
CHRISTASP

The Spark
From:
SP_STAFF




Member Comments:
FRUM_SCRATCH
2/24/2014 1:16:19 AM

Hi, I saw that you were looking for a friend to be accountable to in one of the sparkteams. I read your post and it sounds like you and I have a lot of the same eating issues. This is not my first time on sparkpeople (been a member on this and another account since 2007 off and on) but I am in it for the long haul this time and I have learned a whole whole lot in that time. I would love to get to know you a little and share some of our goals, and would be available for daily check-ins and support. Mostly I just want someone to share this experience with. I have 100+ lbs to lose and it is going to take a while. Hopefully we can help each other through this? :) -Natalie



Report Inappropriate Comment
MINININJASUZUME
2/9/2014 7:46:20 PM

Hi there!

Welcome to the Partnership Accountability to the Finish Line team! We are happy to have you with our team. Please feel free to introduce yourself to the team, if you have not already done so. Be sure to read the thread: "Click Here: To help find a partner and learn what to do next". It will help you find someone who has similar goals, likes, dislikes, or someone close to your age if you prefer. You will both be able to support, encourage, and just be there for each other, while on your way in reaching your goals.

If you need help finding someone or help of any kind, please let me know, as I am one of the team's co-leaders and here to help you in anyway I can. I hope you enjoy being here on SP and are able to achieve your goals on this team and any others you might join.

Have a great day!!

emoticon emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
KYGIRL1966
1/26/2014 6:04:38 PM

Best of luck on your journey. I have been here off and on for awhile and just keep moving in the wrong direction. I need to nail down some goals and get serious! Saw your comments on trying but not hard enough and bam that is right where I am:)



Report Inappropriate Comment
FACETOTHEVEIL
1/25/2014 12:06:50 PM

Track. Track. And Track.

You GO girl!!

Just wanted to stop by and encourage you after reading your post in the thread about not trying hard enough. You have the information and the motivation. All that's left is to DO IT! :)

emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
TRAVELGIRL80
11/11/2013 10:50:58 AM

I love your goals! Mine are so similar - all about being able to go out and do adventure travel! I hope your New Zealand goals keep you focused and strong. Maybe on the days that you are about to go crazy, you can first look at all the things you want to do in NZ first- I'd make sure I had a pinterest board all about it. Maybe it won't stop you entirely, but might slow you down. Every little bit counts!

Best of luck!



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (6 total):  12Next >

See My SparkFavorites Report Inappropriate Page