RITCHIE85  
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Me before my accident maybe 155 pounds





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No more "I'll try" only "I CAN!"

About a year and half ago I was working out regularly, eating right, taking care of myself and at the smallest weight I have ever been around, 150-160. I was in a car accident, not at fault, March 2007. I only had what I would consider minor injuries because it could have been much much worse. I injured my neck, shoulder, back and hip. I was told by each Dr and chiropractor I went to that I should not work out because I could injure myself worse. I think I was slightly depressed and decided if ...
About a year and half ago I was working out regularly, eating right, taking care of myself and at the smallest weight I have ever been around, 150-160. I was in a car accident, not at fault, March 2007. I only had what I would consider minor injuries because it could have been much much worse. I injured my neck, shoulder, back and hip. I was told by each Dr and chiropractor I went to that I should not work out because I could injure myself worse. I think I was slightly depressed and decided if I could not work out I will also eat whatever I want and as much of it as I want. When I finally was well enough to work with a physical therapist it was almost a year after my accident, and 80 pounds heavier! Anyway to make a long story short I am "allowed" to work out now but a little bit intimidated. I am having trouble finding a starting point or motivation. I want to get my life back!


*****Goals****** Updated 9/19/08 I had to change my goals because I couldn't wait to buy the wii!
240- Start weight 8/08
230- Wii
220- Get hair cut and colored
210- Tanning minutes!
200- Massage
190- Something for my wii
180- New outfit(s)
170- Something big, not sure yet. Maybe a vacation!


170 is my goal for right now, I have been at that weight and know I will need to lose more after that but I want to take small steps and not feel overwhelmed.




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Member Since: 8/18/2008

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Fitness Minutes: 30

My Goals:
I just really want to be healthy and start treating myself better. I want to eat right and exercise daily and feel good.

My Program:
Right now I don't know what my program is! I just joined SP and hope it will help me start my program. Update...

I bought and elliptical and am working on using it most days. I can't do much more than 5-10 minute increments right now. But I hope to work up to more soon. I have been trying to drink a ton of water and limit my portions also!

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I am 23 and originally from Southern California I moved up to Oregon about 5 years ago. I'm learning to like it ;-) I currently go to school at Lane taking classes to become a Medical Assistant. I am very happily taken and hope to get married within the next few years.

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ANEWMACK
6/30/2009 11:19:26 AM

HOLY MANOLY! Look at you...you look so great! Congrats on all your hard work- it sure has paid off. I came across you page from a blog and I have to pay it forward girl, you have done it! I'd love to talk sometime. I'm going to add you as a friend (hope that's ok) and please do the same!

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AARJENWAR
9/23/2008 12:11:35 AM

Welcome to the wii exercise team. I hope you find all of the support and motivation that you need on your way to a healthier you. Hope to see you on the boards soon.



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ABRANNEWME2014
9/16/2008 7:20:43 PM

Hello and welcome to the Wii Exercise team...glad to have you...happy gaming

Tema



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MEYLOSE
9/16/2008 6:39:29 PM

Welcome to the Wii Exercise team, I wanted to send you a personal HELLO. There are plenty of features on SP to help you on you journey, and plenty of challenges on the Wii Exercise Team to help with getting you moving to help you in loosing.
Looking forward to seeing youpost and being active with the team.
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DIANITAH
9/14/2008 12:38:55 PM

How are things going? Just stopped by to say hi!

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