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I've needed to lose weight since I graduated college in 2004. I finished my master's degree in 2008, and I weighed 75 pounds more than I did when I finished high school. I was borderline overweight back then; I am much more so now. I'm scared of failing. I know I need to change my lifestyle, but I'm afraid of not meeting even manageable goals. 12/27/17 update: I've been away from SparkPeople for about two and a half years. Injuries, followed by physical therapy, sidelined my workouts and disrupted my routines. I'm now at my highest weight ever. I desperately want to do the things I used to do- hiking and dancing, specifically.

Member Since: 4/13/2011

Fitness Minutes: 16,320

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to practice living a healthy lifestyle. My individual goals include weight loss (of approximately 110 lbs), commitment to daily exercise, and identifying the emotional underpinnings of the weight gain.

Mini Weight Loss Goals:
225 (loss of 10, weight when I graduated in 2008): 07/24/2011
221 (loss of 10 since start of Summer Challenge): 08/07/2011
215 (loss of 20): 10/24/2011
200 (loss of 35):
185 (loss of 50; weight when I graduated in 2004):
174 (loss of 61; no longer obese):
155 (loss of 80; weight when I graduated high school in 2000):
145 (loss of 90; no longer overweight):

My "this will never happen" goal is 125. I'm not sure if my frame would allow that weight- honestly, I haven't been that light since junior high. I would be so happy with maintaining 135-140. We'll see what happens when I get closer!

My Program:
I'm officially beginning to manage my nutrition on 06/06/2011. "Manage my nutrition" means watching what I eat, how much I eat, and when I eat.

My fitness goals began on 06/21/2011. These goals include cardio at least three times a week (hopefully five times, but it depends on the work schedule) and strength training three times a week.

Personal Information:
Phoenix, AZ resident; native to Brunswick, ME

Married since 12/31/09. Love him- he's my biggest encourager and supporter (even when he speaks before he thinks). No kids yet.

"I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business."
Michael J. Fox

Other Information:
Phil. 3:8-14

James 1

I hate when the temperature soars about 90 degrees Fahrenheit.. summers in AZ are brutal.

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    emoticon Hey there! emoticon Join me in a DONE Girls dance!! WoOoo HoOooo!!

    I just wanted to welcome you to the DONE Being the Fat Girl Spark Team!!! We are always happy to have a new DONE Girl with us. Take your time, feel your way around our various threads, and please feel free to ask any one of us if you have any questions,concerns, needs, or anything! We are DONE Sisters and here to support each other!
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    Good luck on your goals! So glad you joined us!
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    3261 days ago
    my goal is to walk to my moms tomorrow (1.2 mi walk to and from) and go to the gym wed thru fri ..hopefully lol
    3264 days ago
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    emoticon Hi! Welcome to Sparkpeople! I'm so glad you're here! This a community of, friendly, motivating, and inspirational people. Sparkpeople is an awesome tool!!! I know you'll love it! It's helping me transform my life EVERYDAY! I wish you the best of luck while you reach for your goals, and dreams!
    3278 days ago
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