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Getting back up. Again and again, (and again and again) but at least I'm still getting to my feet and stumbling onwards. Even if the route I was taking had such a huge detour, that it took me back to where I started. Not important. I've been down this road before, so today I'm deciding to take a slightly different route.

2019 is here. I'm now 40 years old - so that just means things might be even more difficult. I'm ready though. I've had enough. Enough of feeling blah, enough of being tired and in pain.

I'll be trying a few things, and I may transition away from Spark - but I'll put details about that out there as they happen. But for now... I'll be here doin' my thing.

Member Since: 2/2/2007

Fitness Minutes: 60,789

My Goals:
Find my mojo again, and get my groove back.

Run again (and find the joy in running again)

One full bodyweight pull up (by the end of the year!)

My Program:
1 day a week with my trainer (trying to save some $$ so I can get back to 2X a week).

I'm starting the year off focusing on my diet. I'll be following a Ketosis program (the same one I did, waaay back when). So if you see bizzare things in my nutrition tracker, that's why!

The gym/workout stuff will follow soon. Baby-steps!

Personal Information:
I've been back from Mexico for almost 5 years now (wowsers!), and I'm fitting into life again. My Freelancer life is in full swing, I'm back working for a Hospital (I'm a supervisor now, so my work schedule is definitely different than before). I'm single, and I'm almost ready to be in a relationship - however my outside doesn't match my inside and I want to be able to LIVE fully with someone and not be limited by my health. So I'm working on me first. I live in a lovely apartment in Lakewood, OH (CLE rocks!) and I love my little city so much. :) If you see me out and about, say hi!

Other Information:
It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you are not!!

(no truer words have been said, and I've clung to this saying through my entire journey)

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    I just started at the gym. I really like the elliptical machine. Other than the gym I like Dance Dance Revolution.
    4800 days ago
  • v GI..GI..GINA!
    Hey Meredith!! Thanks so much for stopping by my page. I've soooo been in your shoes girl, and would love to talk further. I have 100% faith in you that you can win this battle. As far as making a was hard for me too. I have never been thin a day in my life, so didn't know where I'd be comfortable, ya know? So I just guessed at 150....that put my as loosing 143. I was like um, ya right?!? But look at me now, 143 pounds!! Crazy!!
    Now to answer your questions! Favorite work out of all time: Turbo Jam!! It's the best most fabulous high energy fun workouts ever created. I never get bored working out. What kept me going? A combination of things I guess. Enjoying the extra energy I had, my family and friends and boyfriend urging me to make good decisions, support is sooo important!
    If you want to talk further, email me at

    Thanks again!!!!
    4801 days ago
    I also have 100+ to lose. WE CAN DO IT!!!!!
    4801 days ago
  • v W8T2GO
    Welcome!! I also have 100+ pounds to lose. You can do this!!
    4803 days ago
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