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I have been overweight my whole life and decided it was time for a change when 10 other people at worked talked me into joining their biggest loser challenge. I know it is going to be a long road, and I am so ready for it! This is my new lifestyle not a diet!
(7/14/09)The weight just keeps coming off.....some weeks its only a pound or 1/2 a pound, but other weeks it is much more. I have had my struggles just like everyone else, but I don't beat myself up about it and I just continue on. I still have a lot more weight to lose, but I feel better than I have in my own skin in a really long time.
(9/9/09) Okay so the last month and a half has been a real struggle for me. I didn't realize how little weight I have lost in the past month and a half until I just looked back on my weigh in's on here. From where I started at on August 1st until today I have only lost 6 pounds. I have had about 3 of the past 6 weeks where I have gained weight and then managed to lose it the following week so there really have been ups and downs. I need to kick it into gear or I will never reach my goals. Everyone on SP has been wonderful and I appreciate all of the encouragement and kind words. SP really helps keep be going on my journey to being reaching my goals. I'm really not sure what happened to my motivation from my update above on July 14th, but I need to find that motivation again and get back into a routine of going to the gym!!
12/14/09: I have had some ups and down since my last note in here 3 months ago. I find myself struggling again. I have to keep my head up though...NEVER give up, and just keep on keeping on!!!!
4-26-13: I am back after gaining back 60 of the pounds that I had originally lost. I am mortified and absolutely miserable. I am taking this one day at a time! I got this! :)

Member Since: 4/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 5,912

My Goals:
Yay I accomplished my first goal which was to get under 300 lbs!!!!

My Program:
I have been drinking lots of water. I cut out the pop and sweets. I have added lots of fruits, veggies, and lean meats to my diet. I am making better choices when it comes to food and eating less. I also joined a gym and thats when I really noticed the weight loss kick in. I have received lots of tips from a couple of the trainers at the gym.

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I just want to be happy and healthy!!! This is a change for me, my family, and my life!!

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    Welcome to the 300+team. 300 is such a BIG number but if we persevere, focus and motivate one another we can reach our goals!
    We have so much of life ahead of us and it is so much better to work on ourselves and reach for our goals.
    We can do it-- we are worth the effort!
    All we can do is take it one day, one bite, one pound at a time.
    I am looking forward to supporting you in your quest for better health and a happier future.

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    4169 days ago
    emoticon to SparkPeople gorgeous! This is a great site, and it has helped me tremendously! I am sure you will love it. My name is Kimmie and if you ever have any questions or need support then I am here! SparkTeams are a great way to stay motivated so please feel free to check out the SparkTeam on my page called No Topic Off Limits emoticon Hope to see you there!! The best of luck to you on all of your goals and always keep in mind that, YOU CAN DO IT!
    4169 days ago
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    Hi Missy! emoticon To Team 300 lbs. Plus! We're so glad to have you with us and are looking forward to getting to know you, and you us! Best wishes on reaching all your goals and dreams.
    emoticon on an Awesome start!
    4169 days ago
    Welcome to DONE girls!
    4169 days ago
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