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I can not say how many times I have re-written this introduction. While the person I am is constantly evolving, the struggle remains the same. The first time I joined Spark People was in 2008/2009. I was struggling with my weight and had some serious health scares and was leaving a job I had held for over five years. I was lost and needed help and I had found that here. I was able to take off over 50 lbs. Then life got in the way. No you know what, I let life get in the way.
I was on a serious upswing in my life and with my weight, as my life saw some incredible blessings. On Feb 11, 2012 I married the love of my life. I have a 19 year old amazing and beautiful daughter and shortly after I was married a close family friend asked us to adopt a baby girl born on Sept 1, 2012. It has been three years of great and positive changes. I love my family and I love my life.
So why am I here? In addition to these wonderful changes I blew through my all time highest weight. I began this year at 315 lbs. I have managed to take almost 15 lbs of that off. I don't want to live this way anymore. I am forever getting sick and in my heart I know my weight is taking it's toll and affecting my health and quality of life.
I am committing in a big and very public way. I have created a blog chronicling this journey. The good the bad and the ugly. For anyone that is interested in reading more on that you can find more about that in my Personal Information. I want to be happy in my own skin again, I want to feel healthy and I want to be a good role model for my girls.
I will be turning 38 this year and I am determined to do so in better health than I am at this moment. For my daughters, my husband and yes for myself. I am going so very public with all of this because I need to be held accountable. The other reason is I want people to see it is not just all before and after. The is a mess of a hard time and blood, sweat and tears in the middle. There are ups and down between before and after and if I help even one person feel like they are not alone in this, I will be a happy camper.

Member Since: 11/19/2012

Fitness Minutes: 1,199

My Goals:
To feel healthy, well and happy and enjoy my life without this extra weight weighing me down.

10 lbs - 305 - 08/07/15
5% Gone - 299 - 08/22/15
20 lbs - 295 - 09/19/15
30 lbs - 285 -
10% - 284 -
40 lbs - 274 -
15% - 269 -
50 lbs- 264 -
60 lbs - 255 -
20% - 254 - No Longer Super Obese -

My Program:
I am currently using MyFitnessPal to track my nutrition. It really is more than that, I am trying to make more healthy choices than not, I have completely cut out caffeine and soda. In their place I've added a daily multi-vitamin. I have also made a commitment to be kind to myself when I fall short of perfection. I am sharing my journey very publicly and have decided to sign back up for support here at SparkPeople, where I know many women and men who are not only fighting the same battle but have won.

Personal Information:
I recently went very public with (gasp) a weight loss blog. Where I am chronicling this entire journey (the good, bad and ugly). For anyone who is interested you are welcome to visit or follow me here:

From there I also have links to my Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. When I said I needed accountability I wasn't playing around folks.

Other Information:
I love to read and spend time with my family. I am teaching myself to crochet and have taken up daily meditation as a way of dealing with some anxiety issues I've battled for years. I want to get healthy so I can enjoy many years to come with those I love. I've been extremely blessed and am grateful everyday to God for all he's done in my life.

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