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Before my interview - October 21, 2010. Still at 222 pounds.

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Me and Angel, my step-daughter - August 2010. Around 240 pounds.

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Family Vacation, May 2010. Around 245 pounds. My goal is to look much better next summer!

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Hey, my name is Shanna.
I have struggled with my weight nearly all my life. From about 1st grade on, I was the chubby one. It stayed the same through high school, and in college I was overweight, but still healthy. At the age of 23, I found myself going through a rough divorce, living in a place that I never wanted to live, starting a brand new career, and lacking self esteem and confidence... needless to say, the weight piled on. Now I am happily married to a wonderful man, and I am making a name for myself in my career as a math teacher. Now it's time to take care of myself, now that I finally realize that I AM WORTH IT!
My top weight was 250 pounds, when I realized that something HAD to change. When I started SP in September 2010, I weighed in at 236, and SP has helped me to steadily lose weight since then. I am excited to see where I can go with the help and support that I have gained through this wonderful website.
My biggest struggle is time management. I am currently working three jobs - I teach 8th grade math, I work a few evenings a week as a tutor at the community college, and I work at the zoo gift shop on weekends. On top of this, I pick up whatever private tutoring I can, because working one-on-one with kids is really my passion. This has to continue until I can get out of debt. I have been finding time every morning to exercise, even though it completely wears me out, but it is working for me.
I value all of the motivation and encouragement that I get through SP, and would love to have more Spark Friends, so please add me if you want to!

Member Since: 9/6/2010

Fitness Minutes: 5,804

My Goals:
Starting Weight:
9/6/2010 - 236

*230 - 9/25/2010
*220 - 10/29/2010
*210 -
*200 -
*190 -
*180 -
*170 -
*160 -
*150 -

My Program:
*Track calories daily.
*Some form of cardio at least once a day.
*Early morning workouts at least 4 times a week.
*Strength training at least 4 times a week.

Personal Information:
I live in Garden City, Kansas. I am also a facebook addict, so if you want to add me, send me a message!

Other Information:
"Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it."

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  • v LAURIE9404
    Welcome Back Daisy! This challenge is already off to a great start! Let's keep it up! WooHoo! emoticon
    3569 days ago
  • v NEELOJ
    Hi and Welcome to the Kansas team!!
    The best motivation I have found is right here on Sparks!!
    Try your best to get online everyday and chat a bit! That has helped me the most.
    Sounds like you have a very life!! But you will find many wonderful friends here. Please join in when you can!!
    3569 days ago
    Welcome to SP. I swear by this program. I have had many days when I failed to follow the program due to my depression, but I get right back up and get on the horse and ride. I am determined to lose more weight. And the only program that seems to work for me is SP. I sing its praises as often as possible. Glad you are having good luck with it as well.
    3569 days ago
    Hi emoticon for adding me as a friend. I will add you always. Hurrah you are a daisy too! Welcome to the team.
    3569 days ago
    I am so glad you got back on the Daisies.
    emoticon If I'd only known you were out of the loop I would have reminded you.
    Now, let's Rock this Challenge!
    3570 days ago
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