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Me right before I met my husband (160lbs)

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Life isn't always going to work out as planned, so time for a back up plan. Time to take care of ME and not everyone else for once!
You may think this sounds very encouraging, or very witchy! Probably a little of both. After being betrayed beyond belief by my husband of 7 years, I realize that I am better than all of that. And I will never know what tomorrow is going to bring. So....time to get healthy and HOT!!! For ME!!!
I have fluctuated between 160lbs and 205lbs in the past 8 years! I am currently holding steady at 160-164, and I want to break through that plateau. I am wearing mostly size 11/12 jeans (darn women's sizing...still wearing some 13/14 and few 15/16!). My goal is to be below 160 by Christmas, and ultimately reach 140 and wear a size 7/8.
I do have a few roadblocks to deal with. Besides these bouts of depression and anxiety I have been dealing with, I also suffer from PCOS, adenomyosis, and infertility. Hoping to overcome some of these, at least emotionally.
Sorry if it sounds like I'm a downer. I'm really a very nice person, just one who is going through a very rough time right now. Please feel free to add me if you have similar goals, similar stories, or just want a friend!

Member Since: 9/3/2006

Fitness Minutes: 4,318

My Goals:
Ultimate goal is to reach 140lbs. I would like to achieve this by June 1, 2012. But I'm flexible! As long as I keep becoming healthier, happier and hotter, I'm good with it! LOL

My Program:
Lower-carb, but not low-carb. Lots of water. Start running.

4/4/12- weighed in at 166.2! Set some new goals:

4/23/12- 160 lb (first day of new job!)

5/13/12- 155lb (Mother's Day!)

6/22/12- 150lbs
(Aberdeen trip!)

8/25/12- 145lbs
(Indians vs Yankees!)

9/29/12- 140lbs
(Relay Marathon!)

Personal Information:
My name's Amanda. I live in east-central Ohio. I turned 30 this year (EEEK!!!) and have been married for 7 years. No kiddos of our own, but I do have an 11yo stepson. I'm a 911 dispatcher and love my job, although it involves sitting on my butt for 8-12 hours a day! Not many hobbies... reading, facebooking, etc. Wanting to pick up some more healthy, outdoor hobbies. Have gone hiking a few times, and enjoyed it. Also bought bikes so we can ride. I've got three dogs that I can't imagine living without! They are my babies!

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    Happy Weekend! :) How are you doing??
    3049 days ago
  • v JULMUT
    Hi! Thanks for adding me and I did get your message as well. I will reply as soon as I have a few minutes... In the meantime, have a wonderful day!
    3109 days ago
    Hey girl! I am loving the Couch to 5k program, it has really helped me. I ran for 30 minutes straight yesterday on week 6! But I have noticed if you don't run every couple of days you lose your endurance quick!! How are you doing?? How is fitnesspal different from sparkpeople, should I check it out?? Hope you have had a wonderful weekend! :)
    3174 days ago
  • v INDIGO115
    CARLIEJO321, where are you?!? Are you still working on the C25K? You inspired me to keep going, so YOU have to come back! Hope you're doing great, and hope to see you around again soon.
    3178 days ago
    Hey girl! I stumbled across your page and as I was reading about your story I realized we have almost the exact goal times! I too have started C25k and am loving it! what week are you on?? how are you doing?

    3192 days ago
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