KMENGIS

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The infamous dress.... Feb 08, 199 lbs



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Nov 07, when I was starting my new lifestyle...



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I was about 165ish in this pic. My husband and I in Paris.


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Love yourself!

It's ironic that I started caring about myself when I thought no one did. I went through some harsh times that started in October 07, and I found myself completely depressed. I've been through a lot, I spent a year in Iraq and nothing compared to how I felt then.

I don't know what made me get started on taking care of myself, I wish I knew so that I could tell you. It's probably a mix of being tired of being fat, of not wanting to look at myself in the mirror, not wanting to go shopping, I didn't even want to go out with my husband or my friends, I just wanted to hide and eat some more.

I just got tired of being tired, of making excuses. Now that I was done with school (I graduated Aug 07), I had to be true to myself. So I started exercising and making better eating choices, no calorie counting or no specific diet, just better choices. I used to be able to run you know, I was in the Army! In October I could barely run, well, jog, 5 min straigth and yesterday, Jan 17, 08, I jogged for 50 min! Without stopping! That feels great! I still have a long way to go in my weight loss, but I'm almost half way there! Halfway there to being happy and healthy! Because the only thing I want is happiness, I don't want to be rich or famous, just happy, and I know that I'll never be happy if I don't like what I see in the mirror.

I'm not trying to achieve perfection, I've never been smaller that a size 12, but I do want to be the best I, Katherine, can be. I would be setting myself up for failure if I set a goal of being a size 4! I'm 5"9, I have a large frame, I'm never going to look like those girls in magazines or TV or even my best friends, who are tiny! I'm always going to be larger than most females, and you know what, I'm ok with that! Woo Hooo and Hooooray for girls like me, for the tall and larger frame girls! Be strong and healthy and be proud about it!

If you ever want to talk, feel free to email or send me a message. That's what we are all here for, to support each other!



Member Since: 4/18/2007

Fitness Minutes: 1,545

My Goals:
I just want to feel good about myself and be healthy!


My Program:
This time I'm not looking at it as a program, I'm just trying to change my lifestyle. I want to live a healthy life!
*No calorie counting, just better choices.
*Cardio 4-6 times a week
*Strength 2-3 times a week



Personal Information:
I'm a 29 year old female, married for 8 years and have an 11yr old cat and an 1 year old dog. I recently obtained a BS in Medical Technology and am now working on an MBA. I work 2nd shift, full time at the VA hospital. I served 7 years in the Army and decided to get out after I deployed for 1 yr to Iraq.


Other Information:
I'm a TV junkie, thank God for DVR's, cause I really don't have time to watch commercials! lol
I also enjoy reading, shopping, spending time with friends, going to new places and I'm up for pretty much anything!




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  • v HOTHULATAUMAIA
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    Hey Luv! Just wanted to spread some FABULOUS SPARK your way! Hope everything is going good. Its beautiful here in California. Ready to make this APRIL an AWESOME month full of FABULOUS RESULTS?? But of course you are. Let's not let the holiday set us back in our journey BUT make healthy choices and stay on track with our workouts. Remember your not alone in this journey WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER! Have a FABULOUS EASTER!

    Fabulously * Fierce
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    4095 days ago
  • v HOTHULATAUMAIA
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    Hey Luv! Just wanted to spread some FABULOUS SPARK your way! Hope everything is going good. Its beautiful here in California. Ready to make this APRIL an AWESOME month full of FABULOUS RESULTS?? But of course you are. Let's not let the holiday set us back in our journey BUT make healthy choices and stay on track with our workouts. Remember your not alone in this journey WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER! Have a FABULOUS EASTER!

    Fabulously * Fierce
    ´*•.¸..(*•.¸♥¸.•*´')¸.•*´
    ♥«´¨`•TAUMAIA•´¨`»♥
    .¸.•*..(¸.•*´♥`*•..)`*•.¸

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    4095 days ago
  • v HOTHULATAUMAIA
    Hey sis I just wanted to sprinkle some CHEERS your way. Well, how you doin? I hope all is FAB with you as it is with me. Guess what ? ? I dropped another 3.5 pounds this weigh-in. YES I DID.. with a total of 48.7 pounds GONE. Yayaahhh! I can already see it 50 POUNDS GONE!! LOL. I am so kickn' butt in the gym so I can rock it out FIERCE on my birthday! We are makin' it happen. Keep pushn' forward and making each day count. Gett'em BOO!

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    4418 days ago
  • v HOTHULATAUMAIA
    Hey sistah-girl!! How you doin? Just wanted to sprinkle some CHEERS you way and see what's FABULOUS with you! Haven't heard from ya so here I am. . . . Checkn' up on ya and makin' sure your making this APRIL count . . . cause girlfriend you know I am! Okay, can I get 3x snaps with a ¸.·´¸.·´¨) ¸.·*¨)
    (¸.·´ .·´ ¸¸.·¨¯`-:¦: TWIST!! LOL.

    Yes girl, I have been kickn' some major butt this 2009. I ain't messin' around shooot. I am so pround of myself I kicked another 10 pounds to the curb in MARCH and ready to do it again this APRIL.. I am all about SPRINGING into APRIL and gettin' that FABULICIOUS STATUS! I just wanted to spread some of my SPARK and hope you'll do the same. Let me know what's FAB with you.

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    *Support, Hugs & Love
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    (¸.·´ (¸.·´ . Taumaia~

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    4461 days ago
  • v HOTHULATAUMAIA
    Hey sistah, just wanted to sprinkle some SPARKS on your page!! November is here, a month to really be thankful for... I am thankful for having a sistah who continue to push for what counts.. YOU!! Stay blessed and know that you are not alone in this journey!! Gett'em BOO! emoticon
    4612 days ago
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