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Me -- summer 2012 125 lbs, I've come a long way :)

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Hello everyone!

My name is Sara, I'm a 24 year old nursing student and I'm in my senior year.
Nursing school is definitely hard on the waist line and after my first year and gaining some weight I was more than ready for a change.
I'm not sure what it was, but something in me just "clicked". Since May 2012 I've been doing a bootcamp and running Monday - Saturday, with one rest day, sometimes an active rest day.
In June I started Herbalife and have AMAZING success with that as well. I would recommend everyone take a look at their products.
As of November, I've signed up for my first half-marathon, am still bootcamping and/or running every day and I've lost 17 lbs, countless inches, gained SO much definition and I'm HAPPY!

If you want to chat about anything more feel free to add me on Facebook *let me know you're a sparker* --

2009 was the hardest year i've ever experienced. my mama passed away after a 3 month fight with complications from a car accident. i miss her more than words can say, but it has given me the push i needed to make my life everything i want it to be and do all that she would have wanted, which includes finally finishing what i started here. i want to and i will be healthy and happy.

it's taken me a long time to realize that i wasn't happy with myself and that loving yourself is the first step to loving anything or anyone else.
i've been through my fair share of yo-yo dieting. summer of 2008 i went through some traumatizing experiences and in turn i lost about ten pounds without even trying.. having everybody notice such a "small" loss made me want to take it to the extreme because i realized at that time it was the only thing in my life that i could control. so i basically stopped eating all together. most days i wouldn't eat anymore than 250 calories. it didn't affect me because i wasn't all that hungry and i was so miserable that seeing the number on the scale go down was the only thing that made my day. my co-workers used to 'make fun' of me because i was so addicted to moving around because i didn't want to think about eating.. they used to tell me i should 'be in an exercise video' since i was constantly working myself out.
after ridding myself of those bad days and pulling myself out of that slump i began doing things the healthy way.. for a while.. i would wake up and work out i would track my calories and eat lots of fruits and veggies. i was focusing on myself and for the first time in my entire life i was becoming happy with myself.
i decided on a whim to pick up my entire life and move away from the only place i've known as home and plant myself 1200 miles away in a new place, new people, new school, new life.
being in this new place was amazing. i finally felt free.. so.. i let go. i started to go out and eat and eat and eat (because it seems that down south that's what it's all about) i rarely focused on what was going into my mouth or if i was doing any type of exercise at all..
and then two months later... BAM. i tried to put on my favorite pair of jeans... and realized they didn't fit. i stepped on the scale and in two months i had gained 15 lbs. which sent me on a downward spiral.. i adopted my unhealthy habits and more.. when i found myself eating too much or too unhealthy i would purge it which i hated doing, but it seemed that i loved the stuffing my face portion too much.. after a while i started feeling guilty about EVERYTHING i would eat. i wouldn't be able to keep a bowl of cereal down because i felt so bad about it.
after about 6 months of this and hurting a lot of people i love i realized it was not the way i wanted to live. i couldn't do this forever and eventually i would end up really hurting myself.

So here I am. Today. Right now. Living, learning, and loving. I have vowed to never go back to those old habits that aren't so far in the past. I am going to make the healthy change and do this the right way. I will stop sabotaging myself and letting others be my reason for slipping up.

my ULTIMATE goal is to be confident and self-loving. two things i have never experienced before.

I'm definitely an emotional eater. I have the biggest problem with staying motivated when I'm around friends. I NEED people to hold me accountable and remind me what I'm doing this for and that feeling good about me is better than tasting something in my mouth that in the end isn't even that satisfying.

oh and to all of the ladies on here that i've had the privilege to meet and become friends with...
you're all amazing and beautiful and have all changed my life.


Member Since: 4/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 7,780

My Goals:
A toned and solid size 4.
Eat better all around.

My Program:
I do a bootcamp M-F which incorporates strength and cardio. I'm addicted and I can't get enough.

I use herbalife and love it.

I drink water like it's going out of style.

Personal Information:
I'm 5'6"

I'm in my 3rd year of college.
Majoring in Nursing.

Other Information:
"What I want more is..."

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