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4/12/14, 260lbs, tulip festival

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Words can't really describe how much I hate how I look in this picture. (255lbs)

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I reached my highest weight ever in August 2016 at 296lbs on a 5'8" frame. My weakness is food. I not only love food for the taste, texture, pleasure and social aspects of it, but I also eat compulsively when I'm bored, sad, and sometimes for seemingly no reason at all. I've come to mistrust myself. I told myself I'd never get to 200lbs, and then I did. Then I told myself I wouldn't get over 220, and then I did...and so on and so forth. This is not the story I want to live. It's time for action. Time for hope. Time for kicking my own ass. Thinking about the huge amount I need to lose feels scary, but I'm going to try. A history of my weight: 7/18/2018: 278.9 5/2018: 286 10/2017: 257! 08/2016: 293 01/2016: 280 09/2015: 272 12/2014: 267 9/2014: 268-269 4/2014: 260 11/2013: 250 3/2013: 240ish 8/2012: 235ish 8/2011: 230ish 5/2010: 215ish 6/2008: 215ish 12/2007: 233 (9mo pregnant w/my son) 03/2007: 205 (right before getting pregnant) 05/2006: 190 06/2004: 180ish (at HS graduation, age 17) 06/2002: 175ish (mid-HS, nearly 16, same height I am now)

Member Since: 1/13/2006

Fitness Minutes: 4,098

My Goals:
Learn to manage my compulsive/emotional eating.

Have more energy to play with my son.

Feel like I look sexy. No more feeling like I have to suck in my gut throughout the day. No more cringing at photos taken of me.

Goal by end of 2015: 225!

Goal by end of 2016: 170-175

Yes, I'm planning on taking two years to lose about 80lbs. Slow and steady...

My Program:
Getting my emotional/addictive eating habits under control is priority #1.

Lots of walking!

Once I get to about 230lbs I may try the couch to 5k program again. I have found that no matter what shoes I have, surface I run on, and how much stretching/icing/resting I do, I get BAD shin splints when I try to run at higher than about 230lbs.

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