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In 2009 I reached goal with Sparkpeople losing a total of 54 pounds. I went from 206lbs - 154 lbs. It was very hard. It was slow going and required extreme excercise for me to lose on avg. 3-4 lbs a week. But in a year i was at goal. I went back up to 160-165 range for the next few years and then last year I just started gaining and gaining. I got really discouraged because nothing seemed to stop the weight gain. Then I quit smoking and it really went crazy and i got so discouraged i gave up. That was a "HUGE" mistake and now....I have not only gained all the weight i worked so hard to lose back, I have also gained more. I'm currently at 211 pounds. It makes me very sad.

It is what it is though and belly aching won't fix it. So I'm looking on the bright side of things, and anticipating all the fun parts of a weight loss journey and the victories along the way. I'm hoping that after having some time without calorie restriction my body will once again start to respond and lose with healthy eating and regular exercise.

I recently purchased a book from runners called Run your Butt off and I'm looking forward to getting back in to shape. I did my first walk in the program today. July 5, 2015.

Last year was all about quitting smoking, I now have in 19 months smoke free...Hurrah!!! This will be the year i reclaim my body and my health.

I can and will do this and get back to the size i was in my profile pic.

Member Since: 2/5/2006

Fitness Minutes: 33,237

My Goals:
New Goal get from 211 to

Get to goal weight - 155

My Program:
Run Your Butt Off Book from Runners World.

Track food and fitness at Sparkpeople.

Never give up, stay positive and know you can and will do this.

Personal Information:
I'm currently back in college. Unexpected Career change when the hotel I managed was destroyed by fire. Looking forward to becoming a CCA and taking care of the elderly. I like knowing I will be making a difference.

I am married and we recently celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary, i have three wonderful grown children and a beautiful little grandson on whom the sun rises and sets.

Look forward to sharing this journery with everyone.

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Current Challenges...
overcome the current obsticles in my life and find a way to fit exercise and healthy living into my life on a consistent basis.

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