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9/19/2013 - In 2010, I went from around 205 lbs to 150 lbs. I know that I owe a lot of that success to the tools, information and incredible support system I found here on SP.

Over the next 1 1/2 years, I struggled. I got a divorce; I gained back 20-30 pounds of weight I'd lost; I started to lose myself again.

Summer of 2012 brought the beginning of huge, positive, amazing changes to my life. Now, it's high time to get back to focusing on my health.

I've always been an emotional eater. Food was how I dealt with so many painful things in life, but that is all behind me now. I no longer have those stressors in my life - I got rid of them! It's time to be happy and healthy!

That means making better choices and doing what is good for me. I choose to eat healthy. I choose to exercise. I choose to feel good. I choose these things because I'm worth it!

My original goal was to get to 130 lbs and that's what I intend to do. I know what I need to do. I have everything I need to do it. Let's do this!

Member Since: 1/7/2010

Fitness Minutes: 34,944

My Goals:
My goal is to be at 120 by summer, 2014. I like to do it in 10 lb increments so that I have mini-goals along the way.

160 - Met 10/23/13
150 - Met 12/7/13
140 - Met 2/8/14
130 -
120 -

Previous Achievements:

Under 200 - Met 1/12/10
190 - Met 2/9/10
180 - Met 3/21/10
170 - Met 5/17/10
160 - Met 7/30/10

My Program:
Eat clean!

30 Day Shred - Jillian Michaels
No More Trouble Zones - JM
Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism - JM
Inside Out Method - Bob Harper
Walking daily

Personal Information:
My name is Laura and I'm 41 years old. I live in Arizona, but was born and raised in Maine.

I'm about 5'3" - I'm actually 5'2-1/2", but I call it 5'3" :). I've got a medium to small frame so my ultimate goal is to get to around 120 lbs.

Other Information:
I love motorcycles, hiking, football, cooking, reading, learning, swimming, skiing (snow & water) and photography.

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    Just checking in to see how you are doing!
    I am finally back into a "tracking" routine again; so thought I better start checking in with some of my spark buddies.
    I hope you are doing well!
    2614 days ago
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    “The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it.
    Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing.
    People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful."
    -Michael Josephson
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    Thank you so much for the supportive message on my page! I hope you've had a good week and are ready for a healthy weekend!
    2741 days ago
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    "Many things are simply not going to happen with just one, or three, or even a dozen attempts. Yet anything becomes possible with enough persistence.
    Keep going, and allow your efforts to build upon one another. Keep going, and transform the disappointments into achievements.
    You have what it takes to keep going, because all it ever takes is just one more step forward.
    Keep going, and work your way steadily to the richest rewards you can imagine."
    -- Ralph Marston
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    Hope your week is going great, Spark friend! Keep taking those steps towards your goals. Never give up! As long as you keep going, you will succeed. You are always worth your best effort!
    2750 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    Success is a Choice
    "Today I will make many choices, and each will have a consequence. Today I can choose to tell myself that I am worth the effort, or I can tell myself doesn't matter, I'll do it tomorrow. Today I can choose to journal, or I can choose not to. Today I can choose to drink my water, or I can choose to be
    dehydrated. Today I can choose to stay in my points range, or I can choose to hinder my goals. Today I can choose to be more active, or I can choose to take the easy way. Today I can choose to be motivated, or I can choose to tell myself "I can't." Today I can choose success. IT IS MY CHOICE."
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    Stopping by to wish you a great week, Sparkfriend! Keep doing your best to reach your goals...its up to you, and you know you're worth the effort, right?

    2767 days ago
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    "Yesterday is dead. Tomorrow is a dream.
    Today - each today - is where the action is - where all of life occurs.
    Today IS your life - your only life. Live today to the fullest."
    - Jonathan Lockwood Huie
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    Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Plateau? Or Self Sabotage?" Have a healthy new year!

    2772 days ago
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