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I have been away from spark for a few years. I decided to come back and get back to the basics. The support system here is like non other. I am 5'9 260 pounds. I was 252 pounds a month ago. I injured my back. Was put on a steroid regime and the rest is history. I am unable to strength train in the gym right now. I was instructed to walk. I did 4 miles on Memorial Day and was down for week. I am trying to figure out how I can get out and get my life back on track. I am trying not to get depressed, even though it is very easy. My short term goal is to lose 30 pounds by October and my long-term goal is to lose 60 pounds over the next 10 months. What is unfortunate for me. My body does not lose weight like that. I really need to figure out a plan. I have tried every diet in the book. I just need to get back to the basics and work on me from the inside out.

Member Since: 6/5/2008

Fitness Minutes: 32,977

My Goals:
Goal 7.5 pounds per month over the next four months

SW: 260

My Program:
Eating clean, drinking a gallon of water daily, getting enough sleep, minimizing stress and not worring about things I have no control over..

1. Walking 2 to 3 miles daily until I can get back in the gym
2. physical therapy exercises to rehab my back
3. 128 oz of water daily
4. Meditating daily
5. Keep a journal
6. Intermittent fasting 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Personal Information:
I enjoy reading, traveling and meeting new people!

Other Information:
To lose 10% body fat by October

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    1686 days ago
  • v -RUBIES-
    Hey RAVEN227! I'm glad to see you are a little more active here on SP. emoticon

    Keep going for it my friend. Make it happen. emoticon
    2044 days ago
    Glad to see you are in the challenge. I hope we can help each other! sandy emoticon
    2048 days ago
  • v STORMY96
    Good morning ladies. come join our 10 pound challenge in October already posted. the link is below or you can access on the bottom of my post is the link...or cut and paste.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspar
    2049 days ago
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    2052 days ago
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