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Hello all!

Welcome to the online documentation of my weight loss struggles, failures, and successes.

A little about me: I am a 24 year old registered nurse working in the central Virginia area. I have made it through my first year as a nurse a little worse for wear (Gained when i wanted to loose) but I am enjoying what I do.

What I do not like is my weight and body shape. I have always struggled with my weight since I was a little girl. Now though, my health does not just affect me but affects how I will relate to those I care for.

It is up to me to work on myself and show that even if you fall off on the journey to a healthy life, it is not the end of the world and you can get back on and continue to work at it. Let others learn from my mistakes as I do and then let them make new ones of their own to learn and continue to grow.

Goals and Rewards

1st - 222 reward: two new shirts
2nd - 196 reward: manicure/pedicure
3rd - 170 reward: new shoes
4th - 160 reward: Belly dance Item
5th - 150 reward: mini shopping spree
6th - 140 reward: manicure/pedicure
7th - 137 reward: Victoria Secrets Bathing Suits / shopping spree -special trip from my parents to ireland (if I am in a size 8 too)

Member Since: 10/18/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,788

My Goals:
Wedding has come and passed. .. my best friend is happily married and I did not loose the 20 pounds I set out to loose by that time. Time to revamp the goals.

First goal is 222

Second is 196

Third 170

fourth 160

Fifth 150

Sixth 140

Seventh 137 pounds.

I still want to be a healthy example for my patients but also I want to look good when I go to the beach with my friends and not feeling like a whale.

My Program:
Eat 1600-2000 calories a day.

Workout 4 days a week

3 days running for 30, strength training for 30, dancing for 30

1 day of just dancing to my hearts content

Eat a diet of mostly fruits, veggies, lean proteins, and whole grains. Making sure I watch my portion control!

Personal Information:
My name is Sarah

I am a nurse and the oldest of three kids.

like my dad I have a weight problem. For me it really got away from me while in nursing school and kept going once I got my first nursing job. I kept odd hours and snacked instead of having distinct meals. I just overate all around and went up to (i hate to say it) 221 pounds while in school. now well. . .surpassed that to almost 250.

I lost about thirty pounds of that on weight watchers but started to put that back on when I joined here. Then I just plain put it to the back burner and got to where I am now. It is time for me to finish loosing the weight that I started summer 2008 and all that I have gained since then.

Other Information:
I enjoy drawing, reading (sci fi, fantacy, adventure, paranormal romance, historical romance, diana palmer), hiking (when I get the chance), listening to music (rock, pop, and middle eastern), dancing (i have been learning to belly dance since 2006 and took jazz while growing up), and hanging with my friends and family.


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    So tell all...how's the job?? Are you surviving?
    3830 days ago
    THATS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats!!!!! I am so so so happy for you and glad to see you are so excitied about it! I am still looking I had an interview a little over a week ago for a diaylsis center and they said I should know by end of next week, so my prayers are abundant and my fingers are crossed, but either way I guess whatever is suppose to happen will happen, but hearing you found a job is so inspirational maybe it is opening up and I will get something too, i actually know someone who got a job!!! and its you!!!!!!! COngrats!

    Marathon training is going really well I am up to 12 miles and I still have 10 months if not more to train for it, but I am also looking forward to the many races in between like 3, 5, 10, 13 and maybe a 20 mile race, we shall see where life takes me haha! I so glad all is well for you! How is the weight loss journey going, the holiday basically killed me, but I manages to lose .4 pounds and I am excitied about the new year and new goals! Keep in touch!
    3845 days ago
    You got a job! Where??? Congratulations you nurse you..! :-)
    3845 days ago
    Hey thanks for checking in, I am doing well and the training is going well also. I run every other day except I always run Saturday and Sunday too. I am running about 50 minutes on my shorter runs and about an hour and 10-25 minutes right now on my longer runs. It doesn't seem like much compared to a Marathon, but I have plenty of time for training and my grandpop who is training me in the boss haha.

    How have you been with your weight loss journey and life? Long time no chat, I am sorry about that, sometimes it seems hard to catch up with everyone and find time, but how are you???
    3865 days ago
  • v LAUR986
    Hey I came across your page since I joined the nurses' sparkteam and noticed you were having just as hard of finding a job as me. I haven't been at it for long with the job search but I graduated from an accelerated BSN program in August and got my license beginning of November. I would say I'm one of 5 in my class of 35 that still doesn't have a job, so I understand how frustrating it is!! Have you had any luck since the message board that I saw was about a month ago??
    3870 days ago
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