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If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. ~ Maya Angelou

Luckily weight is something that we can all change! My weight loss journey started when I was young. I remember being in the 8th grade and running and using Jane Fonda workout videos (yes, the ones with lots of head bands and ankle warmers) to lose weight. In high school I ran track and cross country and didn't have weight issues again until college where each year I steadily gained weight.

Before graduating from undergrad I decided I needed to lose weight if I was going to be a dietitian. I couldn't imagine telling people to lose weight if I was overweight myself! I was also getting married so that was a huge motivator! I married a soldier in the Army (hooah, he is also from Poland, hence my SP username) and I gained weight when I started to eat like my husband. Then I would lose all the weight during year long deployments. After his last deployment we decided to try and have a baby so my journey was interrupted momentarily while I was pregnant. In November 2010 I delivered a healthy baby girl, Ella, and now my weight loss journey continues.

SP has helped me to become a healthier person. I have learned that making mistakes doesn't ruin everything you have started but instead makes you stronger and smarter. It's the small daily choices that we make that determine whether or not we meet our goals. I have also learned that weight loss takes way more time than I envisioned but patience and perseverance will help me to prevail! I know that 2011 will be the year I reach my goal weight for good! I can't wait to say that I am on my weight maintenance journey! Who's with me?!

Update: I made my goal weight in May 2012! It's amazing to feel so light again. Running is easier and all of my old clothes fit, some are even too big! Most important is that I feel healthy, have energy and am happy. Now is the hardest part of weight loss, maintenance.

Good luck to you on your journey; whether you are just taking your first step or are well past the finish line! Every step counts and you are worth it!


Member Since: 3/14/2009

Fitness Minutes: 26,978

My Goals:
-drink 64 oz water/day
-run 3x/week
-fun cardio 1x/week
-lift weights 2x/week
-walk Abbott daily

My Program:
Running, lifting weights, walking my dog, Abbott, and following a vegan diet.

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  • v PSALM42
    15 pounds is better than nothing! But so slow! less than 2 pounds a month!
    2556 days ago
  • v PSALM42
    Not well at all! :( I've lost roughly 15 pounds since last may. I don't understand either. I think maybe my body is just holding onto everything- I'm still breastfeeding.
    2559 days ago
    So I did 30 minutes ellipitical and 30 minutes run/walk on Saturday; 15 minutes of weights and 45 minutes ellipitcal and 15 minutes stationary on Sunday. Waiting to hear from you.
    2570 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/14/2013 5:16:20 PM
  • v PSALM42
    Thanks for checking up on me! Going well. Our family has been sick alot though. :( How are you?
    2573 days ago
    Okay, cool. Let's start off easy, 60 minutes of cardio Saturday and Sunday, and at least 30 minutes of weights on either day. I'll check with you on Monday to see how you did.
    2576 days ago
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