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I'm trying to get it right. I will get it right.

My name is Uzo and I am a 31 year old accounting assistant, originally from Nigeria, West Africa and now living in Washington DC. I have been overweight my whole life, it never really bothered me because I have never really been overly conscious of how I look and because I never felt that my weight held me back in any way, I didn't see the need to watch the number on the scale.

In January of this year, I fractured my foot and I could not use my crutches properly because I was too heavy. In April, I finally "womaned" up and weighed myself; I was 353lbs and I was disgusted at what my nonchalant attitude had led to. I was a morbidly obese 30 year old whose idea of exercise was walking from the couch to the fridge. I decided enough was enough and I decided it was time to lose the weight and keep it off once and for all.

For the past eight months I have been diligently staying on track with my weight loss and checking in on sparkpeople, but I had not really opened up about my journey so here I am, pictures and all. The picture part is really important because I never take pictures and when I do no one ever sees them. I figured pictures would be the easiest and most open way to check myself just in case I start to veer off track.

I turn 31 on Monday 12/9/2013 and I have given myself the best gift ever; a new lease on life and I want to make sure I never run out of gas while I am at it.


Member Since: 7/20/2007

Fitness Minutes: 71,524

My Goals:
8/31/2013: 303 lbs-50lbs down - Goal Reached 8/18/2013 52lbs down!!!

12/31/2013: 263 lbs - 90lbs down-Goal Reached 12/29/2013.

2014 Goals:
5/31/2014: 221 lbs-40lbs down.

9/31/2014: 191lbs- 70lbs down


My Program:
Trying to workout at least 4 days a week. I want to be realistic with myself

Races:
Susan G Komen 5K race for the cure: 5/10/14-44:52



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  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    The flowers and blossoms are filling the air with the smells of Spring. This is the time to start preparing for the Summer. Are you ready to join a Challenge? The Biggest Loser Challenge is looking for members for it’s next Challenge starting the first week of June. The challenge consists of 11 Teams, that participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs, allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

    Here are some of the members comments written on a Survey Monkey poll:

    “It helps me stay focused on my goals. It also keeps things interesting and not boring.”

    “I find that the challenges make me be more cognizant of my food intake, better choices etc. The fitness ones encourage me to try new exercises and to keep doing exercises. I think there is a good possibility I wouldnt do as much if I didnt track it for challenges or tried to do better on challenges”

    “My leaders are all wonderful...they stay in touch with team members and do their best to keep us involved and feeling a part of the team.”

    “They motivate me to eat healthier and to be more active. “

    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the the link below, or click on my username and leave me a message or click on the BLUE BIGGEST LOSER Icon on my page. Join the team and sign up for the next challenge on the Spring Waitlist thread.
    https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/grou
    ps_individual.asp?gid=25339

    Note when using the link above you may have to drop the // or even the //www.


    802 days ago
  • v BLACK_CANARY19
    Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my page! I really appreciate your support! I am hoping that this is the last time of falling! I am ready to succeed! Have a happy Thursday! emoticon
    1716 days ago
  • v CHANGEOLA
    emoticon for the welcome back! emoticon and emoticon on the loss!
    2232 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/13/2015 10:17:51 PM
  • v CHANGEOLA
    Thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you have got back on track as well. I'm glad I'm catching it sooner than later. emoticon emoticon
    2635 days ago
  • v CHANGEOLA
    Lol just finished reading your comment on my blog, and thank you for the well wishes and stopping by. I'm glad I am not the only one who feels that way. I do have to say I like sharing my food pics with friends because its like a modern recipe swap emoticon Happy Hump day! I hope you get settled in and back into action. emoticon
    2663 days ago
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