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Ugh! I have been slacking for a LONG time, but now I'm really trying to get it together! As you can see below, I thought I was a Done Girl at one point....I guess I still can be, I'll just be starting over again. What I really hope to gain from SparkPeople this time is accountability and the motivation/motivational tricks to keep going!

Everytime I stop taking care of myself, I realize that "OMG, it's been a month/6 months/a year of me goofing off, and if I had just stuck with it I could be soooo much farther!" I don't want to have to say that to myself again. I want to be able to get right back on track if I fall off! I want the patience to recognize the small changes along this journey to the big change! I want to keep going simply to improve my health, even if the scale doesn't move when I want, or ever! I want a new way to look at this journey that keeps me going!

I'm currently in my last year and a half of grad school, and I know that there will never be another time in my life where I have sooo much time to devote to this lifestyle change! If I don't do it now, it's only gonna be harder for me later! My body is working VERY hard to keep me relatively healthy (i.e. no diabetes [yet] and no major aches, pains, or physical issues) and it's time that I help!

So, there's no time like the present! I am Brittany Nicole Ware, and I am signing up today, 4/12/2010, to change my life one step at a time, and to strive to be just a little healthier each day! I can use all the help I can get!
I am now a Done Girl, and here are just a few of the things I'm DONE with.

DONE being the fat girl
DONE being the fat friend
DONE being the fat sister/daughter
DONE being unsure of whether a store carries my size
DONE shopping in specialty stores
DONE feeling less than sexy
DONE being invisible
DONE being ignored/overlooked
DONE buying a bigger size everytime I go shopping
DONE telling my family I need a bigger size when they shop for me
DONE dreading summer vacations cuz all I'm comfortable wearing are jeans
DONE not being able to buy knee-high boots (my fav!!)
DONE hiding from the camera

With everything and more, I AM DONE!!!!!!

i am sooo proud to be a DONE GIRL!!! They are the best, and then some, and with their support and encouragement, I will succeed!
SUNNY GALS!!!! I'm really excited about participating in the Done Girls Spring into Summer Challenge! I'm hoping that this will give me the swift kick in the rear I need to really buckle down. I've been hovering at this weight for too long, losing and then gaining back the same 2-3 lbs. I can't really call this a plateau, cuz this journey is just getting started. I know I need to get serious with the diet portion of my journey, and I hope/know that this challenge, and the people I meet along the way, will help me to get and keep that under control. Anywho, the challenge doesn't start for another week, so I'm going to spend this next week really concentrating on my diet, and staying within my spark calorie range. Wish me luck, and feel free to drop by and drop some words of encouragement or wisdom. I WILL SUCCEED!!!!
Hello all, I'm back again, and hoping that the third time's the charm. I'm hoping to meet more people on here this time that can help to keep me motivated an on track.

The bootcamp is done, and I must admit that I got more and more slack as the month wore on. However, I am still at it. I will be using the fitness videos provided by this site, some bootcamp, some not, in my own configuration. I have 2 1/2 months to meet my pre-trip planning goal, and I REALLY wanna be able to take this trip. So, whether I always feel like it or not, I will do 30-45 min of cardio 5-6 days a week, and I will also strength train 6 times a week. I haven't decided if I want Sunday to be a rest day or not, but I feel like I should do something, so I may try a short yoga/pilates workout on that day. I will also eat within my calorie range everyday! If, no WHEN I do this, I have no doubt that I can meet my goal of at least 2lbs/week, which will put me well on my way to meeting my pre-trip goal and beyond.

I just ordered and received Jillian Michaels' book "Winning by Losing", and I hoping to get some really good information out of it. A goal that I hope to meet soon is to find healthy and filling snacks, and meals that do not leave me feeling hungry. If you know of any articles or books that can help me with that, please let me know. Also, does anyone know of a realistic inch loss goal? 1 overall inch per month/week, 10? I would like to add this to my goals, but I have no clue what is realistic.

And I just found out that I am down 2.5 inches from 2-3 weeks ago, boy is that motivating or what?! Especially when you don't quite feel like anything is happening. YAY ME!!!!

Member Since: 9/19/2007

Fitness Minutes: 4,166

My Goals:
Lose 50lbs by 12/12/10. That means I will weight 205 or less in 1 year!

My Program:
Idk yet. Right now, I just wanna work out more days than not - that means at least 4 days/wk. I also want to stick with and complete this new Done Girls challenge, and C25K.

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    Pssst.. where have you gone?!

    We hope you come back soon. And, by the way, happy birthday to you. I hope that the beautiful new year ahead brings you lots of joy and adventure! :D

    3316 days ago
  • v JENNY712
    One of my favorite Bible Verses:
    The Golden Rule! Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you. What kind of world would it be if we all lived by this rule. HUGS!

    3333 days ago
  • v JENNY712
    HUGS! I wanted to share a blessing!


    To your enemy . . .forgiveness,
    To your opponent . . .tolerance.
    To a friend . . . your heart.
    To a customer . . . service.
    To all men . . .charity.
    To every child . . . a good example
    To yourself . . .respect

    -Author unknown
    3533 days ago
  • v JENNY712
    A Poem of Hope
    by Helena Fehr

    I feel the arms of God around me,
    as I lay on my bed at night.
    Asleep, I feel the Angel's touch-
    I'm surrounded and held tight.

    More go to:
    3535 days ago
  • v JENNY712
    Hello! The sun is shinning here and the small garden is growing I have my first small little green tomato. God bless you! Jenny emoticon emoticon

    3631 days ago
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