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2013 is about focus!!!!!
I have played with this weight loss thing for too long. This is the year for me to stop half- a**ing and do what I know in my heart I can accomplish. I'm going hard or going home this year.
The Former me:
The girl who seemed unbreakable
The girl who seemed strong
The girl who always laughed
The girl who never stopped trying
Gave up
She dropped her fake smile as a tear ran down her cheek
She whispered to herself
I can't do this anymore

Your weight loss =

1 pound = a Guinea Pig
1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts
2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs
3 pounds = an average human brain
4 pounds = an ostrich egg
5 pounds = a Chihuahua
6 pounds = a human’s skin
7.5 pounds = an average newborn
8 pounds = a human head
10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year
11 pounds = an average housecat
12 pounds = a Bald Eagle
15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs
16 pounds = a sperm whale’s brain
20 pounds = an automobile tire
23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year
24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream
25 pounds = an average 2 year old
30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year
33 pounds = a cinder block
36 pounds = a mid-size microwave
40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg
44 pounds = an elephant’s heart
50 pounds = a small bale of hay
55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner
60 pounds = an elephant’s penis (yep, weights more than his heart!)
66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a year
70 pounds = an Irish Setter
77 pounds = a gold brick
80 pounds = the World’s Largest Ball of Tape
90 pounds = a newborn calf
100 pounds = a 2 month old horse
111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a year
117 pounds = an average fashion model (and she’s 5’11”)
118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica
120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month
130 pounds = a newborn giraffe
138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a year
140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in a year
144 pounds = an average adult woman (and she’s 5’4”)

1-4-09 I joined the Spark team some months ago and while I have made small strides towards my progress I have not taken my participation or my journey very serious. I have the knowledge but I also have the fear. I have lost weight many times, and have done so with several different commercial weight loss programs. My problem is not losing it. The problem is that once I lose the weight I run out of excuses to not let myself shine, and to fully live my life. I start to feel that if I shine too much people will get mad or their feelings will get hurt but guess what somebody did get mad and feelings did get hurt MINE!! I can not continue to live I mean exist this way. I made a decision for myself, and that was that I'm joining the bootcamp. I am not going to start again only to stop before I fulfill my dream, and reach my goal. I am starting at 284 with a determined mind and the fire to go all the way. Good Luck to everyone. Let the Challenge began. My goals for the challenge are to work out four days a week, spark daily, and to lose 12 pounds.


I am DONE being the fat friend.
I am DONE shopping in plus size stores.
I am DONE making excuses for not being more active.
I am DONE letting others dictate how my life goes.
I am DONE accepting anything so i won't make others mad.
I am DONE waiting to live.

Member Since: 9/2/2008

Fitness Minutes: 4,392

My Goals:
-Walk 6 days a week.
-Strength train 2 days a week.
-Journal my food

My Program:
I will be doing bootcamp and following that meal plan for the first 6 weeks. Eating and exercise to be determined after completion.

Personal Information:
I was born in Brooklyn, New York but Decatur, Ga. is where I have spent the majority of my life. I am very social and often referred to as the CRAZY. I am currently working on my Master's degree at a very so pace(that must change). I love music. I have a wonderful son who loves sports, and needs a healthy mom to keep up with him.

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