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I'm going to try something new for me. I don't have a wedding to plan this time (just a husband that says I'm perfect the way I am), and I'm not worried about what vacation will be like (yet), but I'm thinking about my health. I'm 26 years old, and if I'm so unhealthy today, what will I be like at 30. I want to be healthy. My goal is to lose the 81.4 lbs. that I should lose to be healthy by my second wedding anniversary. This would be 10/18/2010.

In 2009 I was diagnosed with bulged discs in my lower back. The doctors could not give me a specific reason that I have these bulged discs, but losing weight will help they say, and to me this says, "your obesity caused these bulging discs." I'm in pain a lot of days (though i really don't tell people this, and they ask why I limp, and i pretend that I don't realize that I'm limping, and say that it must be because I'm tired).

My mom is going to be my partner in losing weight this year. I'm going to tell her about this site, and hope that she will join. What is there to lose, it's free! and it's not like I gotta give away my identity to make it happen.

I'm looking forward to this year, and I know that I can make it to my goal. Today is day one.


Member Since: 1/5/2010

Fitness Minutes: 2,759

My Goals:
I would like to make it to 145 lbs. by October 18, 2010, my second wedding anniversary. I will run a 5K before the end of the year. My first mini goal was is to be under 200 lbs. and I would like to reach this goal by March 1st. My second mini goal is to be under 185 lbs. (this would be out of the obesity range). And I would like to get to this goal by May 1st, 2010. My third mini goal is to be at 165lbs. by August 1st. and then finally 145 lbs. by October 18th.

My Program:
I just joined the C25K program, and I'm walking in between days.

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    Thank you for adding me as well! emoticon Have a great day!
    3930 days ago
    Welcome to spark! Your photo is beautiful! I'm walking this journey with you too.....can't wait to see what the year will bring weightwise! One healthy choice at a time we can make progress!! Stay strong!!!
    3931 days ago
  • v KITTY1970
    An add on note to you. I do an in home walking dvd w/ Leslie Sansone. I found her videos @ the library. There is also one on youtube. Welcome to the club. I believe you can do anything through Christ. Just ask for His lead & let Him take it & He'll guide you every step of the way. Listen to Him & praise Him for what an awesome privilege it is to have lost this weight & inches.
    I didn't mean to preach.
    P.S. you look so beatiful in your wedding pic.
    3931 days ago
  • v NORRIS6201
    Welcome to SP ~ my name is stephanie, I live in MI and look forward to sharing this journey with you. I hope you find all of the tools and motivation you need, I know this site has been very helpfull for me. Best of luck! emoticon
    3931 days ago
    Welcome to SparkPeople! I'm so glad you joined. This is going to be one awesome ride. I have crazy good feelings about this year. Here's to 2010-- best ever!
    3945 days ago
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