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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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  • v SHAWN_Z
    Thanks, Joan! I finished week 5 yesterday, so I'll be joining you in week 6 tomorrow! emoticon
    4057 days ago
    WOW! Awesome running stats! I only dream of such!
    Enjoy the spring weather!
    4057 days ago
    Thanks for the support on my blog!! I'm so excited to be pregnant! I hope you have a wonderful week!
    4059 days ago
    sorry you had a rough day...way to stay strong and get right back up and in the game again! Success is getting up one more time than we fall!! Here is to a better tomorrow!!
    4064 days ago
    Just wanted to check in and say Hi! I have been slacking the past 2 1/2 weeks or so. I had my daughter's 1st bday, midterms, and then spring break. So now, I'm trying to get back on track! Congrats on running 1o mins!! Thats awesome! I'm still on week 4 since I missed several runs :( Hope everything is going well!!
    4065 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/24/2010 5:05:29 PM
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