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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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    4073 days ago
    Just popping in to see how you are doing!

    Wishing you a GREAT new week of GOOD choices and some fresh air!! We are enjoying a week of spring in the midst of our winter here!

    Stay strong, you won't regret the effort it takes!!!
    4074 days ago
  • v DBOUZA
    I just added you as a friend and wanted to tell you that your story touched me. Not only has your weight loss been PHENOMENAL (GOOD FOR YOU!) but you're doing it for THE most important reason...for yourself. Events come and go (weddings, reunions, etc) and as harsh as this sounds, even relying on other people as a reason for weight loss can be temporary or selfdefeating...but doing it for YOURSELF, THAT is powerful and lasting...and requires a certain level of self awareness I didn't have when I was 26 (I'm almost 10 yrs older than you). You should be very proud of yourself and your accomplishments. I'M proud of you!!!
    4078 days ago
  • v NORRIS6201
    Congrats on the super weight loss ! Keep up the great work.

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    4078 days ago
    wow! almost 30 lbs now! And so quick, amazing job keep up the great work! emoticon
    4079 days ago
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