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Hi there! My name is Kay and I'm 22 years old. I'm newly married and loving it. My husband is arguably the greatest part of my life. He completes me in so many ways. He loves me the way I am, I only wish I felt the same way. I love him more than anything in the world, now it's time for me to start loving myself.

I have struggled with my weight for many years. I’ve been overweight most of my life and it was particularly difficult when I was a figure skater. I’ve dieted on and off and joined several gyms, but always quit shortly after. I've always struggled to maintain a lifestyle change. I get started with high motivation and it slowly diminishes over time. I finally feel like I'm at a place in life where I can make the necessary changes.

I've been through a lot as of late and it's been really hard for me not to reach for food when I'm feeling down. In October 2008, I met the love of my life. I was depressed, I stopped going to school, and eventually I dropped out completely. I spent my days in bed, loathing my life, but not doing anything to change it. When I met Chris everything changed. He motivated me to change things. For the first time in my life, I felt like I was enough. I married him in February 2009. I couldn't ask for a better husband.

In the past year, I've been up and down with my weight. In May of 2009, I thought I was really going to make a change. Due to the visa process to move to the United States, I was stuck in Canada while Chris was in Kentucky. The distance was difficult and our marriage hit a rough patch. I stopped working out and began eating through my emotions. We finally made it through the rough patch and I moved to Kentucky in October that year but I didn't get back into the swing of diet and exercise and it's been really downhill ever since.

Since May 2009, I have gained 20 lbs. I hadn't stepped on a scale in months but I really began to notice a change in December. I noticed my pants were getting tight and I just wasn't happy with my appearance anymore. I acquired a double chin and it got to a point where I could no longer look at myself in the mirror. I have a cheval mirror facing the bed and I had to flip it around so I wouldn't have to look at myself anymore.

So now I've decided that enough is enough. I want to be happy being myself. I want to feel beautiful and fabulous again. I want to be naked around my husband and not feel disgusting. It's time to take action and make a change!

Wish me luck!

October 2010 Update:
Well guys, I've been gone for a while now. I haven't made any effort to exercise or watch what I eat and now I'm living with the consequences. We've literally had fast food every day for the past 4 days and sometimes more than once in a day. This is just ridiculous now. I never used to eat this way. When I lived in Canada, I would have fast food MAYBE once a week. I can't do this anymore. I want to go out to eat and fit comfortable in a booth without my belly touching the table. I want to ride roller coasters and find clothes that look good on me. I want to walk up the stairs without being winded and take pictures with my husband without feeling self-conscious. I've said this all before but I have to say it again. I feel like crap and this has to stop.

January 2011 Update:
Starting over with the 17 day diet! Working like a charm so far. 3.6 lbs down and feeling incredibly motivated. I had gained 30 lbs since April 2010 and it was getting out of control so I decided to make a change for good!

Member Since: 3/25/2010

Fitness Minutes: 1,217

My Goals:
To lose 100 lbs and be happy and comfortable with my appearance. I want my wardrobe to be limited only by my taste and not my size. I want to be sexy for my husband and feel great!

My Program:
Following the 17 day diet. Using the treadmill every other day and wii fit every day!

Personal Information:
I'm originally from Canada now living in Paducah. I'm 22 years old and married to the most wonderful man in the world! He has been so incredibly supportive and I've even inspired him a little!

Other Information:
I love love love to read. I have a quote from Lord of the Rings tattooed on my foot that reads "Not all those who wander are lost".

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  • v RENATA5
    Stopped by to say "hi" and wish you a Happy emoticon Spark Bookworms team anniversary.

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    3741 days ago
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    3802 days ago
    Just saw your status and wanted say WOOOHOO! 13.3 lbs GONE!

    3802 days ago
    Hey ya'll! Thought I'd finally add another update. I've failed so many times in 2010 I can't even count! I'm starting again and I'm using the 17 day diet. Thanks again for the support! Love Always, Kay

    3823 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/3/2011 10:59:35 PM
    How's everything going? Just checking in on my friends! emoticon
    3840 days ago
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