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This is me at about 200lbs after a sprained ankle, a wedding and a baby...

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This is me in my Legend of Billy Jean Phase -I probably weighed 160 in this photo.

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This is who I do it all for. I want to be around when he has children.

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That is the sound of being fed up with being overweight and out of shape.

This page is to help document my progress as I work towards not only losing 66 lbs, but in gaining strength and control over my eating habits.

When people ask me where I'm from, I never know how to answer. As a kid I moved every couple of years at the whim of my mother. Born in Long Beach, Ca, I promptly moved to Riddle, OR.; then to South Lake Tahoe, Ca.; to Guerneville, Ca.; to Livermore, CA.; to Grants Pass, OR.; and finally to the San Francisco Bay Area. Where'm I from? You're guess is as good as mine, but for now, this is home.

As you might imagine, my place of residence was not the only thing in my life that was often in question as a child. Stability was clearly not the cornerstone of my upbringing. Because I never really learned proper eating skills nor how to exercise and often was an emotional eater, I have struggled with my weight for my entire life.

With the help of my husband, I'm making up for what stability I lacked as a child by being a stable, responsible parent to my son.

I just turned 30 and with so many turning points, (getting married, having a baby, turning 30, etc.) happening at once there's no better time to think about taking care of my health. I have a long way to go, more than 60 lbs to lose, but I'm hoping that with Spark and the help and support of my family and friends, I will get there.

Member Since: 2/19/2007

Fitness Minutes: 11,409

My Goals:
Long term goal: Get healthy, get my eating under control and encourage my son to be happy and healthy too.

Short term/long term: get in better shape so i can have more energy to play with my son.

I ultimately want to try to get down to 135 lbs. It has been a very long time since I've seen that number. I have a feeling though that I'll be happy somewhere between 140-160.

I want to become as physically fit as I can, and the weight on the scale isn't nearly as important and how I feel inside my skin.

My Program:
Updated 7/20/09:
I am now working out at least 6 days a week for a minimum of 45 minutes:

Walk for about 39 minutes mon-fri during the afternoons.

Alternating biking 40 minutes a day and some other cardio for about a similar time.

light weight training on the non-bike days.

Partner Acrobatics every Wednesday & Saturday for 1.5 hr.

20 minute walk home from work, and 1.5hr partner acrobatics class every other Saturday.

Trying to improve the above to include another walk earlier in the day, but my work schedule doesn't always allow this.

Personal Information:
I am 31 and I live in the San Francisco Bay area with my husband, my son and our 2 cats. I'm a project manager for a software company.

Other Information:
Hobbies etc: Voice Acting, Listening to music & audio plays, playing video games, reading, watching movies, knitting, biking, running & partner acrobatics (yes, really).

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    FANTASTIC!! Congratulations on W4D2! You are doing really really well by the looks of things. :D

    Welcome to the c25k team! We're here for ya, anything you need..

    Keep it up! ;-)

    4322 days ago
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    Just a quick note to welcome you to the C25K Team! Let us know if you have any questions about starting C25K!

    And happy running!
    4324 days ago
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    {*{¸¸.•´ ..•´ }} {¸.•´~ {¸.•* ~ *{¸.•* Welcome to Couch to 5 K a.k.a. C25K!!!!!!!!

    From the looks of it you are already on your way to a healthier you CONGRATULATIONS on the weight loss success up to this point.

    If you have any questions please drop a line any time to one of our team leaders! We will do our best to help you continue on in your weight loss journey!!!!

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    4324 days ago
    Thank you for the flowers and the note about my puppy : ) I miss her but have years of fond memories!!
    4333 days ago
    emoticon for the add. I added you too. Congrats on your success so far! Doing AWESOME!! Best of luck with all your goals. Stop by any time to chat!
    Have a great day!
    4342 days ago
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