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This is the start of a "new beginning" a Genesis if you will of my life. It is time, the time is now. I only have the rest of my life to live for and I want to live it as a healthier, more fit me!

About 2 years ago, I found out that I had Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, which basically means I have fat around my liver and the only way to get rid of it is to lose weight. Basically that means if I do nothing about it, I could get cirrhosis of the liver, liver cancer or even worse my liver could fail and I could die. That is when I realized I had to do something to become healthier and lost the weight. I started slowly at first, but this Summer came and I kicked it into high gear!

I am currently on meds for and irregularly fast heartbeat which they think could also be caused by my being overweight, as well as many vitamins that I have to take because I have a mal-absorption problem in my stomach which means my food and nutrients especially do not absorb into my stomach, so I do not digest it properly and it goes straight through me. Nice, I know, right? So I am also on meds for that to help "bind" the food and nutrients that I eat so I can lead a mostly normal life.

I have also battled with depression for most of my life, and just recently decided to do something about it and started taking Prozac. I only take it once a day, but hopefully by eating right and exercising that will help to ease those symptoms as well and won't have to take it as often, or possibly anymore! That is one of my goals in all this too.

Another one of my goals in all of this is to be able to get off the heart meds completely, since if I ever want to get pregnant I cannot be taking them because they help to thin my blood, and that would not be good.

Update 1/07/10
I am currently still on meds for all things mentioned above. I am on a new journey, one that took me down a lot of other roads to get here, but I am finally here and I am NOT looking back. I am DONE, DUNZO! with all things that make me the fat girl with the "pretty face and, those eyes!" Why thank-you, I do like my eyes, but I am so much more than that! Gonna do this for all the right reasons now. To be a healthier, better, more lovely me, and bring out that girl that I know is in there! I used to shut her up with chocolate, but she is choking on all that now, and needs a change!

Member Since: 7/7/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,977

My Goals:
To lose weight and become a healthier, better version of myself so I can have healthy pregnancies when I decide to have babies.

To look better Naked!

To be DONE with it all. DUNZO!

To Run a 5K, and then possibly work up to a 1/2 marathon.

To be able to run a 1/2 marathon with my little sister come November. I have a lot of training and losing to do, but I have some of the best motivators in the world right here!

My Program:
I am currently walking about 3-4 miles a day, also lifting weights and some cardio through various at home workout programs. I am getting Extreme with Chalean Extreme, and restarting my Turbo Jam program on days when I need cardio but want to change it up a bit!
I am going to be doing 30 day Shred, and beginning to run, even through the snow :-)

Personal Information:
I am from a college town in the middle of Iowa, but originally from NW Iowa. I just turned 28 and just celebrated my 2 year married anniversary in October to my best friend, my husband who I have known for over 10 years. I enjoy gardening, walking, watching thunderstorms, and spending time with friends and family.

Other Information:
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to's about learning to dance in the rain.

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

Life is not Measured by the number of Breaths we take, but but the Moments that take our Breath away.

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