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I was here before, but I got cocky and thought that I could easily control my bad habits... so I let them slowly slip back into my life. Now, I am having a hard time slipping into my jeans. Putting the breaks on this rollercoaster.... welcome to my ride.

I have lived most of my adult life as an obese woman. It killed my spirit and I let it ruin my quality of life. I had a "rock bottom" moment that made me want to stand tall and scream NO, I AM GOOD ENOUGH! And I am.

That was in June of 2008.

Today, I am in better physical shape than I have been, ever! I realized that if this was going to be for life than the choices I made I had to live with for life. I have learned the importance of seeking out and striving to achieve goals. Setting and accomplishing my goals has increased my self confidence to levels I have never dreamed. I can walk in a room and stand tall, because I belong there... I am good enough.

My mile stones:

06/17/08 My journey starts (AGAIN!) at 206.6 lbs.

07/01/08 200.0

08/01/08 193.0

08/07/08 Put on a size 16 pant and they fit great! Of course, the next day....I put my 20's back on, I like 'm loose.

09/01/08 188.4

09/04/08 After three days of not logging what I eat and not caring what I put in my mouth, I am back on track and still lost at my TOPS meeting. This is a mile stone because I could have easily thrown in the towel and went back to my old habits, but I didn't!

9/17/08 BMI under 30 (29.8).....I'm not obese anymore!

10/01/08 178.4

11/01/08 172.2

11/07/08 Down another size! I wore a pair of size 14 slacks to a wine tasting event. While they did little to hide my mother's apron...they fit perfectly.

12/01/08 166.8

01/01/09 168.8 Oh, SNAP! Up two pounds.

02/01/09 167.0 Happy Birthday to me. I lost a little, but I am not being very consistent.

03/01/09 163.6

03/25/09 156.0 I have officially lost 50 pounds! I am glad to be out of my 3 month slump and back to getting my booty in gear. Swim suit I come!

04/01/09 156.2 We weighed and measured at the halfway point tonight in my Fit Camp. After three weeks, I have lost six inches in my waist. HOLY COW! Kind of raises the bar for the last half of the class~!

05/01/09 149.4

06/01/09 145.4

07/01/09 136.4 I can't believe I lost 9 pounds this month! This is one of my best months ever! Thank goodness for fresh summer fruit!

07/22/09 I am wearing a size 6 pant to work for the first time! Last year, I was a size 20...woo hoo!

08/01/09 131.2

The following records were done 12/29..when I'd had enough of the climb...

09/01/09 136.2 And the accent begins

10/01/09 140.0

11/01/09 143.0

12/01/09 144.8

12/14/09 Enough is enough.

01/01/10 142.6

02/01/10 139.0

03/01/10 138.6 Struggling with sweets

04/01/10 134.6

04/10/10 I completed my very first official 5K this weekend. Finished 5/17 in my age group and 26/75 over all. Next race May 8th, time to beat 27.30/8.52.

05/01/10 131.9

06/01/10 137.0 I have not been eating well. But, giving up on myself is not an option.

07/01/10 132.8 Never give up!

08/01/10 129.0

09/01/10 134

10/01/10 135

11/01/10 137

11/19/10 I am going to be featured in a magazine as a success story. What a time to sabotage myself and start gaining. Time to revisit my goals, recommit or re-evaluate how I want to live.

12/01/10 136; 01/01/11 133.6; 02/01/11 133.0; 03/01/11 132.6 (BMI 18.24)

01/26/12 Wow, Spark Motivator of the Day. How humbling. Thank you all for your well wishing. Boy did the holidays do a number on my progress, but I am back on to my goal weight and fitness goals.

07/14/12 Back here again, back up to 150 lbs. I have a new stress in my life and I forgot how to make good choices. My diet has been convenience and snack driven. Nutrition and quality have taken a back seat and as a back seat has become enlarged.

Member Since: 4/29/2007

Fitness Minutes: 33,397

My Goals:
~ Get into single digit jeans (DONE)
~ Live a more active lifestyle (DOING IT!!)
~ Have more confidence (much improvement!)
~KEEP UP WITH MY KIDS (will that ever happen?)
~ Be a positive role model to my children in every way I can.

New for 2010:
~Run 10K in races
~60 push ups in a minute
~Improve balance & core strength
~Sculpt my buns & thighs

My Program:
Eat less (1500 kcal)

Exersize more

Drink a lot of water

Always reaching for a new goal

Personal Information:
This is the last year I get to enjoy my 30's.

I am a recent Bay Area transplant to a small, Northern California town. Married for 10 years, but I've loved him since I was 15 years old. We have two beautiful, brilliant and energetic children that amaze me more and more every day.

Other Information:
I am proud to say that I was featured as a success story in the February 2011 edition of Shape Magazine. The same month I turned 40.

My advice to all is to start small and challenge what you think you are capable of.

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