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How many times have I tried to lose weight? How many times have I done it and then gained it all back? How many times have I picked the cheeseburger instead of the salad? The answer to all of these questions is the same...TOO MANY!

They say that you have to really be ready to be able to lose weight. I've been ready for years. I know that it's not going to be an easy journey, but why does it have to be SO hard? Where is my willpower? I start out the week Thursday, I'm eating cheeseburgers, and candy...and things I don't particularly like just because it's something to eat. I am...AGAIN...pledging that I WILL lose this weight. I'm not new to Spark...I've actually been a sparker for a couple of years (I originally started out at 220 lbs)...I'm just recently back, though! I could really use some moral support. I've got a great husband, but his idea of watching what he eats is watching it AS he's eating it! He's got a great metabolism, and an active job, so he doesn't struggle like I do. I'm lucky because he'll eat anything I cook...I don't have to make separate food for him. It would just be nice if I could find people who are going through what I'm going through to help each other out!

1st 10% Goal - 19 pounds
2nd 10% Goal - 17 pounds
3rd 10% Goal - 16 pounds

Member Since: 10/12/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,001

My Goals:
*Get to a healthy weight
*Be more active
*Walk in a 5K and later a 1/2 Marathon (Walk 5K - DONE!!)
*Someday RUN a 5K and 1/2 Marathon!
*Have kids

My Program:
*3 balanced meals & 2 snacks (spaced 3 hours apart) not to exceed 1200-1550 calories.
*Drink 8 glasses of water/day.
*Only 1 diet soda/day (only after water goal is met!)
*When eating out, make the healthiest choices possible (I'm not going to say NO eating's a fact of life for us, so I'm just going to be more conscious about what I choose!).

5 days/week Turbo Jam
1 day/week free cardio (whatever I feel like doing!)
5 days/week strength training
Weekly challenges for Team Turkey

Personal Information:
I live in Indiana and work for a newspaper in the accounting department. It's a desk job in an office where people LOVE to eat!

I have a WONDERFUL husband of almost 4 years.

I have 3 monster dogs that I adore, but none of which are big on exercise!

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  • v KARBIE18
    Miss seeing you here on SP. I know you're trying not to Spark at work, but I loved seeing your face in my Friend Feed.

    Love ya,
    4041 days ago
  • v GIVEUP30
    emoticon I signed up for the April challenge and put my 16510 fitness at end of March on a page that had all of our names on it but I noticed when I came across the list again it didn't have my number up it was still question marks. I never got any e mail telling me where to put this up until another e mail from someone else came in and I saw the one one the one who had the list of names....what I'm asking is can you help me I see you are one of the leader of the LIttle People challenge. I have been putting up my fitness each day for April and those e mail are coming in from others that are putting their up too. So am I in the challgene...I am slow at understand where and what to do emoticon
    4042 days ago
    Happy April Fools Day!!!
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    4053 days ago
    Ok, so since we stopped talking (b/c of crazy busy weeks) I have been totally unaccountable and need your help again!!! I hope you had a good weekend and that your work is slowed down. Mine has!
    4070 days ago
    I wanted to stop by and say hi. We haven't talked in ages!! How are you? How are things? I missed chatting with you. Hope things are getting better at work. emoticon
    4070 days ago
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