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Rock climbing with KKITTSY! January 2013

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Welcome to my spark page! I joined SparkPeople in January 2008. When I started this journey, I fully expected another failure. After all, I'd been down this road before. But what I wasn't expecting was to meet so many great people and have so many invaluable resources.

I had misconceptions about, diet, name it! Over the course of the past three years I have learned to appreciate food without overdoing it, I've learned to love exercise, and I've gained incredible knowledge of all things health-related. And I just can't get enough!

My first goal was to lose 10 pounds. I figured anyone could lose 10 pounds. After I achieved that goal, I started exercising. I bought 2 workout videos to do at home. I barely made it through the first one. My head was pounding, my face was red, and honestly, I felt terrible. But I kept at it. Now I look forward to exercising. I've learned step aerobics, kickboxing, weight training, and more! In 2009 I started running and I've now got a couple of half marathons under my belt! If you're still reading this, I encourage you to challenge yourself continually. Start small, but keep at it! You can do it!

Member Since: 1/8/2008

My Goals:
Get those last few pounds off and learn the art of maintenance! Also, learn to really love my body. It's been so good to me.

My Program:
I lost 125 pounds in 3 years with spark people. I'm still learning to balance nutrition and fitness. I plan to fight the good fight each day of my life. I will never return to my nearly 300 pound self!

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    Welcome to Spark People and to STL Sparkers!

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    I look forward to getting to know you!


    4640 days ago
    Saw your post in the Dog Lovers Huddle... Welcome!!! Congrats on the loss so far, keep up the good work!!!
    4640 days ago
    Hi Jamie and welcome to the Dog Lovers team. We are a very active bunch of supportive people who love talking about our furry babies. Stop by soon to introduce yourself and tell us about your pets. Good luck with all your goals.
    4640 days ago
    Have fun in Vegas!!!! Don't worry, you'll do great. Just know that the less fatty foods you eat, the better your tummy will feel. Which means-the more fun you'll have! Load up on veggies at the buffets.

    Most important, Have Fun!!!

    And check in when you get back, so you can stay on track.

    4641 days ago
    Congrats on the 5 lbs.! I got to curves on Friday, but haven't been since. We have the recumbent bike, so I've been doing 30 minutes a day on that since Saturday. I want to go to curves tomorrow, though.

    are you staying motivated? I hope so. I'm doing my best.
    4641 days ago
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