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I want my forties to be the time of my life.

I have been a member of SP for 5 years. I had always been active playing sports and dancing. Over the years a lot has changed. When I first started, I was 150lbs. and looking to find new recipes and ideas for weight loss to lose 5-10 lbs. I didn't use the community features, blogs or interact with groups / people etc. I quickly fell of the wagon so to speak and yo-yo dieted for a few years. I was at my heaviest (185lbs.) in July 2016 while going through a horrible divorce. I quickly realized my new found freedom gave me the foundation to take time to work on myself. I lost 30 lbs. by being active and prepping my meals daily. I had confidence and my self esteem was high.

I soon met the love of my life while out dancing to live music. It was love at first sight. We moved in together within 3 months and have not looked back since. Over the next year, I started to gain the weight back; hello binge watching Netflix.. This is when I started to notice, I am an emotional eater. I used to eat to fight off depression which got me to 185 lbs. Now, I'm at 180 and the happiest I have ever been however, I over indulge on all my favorite foods mindlessly.

After seeing a picture of myself at a wedding in early October 2018, I knew the time had come to focus on my health. Also, my annual doc visit blood work showed me as borderline diabetic, ekk.. My fiance and I started to cook healthier options for dinner and I have been doing my best not to eat out for lunch and prepping my food. I have managed to stay the same weight..

Time for the exercising to commence. This is where I lack motivation. While my fiance encourages me daily, I need more interaction with others. I am a compassionate and competitive person. I need outside motivation by seeing others succeed and cheering them on. I need to see what is possible to challenge myself.. So I have come back to SP to make this lifestyle change the best experience I possibly can.

I want my forties to be the time of my life. With this milestone birthday in the rear view mirror, I will be working to achieve a 40 lbs. weigh loss and lifestyle change. Let's do this!

Member Since: 1/5/2013

Fitness Minutes: 7,198

My Goals:
My goal is to recreate myself into the person my mind believes I am. I want to dance without getting winded and be more active out doors again.

My Program:
Full of small lifestyle steps, and take it a day at a time.

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    Something to think about as we keep soaring this summer,
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    In 2 weeks, you'll feel it,
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    We can definitely make a difference over the course of our FLAB-U-LESS, Summer challenge! Good luck in week 2!!!
    390 days ago
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