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February 2011 - 285lbs... down 20lbs from sparkpeople start weight of 305lbs in December 2010!

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my BLC#16 week 2 project :) almost halfway from my heaviest to my goal!

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College graduation - May 2008 - 360lbs

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I have a long way to go to reach my goals but with the help of God and my family and friends I know I can do this... I HAVE to do this!

Member Since: 12/6/2010

Fitness Minutes: 5,305

My Goals:
My goal is to reach 160lbs... that's 200lbs lower than my highest weight in 2008. I dropped 60lbs over the next year after that but since then my weight has just fluctuated right around 300lbs. That is not and cannot be acceptable. I'm now working toward not only losing the weight but reversing my type 2 diabetes.

My Program:
With the help of my parents, who have both been rather successful through SP, I am working toward my weight-loss goal as well as training to walk/job the P.F. Chang half marathon in January 2013... it's gonna be a lot of work but I'm super excited! :)

Personal Information:
My name is Stephanie, I'm 27 years old and I haven't been healthy a day in my life. I've always struggled with my weight, even since I was a kid. At age 21 I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. This should have been my wake up call but it wasn't. When I graduated college at age 23 I weighed 360lbs... Thank God I'm not at that point anymore and I never will be again!

Other Information:
God is #1 in my life and He has blessed me beyond belief with amazing family and friends. I work 2 jobs: I am the Youth Leader at Abundant Grace and I am the Assistant Manager at Berean Christian Stores. I do more than enough to keep me busy lol. My friends often refer to me as a social butterfly... and they're right :) I love people and I love helping people. I guess that's why both of my jobs are such good fits for me haha :)

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  • v B4TURNING40
    Reading your story encouraged me, and I could relate. I also have been overweight all my life, feel blessed by God on so many levels, I was on church staff for 7 years as Director of Singles Ministry for 4 then Director of Preschool Ministries for 3, and my husband use to be the manager at Family Christian Store as well.

    I see you are off to a good start--I'm brand new here-I hope we can encourage each other along the way!
    3207 days ago
    Would you like to be spark buddies?? :) You are off to a great start!! You can do it!!!! :D
    3280 days ago
  • v CFIMBRES01
    Hi thanks for commenting on my page. I have busting my tail on exercise. I live between 16th street and 7th street right b4 Baseline. I do need a buddy to keep me motivated. I sometimes get so discouraged. I saw how much weight you lose. U are doing great and looking fabulous!! Emial me on my sparkmail so we can talk more. I'll be waiting for your response. Have a great weekend.

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    3570 days ago
    Congrats on you lose so far!! Thanks for joining the gaming group, hope to see you at something. Good luck with your goals!!
    3578 days ago
  • v no profile image IWASVERTICAL
    Yes I did. I wanted one of the daily food tracking sites, so I just took you up on yours :]
    3586 days ago
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