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Fast food and eating out contributed to my massive weight gain from 2002 through 2006. During that four year period, I had gained around 50 pounds. I started my weight loss regimen right after I became engaged in November 2006. In February 2007, it really hit me that I needed to lose some serious weight. A friend from school, who had not seen me in about a year and a half, did not recognize me. I eventually lost about 25 lbs before my wedding in November 2007. Then after my honeymoon in Italy and the Christmas holidays, I gained 9 back. Now after having lost the Christmas weight, I'm ready for Phase 2 of my weight loss journey, where hopefully I'll hit my goal weight of 125. At that point, my weight will be back down to where it was my freshman year of college in 1998!

Originally I had wanted to get down to 125 for my first anniversary which is on November 10. I've decided to give myself a little while longer to lose the weight and do this correctly!

End of the Year Goal -- 156.6

1/8/09 So that year end goal - add about 10 pounds to it in the wrong direction. Yikes. So I've started doing Power 90 in the hopes of doing P90X right after. My hope is to be somewhere around my goal weight for my 29th birthday in July.

Member Since: 11/27/2006

Fitness Minutes: 5,772

My Goals:
To not cringe when I see a picture of myself!

To look and feel healthier!

To gain muscle tone and definition!

To fit in a size 6 again!

To be in the "healthy" BMI range!

To feel comfortable in a bathing suit (is that possible for anyone, haha)!

To exercise 4 times a week!

My Program:
Trying to stay within the calorie limits of 1200-1550 and exercising 5-6 times per week using Tae Bo Amped, elliptical and pilates, while giving myself 1-2 rest days per week. I always eat 3 normal sized meals and two snacks a day.

Personal Information:
I'm 28 years old and married. I live in Michigan, but I'm originally from Georgia.

I'm a graduate of both University of Georgia and Michigan State University.

I have a golden retriever named Austin and a black cat named Savannah.

Other Information:
If you are too focused on the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, you might miss the rainbow.

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  • v no profile image SPAR1056
    Thanks for the reminder! According to the little football field, I am now in the red zone!
    4468 days ago
  • v no profile image SPAR1056
    Thanks for adding me as a friend! We will hit our goals before we know it! emoticon
    4545 days ago
  • v ERIN1022
    Thanks for adding me as a friend. I returned the favor. :) Glad to see you'll be doing the November challenge!
    4620 days ago
  • v ERIN1022
    Welcome to Married on a Mission!! We're so glad to have you join the team. I am so jealous you had your honeymoon in Italy; I have always wanted to go there. I'm also a member of the Spark Bookworms team, but sadly I've had little time to read these days because I'm buys grading papers. I'd much rather read a novel. LOL Feel free to introduce yourself to the team on the message boards, and I look forward to getting to know you!
    4621 days ago
  • v no profile image BUFFEDSTUFF
    So how have you been treating life? Take your time and make those dreams of yours a reality. I wish you the best. Now have a great week. emoticon
    4621 days ago
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