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My girls last weekend when I went to visit Eugene for a Ducks game!! We won! WOO!!

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Halloween 2006 - Jem and the Hollograms!

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My mom and me at the Oregon Coast in early August


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***Update, 3/7/2011****
I have been off Sparkpeople consistently for a few years now. I never got to my goal weight of 130 and after living pretty comfortably at 140 for 3 years, I don't think I will ever get to that weight and still enjoy life! I enjoy food waay too much :). Regardless, my weight has crept back up to 151! Yikes!! All of my clothes that I bought and new suites aren't fitting very well ANND, now I have a wedding to get ready for! I really will never have to look better on any day of my life - so hopefully, that will be sufficient motivation to start making everyday count! I want to look and feel better and make my way back down to a happier, healthier me!

***Update, 1/20/2008***
I've lost 25 lbs. w/ Sparkpeople in the last 9 months. My goal is to lose 12.5 more and be at my "permanent" weight of 130 lbs by May 15, 2008. I'm excited to be in this position for myself. Thank you all and I look forward to continually enjoying your support in this endeavor...

I've currently lost 20 lbs. w/ SparkPeople and feel a lot better about myself, my energy, the way I look and the way I feel. Thank you all for sooo much help, I couldn't have done this w/o you! It's been a bumpy ride and I am sure that these next 11 lbs. will be the toughest, but I know I can do it with all of my wonderful friends at SP helping. I've been steadily working on this since April 1, 2007 with a 6 week hiatus in July/August due to my last month with some dear friends before I moved away for LAW SCHOOL. I DID gain back 4 lbs in those 6 wks, but they've since been shed and those memories were well worth it!
So now, I'm in Seattle in my first semester at law school and determined to continue to make my health a priority. Thank you again and good luck to everyone with continuing this journey!

I'm a recent college graduate who has put on about 18 pounds in the last 4.5 years...most of it coming during the senior year party blitz! After a bad break up in college, I dropped to 141 lbs and it felt great...the thinnest I've been since sophomore year of high school. Then, from jr - sr of college, I drank and ate my way all the way up to 166.5, the heaviest and most unhealthy I've ever been in my life! It was after a Memorial Weekend binge where I accidentally (kind of) drank 39 Bud Lights in one day...I realized after that I needed to make a change, ASAP! So far, it's been a long off and on process where I can't seem to get my footing fully. Just by cutting back on my overt excesses, I was able to drop down to 161. But, it has already been another year of my life and I still am insecure about the way I look with my weight. I am not looking to become some bombshell or set unrealistic goals, I just want my old favorite clothes to fit and be comfortable in my own skin. As I am right now, I'm constantly trying to hide my flab and stomach mostly (I went from 4-pack to keg) and I just hate the feeling of always turning down hot tub nights, trips to the lake and laying out just to tan because of my insecurities. I feel like I'm missing out and I want to take control of that part of my life. I've applied to grad school in the fall and I want to enter a newer and more confident person.

MySpace me:

Member Since: 2/14/2006

Fitness Minutes: 2,617

My Goals:
1. Get down to 152 by Memorial Weekend

Almost made it...152.5! Dang Mother's day weekend and Mem Day bbqs!

NEW #1 GOAL: Down to 150 by June 15 (sister's college graduation.

Took an extra week, but I got there!

2. Run for 40 minutes straight! (I used to be able to!)

Check!! 40 minutes straight and I can get to 4 miles!

2&1/2. Get to 4 miles in 36 mins!

3. Get to 141 lbs by FEBRUARY 1

4. Be 140 by Single's Awareness Day

5. Begin ab/leg workouts on February 1!

6. Cardio 4 times weekly

7. Lose my fear of the bathing suit, 135 lbs by spring break!

My Program:
*At 158 lbs - New Make-Up


*At 155 lbs - Pedicure!

I got shoes instead, they are so pretty!

*NEW GOAL - At 150 lbs by June 15, sister's college graduation. At that point, I'll be .5 lbs over half way to my goal. AND, maybe an added bonus of my family who are coming into town for the graduation noticing that I've lost 16 lbs since they last saw me!)

ALMOST made it. Got to 150 on 6/22, a week late!

*At 151 lbs - A New Do!


*At 148 lbs - Pedicure!

*At 146 lbs - Mmm, good dinner out on the town to celebrate 20 lbs gone!!

*At 140 lbs - New shoes...

***At 135 lbs - New clothes***

***130 = SWIMSUIT b/c no fear

Personal Information:
I'm a 24 college grad from Oregon (where OBBD (Oregon Big Butt Disease) runs rampant). I like to knit, I love kitties, I listen to music all the time and love hanging out with my friends. I frequent complicated relationships due to the fact that I'm insecure with myself and tend to project my insecurities as distrust. I want to be confident!

Other Information:
My biggest problems in weight loss:

- Social situations: everyone around me seems to have unbelievable metabolism. They eat when and what they want and still could pose for Sports Illustrated (many of them are collegiate athletes). Unfortunately, i can't do that and maintain a good figure.

- Beer. Yeah, I like it.

- Motivation to workout. It's a love/hate relationship.

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    Hey there!

    I have never added a spark friend before but you are the closest person that seems to be where I am at in the weight loss journey. I am 26, recently married and going on a honeymoon in 3 weeks! My goal weight is 130 (I've changed it many times) and I'm currently at 142.4 (my sister and I weigh in everyday as a little friendly competition). I had a son 4 years ago so at my peak weight I was 180! I struggled basically for 4 years to lose weight and have finally found what seems to work. I look forward to following your posts as personal motivation because I know we will be looking HOT for our honeymoons :)
    3471 days ago
  • v no profile image COUNTRYNINJA
    Just wanted to stop by and spread some Ninja love!
    Hope you are having a great weekend!

    "Always concentrate on how far you have come, rather than how far you have left to go."

    3656 days ago
  • v no profile image COUNTRYNINJA
    Hey there, I've been MIA, but I'm back now.
    Just wanted to check in and see how things were going.
    Hope you having a great Saturday, more to come from me I promise!!

    "If you didn't have to work hard for it, you will never appreciate the true worth of having it."

    3712 days ago
  • v no profile image COUNTRYNINJA
    Welcome to the Lose 2-5 lbs in March 2011!
    I'm in Texas , so we don't get the same kind of cold weather like everyone else, but I know going outside during the cold is horrible,do you have any Workout DVD's? If you want a challening workout I suggest Jillian Michaels Shred it in 30. It's a jammed pack 20 mins but it's a very good workout!

    Just remember your goals and tell yourself the only way to reach them is through hard work- YOU CAN DO IT!!

    I love your SparkName by the way.

    3801 days ago
  • v BRE4ME
    Hi there Kik, Donna said you were back, so just had to stop by and say we miss you! Hope you can find your way back to the group.
    4905 days ago
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