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Hello! I am 46 years old and have been fighting my weight forever. I have lost and gained the same 50 lbs. for the last ten years. In fact, I lost 60 pounds with spark people in 2010 and maintained the loss for over a year. Then life happened and I slowly gave up the healthy habits I worked so long and hard to create.

When I stopped tracking my food I started gaining back the weight. I wish I could get to a place where I don't have to track my calories and don't have to think about my food constantly, but the sad truth is I will need to do this for the rest of my life to achieve my health goals.

Do I wish it were different? Yes. Does wishing make it different? No.

All I know is the more weight I gain the more disconnected I feel from my true self. I want to find myself again. I want to be healthy and I want to be happy. In other words I need a SPARK!

I did it before...I can do it again!

If you want to see my previous spark journey I was formerly known by the spark people username PRINCESSNURSE and was a spark motivator. When I regained the weight I felt too ashamed to restart with my old page, but I have decided that is silly. I need to own my struggles as well as my past success!

Onward and upward!

Member Since: 12/31/2013

My Goals:
Short Term Goals:

~Track calories daily
~Eat 5 freggies daily
~Drink 64 oz. of water daily

~Continue January goals
~Exercise 30 minutes 3x/week

Long Term Goals:
~Lose 10% of my starting weight
~Decrease my body fat % into the healthy range
~Fit into a size 6

My Program:
Eat less, move more.....

Personal Information:
I am a dialysis RN, phosphorus education guru, mom, wife, Hoosier, Colts fan, IU fan, bibliophile, pragmatic, cynical, liberal, Christian, Democrat. AKA: a mass of contradictions.... but enough about me. What about you?

Other Information:
"If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him." ~Voltaire

"I believe because it is absurd" ~ Kierkegaard

"Wicked people never have time for reading. It's one of the reasons for their wickedness."~Lemony Snicket

"Why would you choose failure if success is an option?"~Jillian Michaels

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