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Hi, I'm 31 and I'm "Done" being the fat girl!. I have made so much progress here on Sparkpeople and have become more active again. I just finally climbed Mt St Helen's this year which has been one of my major fitness goals!

So I'm done making excuses for myself. I've made great progress and I'm done holding myself back from completely all my goals including losing the rest of this weight!

I'm done with the diet mentality.

I'm done not trying things because I'm too fat or too slow or not active enough.

I'm done eating things that are bad for my body when I don't actually enjoy them anymore.


Member Since: 4/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 39,287

My Goals:
#1- first 10%- 191.2- New haircut- DONE!

#2- 180- new shoes

#3- 172 (2nd 10%)- Massage!

#4- 165- Weekend vacation!

#5- 148lbs! Goal!!- Bathing suit!

My Program:
Eating with my calorie range, especially carbs!

Exercising for at least 45 min x4 days/ week

Hiking every weekend.

Personal Information:
I just moved out to the Portland, OR area about 5 years ago from Kansas. I'm married, no kids, two cats. We do a lot of hiking and camping and soon my husband wants to start backpacking (one of the reasons to get back in shape!) I love being outdoors so I'm looking forward to being healthy and active :)

Other Information:
" Do not look back and ask why, look forward and ask, why not?"

You cannot plough a field by
turning it over in your mind.
-Author Unknown

Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
-Samuel Johnson

Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.

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