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Welcome to my page! I've lost 44 lbs with the support of you wonderful people on SP. From size 22 to size 16. I have better quality of life and am much more active. I started with Pilates back in Feb, 2011, and am now a runner. I have learned a lot about what works for me and what doesn't with weight loss. I have fought off my cynical, scared, and discouraged feelings and habits. I am now ready to start strong again and lose some more weight.

My ultimate goal is to get to a healthy BMI of 20-23 by my 10th year wedding anniversary. An even 100# loss total would put me at my ideal weight for my height.

About me:
I am 36 years old and have 7 year old twins, a girl and a boy. I'm a registered dietitian who works full time. I started SP in Feb, 2011 and lost 25 lbs in a few months. From there I had some ups and downs, depending on how hard I worked at my weight loss. I've been maintaining a 44 lb loss for a while now, and am starting strong again.

I have a heart condition (peripardom cardiomyopathy, heart failure due to pregnancy) which means I have to ease into things. This is something I have to deal with and have had to overcome. If you see me writing about my blood lipid values, heart rate, or about overcoming fear you'll understand it's because I've come a long way. I started slowly with walking and pilates and I'm now running.

I started SP on 2-16-2011

Thanks for spotting by and for your support!

Member Since: 2/16/2011

Fitness Minutes: 25,533

My Goals:
Lose 1 to 1 1/2 lbs per week.

Eat mostly whole foods, mostly pesco-vegetarian, mostly cooked by me.

Help my whole family embark on lifetime fitness fun like swimming, hiking, dancing and/or karate.

My Program:
10 min cardio in the morning.
30-40 min cardio or strength at lunch
20 minutes jogging in the evening before dinner
Stomach/toning/pushup while watching TV.

Some circuit training and some yoga/pilates should be included every week as part of my lunch break.

Stick to the calories recommended by SP.

Personal Information:
I love music, reading, movies,..
I exercise to SP workouts or to videos a lot at home. I use an elliptical and a treadmill. I mix it up.

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  • v PRIZM96
    Awwww! Thanks, Leesha for the kind words of encouragement!

    You are fightin' the good fight! One small battle at a time! That's all we can do, right?

    3016 days ago
  • v PRIZM96
    OMG!!!! Leesha!!!!! How are you??????

    Thank you so much for the dumbbell goodie!!! How are you doing, Girl? I haven't got to catch up with you in awhile! :-)
    3029 days ago
  • v HONBAD
    Hello! Just catching up on some Spark and wanted to say hello! I hope you are doing well!! Take care!
    3055 days ago
  • v SMERTZ
    Just stopping by to say "hi" emoticon and hope all is going well with you.
    3085 days ago
    Thank you so much for the kind words of inspiration yesterday. We all need to be dragged out of a low place every now and then. I try to see my good features instead of my flaws when I look in the mirror, but sometimes I am just blinded to them. I need to keep plugging along this month and see if my metabolism will work with me. Yesterday I was SO well behaved I thought for sure the scale would be back down, but it was up a pound today. I might not be wise to weigh every day, but if I switch to once weekly I always feel like the weight I get doesn't show a trend and I might be missing something. At least seeing it every day is a strong reminder of how I need to work for this; weight loss isn't going to just happen for me by chance. I am toying around with the idea of calling the metabolic clinic at the hospital I work at for a spin in the Bod Pod. I might benefit from a formal metabolic study. I'm sure its not covered by insurance though so we'll see if I change my mind when I find out the cost. Maybe I'm over thinking this though, and I should just be patient and do more of the same! Thanks again, and have a good day : )
    3086 days ago
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