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Me and my friend Nina. I finally fit into the Bridesmaid dress for her wedding!

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I joined SparkPeople in January of 2009 when I decided enough was enough. I was really doing it for a while, and by July 2009 I had lost 40 pounds! But then life got crazy and I totally fell off the wagon. From July 2009 to January 2010 I gained back almost 20 pounds. It was very discouraging, and sometimes I worry that I'll always fall back into old habits. Hopefully, this time will be different. 2010 will be my year, and so far so good. Thankfully I have Courtney (courtnizzle82) to keep me going!

I am going to add some 5 lb goals to keep me motivated and get back on track. My history and habits make it hard to think of rewards that aren't food related! My life has always been about food - ice cream when I was depressed, a fancy dinner to celebrate an achievement. I need to come up with new ways to motivate, reward and comfort myself. and I think this time I can do it! My goal for right now is to be at 235 lbs by my Birthday in July. Eventually I'd love to be 185 lbs. I can't remember ever being under 200 lbs. I'm nervous, but excited.

Goals & Rewards

305 lbs - Starting weight (2/1/2009)
295 lbs - New music from itunes (met - 3/2009)
285 lbs - New music from itunes (met - 4/2009)
275 lbs - Private Golf Lessons (met - 5/2009)
270 lbs - A Facial (met - 3/5/2010)
265 lbs - A Heart Rate Monitor
260 lbs - An exercise ball
255 lbs - New Jeans
250 lbs - A Massage
245 lbs - An exercise ball
235 lbs - New workout shoes and clothes
225 lbs - New makeup from Sephora
215 lbs - Tall Brown Leather Boots
205 lbs - Small diamond stud earrings
200 lbs - Clothes!
195 lbs - Spa Day
190 lbs - A Big Tattoo
185 lbs - Goal weight. Vacation!!

Weight Loss Tracker

2/3/09: 305 lbs
2/10/09: 303 lbs (-2)
2/17/09: 299 lbs (-4)
2/24/09: 296 lbs (-3)
3/3/09: 294 lbs (-2)
3/10/09: 291 lbs (-3)
3/18/09: 287 lbs (-4)
3/24/09: 284 lbs (-3)
3/31/09: 282 lbs (-2)
4/7/09: 281 lbs (-1)
4/19/09: 280 lbs (-1)
4/23/09: 279 lbs (-1)
4/29/09: 278 lbs (-1)
5/19/09: 270 (-8 over 3 weeks)
5/26/09: 270 (-0)
6/9/09: 267 (-3 over 2 weeks)
6/16/09: 265 (-2)
8/19/09: 269 (+4) :(
2/6/10: 275 back on the wagon.
2/25/10: 272 (-3)
3/8/10: 269 (-3)

Member Since: 2/1/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,704

My Goals:
I want to eventually lose 120 pounds. I want to look better, feel better and get stronger. I want to be able to walk into a store and buy clothes without searching for the "big girl" sizes. I want to improve my golf game and get skinny enough to have a rib-cage tattoo!

My Program:
I am trying to increase my workouts from 4 days a week to 5 or 6. My go-to cardio is the elliptical, but I'm trying to switch it up with the bike, rowing machine and treadmill. I am really bad about strength training, but I'm trying to add weights into my routine 2 days a week. I am trying to get back in the habit of tracking all my food, and really taking advantage of all SP has to offer. Of course, the most important part is my motivation coach, and BFF Courtney!

Personal Information:
I'm Gypsy, a karaoke host from Ypsilanti, MI. I have a great job, a great home, awesome family and friends. The only thing missing in my life is confidence!! I love to cook (and eat), watch movies, read and watch reality TV. I have a million hobbies, and I'm trying to make working out one of them.

Other Information:
I'm the tattooed Martha Stewart.

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