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Update: I am currently a 48 year old mother of a rock star, and a daughter of Christ. 4 kids, 2 dogs, 4 cats, and a compulsive need to be a peace-keeper, which is not an easy job. I am warrior currently fighting the battle of the bulge (I may be losing), the aging process (I may be winning) and a teenage daughter (I AM winning...she just doesn't know it). I hope that not only my successes but my failures as well, will inspire, encourage, and motivate others on their journeys. Update: I’ve been a “success story” here on SparkPeople after losing 110 pounds. I have learned that maintenance is harder than losing, and weight has crept back on. After gaining 50 pounds back, I’ve been struggling to lose it. Currently, Im finding success with a combination of Intermittent Fasting (16/8) and low carb (not Keto). Whatever works. Update: 12/2018 New Year ahead and hopefully a new me. Still Intermittent Fasting but rather than low carb, I’m headed to a plant-based lifestyle. No longer eat red meat. Eventually I will give up animal proteins altogether. I suggest people educate themselves. Our meat-obsessed culture cannot be sustained. And cancer cells feed of animal proteins. The China Study...30 years of research cannot be discredited.

Member Since: 2/6/2010

Fitness Minutes: 108,767

My Goals:
I want to be physically fit, and feel good about about myself. I told my doctor I'd love to be the weight I was in H.S., but that is probably unrealsistic. She said, "You can do anything you set your mind to." And she's right.

My Program:
Elimating all those simple carbs, watching my portion sizes, eating every few hours to keep the metabolism up and drinking plenty of water. And don't forget about getting active. I'm aiming for at least 150 minutes of cardio per week. I don't hate exercise, but cardio feels best when it's over. I'm also doing strength training cause I love muscular legs, and for a woman my size, I have really poor upper body strenghth. That needs to change!

Personal Information:

I live in hot and humid Miami, and working out from May-October is absolutely dreadful.

I spent a ton of money earning a degree in Fine Art, and wound up becoming a housewife. No kids hand in incredible-looking it paid off.

Other Information:
I love cooking (which is how I got fat) and photography. Too busy to do much else. Some day, I would love to paint again.

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    1 hour ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    We are almost done with week 2, wishing you great week

    Can you believe we are on week 8 already, wishing you a very successful week.

    “Don't Just

    Don't just learn, experience.
    Don't just read, absorb.
    Don't just change, transform.
    Don't just relate, advocate.
    Don't just promise, prove.
    Don't just criticize, encourage.
    Don't just think, ponder.
    Don't just take, give.
    Don't just see, feel.
    Don’t just dream, do.
    Don't just hear, listen.
    Don't just talk, act.
    Don't just tell, show.
    Don't just exist, live.”

    ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
    2 days ago
  • v LORI-K
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    3 days ago
    It's been a while but I did want to stop by and send blessings your way. I'm so glad you are on this journey with me again and I hope we both do well this 8 weeks...if not there will be another one around the corner, lol I fell off the carb wagon so its been tough getting used to no carbs again.But I will prevail emoticon

    Have a great day my friend! emoticon
    5 days ago
  • v DAJODU
    Thanks for the encouragement! Yes, sometimes I have to remind myself to slow down and try to not be so drastic, otherwise I try too much too quickly and give up or burn out.
    9 days ago
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