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Before SP: 253 1/21/12 243 4/22/13 170 5/12/14 190 11/3/15 223 *UPDATE 2015* I gained 20 pounds after getting married in 2014. This was probably due to the fact that we were eating out all the time and I got very comfy and inactive. Fast forward to 2015: I had a baby. I gained a lot more weight then I expected. I dropped 20 pounds within a few days of having him, but it''''s been 7 months now and I''''m still stuck with 50 unwanted pounds. Time for a reboot. (New goals posted in blog.) *UPDATE 9/11/13* I have not reached normal BMI. I''''m sure I will in time, but I have decided to slow my progress and enjoy where I am at. I am healthy and comfortable and have a fair amount of energy. So...I HEREBY DECLARE MAINTENANCE! *UPDATE 6/13/13* 90+ pounds lost! I took some time away from Spark after I got my wisdom teeth removed, and I went on vacation to Seattle. I have not been exercising as much (still distance running) and I am continually under eating, which is bad. I will get back into the swing of things. I am so close! *UPDATE 3/21/13* 70+ pounds lost! It never gets old, this accomplished feeling. I can''''t believe it''''s actually working! I can''''t believe that I''''m actually losing the weight that I couldn''''t even lose when I was in high school and I had a youthful metabolism still.I''''m so incredibly proud of myself. *UPDATE 1/24/13* Today I celebrate 1 year since taking my life back. I hit a rough patch this past month and gained back 10 pounds (blame the holiday over-eating), but I put myself back together in January and I am back to my original 60 pound loss! Woohoo! *UPDATE 12/13/12* 60+ pounds lost. I am FINALLY in the 180s! It feels like it took FOREVER but I did it :) A couple things to note: I am no longer obese. I am running on the treadmill 3x a week and working on increasing my speed. Everyday is faster than the last. Yesterday I ran 5 kilometers in under 35 minutes. I am getting better all the time! *UPDATE 9/28/12* 50+ pounds lost. I am in ONEderland!!!!!!! I stood on that scale and stared in disbelief this morning. I did it, ME, I made it to this point! Anything is possible folks. Anything. *UPDATE 8/17/12* 45+ pounds lost. I am currently fitting in clothes from my high school closet. These are all my clothes that I just CAN''''T part with. July was touch and go, but August is another story. Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.... *Update 6/8/12* 30 some pounds are down and I am beginning to finally see ME. Thank you to my spark friends for letting me get to know you and cheer you on in your journey. I feel honored to be in your lives. Thank you for also for being here for me and keeping me accountable. HUGS. 1/24/12 This year I came to the realization that I was out of control. I gained another 25 pounds, I was constantly overeating, and horribly depressed. I hate every picture I am in and my nieces and nephews are noticing that auntie is lumpy and boring, because I can''''t keep up with them. Time for a change. I am so grateful that Sparkpeople exists.

Member Since: 1/24/2012

Fitness Minutes: 29,667

My Goals:
Before Spark SW 253#
(Obese Class 2) DONE
Spark SW: 243# DONE
20 pounds DONE
Obese Class 1 223# DONE
40 pounds DONE
50 pounds DONE
ONEderland DONE
60 pounds DONE
Overweight 191# DONE
70 pounds DONE
80 pounds DONE
90 pounds DONE
MAINTENANCE
Normal 159#
100 pounds

2013 Fitness Goals
Run 600 miles
66,795 push ups
133,590 crunches

2013 Running Races:
May Run or Dye 5k
June Summer Festival 8k
September Boots & Boas 5k
October Tonka Trot 10k

2014 Running Races
May Lake Minnetonka Half


My Program:
Elliptical Machine 2x week
Run 3x week
Eat to live!
I eat within range for my daily consumption.
Each month I complete a new challenge!
Jan-January Jumpstart DONE
Feb-Better Sleep DONE
Mar-Stress Buster DONE
Apr-Spring into Shape
May-Eat Better, Feel Better
Tame Your Sweet Tooth
10 Min Daily Exercise
Healthy Cooking
28 Day Bootcamp
Healthy Family Makeover
8 Week Diabetes Weightloss



Personal Information:
I am 29, 5'7", and as of 6/13/13 my measurements are:
Rt Bicep: 12 (Starting 16.5)
Chest: 33 (Starting 46)
Waist: 28.5 (Starting 39.5)
Hip: 40 (Starting 51)
Rt Thigh: 24 (Starting 33.5)
Rt Calf: 15 (Starting 17.5)

I've not always measured my progress, but since January 2012 I've lost about 51.5 inches. I'd like to lose 16 more.


Other Information:
7625 9/12
7649 9/13
7672 9/15




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