RAINBOWCHARMER
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A before and after comparison. July 2007 w/ September 2011



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3rd place in my age group at my first triathlon!



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Ready to swim my first triathlon


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So... many moons ago, ok in 2011, I lost about 50 pounds. I started at about 180, and I ended at about 125-130 (depends on the day, as this fluctuates a bit). I've been as thin as 120 (which I'll admit is a little too thin for my body, and my body FIGHTS to get back up to 125-130), and I'm working on being OK with that. I'd LOVE to be that thin. I really would love if my body type were that type. But it isn't. I'm not built as a beanstalk. And this is OK. What I am is STRONG. I'm a triathlete. I'm a runner. I've got great biceps. I have big muscular thighs. And this is OK. I have jiggly belly skin. And this is OK too. I'm not ever going to have a flat belly. When your skin is stretched out for years and years, it's not going to go back to what it once was. And guess what - it is OK!!! So... this is me. Strong, but not perfect. Healthy, but not super skinny. Happy on this journey of health and wellness.

Member Since: 8/29/2006

Fitness Minutes: 123,571

My Goals:
1: Meet my calorie goals 90% of my days.

2: Veggies EVERY DAY

3: Fruits EVERY DAY

4: Cardio 5x/week, Strength Training 2-3x/week (minimum)

5: Enough water DAILY

6: Check in at SP Daily


My Program:
Track everything.
Stay positive.
Healthy Eating
Cardio 5x week.
Strength Training 2-3x week.



Personal Information:
I may be Jillian Michaels' biggest fan.

I highly recommend her workouts, and they were my main exercises for the bulk of my weight-loss endeavors.

I am a RUNNER.

I am also a TRIATHLETE!!

I am learning to love new fruits and veggies!


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  • v no profile image CSANTOS83
    My heaviest was a bit heavier then yours. i lost like 25 pounds last year adn then over the past year i've gained back about 13/14 pounds. I want to get down to a healthy weight range. My dream for myself is to be able to fit in a bikini and feel good though my number goal is about 136. reading your story was very motivating. If you did it perhaps I can too. I'm going to have to check out Jillian Michaels. Thanks. emoticon
    1161 days ago
  • v TRAVELYNN93
    You're inspirational!
    Lynn
    2305 days ago
  • v SPTERRIV
    Hi Emily,
    You did an awesome job on your radio interview!! Hope you had fun. Thanks again for participating!
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    2306 days ago
  • v OCEANMISTCALI
    thank you a lot for your blog post will be posting my admittance on the stress eating tomorrow. this will help me a lot so I can move forward
    2327 days ago
  • v TX.PATRICIA
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    Just cruising through leaving everyone with some motivational thoughts for today:

    "Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intention of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned." ~ Buddha

    “Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now & do it!” ~ William C. Durant

    “Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    .•*´`•.¸ .•*´`•.¸ .•*´Show Your•*´`•.¸ .•*´•.¸ .•*´`•.¸
    .•*´`•.¸Determination & Accountability•.¸ .•*´`•.¸
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    2537 days ago
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