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: 126,197

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 APRIL_SHOWERS
    ~~ Hi Emms~~
    Really appreciate you turning me on to this site, I really like it. Glad you found the group here, so welcome to Oh Weight No More the "Spark" Edition.

    April
    4903 days ago
  • v GETTO140
    Welcome to Dog Lovers team, RAINBOWCHARMER. And I see you are also new to Sparkpeople! I used to be a terrible snacker at work, but I'm much better. I'm not sure what kind of job you have, but I am able to bring my own snacks and choose things like fresh fruit, the 100-calorie snacks, pretzels, nature valley fruit and nut bars, cereal, fresh veggies or other things like that. I definitely bring my own though to stay away from the vending machines.

    If I can help you with Sparkpeople, please let me know.
    4964 days ago
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