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After finishing The Nations Triathlon in Wash DC - Sept '13

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October '13 - feeling great!


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I'm Tammie and single mom to three kids - my oldest daughter is 19 and in the Air Force, her picture is my background - my son is 17 and my youngest daughter is 8. I work full time as an architectural designer for a design/build company and i have a free-lance design consultant company of my own.

In the past, i've always been too busy worrying about everyone else & i've finally decided to finally do what I've been talking about doing for several years, and lose the weight I've accumlated since I had my first daughter 18 years ago! I'm hoping that it will not only make me feel better physically, but mentally, and give me the confidence boost that people tell me I deserve. I need help, I know I cannot do it myself, so I welcome any encouragement I can find. Good luck to you all!

My progess so far:

January 5, 2011 - starting over again. it's has nothing to do with a new years resolution, just circumstances in my life that make me want to feel better about myself. i've done it before, so i know what it takes, i just hope it have the energy again this time

January 5, 2011 - 180.1 lbs, BMI 32.9
January 16, 2011 - 173.3, BMI 31.7
February 10, 2011 - 165.2, BMI 30.2
February 23, 2011 - 164.6, BMI 30.1 (vacation 2-11 thru 2-16)
March 4, 2011 - 165.0
March 18, 2011 - 167.2
April 1, 2011 - 163.6
April 15, 2011 - 165.7
April 29, 2011 - 162.2
May 13, 2011 - 157.1
May 27, 2011 - 152.1
May 29, 2011 - 150.1, BMI 27.5

my previous progress:
2008 - 2009:
january '08 - 180-185 lbs.
February 21, 2008 - 170 lbs.
March 11, 2008 - 165 lbs.
March 22, 2008 - 163 lbs. - according to my BMI, i'm no longer obese, just overweight now
April 16, 2008 - 160 lbs. (vacation 3-29 to 4-6)
May 13, 2008 - 155 lbs.
May 29, 2008 - 150 lbs.
July 12, 2008 (vacation 6-30 to 7-6) - 145 lbs.
reached AGAIN Aug. 8, 2008
reached AGAIN March 19, 2009!
April 7, 2009 - 140 lbs.
May 3, 2009 - 137.3 lbs - my all-time low!!

GW: 130 lbs. (at 136, i'll finally NOT be overweight anymore!!)

Member Since: 1/3/2008

Fitness Minutes: 25,294

My Goals:
charity bike rides:

July 10, 2011 - American Cancer Society's Bike-A-Thon across New Jersey - 61 miles - DONE in record time despite an accident at mile 7 that landed me in the hospital after i finished all 61 miles!

June 18, 2011 - Indian Creek Foundation - 21 miles - DONE

July 11, 2010 - American Cancer Society's Bike-A-Thon across New Jersey - 56 miles, trying to beat my previous time!

June 19, 2010 - Indian Creek FOundation - Roll & Stroll - 25 miles

May 8, 2010 - SCU Green Lane ride - 23 miles, DONE

July 13, 2008 - American Cancer Society's Bike-A-Thon across New Jersey - 56 miles -
DONE in 4 hours!!

* lose a total of 55 lbs

* fit into a size 4

on 4-28-09, i FIT INTO A SIZE 6 AGAIN!!!! i just have to get back there again!!

* be able to ride the ACS Bike-A-Thon this year without it killing me for a change - July 2008 - I FELT GREAT & MADE IT WITH NO PROBLEM!!

* have more energ

My Program:
I'm a carb, chocolate and sugar-junkie, so reducing the overall number of carbs is key for me, but I also have to get my butt to the gym as often as I can!

I'm 5'-2"
starting BMI: 33
as of 5-17-09: 25.3
as of 5-20-10: 29.4, ugh!

starting measurements:
waist: 38
hips: 48
neck: 15
chest 1: 35
chest 2: 40-1/2
rt. thigh: 26-3/4
lt. thigh: 26

waist: 29-3/8
hips: 38-3/4
neck: 13
chest 1: 31
chest 2: 37-1/4
rt. thigh: 23-5/8
lt. thigh: 22-7/8

total inches lost: 49-1/2"

Personal Information:
I'm 41 years old and live in SE Pennsylvania (Philly 'burbs) - i am a former child/teen gymnast that had a killer 6-pack and 9% body fat, so it KILLS me now that i have this body to deal with! i'm changing that NOW and never looking back!

I have three awesome kids, daughter, Kristen - 19; son, Steven - 17; daughter, Paige - 8
I can't imagine what life would be like without them - they're both my joy and frustration, and wouldn't change it for anything!

Other Information:
i LOVE to travel, and can never seem to do enough - i've been fortunate to visit many places already - but there are just SO many more! my faves so far:
Cayman Islands
St. Thomas, USVI
San Francisco
Sonoma / Napa Valley
Martha's Vineyard
New York City - especially between Thxgvg & Christmas!
Las Vegas
Florida - East Coast
* Looking forward to travelling to Europe more next!!

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    Hey gorgeous. Thanks for your comment on my blog - The Food Critic.

    You are a super fabulous, fly diva. Now, go forth and shake this thang up! Woot WooT!

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    3415 days ago
    Have a good week! Make a plan...like solongsue says...so things won't spin out of control! emoticon
    3473 days ago
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    Thanks for the love, Tammie!!! Special props to our girl because she is our future, for sure!!!

    Blessings and big hugs!
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    3484 days ago
    A week or so ago you encouraged me by letting me know that you appreciated MY encouragement. I wanted to encourage you today by letting you know that you were one of the first Spark People to encourage me on a regular basis, "way" back in May, when I first began this journey, and it truly made a big difference for me, keeping me pumped and inspired through the tough times! That's why I will always regard you as a special Spark friend. I hope you are starting to have some better days, my friend! emoticon
    3517 days ago
    Hi Tammie,

    I just read your response to Connie and have to say, what a great way to spend your birthday!

    My son graduated from Marine boot camp in August and is now stationed at Goodfellow AFB in San Angelo for Firefighting training. His boot camp graduation was one of the happiest times ever--enjoy your daughter's!

    I don't know if you will be online or not, but want to wish you a happy birthday! Woo Hoo!

    ~Fellow Military Mama Sharon
    3521 days ago
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