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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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    Hi Tammie,
    Come and try out the thread called "2008 5% Spring-Summer Challenge" under Curves are Beautiful, we will be posting a new challenge every week, month to month to inspire us all to lose 5% of our body weight in a months time. I think this will be exciting!!

    4641 days ago
    Thanks for the support. And my goodness you sure are busy!!! It's nice to know i'm not the only one who's so busy i count it lucky that i know up from down.
    4641 days ago
  • v EMLIGHT60
    Welcome to SP! and Parents of Teens. I am also a recent member (from Jan 12th) and have really enjoyed the support and encouragement very much. As I skimmed your page and your teams, I noticed we have a few things in common and I just wanted to stop by and offer you a buddy or just someone to vent to about anything. Stop by my page and let me know how you are doing. I know we can do this. Good Luck to us!! ps...I just reached the 10 lb mark and I would like one of those icons you are using. Where did you get it?

    4645 days ago
  • v no profile image KEENCO
    Greetings and welcome to the Home and Garden DIY on a Budget team. Keep us posted about your projects and progress, both on your house and on your weight loss. Best wishes to you.
    4652 days ago
  • v no profile image CSONIA

    Hello there and Welcome to S/P,
    Your going to do GREAT! The best advice that I can tell you is take advantage of all that SPARKS PEOPLE have to offer..
    READ as much as you can.. and DRINK YOUR WATER!!

    Besides all that have FUN! Your going to meet great people in all the teams that you get into.. Your more then welcome to join my teams, in MIND BOY AND SOUL we are having a monthly challenge..Come have some fun.. Hugs Sonia:)


    Dont forget to HUDDLE with your TEAMS!!
    4662 days ago
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