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I've tried once and time and again to lose weight and be fit and healthy. Ive done the atkins thing and it worked for me.. 60 pounds gone.. then after 3 years it creeped slowly back on. This time I'm going to try the life style change and hopefully it will be gone forever!

Over the next year I hope to change my life. Get pleanty of sleep, Give up unhealty habits, exercise daily and get rid of any unwanted weight. This has been a lifelong struggle and even if im not busting out of my pants its time for a change!

When I am not working out there I do my own exercises at home using a plan loosely based on the 30 day shred by Jillian Michaels. I call it " the Nadine Shred" I lift weights, use a kettlebell, and suffer through tons of squats! I also do 3 ballet moves, some yoga and a routine I like to call " Britney Abs". I mix it up to stay interested. Its been working for the last year.

I have started using the power of positive thinking.
I will be thin
I will fit in my old jeans
I will wear short shorts
I will be healthy

Non Food Rewards

10 lbs - Hair dye job/ Achieved on November 20th, 2011
20 lbs- Hair cut at Salon/Achieved on March. 15/12 (however I am probably going to wait on the Pro Haircut, wait until closer to my Daughter's Graduation in April)
30 lbs - New jeans
40 lbs- New Drew
50 lbs- LuLu Lemon Outfitting!

Beyond that.. lets see when we get there!

Member Since: 5/7/2010

Fitness Minutes: 4,609

My Goals:
Be Heathly

Run a 5K

Lose Weight

Fit into my Old Jeans

Be Happy and Content with ME!

Do 2 Push-ups with ease.

Set Goals and Achieve them.

Live in the moment

Enjoy time alone

Wear Leather Pants

Be Proud of Myself

Enjoy my Body

Be true to me

Understand my Purpose

My Program:
I am Currently Undergoing a Livestyle change, Clean and Healthy for me and my family. I go to the gym at least 3 days a week, Jamie Eason live fit and a combination of different exercises. I work out at home doing a Jillian Micheals Variation, the "nadine shred"

An example of my week.

Tuesday- Chest/Triceps
Friday- Back/Biceps

I also do yoga and Mini Workouts like 100 Workout/variations.

Personal Information:
My Name is Nadine Drew. I live in St. John's, Newfoundland. I am a 36 year old wife of the greatest husband and mother of 2 daughters ages 18 and 13. I studied Fine Arts in college and have a great love of Music and the Arts. I work for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in Accounting.I love Cheesy 80's Movies and LOTS of Rock Music. I am a fan of Thornley, Pink Floyd, My Chemical Romance, Sloan, Big Wreck, Tori Amos, Madonna, Billy Talent, City and Colour, Metallica, Chris Cornell, Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Alice in Chains, and a ton of guilty pleasures such as Rihanna, Britney, Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj ( fun workout music)

Other Information:
My Current Diet

Clean as I can
Little Carbs
No Soda

( options)

Yogurt & Berries
Egg and Toast


Lettuce and Ham Sandwhich with Mustard

Pita with Lean Turkey, Mustard, Peppers and
a sprinkle of cheese

Salad ( cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, carrot, spinach, mushrooms, Ham/chicken/or turkey.


Protein of choice
Responsible portion of rice or 1 small potato or all the veggies you want.
Pasta Dishes, Lots of ideas from Weight Watcher Recipes.

Apples, Bananas(Morning)
Oranges, Pears, any fruit or berry, yogurt, Peppers, hummus.

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    Thanks for the add - emoticon
    2604 days ago
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    Thanks for the blog comment! :) We most definitely can do this! Since I don't have a scale at school I'm going to judge my progress by how my clothes fit! Good luck reaching your goals! If you need anything don't hesitate to ask!!
    2805 days ago
    I just read the "Kate Upton" article, it is disturbing to me. I have a 7yo daughter, I can't even imagine what she will have to go through. Honestly, I sort of feel frighten for my 9yo son too.
    2910 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/18/2012 8:03:54 PM
    Hey new Sparkfriend!

    Thank you SO much for the comment on my blog! I have been pretty solid with water, lunches, and day time snacks. I bring breakfast to work. I fall apart at night and on the weekends when I'm burnt out -ugh! But I never really "premake" dinners which could be really helpful, so thanks for the idea!

    I keep reminding myself that this is a JOURNEY, a long one that doesn't have an end, so there will be ups and downs - I just have to stay on the path!

    Hope you are having a great week!

    2917 days ago
    I couldn't believe the lake got as warm as it did so quickly, but I guess that's because our winter was a joke this year. I think it snowed MAYBE 2 times all winter. It was like 60 degrees most of the time, so now the lake not only has "warm" spots, but there are actual HOT spots in the lake! Crazy! Enjoy your snow! ;)
    2960 days ago
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