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49.2 kg (Winter '07; after Spark)-after dissertation, new job and baby-I want to be a size 2 again

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UPDATE: ~~January 2021: working on shedding the weight again (after two pregnancies, new jobs, life in general....). I am currently at 57.6 kg (about 127 lbs) and need to be back at 52 kg (115 lb). Hopefully, I can do that by the summer.
February 1: 56.4 kg (124 lbs)

My name is Alina. Thank you for visiting my page!

I live in the US since August 2005 and gained about 10 pounds in the first 3 months after I came here. I thought that US meant unhealthy food, but now I understand that that's not true. I hope to be get to 110 pounds so that I could feel good about myself. If I can get lower than that, it's great. If not, at least let me get rid of all the fat around my waist and thighs :)

I started my relationship with SP in November 2006, but at some point I stopped and wanted faster results. So I tried Atkins one more time. It worked (I got to 52 kg=116lb), but after I stopped, I realized I was missing carbs so much... And I gained all the weight back and more. So I started SP once again, more motivated this time and I intend to wait to see the results.
I restarted SP on 05/14/2007.
SW: 58.9 kg (130 lb)

12/02/2007: I hit my goal of 50 kg!!!

At that time my CW: 49.6 kg (109.3 lb)
GW: 50 kg (110.2 lb)

-Waist: 25.8"
-Hips: 34.3"
-Thighs: 18.9"

~~Starting September 5, 2007, I CAN RUN!!!
~~04/10/2008: I got engaged!!!!
~~3/1/2009: 52.9 kg

~~ 2/25/2010 - I got married in Las Vegas! I was 53.3 kg (or so) on my wedding day. I actually had to lose weight before my wedding (I wanted to get to less than 53 kg, but the scale did not want to go there... oh well...) due to an "huge" jump of about 2 kg since before the Holidays.

~~August 2010: got my doctoral degree and my first job!!
~~November 25, 2012: my baby girl (Kate Mira) was born; she immediately became the love of my life

Member Since: 11/25/2006

Fitness Minutes: 25,914

My Goals:
Updated my goals in January 2021, fighting to lose the baby weight (and some):
Goal 1: 56 kg (123 lbs)
(I am only 1.56m short=5'1")
Goal 2: 54 kg (119 lb)
Goal 3 (Final Goal): 52 kg (115 lbs)

My Program:
The recipe is simple:
-eat healthy and and not too much
-drink at least 64oz water a day
-exercise on a regular basis (I am currently doing the Chloe Challenge workout, playing ping pong for fun and walking the dogs)

Personal Information:
I am from Romania and came to the US as a PhD student in economics. I finished the doctoral program in 2010 and got my first job as Assistant Professor in August 2010. My husband and I have two girls.

Other Information:
Favorite quote: "Tomorrow is another day!" (Scarlett O'Hara-"Gone with the Wind") (not when I am eating too much or not exercising, but when I am feeling down)

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    Hi ALI,
    How tall are you? I'm 5'4" 133 ponds right now. My gaol weight is where your tracker is right now! Even if your heading in he wrong direction I would LOVE to be where you are. I have an almost impossible time getting below 130 even though I'm short.
    3794 days ago
    You wouldn't happen to live in the metro DC area, would you? If so, have I got the house for you! Hahahahaha.
    3794 days ago
    Hi Alina!!! So nice to see your pretty face on my sparkpage :) I'm doing well... the baby (and my belly) both seem to be growing at an alarming rate. Ha. How are you doing? How's professor life?
    3836 days ago
  • v MADDY1702
    Hi!I'm Maddy and I use to make the same mistake...I'm in the UK for 4 years now and I put a lot on...Always blaming the english food and never judge my choices...I just start with sparkpeople and I really hope is working!How is going with your vegetarian way of living?
    3868 days ago
    I'm jealous of your month vacation! Did you move after getting your PhD or do you still live in the same area?

    Let's see, we don't plan to find out the sex. And yes, I am using a midwife group. I didn't know I was trendy! They're affiliated with an OBGYN office and I'll still deliver in a hospital. I wasn't brave enough to try home birth. :)
    3889 days ago
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