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Fall 2012, almost to goal weight

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I'm coming up on my 44th birthday this summer. The last pesky 10 lbs were nearly impossible to get off but I've FINALLY done it!!! I have reached my goal to be my healthiest ever in 2013 and will continue to live an active Paleo lifestyle from this day forward!

To find out more about a proper Paleo Lifestyle read "It Starts With Food" or google Whole 30.

I've been a member of Sparkpeople for many years now. This site helped me to shed all of my pregancy weight 2006 and helped me to prepare for a Figure Competition in 2007. After my competition my husband and I discovered our daughter was Autistic. I turned to food for comfort and as a self punishment. I started putting myself last on the list and I've been struggling on and off for the past 6 years to shed the same 10-15 lbs. The wonderful friends that I have made here, the fabulous tools this site provides and the fact that I can't afford to buy larger clothes are the only things that have kept me from reaching my past max weight of 150 lbs. I want to be at a healthy comfortable weight in my 40's and beyond.

2011 was a tough year for me. I was under a great deal of stress and I had been eating and drinking to relax. My poor eating habits coupled with an inflexible schedule that kept me out of the gym was very bad for my body.

I worked very hard during 2012 to change my habits. I drank less, ate better and made time for the gym as often as possible (which was never often enough). At the end of the year after making no gains in our weight loss goals my husband and I broke down and hired a personal trainer. We are now doing crossfit style workouts 2x's a week.

"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going" Beverly Sills, Opera Singer Oxygen Issue #73

Member Since: 6/11/2004

Fitness Minutes: 3,979

My Goals:
Original Goal: 2006 To be back at my pre pregnancy weight for my daughters 1st Birthday. I DID IT!!!!

2nd Year Goal: Compete in a Amature Figure Competition July 28, 2007 I DID IT!!!!

Health and Balance - 40's and Fabulous Challenge GW: 125 6/23/13 I DID IT!!!!

My Program:
Crossfit 2x per wk

Run or walk 2x per wk

Drinking 8x8 water a day.

Paleo Meal Plan:
3 meals per day.

NO grains, legumes, dairy, sugar, or alcohol.

Personal Information:
Original SW 6/28/05 5ft, 150lbs

Favorite Reads:
The Omnivores Dilema
In Defense of Food
Fast Food Nation
No Impact Man
Plenty-The 100 Mile Diet
It Starts With Food

Favorite Views:
Super Size Me
King Corn
Food Inc.
Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

Other Information:
I'm a mixed media artist and love to garden and cook. My favorite seasons are spring and fall, I love the beach at night and my favorite holiday is Halloween. Check out my wearable works of art at www.JEDcraft.etsy.com

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