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June 2013, have been gaining and losing the same few pounds over the last two years!!! Have a goal in the next 71 days....ZUMBA FITNESS WII CHALLENGE in progress....the reward is a super VIP ticket to the Zumba fitness concert not far from where I live!!!
Day 1: 52 min-COMPLETE
Day 2: 46 min-COMPLETE
Day 3: 42 min-COMPLETE
Day 4: 61 min-COMPLETE
Day 5: 47 min-COMPLETE
Day 6: 61 min-COMPLETE
Day 7: 35 min-COMPLETE
Day 8: 42 mins-COMPLETE
Day 9: No workout
Day 10: 42 mins-COMPLETE
Day 11: No workout
Day 12: No workout-HOLIDAY!
Day 13:
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Day 15:
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WELL, I'm Back on Spark for the 1000th time ;) I'm ready to gradually change my eating and see where it gets me. I don't want to dive in head first b/c it seems that doesn't turn out so well for me so..let's see how things go!

In April 2008, I made the decision to get rid of the excess weight. I actually did pretty well and lost a little under 50 pounds!! Kept it off for awhile but in July 2009 I started my new job (in an office setting) and the weight poured on. Now, Dec 2010, I'm working as a full time Real Estate agent and my weight has pretty much stayed the same since I started my business two months ago, but I still desire to get down to a single digit dress size. Being on spark has been the key to my weight loss (it's been proven to help reduce weight). I've done it before, I will do it again! Hope to talk to everyone soon!

Oh, I've left some of my old posts up so you can see where I've come from...it's kind of like a diary for me.

(my very first intro)
Hello, I've finally made up my mind to lose the weight...I basically got fed up. For the past three weeks (4/7/08), I've STOPPED eating past 9pm, which was a huge drawback for me, I've started working out at a nearby gym (treadmill 1 hour, 3.5-4.0 speed, 7.0 incline) I just started lifting weights today 5/1. I've also cut back quite a bit on un-needed calories. I've incorporated more fruits and salads, cut down to 2 eggs instead of 4!!! I try to burn an average of 400 calories at the gym and have estimated that I've cut down 300-500 in my food intake. My aim is to take baby steps...I don't want to do too much too soon and sabotage my progress. So far I've had so many compliments about how I'm starting to slim down. The encouragement keeps me going. I would love to meet people who are also on this weight loss journey.

UPDATE*****5/19/08 I'm now burning 600-700+ calories during my workout-Now that I'm using my heart rate monitor. I'm able to push myself and stay in my target heart range.

Update******* 5/30/08 Today I will be starting the Couch to 5K (C25K)
I hope to be able to finish the program by the end of July. I'll be doing the run/walk plan every other day. I'll still be doing some cardio on the elliptical and a small amt of strength training on in between days.

Update*****6/5/08 I realized that my weight loss has slowed and I'm just about at the 2 month mark with my new life, so I think I need to change things a bit. I just finished Week 1 of the Couch to 5K program, so next week will be a bit of a boost in my program. I've also started with Jillian Michaels 30 day shred program (day 4) I expect a great amount of inches and weight lost over the next 2-3 months using this DVD.

Update*****6/22/08 I just have to update...I can't wait til my weigh in in two weeks. I have lost a total of 5 pounds in the past two weeks. That is the most weight I've lost in a two week period. I had been averaging about a pound a week, but I've managed to double that (finally) I still have two weeks until my weigh in. I wanted to be 170 by then, but I feel that I'll be able to surpass that goal. YAY!!!! Current Weight: 172 , now wearing a size 10...YAY!!!

Update*****7/13/08 I decided to change my goal weight from 150 to 145 (on the ticker). That puts me at 23 more pounds to lose. I actually anticipate getting to that weight atleast by end of Oct, early Nov although I have December as the last goal installment. Depending on my body fat percentage at 145, I may go down to 130. I HOPE I don't have to, but I'm willing to do it to get and maintain my best body ever.

Goals: Hopefully my goal doesn't take this long, but I expect to lose AT LEAST 5 pounds a month.
SW: 200, managed to lose 10 pounds end of last yr (w/out trying)
SP Start Weight: 190 (size 14-16)
05/7/08-185lbs-5 pounds lost, lost another 4 pounds on 5/10/08..YIPPEE!!! Now...181 pounds(size 12)
06/7/08-175lbs- Goal Not Met. 6/18/08, finally 175!!!!
07/7/08-170lbs- Goal met early 7/4/08 (size 10)
08/8/08-165lbs-Goal met early 7/17/08 (size 10, some 8's)
09/8/08-160lbs-Goal met early-mid august, 159 lbs (size 10, a lot more 8's)
12/8/08-145lbs-HAVEN'T MET YET, BUT I WILL!!!!

Update******7/23/08-HOORAY HOORAY..I'M DONE GIRL OF THE DAY!!! I never imagined I would be the DONE GIRL. This week has been truely crazy. I passed out on Monday, I'm DONE GIRL OF THE DAY on Wednesday. I'm curious about what's gonna happen on Friday. Thanks to all the lovely DONE girls who have stopped by and encouraged me. Thanks to my special sunshine in Kansas who I just adore. THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! I have over 40 pages of CONGRATS, so I am doing my best to respond to everyone. Thanks again. Let's keep meltin' that fat like butta.

I'm a SPARKPEOPLE MOTIVATOR....YIPPEE!!!! I never would have guessed this would happen. It's soo funny to be voted as someone that is postive when I have met so many people on SP who are that to me. I LOVE SP!!!!

Well, I've kind of fallen of the healthy living bandwagon, BUT I'm slowly getting back on. I'm easing my way back into exercise by doing 20 mins a day and 20 mins of weight training every other day, hopefully by next month I'm back to 45 mins at least 4-5 days a week. With my eating, it's been an uphill battle. Some days I'm to the T and then some days it's...what diet are you on! I'm completely at a standstill, but I know I'll be moving forward soon. I'm actually doing the rowing machine at the gym (I've never tried it b4) It's great for my body, something new and leaves me aching for a few days. I'm only doing 10 mins of that until I can build up my endurance. Next week I'll aim for 12-15 mins. I've really been working my arms, abs and back b/c they are serious problem areas and I'm seeing some great definition in my arms. As for SP, I'm not on here everyday like I should be, but that's also something that I'm working on. All we can do is KEEP ON MELTIN' THAT FAT LIKE BUTTA. Catch up with you soon.

Update****12/20/08-A NEW YEAR IS COMING!!!!
I'm ready for a new year. This year has been wonderful mixed with some awful, but God has provided so I really can't complain. For the past 2 months I've been struggling to get the last 20 pounds off. I haven't lost a pound, but I haven't gained either, soooo something else I really can't complain about. I think I'm just gonna give the scale a break just for a while and just concentrate on my fitness. I've SLACKED on my workouts and I have felt it physically. I'm always tired, which is a change from my vibrant self the past few months. I've also become best buddies with the drive through, but I have a plan for that. So....my January GOYAAM goals are as follows:
*MAKE FITNESS FUN 4 ME!!!-So important right now
*Leave fast food alone w/ the exception of Subway (limit of once a week)
***go back to NOT eating after 9pm
***re-start C25K( 3 times a wk)-never completed it!
***track my calories on SP
***use Wii Fit and My Fitness Coach everyday (that won't be hard)

1/29/2009-It's officially 2009 and according to my orignal goals I would have been 145 lbs, but thats ok b/c I'm going to get there. Today I signed up with Weight Watchers. I need the direction and change. I have been really lazy with my food plan and have turned to fast food, which in turn added 10 lbs to my frame (YUCK), so I'm determined to get down to 130 by this summer. I know I can do it!!! I'm confident...Here we go....FOR REAL!!!

3/23/09 Here I am again, beginning again. I'm still trying to reach my summer goal of getting down to 130. I'm hopeful and I know it's gonna take hard work to even get close. My goals are to get to 1 mile on the treadmill everyday as fast as I can and to stay under or right on my fat grams. Also, at least 15 mins everyday on my wii fitness coach and possibly start up the 30 day shred again. I've also cut out a lot of meat in my diet. Plenty of healthy grains, fruits and veggies, dairy and very little if any meat.

6/24/09 Well, I've gained 20 pounds and steady gaining...I'm trying to get myself back under control but it proves to be very challenging. I don't want to get back to where I was but if I don't do something fast, I will. Keep me in prayer...tryna stay in the race.

10/16/09 Well I'm back and back at my starting weight. After getting a new full time job (desk job) the weight poured back on. So, here I am again now that I'm adjusted, to get my body back!!! I'm going to jumpstart with the Atkins program. Hopefully I can get the carb obsession under control that really is my down fall. I'm also back at the gym 2x a week and workout at home. I'm thinking of doing power 90, but I'm soooo outta shape from not working out for months. I think I'll just get back to my Jillian DVD. I may incorporate P90 later. Well, Here I go....Round 30!!!

Member Since: 3/7/2006

Fitness Minutes: 5,032

My Goals:
Get back in size 10, and eventually get to size 6-8.

My Program:
Watching portion sizes.

Using Wii Zumba games
(Zumba Fitness Core and Zumba 2)

Cutting sugars and cutting down on unhealthy carbs!

Personal Information:
I am from Ohio, a few minutes northeast of Columbus. If you would like my email to chat...Just ask! I am a part- time Realtor in Central Ohio and finishing a Bachelor's in Video and Radio Broadcast Journalism. I love to play pool, motorcycles, reading, tennis and I'm a pk (pastors kid).

Other Information:
Love shopping, shoes, fashion, makeup, hair, anything pretty. Can't wait to buy that size 6 and stay in it!!! (bought an 8 once in 2009).

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