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Grauation 12/17/2011 - 172 lbs!

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Me at 177 lbs. (55 lbs. lost) Size 14P. 1/8/09

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I don't really have the kind of attention span to have kept me on SparkPeople since 2007 - so what gives?

Really - I have been nearly totally faithful at logging in, logging food, logging exercise, etc since 2007. There have been a few breaks, but by and large I have been here. I have served as a team leader and a community leader, and I have drifted back to plain 'ol member. The point is - I AM STILL HERE. Like I said, with my attention span, that right there is a minor miracle.

So, why? Because SP keeps me moving in the right direction and it keeps me accountable. I could never have kept up with WW like this. And frankly - the cost of SP is truly amazing. Have you really stopped to think about ALL these resources being free?!?

Another reason is my fellow Sparkers - not to overuse the word, but again, amazing is the best description I can conjure up. Always helpful and supportive, and like SP itself, always here.

As for the blessed life - it is. Great husband, super dog, and a wacky, fun family that I adore and that adores me. Then there is the completion of a goal I have held on to for a very long time - I graduate with my Bachelors in Accounting on Dec 17th! I jumped right in to the Masters January 2012 and will be done December 2013. Very exciting stuff! I also starting working full time in the Accounting field.

With grad school in full swing and working 40 hours/week, I am challenged with finding time to do anything that is not school or work. That includes sleeping. Since starting school, my weight has sneaked up by almost 10 lbs - eek! Most of the 10 can be blamed on fertility drugs, but that is one me now - the drugs stopped 4 months ago. And no - not successful and that is OK. Exercise is non-existent - sigh. So after a big break - the longest I have ever encountered since 2007 - I am back on SP, working to regain some health sanity in my life.


A while back I blogged the following list. I adapted it for me from an ad in a running magazine. I like and need to put it somewhere were I will see it more often:

Goodbye Fear - Hello Courage
Goodbye Nerves - Hello Calm
Goodbye Anxiety - Hello Peace
Goodbye Uncertainty - Hello Strength
Goodbye Good Enough - Hello I Want More!
Goodbye Pain - Hello Improvement
Goodbye Giving Up - Hello Following Through
Goodbye Obstacles - Hello Opportunities
Goodbye Pessimism - Hello Joy
Goodbye Comfort Zone - Hello New Challenges
Goodbye Apathy - Hello Engagement
Goodbye Coasting - Hello Soaring
Goodbye Struggles - Hello Breaking Through
Goodbye Previous Best - Hello Personal Best
Goodbye Limitations - Hello Freedom
Goodbye Doubt - Hello Faith
Goodbye Old Me - Hello Finish Line


Member Since: 4/4/2007

Fitness Minutes: 9,232

My Goals:
Starting weight - 235
Goal weight - 135

Aug 1 - 209
Sept 1 - 193
Oct 1 - 194
Nov 1 - 180
Dec 1 - 175

Jan 1 - 175
Feb 1 - 173.5
Mar 1 - 175
Apr 1 - 177

April 1 -
May 1 -
June 1 -

My stated goal weight according to my doc is 135. For me it is give or take that. The # really means little to me. I enjoy feeling better and stronger. Well, and shopping for easier to find, smaller clothes.

My Program:
Hitting 1300 to 1500 calories per day on a clean diet

Elliptical + strength training 3X week
Yoga Class 2X week

Personal Information:
2010 - we have moved back to Corpus Christi.

Have the "best-est" husband and another awesome dog (see picture of old dog and new dog.)

We love to travel and adventure.

Other Information:
As for goals and rewards along the way, I am really motivated by the improvements:

Smaller clothes
Lower weight
Wedding ring needing to be resized


Starting Clothing Size
20 Women petites

Current Clothing Size
14P at 180 lbs.

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