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Using Photobooth to get before (NYWLC) pics. 181 lbs, 9/14/08





On the runway, 177 lb (103 lbs lost)





Before I decided to lose weight and a year after that particular photo. (83 pounds lost.)



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Making Me Over The Way I Want To Be!

After seeing my weight rise and my self-esteem plummet for ten years, I decided the wait-and-see approach wasn't working. The weight wasn't going to miraculously melt away, just as it "miraculously" appeared. Stumbling upon SparkPeople gave me the motivation to start and I haven't looked back.

I'm an artist, optimistic and determined. 2007 was the year for positive changes and 2008 and 2009 showed me I could keep it off and continue to lose. 2010 had it's ups and downs as well as ...
After seeing my weight rise and my self-esteem plummet for ten years, I decided the wait-and-see approach wasn't working. The weight wasn't going to miraculously melt away, just as it "miraculously" appeared. Stumbling upon SparkPeople gave me the motivation to start and I haven't looked back.

I'm an artist, optimistic and determined. 2007 was the year for positive changes and 2008 and 2009 showed me I could keep it off and continue to lose. 2010 had it's ups and downs as well as a secret pregnancy. 2011 is the year my baby came and 2012 I continue my journey to post-pregnancy healthfulness.

Sparkpeople made what could have been a stressful and disappointing journey into an incredibly easy one. I will meet my weight loss goal in early 2012.

We are all stronger and more beautiful than we realize.
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Member Since: 6/3/2007

SparkPoints: 65,871

Fitness Minutes: 4,315

My Goals:
My overall goal is to be healthier and make my outsides match my insides. And make my insides as healthy as they can be.

I weighed 280 pounds and my goal weight is 160 pounds.

I'm losing the weight by balancing work and play. And why not make work into play?

My Program:
I'm eating healthier, making my own meals, exercising through activities I love and using every chance to make smarter and wiser choices.

ie. more homemade, eating fresher organic foods, walking and biking, deciding on activity rather than inactivity.

Goals and rewards:
G: Lose 10 pounds by Dec. 10th, 2011, weigh 225 lbs.
R: Haircut
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G: Lose 10 pounds by Jan. 18, 2012, weigh 215 lbs.
R: Remove ill-fitting clothes, pull out better fitting clothes.

G: Lose 10 pounds by Feb. 25, 2012, weigh 205 lbs.
R: Fine portrait.

G: Lose 10 pounds by Mar. 1, 2012, weigh 195 lbs.
R: New hair by favorite professional.

G: Lose 10 pounds by April 10, 2012, weigh 185 lbs.
R: Clothes!

G: Lose 10 pounds by May 18, 2012, weigh 175 lbs.
R: 12-speed bike.

G: Lose 10 pounds by June 20, 2012, weigh 165 lbs.
R: A week long vacation doing nothing at home.

G: Lose 5 pounds by July 10, 2012

Personal Information:
Living on the edge of a bigger city, in a smaller city, in a townhouse with a cute backyard somewhere in the midwest. I've lived in a lot of different places and want to go to a lot more. I have a big family. When it's time for me to start my own, we'll keep the number low. For now it's me, my husband and two obsessive-compulsive cats.

Other Information:
I like video games, books, travel, movies, photography, large crowds, cities, lists, organizational tools, bags, homemade, cooking, yoga, theater, going shoeless, robots, peanut butter and chocolate, drawing, ink washes, chalk boards, word games, Summer and Spring, friends, writing, environmentally conscious conservers, dangly earrings, fancy shoes, textured stockings, living museums, gardening, animals, disaster flicks, rock climbing, swimming, wrapping presents, scary stories, the smell and feel of fresh sheets, vacations, day planners, calligraphy pens, nice pens in general, crayons, sketching, singing, backpacking/camping, painting, internet surfing, slippers, monkeys, Fritos and osculating fans.

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CHANGEISGOOD
9/7/2013 11:51:29 AM

Just read your blog "reminders to self" from 9/24 2011. Good reminders!
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LEIGHWOMAN
11/22/2011 2:24:20 PM

Miss you so much!! Hope you have a wonderful first thanksgiving with your baby girl. She's growing so darn fast!! emoticon



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BLABBERMOUTH2
8/14/2011 4:35:52 PM

It's so awesome to see familiar faces. Thanks for the comment on my blog today, and might I add, you are looking wonderfully beautiful. I am so proud of the commitment and results you have achieved. Thanks for being an inspiration for me.

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CITYZOZO
8/13/2011 1:35:20 PM

popping in--zo



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CHANGEISGOOD
7/9/2011 10:23:52 PM

Hi! Good to "see" you again! Leigh just invited me to join The Gal's team and help bring some life back to the team! So, I did! Check out the team. Let's motivate each other!!! We can do this!!!
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