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Playing in my wedding dress - October 2011 at 138 lbs

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I have many healthy lifestyle habits, but still had a hard time getting rid of those pounds I gained while unemployed and physically debilitated in 2008. I'm hoping for motivation and encouragement here. We all need help, even those that help others!
March 2010- I'm at 147 lbs.
Update 5/25/11 - Hmmm... now that I have lost 9 lbs, I realize I really needed to lose at least 15 lbs! Yikes... I'm going for 6 more and then re-evaluate! 138 lbs.
Updated 9/15/11 - Wow, less than 2 months till the wedding and I still need to lose 5 lbs! Having too much fun! Better get disciplined! 137 lbs
Updated 10/24/11 - 18 days till the wedding... I am still 2 lbs from my goal! Gotta get busy!
Jan 2013... Darn! All the wedding fun, holidays, etc. and I gained all the way back to my original weight... sigh. Time to get back on the plan, yes?
March 2013 - I hit al all-time high of 152 lbs! Yikes!
May 2013 - I have only maintained, not lost really over the last 4 months! SO I have joined some serious challenges here on Spark to kick me in the butt! 148 lbs
December 2013 - BLC has been a great motivator! Thanks to all my fellow CAMO team for all your great inspiration! Down to 137 lbs and holding.

Been away for 3 years! At my all-time high weight. Goal is 140 now. Which means 15 lbs to go! Time to hold myself accountable!

August 2016 - 155 lbs!

Member Since: 4/5/2010

Fitness Minutes: 20,931

My Goals:
1. Learn to be ok with eating a lot less. Mostly non-veg carbs.
2. Moderate wine. No more than 2 glasses - 3-4 days a week.
3. Get to the gym 2-3x/week, tennis 2-3x/wk, hike or cycle 1x/wk. Push-up challenge.
4. Train for Rugged Maniac!
5. Return to 140 lbs and stay there!

My Program:
I am reducing portion sizes, reducing carbs, reducing wine intake and continuing my active lifestyle.
Update Jan 2013... Since my wedding in Nov 2011, I have gained 11 lbs back! Yikes! It was sooo hard to lose it. I'm not sure I can do it again! But I will keep trying.
April 22, 2013: Day One of going Gluten Free for 30 days... see how I feel and if I lose any fat!
June 2013: Gluten free didn't do anything. On to low carb...
August 2016 - Menopause has hit me hard. Gained 15 lbs and body has changed. Need to be the best I can be! Goals above!

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150 - Massage
145 - New tennis outfit
140 - New Jeans

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