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Late 2006. Approximately 190 pounds.



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I've struggled with weight since my early teens. Been up and down the scale so many times, I feel like an actual yo-yo. Now that I'm in my 30s, it's time that I stop falling off the wagon, and make fitness and maintaining a healthy weight one of my life's main priorities, as imperative as paying the bills.

This is my second venture on Sparkpeople. Back in 2006, at the age of 25, I reached my heaviest weight of 196 pounds. I joined CalorieKing and, through calorie restriction ...
I've struggled with weight since my early teens. Been up and down the scale so many times, I feel like an actual yo-yo. Now that I'm in my 30s, it's time that I stop falling off the wagon, and make fitness and maintaining a healthy weight one of my life's main priorities, as imperative as paying the bills.

This is my second venture on Sparkpeople. Back in 2006, at the age of 25, I reached my heaviest weight of 196 pounds. I joined CalorieKing and, through calorie restriction alone, lost about 35 pounds in 8 months. After I hit the inevitable plateau, I joined Sparkpeople and added exercise into my regiment. By 2009, I had dropped to my lowest weight of 125 pounds, but that didn't last too long. Eventually, I fell off the wagon, and slowly regained 33 pounds.

On January 1, 2012, I returned to my original weight loss plan of calorie restriction and daily exercise. My goal is to return to my lowest weight and maintain. Since I despise exercise -- a holdover from my service in the military -- I pick my workouts carefully. I love Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Abs, and Tae Bo, all of which have given me excellent results in the past. Hey, if I could do it once, I can do it again!

Here's to a fabulous year and, hopefully, a great bikini-filled summer!
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Member Since: 1/1/2012

SparkPoints: 35,312

Fitness Minutes: 13,639

My Goals:
To be HAPPY!

To be HEALTHY!

To be comfortable in my own skin.

To be naked without feeling shame.

To fit back into all of my clothes, instead of just some of them.

My Program:
Being poor feeds unhealthy habits. So I have to make due with what I have.

Portion size is key. We eat a lot of high-fat foods in my house. I can't always skip them, so I eat half or quarter of what is served, and save the rest for another meal.

Daily exercise (with weekends to rest) is also important. With a long commute to work, I fit my workouts in at night. My workouts include a variety of popular home exercise programs: 10 Minute Trainer, Shawn T's Rockin' Body, TurboFire, Turbo Jam, Zumba, Hip Hop Abs, Insanity, ChaLEAN Extreme, Tae Bo, Brazilian Butt Lift, and P90X. Thank goodness for peer-to-peer file sharing!

Personal Information:
My name is Peach, and I'm from Jersey. I'm 5'5", 31-years-old, and have been with my lovely partner Rob for a year and a half now. I don't have any children of my own, but I play step-mom to Rob's two teenagers.

I work in IT as a desktop support technician, which makes for a very sedentary career. Yet another reason why it is so important that I stay active.

I also make Youtube videos about a variety of subjects: religion, feminism, equal rights, etc.

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Weight:

158 - 1 Jan 2012
152.4 - 22 Jan 2012
147.4 - 26 Feb 2012
141.6 - 6 May 2012
136.2 - 30 June 2012
130 - 5 August 2012
125 (goal) -

1 lb = Guinea Pig (done)
2 lbs = rack of baby back ribs (done)
3 lbs = average human brain (done)
4 lbs = ostrich egg (done)
5 lbs = my birth weight (done)
6 lbs = a humanís skin (done)
8 lbs = human head (done)
10 lbs = my cat Gray (done)
11 lbs = Thanksgiving turkey (done)
12 lbs = Bald Eagle (done)
15 lbs = 10 dozen large eggs (done)
16 lbs = 21 Wendy's triple cheeseburgers (done)
20 lbs = car tire (done)
23 lbs = largest newborn ever (done)
24 lbs = 3 gallons of ice cream (done)
25 lbs = average 2 yr old (done)
30 lbs = 10 cans of Crisco
33 lbs = a cinder block

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RENIESSPARKIN
2/26/2013 12:21:52 AM

Hi, Peach! I just noticed you said you were a little blue today for some reason. Do you still feel that way, or has something or someone come to your rescue? You are very beautiful and I see you have reached your goal.

Could that be part of the problem? I'm just fishing here.

Wish you the best of luck at maintaining your goal. That can be really difficult.

Take care and remember that we care.

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LINWASH23
1/22/2013 8:24:34 PM

emoticon . We all feel discouraged at times, it helps me to take one day at a time. One thing I have learned since I have been with SP, if I overeat and track today, than I do not overeat the next day. It helps me to know what I am doing and the trackers help me to know. I always track on overeating days and healthy day. I do not feel guilty when I overeat, because it is just for the day. Tomorrow, is a new day and on that day, I choose not to overeat. This is a journey and you are not alone. emoticon emoticon



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GUS4ME
10/8/2012 12:18:15 PM

Hang in there PEACH1981. We sometimes just have those days whe we just feel BLAH no matter how awesome we are.

You are amazing not isolate yourself, reaching out for support is one of the best things to do to conquer that pesky low self esteem.

Keep your head up, we are all hear for you. Let us know what we can do for you.



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ONLYTEMPORARY
9/23/2012 9:17:19 PM

Hang in there Peach! Can we help? emoticon



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CHRISFROMCT
8/11/2012 11:53:17 AM

You've done a fabulous job in meeting your goal. I bet you feel great - in more ways than one!



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