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Good girls do steps. Bad girls do bells. ;)

Find me elsewhere at, @measured_life on Twitter or on Facebook as "A Measured Life"!

HOLY CRAPOLI I'VE LOST 93 LBS WITH SPARKPEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOTE: I've lost 93lbs with SparkPeople and have lost ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN POUNDS total! As of August 28, 2014 I am working on maintaining that loss.

My name is Andrea, I'm 35, married, so far childless and looking to lose some extra pounds! I don't want to be a stick, but I want to be healthy, and I don't want to be plus-sized anymore. I'm aiming for an 8 as an ultimate goal, since I've never been thin enough to wear a 8, and it's a single digit, woot woot! (I'm currently in a 10, and if the 8 I wear is a pair of stretchy pants I'm totally cool with not going below a 10.) ETA June 2014 - I currently own a SIZE 8 pair of capris!! ETA November 2014 - I also own a size 6 in dress pants! ETA Sept 2015 I have several pairs of size 6 things!

I have a wonderful husband and a 5 year old Boston Terrier named Bingley who is like my child. (No I don't walk him in a stroller or anything, but I love him just as much as I would my own child.)

Member Since: 6/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 85,015

My Goals:
Start - 253 - 4/4/12
240 - DONE 6/19/12
225 - DONE 8/30/12 (technically 225.3 but I'm counting it)
No Longer Obese (213.9 lbs) - DONE 11/11/12
210 - DONE 11/29/12
195 - DONE 4/3/13
180 - DONE 10/26/13
170 - DONE 3/2/14
Ideal - 160 - DONE 8/29/14

My Program:
I'm tracking my nutrition and exercise via SparkPeople, and using my FitBit to try to keep an average of 8000+ steps a day, plus intermittent strength training. I swing, baby! (Kettlebells, that is.)

Personal Information:
Blackwood, NJ.

I was born and raised in South Jersey, just outside of Philly. I've been up and down the East Coast and abroad and I still love my state. Judge not a state by it's Turnpike. =)

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I believe in equality for all people: men, women, whites, blacks, asians, hispanics, gays, straights, transexuals, transgenders, etc. As long as you don't try to take MY rights away or try to cram your beliefs down my throat, we're cool. =)

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  • v IAN2409
    I doubt anyone was asking for them to be covered up lol
    9 days ago
    thanks for stopping by - yes Taffy has a unique face. Someone said she looks like a Picasso painting...they are both great cats, very friendly - and sometimes kind of needy emoticon They have brought a lot of joy to our lives after a couple of tough years. have a great day!
    9 days ago
    No - I haven't tried that brand of GF pasta. I will have to look for it soon. I've been lucky to get some free from work so I was able to try a few different brands. According to their website I should be able to find it at the major grocery stores around here. Thanks for the tip!
    10 days ago
    Thanks! It sounds like it was a free gift with Thanksgiving dinner, haha.... my cousin has the same thing.
    13 days ago
  • v LUCKEE40
    I was actually thinking of you when I put that I was one of those obnoxious Pumpkin lovers,(well mainly of the PSL'S), because I know you are not a fan! LOL!

    I have found some good recipes for a Pumpkin Spice latte's that I am going to have to experiment with .
    16 days ago
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