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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 34, 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: 76,217

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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    " did you move closer?"

    Bad, bad, bad...

    9 days ago
    YES! That is what I keep telling myself, to look at the facts. I usually tell myself that I'm doing the right things (eating right, exercising) and doing the healthy things (quality foods, good portions) so the weight will take care of myself. On good days, I keep on. Bad days, I still get frustrated, but I'm at least listening to the good facts!!

    PS, I just got my new 30lb kettle in the mail. (Free shipping with amazon prime!) I can't wait to try that bugger out!
    9 days ago
    Thanks for the blog comment! Yes, this struggle just blows. I don't like anything about it. However, at least I can move forward from it. I used to get so crippled that I would just quit doing some things. Not again. I won't let this happen!
    12 days ago
    good morning! hope you have a terrific Tuesday!
    12 days ago
  • v RAINEY2010
    Hey Andrea, thanks so much for commenting on my recent photo! Also - the leggings are from Black Milk - have you shopped with them before? I love their stuff, and they offer free shipping to the US. Highly recommend!

    Enjoy the rest of your week!
    13 days ago
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