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10/09...around 210lbs...Me w/ my 2 teens...they have really been encouraging to me on this journey





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It's like I just woke up and there I was...40 years old, 100 pounds over weight, on meds for bipolar, on a Cpap machine for sleep apnea, taking vicodin for back pain, sleeping my days away...this isn't the life I want for me or my family, so I decided I better do something to change it!

July '09 I went on a Doctor supervised high protein, low calorie (HPLC) diet and lost 57 pounds in approx. 3 months. In October, I stopped paying for all of the Doc visits, thinking I could lose ...
It's like I just woke up and there I was...40 years old, 100 pounds over weight, on meds for bipolar, on a Cpap machine for sleep apnea, taking vicodin for back pain, sleeping my days away...this isn't the life I want for me or my family, so I decided I better do something to change it!

July '09 I went on a Doctor supervised high protein, low calorie (HPLC) diet and lost 57 pounds in approx. 3 months. In October, I stopped paying for all of the Doc visits, thinking I could lose my last 40 or so pounds on my own. I found Spark, but gained 20 pounds in a 6 month period anyway! I just couldn't commit again to eating healthy and dieting for any length of time.

So, now I am back on track and utilizing Spark to the fullest! I need to lose 64 lbs (better than the 100 lbs I started with). This will get me in the best shape of my life...below are my goals I need to meet to get there: (Revised 5/30/10)

4/10...start diet with my sister...start weight 220 (DONE)
- exercise 315 minutes/wk (DONE)
4/25...weigh 210*** FIRST 10 POUNDS LOST (DONE)
- exercise on ELLIPTICAL 315 minutes/wk (DONE)
5/14...START TEAM POPEYE (DONE) http://teams.sparkpeople.com/TeamPopeye
5/16...weigh 200****(201...SOOOO CLOSE!!)(DONE 5/21)
THIS IS WHERE I WAS IN OCT/NOV '09!!
5/21...weigh 199...YEA!!!! 190's...HERE I AM, but not for long!!
*********REWARD**********
Go to Ginger's w/ James(DONE!)
5/23...weigh 197(official weigh in)...180's...HERE I COME!!
*********REWARD**********
Dave and Busters w/ Matt and play Derby(DONE!)

6/07…START P90X (DONE!)
6/20...weigh 189 (DONE 6/27!!)
**HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT...haven't weighed this amount in over 10 years!!
- comfortably fit in size 16 pants w/o muffin top(DONE 5/30!)
- comfortably fit in size 14 pants w/o muffin top (DONE 6/27!)

********REWARD: Join 24 Hour Fitness (DONE!!)**********

6/27...weigh 185 **weighed in at 189...hope to be at 185 sometime during the week!!
7/4 update...weigh 194...gained 5 pounds!!! (bipolar episode)
7/18...weigh 189 (this will be after vacation!)
***********170's...HERE I COME!!***********
7/25...weigh 185
8/15...weigh 176
*********EVEN BIGGER ACCOMPLISHMENT than reaching 189...haven't weighed this amount since the first year I was married...going on 24 years now!!!!
- comfortably fit into size 12 jeans...no muffin top

********REWARD: overnight getaway w/ hubby*******
Our Anniversary is 8/10, so this is perfect timing!!

***********160's...HERE I COME!!***********
8/15...go off the HPLC diet and on to Weight Watchers or like kind
8/29...weigh 172
9/19...weigh 166
***********150's...HERE I COME!!***************
- comfortably fit into size 10 jeans...no muffin top
10/24...weigh 156...MY GOAL WEIGHT...YEAH! CELEBRATE!!
- comfortably fit into size 8?? jeans...no muffin top

********REWARD: new wardrobe AND BOOB LIFT**********
10/20 is my 42nd birthday...again, perfect timing!!
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FAVORITE BLOG: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
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FAVORITE QUOTES: (more on the bottom right of my page!)

Both quotes below are from fellow Sparker THELOSKI's page:

"Don't let yesterday take up too much of today." Will Rogers

“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”

This quote is from fellow Sparker DLEE27's blog...if you haven't read the blog, you should:

"If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. " ~ Vincent Van Gogh
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Member Since: 10/28/2009

SparkPoints: 7,964

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My Goals:
To reach my weight and exercise goals (which are in my intro to the left)...Results so far:

7/09: 257 (Not on Spark)
4/10: 220 (Started Spark)
4/18: 213 (-7 or -44 Total)
4/25: 210 (-10 or -47 Total)
5/02: 208 (-12 or -49 Total)
5/09: 205.5 (-14.5 or 51.5 Total)
5/16: 201 (-19 or 56 Total)
5/23: 197 (-23 or 60 Total)
5/30: 197
6/06: 200...oops!
6/13: 193 (-27 or 64 Total)
6/20: 190 (-30 or 67 Total)
6/27: 189 (-31 or 68 Total)
7/04: 194 (UGH!! bipolar!)
7/11: VACATION!
7/18: VACATION!
7/25: (hoping to be at 185)

To enjoy this lifestyle, not resent it!

To get 8 hours of sleep a night!

To clean the house according to my daily routine

To do 2 aerobic workouts a day as much as possible...at least 3x/wk

To create a poster of my personal goals

To write my affirmations

To create a bucket list

To create a motivational collage


My Program:
Keys to my program:

*note: I am on a High Protein, Low Cal (HPLC) diet

1 - exercise, exercise, exercise...trying to get to at least 400 minutes per week

2 - lots of water...at least 1 gallon a day

3 - logging all of my food and exercise daily

4 - blogging daily

***PLEASE NOTE: writing blogs on Spark daily has been an awesome way to get support and encouragement. I highly recommend blogging, and also reading other members' blogs!

Personal Information:
I am 41 years old

I live in Rocklin, CA, just 20 miles East of Sacramento

I've been married to my wonderful husband, James, for almost 24 years now!

My life revolves around my two beautiful teens...a 13 year old daughter, Lyndsi, and a 15 year old son, Matthew

We have a full house with my parents living with us now! We also have our 2 Springer Spaniels, Roxy and Oreo, a Tuxedo cat, Mister, and 2 demanding cockatiels, Chewey and Sunshine

I was a Realtor for approx. 10 yrs until I had my son, and then I have stayed home to raise my kids ever since


Other Information:
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
Thanks to fellow Sparker SHAUNDRA825

"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
Thanks to fellow Sparker SHAUNDRA825...this one definitely makes you think!!!!

"The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!"
Thanks to fellow Sparkers SHAUNDRA825 and AIDA333!

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. " - Zig Ziglar
Thanks to fellow Sparker MAESTRACH !

A wonderful perspective on this healthy lifestyle journey:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
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(unfortunately, you have to copy & paste the link into your address line)

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JOYINKY
3/28/2011 10:43:57 AM

You are missed. Hope you are doing well.
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JOYINKY
2/27/2011 6:53:54 PM

GTHFY; the important thing is to take care of yourself and your family. I know how busy you are because my kids are at the same stage with my teenage grandkids! I remember those years. Just don't give up on Alicia! Be well. Hugs, Joy



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MISS_VIV
1/6/2011 9:52:26 PM

Hope you are well and happy. Don't see you out there much anymore. Are those kids keeping you busy?

Hope to see you posting more this year. Back in action I hope.

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ZEN_WOMAN
1/6/2011 3:37:57 PM

Stopping by to say hi and see how January is shaping up?

MJ-

PS: I am finally at my goal size. Finsished strong the last 3 months of the year. Now it is just toning and having fun with new exercises.



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