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Hi All,
My name is Alissa, and I'm 30 years old, married, and a mom. I've been yo-yoing for years now, and I'm sick of it. So I'm ready to get serious, get skinny, and stay there for good.

One of my biggest issues is that I really want to set a healthy example for my son. I grew up in a household where fresh fruits and veggies were practically unheard of - a typical meal was meat, potatoes, and maybe a can of corn or green beans. I literally can't remember EVER eating a fresh piece of fruit in my house while growing up. I was fairly thin as a teenager, but those poor eating habits really caught up with me in my twenties. I don't want the same thing to happen to my son. I want him to grow up in a household where healthy meals and lots of activity are the "norm" in hopes that he will never have to struggle with his weight the way I have.

Luckily, I have a FABULOUS husband who is uber supportive of me at any weight, and who has been working to get healthy as well. He's wonderful about celebrating my accomplishments (eating well, exercising) without making me feel like he wants or needs me to lose weight. It's a really good environment to get healthy emotionally and mentally as well, and I'm very lucky.

What else? I like to eat. A lot. I don’t like to go hungry. At all. I’m a big baby about it, to be honest. So what this means is that I have to choose healthy things to eat (of course) but I’ve also discovered that it also means that I have to work out like a demon to burn those calories (and thereby earn some more.) So my basic plan is that I’m running, biking, walking, and doing strength training for what feels like HOURS a day. The upside is that I’m learning to enjoy this time. It used to feel like a real chore, but really, that's me time. Running makes me feel like a Tough Girl (in a very good way) and the exercise bike gives me 40 minutes a day to read (score!) and walking is a nice time to think and listen to my iPod. So it all works out, AND it means that I can eat a little bit more. Win win.

So that's about it. I look forward to Sparking with you all.

Weight Tracking
175 (highest all time weight) - 7/12/2010
171 - 7/19/2010
168 - Goodbye forever 170's. I mean it, don't come skulking around my house again! - 7/26/2010
165 - 8/2/2010
166 - 8/9/2010
164.8 - 8/16/2010
165.5 - 8/23/2010
161 - 8/31/2010 - Woot! Plateau broken?
160.2 - 9/6/2010
161.8 - 9/13/2010 - Doh! :D
158.4 - 9/20/2010 - Goodbye forever 160's!
158.6 - 9/27/2010
157.8 - 9/30/2010
157.8 - 11/30/2010 - At least I didn't gain anything. That is seriously an accomplishment given everything I had going on the last 2 months.
164.2 - 1/3/2011 - Booooo! Oh well, back on that wagon.
160.6 - 1/10/2011

BMI Tracking
27.4 - 7/12/2010
26.8 - 7/19/2010
26.3 - 7/26/2010
25.8 - 8/2/2010
26.0 - 8/9/2010
25.8 - 8/16/2010
25.9 - 8/23/2010
25.2 - 8/31/2010
25.1 - 9/6/2010 - Soooooo close to healthy....
25.3 - 9/13/2010 - D'oh! :D
24.8 - 9/20/2010 - ZOMG. HEALTHY!!!!!
24.8 - 9/27/2010
24.7 - 9/30/2010
24.7 - 11/30/2010
25.7 - 1/3/2011
25.3 - 1/10/2011

Member Since: 1/5/2010

Fitness Minutes: 9,842

My Goals:
Lose 1-2 lbs a week, 40 lbs total. Get toned. Feel good. ;)


165 - Massage (Met 8/2/2010!)
160 - Haircut (Met 9/12/2010)
155 - Mani/Pedi
150 - ???
145 - New purse
140 - New winter coat
135 - Have family portraits professionally taken

My Program:
Eat 1450-1800 cals per day

Work out 5 times a week (3 days cardio, 2 days strength)

Learn moderation and portion control

Run 5K (again!)

Personal Information:
Married to Jon (07/17/2005)

Mama to Tristan Wyatt (06/09/2008)

Other Information:
"It only takes a small spark to start a large fire."

"What distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those of us on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the days gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate." - John Bingham

"She taught me how to wage cold war with quiet charm
but I just want to walk through my life unarmed."
-Ani DiFranco, Angry Anymore

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    Stopping in to check on you. I hope that even if you're not actively participating at SP that you're taking care of yourself and moving closer to your goals. You are WORTH it!

    Just wanted you to know you're not forgotten!
    2371 days ago
    Hey Alissa,
    Still think about you and wonder where you're off to.
    Hope things are okay in your world...

    Look me up if you ever return...

    2461 days ago
    Hey, Alissa!
    Just wanted to let you know I was thinking about you :)
    Miss seeing your smiling face on here & your wonderful sense of humor!
    Hope all is well & I wish you continued success on your journey!
    2490 days ago
    Just stopping by to say Hi! Haven't seen you on in awhile & wanted to let you know you are really missed and thought about often my friend! :)
    Hope all is going well and wishing you a fab start to the new week!
    2493 days ago
    So,'ve left me here again. :(
    Don't you like us anymore?
    Missin' you!
    2549 days ago
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