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Edinburgh Castle, Scotland- July 2008



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A lot has changed since I got serious about getting to a healthy weight. Yes, my weight has changed, but even more important than that- I eat so much healthier, I am teaching my kids & husband how to eat right, I work out regularly and I feel so good about the changes that I’ve made. Too bad that kind of success can’t be measured on a scale or tape measure, huh? I had long ago given up sugars and white breads but I recently starting taking it a little further and am learning to eat “clean”. It ...
A lot has changed since I got serious about getting to a healthy weight. Yes, my weight has changed, but even more important than that- I eat so much healthier, I am teaching my kids & husband how to eat right, I work out regularly and I feel so good about the changes that I’ve made. Too bad that kind of success can’t be measured on a scale or tape measure, huh? I had long ago given up sugars and white breads but I recently starting taking it a little further and am learning to eat “clean”. It takes a lot of effort and time but as the old cliché and ad slogan goes, “I’m worth it!” (and so are my kids and husband).

When I look back at my weight tracker I am disappointed and relieved at the same time. I can't believe how long it's taken me to lose what I have lost. *sigh* But then again, I haven't gone back to that high weight even once. And in all this time, since I entered “the race”, I have never gained more than 7 pounds before I get a handle on things. So, although I may be the turtle that wishes she was the rabbit, at least I know how the story ends, and I will win… eventually.

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Member Since: 8/29/2007

SparkPoints: 3,731

Fitness Minutes: 1,469

My Goals:
-Lose lots of weight
-Get in shape
-Shop for clothes anywhere I want
-Wear the cute clothes styles I see on others
-Be comfortable in tank tops and a bathing suit

My Program:
-Cardio 3 times a week
-Weight training 4 times a week
-Eat "clean" as much as possible
-Only eat when I am hungry, stop when I full
-Stay positive


Personal Information:
-39 years old
-Wife & mother of 2 girls) one is a teen- HELP ME!)

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QUOTES:
-In one year I do not have to be the same person I am today. I can be thin if I choose to.
-Challenges make us stronger, better, healthier, and more grateful. And they can make us thinner.
-Victims are never happy. I am not a victim, no matter what has happened, unless I want to be.
-Overcoming obstacles is how we gain self-respect... and the respect of others.

-And my favorite quote right now about life in general is... If you're not confused, you're not paying attention.

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KIERAE
12/30/2010 12:22:16 AM

Welcome to the South Beach Diet team. Don't hesitate to holler if you have any questions or need any help. Look forward to having you on the team!




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LILBLACKDRESS85
1/4/2010 12:00:06 AM

HEy there...I'm tryin to eat clean...its harder than i thought and suggestions or info for a newbie would be awesome....you look great emoticon



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AMBEREYES_1913
11/10/2007 1:12:54 PM

Hi Andrea,
\ It was so nice of you to stop by my place. Yeah, girl, my son will be 30 this April. So glad you had a good time on your visit to Brooklyn. You have to let me know the next time you are in town. I have been teaching now for 22 years, so if you need any info, don't hesitate to ask. Love ya,

Marsha




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SHANLA24
9/30/2007 9:44:29 AM

Hello, Fabulous Lady!

THIS IS A TOAST ... TO US :

FOR THE MEN WHO HAVE US, THE LOSERS WHO HAD US, AND THE LUCKY PEOPLE WHO WILL MEET US!!


You have been hit. You have been considered one of the 10 most fabulous ladies on my friends list. Once you have been hit, you have to hit 10 fabulous ladies. If you get hit again you know you're really fabulous. So hit 10 fab ladies on your friends list and let them know they are truly fabulous.

SEND THIS TO 10 AMAZING LADIES , INCLUDING THE ONE WHO SENT IT TO YOU!!!





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LAURENERAMSEY
9/28/2007 11:19:05 PM

hey andrea, just dropping by to say hi. were you on sparkpeople before our team started? you have so many friends!



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