APATRICIAO521   16,724
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Getting My Body Back Post-Baby!

* HAPPY TWO YEAR SPARKIVERSARY TO ME!!! ~ March 30, 2012 *

***** I AM OFFICIALLY A SP MOTIVATOR AS OF AUGUST 23, 2010 -- THANK YOU SPARKPEOPLE!!!!!*****

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UPDATED 09,24,2013

It sure has been a long time since I have been active on Sparkpeople. Actually, it has been over a year to be exact! A lot has happened in the ...
* HAPPY TWO YEAR SPARKIVERSARY TO ME!!! ~ March 30, 2012 *

***** I AM OFFICIALLY A SP MOTIVATOR AS OF AUGUST 23, 2010 -- THANK YOU SPARKPEOPLE!!!!!*****

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UPDATED 09,24,2013

It sure has been a long time since I have been active on Sparkpeople. Actually, it has been over a year to be exact! A lot has happened in the last 12 months including the birth of my sweet baby girl, and the start of a new (and much better!) job! With 5-10 pounds left to lose to get back to my comfortable pre-baby weight, I am ready to buckle down and get this done!

I am 5 days away from my first post-baby half marathon, and less than 1 week away from the start of a body fat percentage competition at my local fitness studio. I have my eye on the prize!

I want this, therefore I can do this!

UPDATED 05.09.2012

I am back, but this time my goals are different! On Easter, my husband and I found out that we are expecting our 1st baby in December 2012!!! My goals are to have a fit and healthy pregnancy!!!

UPDATED 09.16.2011

I am back and ready to lose these last 18# to reach my goal weight of 130#. I have been a little lazy these past few months; I have been eating healthy 75% of the time and working out just as I was before I got married in May 2011. I am ready to give it 100% and eat healthy 95% of the time with a stronger focus on weight training to build muscle and lower my body fat!

I joined a challenge at my gym to lose body fat by Christmas. The winner wins over $1,000.00 and I REALLY WANT TO WIN.

I CAN DO THIS!!

Peace, Love, & Spark!

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UPDATED 05.20.2011

I am a newly wed looking to lose these last 5-10 pounds before I enter into 100% maintenance. I have maintained by 40+ lb. weight loss for the past few months and I am now looking to step up my game and get back on the wagon 100%.

I exercise 5-6 days a week and I eat healthy 95% of the time.

I changed my life with Sparkpeople and now I am looking forward to actually living it!

UPDATED 02.22.2011

I am finally within 5 pounds of my ultimate goal weight. I have gone from a size 12/14 to a size 6/8. My wedding is just about 2 months away and I could not be happier. 2010 was the year for me to change my life, and 2011 is the year for me to live the life I have built for myself. I am marrying my best friend and love since the young age of 15. We just bought a house together, both graduated college, and are ready to start our lives together as Husband and Wife. I can't wait for him to see me walk down the aisle and into his arms as the woman I always knew I was.

For the first time in my life, I can say that I like my body and am 100% confident. Is it perfect?... NO! But it is slim, feminine, curvy, and sexy.

I owe a lot to Sparkpeople. The motivation and drive to push forwards and shed the 45 lbs. I have lost was 100% due to this site. Sparkpeople literally saved my life and made it so I am able to be the wife, friend, daughter, sister, and future mother that I know I am.

Thank you all. You mean the world to me.


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I am getting married on May 8, 2011. Simply stated, I want to be not only look beautiful but I want to feel beautiful on my wedding day. I am making this lifestyle change for me, and for my fiance. I want to live a long, happy, and healthy life together.

Although my wedding is my main motivation at this time, I do not plan, and will not allow myself, to stop this wonderful journey. Ultimately I want to look and feel beautiful everyday for the rest of my life.

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3.22.2010 ~ 189.4 lbs. (Obese BMI of 30.1)
3.29.2010 ~ 185.0 lbs. (-4.4#)
4.05.2010 ~ 183.6 lbs. (-1.4#)
4.12.2010 ~ 181.2 lbs. (-2.4#)
4.19.2010 ~ 180.2 lbs (-1.0#) -- Overweight BMI of 29.1 (No longer Obese!!!)
4.27.2010 ~ 179.0 lbs. (-1.2#)
5.04.2010 ~ 177.2# (-1.8#)
5.11.2010 ~ 177.0# (-.2) --
5.18.2010 ~ 175.8# (-1.2#)
5.25.2010 ~ 174.6# (-1.2#)
6.01.2010 ~ 174.0# (-.6#)
6.08.2010 ~ 172.6# (-1.4#)
6.15.2010 ~ 171.6# (-1.0#)
6.22.2010 ~ 169.8# (-1.8#)
6.29.2010 ~ 169.8# (-0.0)..... self sabotage!!!
7.06.2010 ~ 171.8 (+2.0#).... 4th of July Vacation... :(
7.13.2010 ~ 168.8 (-3.0#)
7.20.2010 ~ 167.4# (-1.4#)
7.27.2010 ~ 163.8# (-3.6#)
8.03.2010 ~ 164.2 (+.4#)
8.07.2010 ~ 162.8# (-1.4#)
8.14.2010 ~ 162.8# (+/- 0#)
8.21.2010 ~ 160.8# (-2#)
8.28.2010 ~ 159.6# (-1.2#)
9.04.2010 ~ 159.6# (+/- 0#)
9.11.2010 ~plateau...
9.18.2010 ~plateau...
9.25.2010 ~plateau...
10.02.2010 ~ plateau...
10.09.2010 ~ plateau...
10.16.2010 ~ 155.2# (-4.4#)
10.23.2010 ~ 158.4#
10.30.2010 ~ 156.4#
11.06.2010 ~ 154.6#
11.13.2010 ~ 153.2# - Healthy BMI of 24.7!!!!!
11.20.2010 ~ 153.0# (-.2#)
11.27.2010 ~ 154.4# (+1.4#)... Thanksgiving!
12.04.2010 ~ 152.8# (-1.6#)
12.11.2010 ~ 151.2# (-1.6#)
12.18.2010 ~ 149.8# (-1.4#)
12.25.2010 ~ 149.6# (-.2#)
01.01.2011 ~ 149.0# (-.6#)
01.09.2011 ~ 148.0# (-1.0#)
01.15.2011 ~ 147.8 (-0.2#)

02.12.2011 ~ 146.2# (-1.6#)
02.22.2011 ~ 146.8# (+.6#)

05.16.2011 ~ 149.0# (just back from honeymoon...)
05.27.2011 ~ 146.2# (-2.8#)

06.20.2011 ~ 147.4#

08.08.2011 ~ 148.4#

09.15.2011 ~ 148.0#

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Member Since: 3/30/2010

SparkPoints: 16,724

Fitness Minutes: 21,387

My Goals:
-Complete my 1st 5k Race without stopping (Under 38 Minutes). DONE 06/19/2010 35:04!!!

-Complete my first Half Marathon - (Rock n' Roll Providence, RI) DONE 08/07/2011 2:18:38!!!

-Weigh 145# by my wedding day 05.08.2011 - DONE: 03/24/11 @ 144.8#

-Wear a Size 8: DONE 08/05/2010!

-Wear a Size 6: DONE 12/3/2010!

-Wear a Size 4: DONE 05/16/2011!

-Have a healthy BMI: DONE 11/12/2010!

Weight Goals & Rewards:
**180.0 lbs = Mani&Pedi (GOAL MET: 04/21/10 179.4#)

**175.0 lbs. = Running Outfit (GOAL MET: 05/25/2010 174.6#)

**170.0 lbs. = Item from the SPARK STORE!!! (GOAL MET: 06/22/2010 169.8#)

**165.0 lbs. = New Shoes!!! (GOAL MET: 07/24/2010 163.8#)

**160.0 lbs. = POLAR HRM (GOAL MET: 08/27/2011)

**145.0 lbs. = New Wardrobe! (GOAL MET: 05/2011)

**145.0 lbs (AGAIN) = New Boots For Fall!

140.0 lbs. = New Cookbook!

135.0 lbs. = New Purse!

130.0 lbs

My Program:
Exercise:
*Running & Racing
*Yoga
*Kettlebells
*Kickboxing
*Bootcamp Classes
*Muscle Conditioning
*Zumba

Diet:
My belief is that everything is okay in moderation. I am a vegetarian who enjoys life's indulgences within moderation. I do not binge, yet I always make sure I am satisfied. For me, the proper serving size, along with consistent activity, are the key elements to success.

Personal Information:
Height: 5.6"
Weight: 156.4#
Status: New Mom!
Location: Boston, MA
Job: Financial Analyst

Check out my Healthy Living Blog at:
www.thevegetablelife.com

Other Information:
Since joining Spark I have grown the desire to live life the fullest and be adventerous. I love the outdoors and will never pass up the opportunity for a nice long walk/run out in the sun!

I used to let life pass me by and now I live it to the fullest!

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EG8383
10/3/2013 10:02:25 AM

I remember you posting being pregnant but I don't remember getting pregnant so soon after you, lol. My son is 9 months today! Being a mom is the best thing in the world. My son brings me so much happiness and I don't know why I waited so long to start our family. It was tough during the 6 weeks after I had him due to a lot of changes and stress with my husband's job but after some time I was back to normal and I enjoy things. I haven't done great with loosing weight but I'm slowly trying to work my way back into balancing everthing in my life. I want to be healthy so I can stay active with him. You look great and your baby girl is adorable!



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JUDIL62
10/2/2013 5:19:46 PM

So glad I found your page today when I logged into spark I haven't been here awhile and unfortunately had a huge setback to the tune of 30lbs....but your blog (vegetable Life) has convinced me once again that eating healthy can be fun, and I don't have to be perfect to succeed. You take simple ingedients and make them look beautiful and delicious. I just wanted to thank you for the inspiration. Congrats on becoming a Mom, its the most rewarding and important job you will ever have. Also proud of you for your running success! Maybe I'll see you at a local race sometime!




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10/2/2013 5:12:33 PM

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10/2/2013 10:07:22 AM

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10/2/2013 12:58:43 AM

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Congratulations on being Motivator of the Day! Keep on doing such a amazing job motivating, supporting and encouraging others here. Good luck and I wish you all the best on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.
*~ Paula *~
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