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Hey, thanks for visiting my page. I am the girl that was never popular, never pretty, certainly never skinny. I am the average girl. I have always struggled with weight. I remember as a little girl having to wear the pretty plus size (as if putting the word pretty would boost your confidence). Well, I've stayed plus sized all my life. I can remember weighing over 160 lbs. in the 8th grade. I have never seen that number again. Throughout all my high school and college I think I stayed ...
Hey, thanks for visiting my page. I am the girl that was never popular, never pretty, certainly never skinny. I am the average girl. I have always struggled with weight. I remember as a little girl having to wear the pretty plus size (as if putting the word pretty would boost your confidence). Well, I've stayed plus sized all my life. I can remember weighing over 160 lbs. in the 8th grade. I have never seen that number again. Throughout all my high school and college I think I stayed pretty near 190 lbs. After I got married, I was at my highest of 207 lbs. My weight fluctuated a lot over the next few years between 200 and 188. Those were my magic numbers. I was the "pretty" big girl. I was the "you carry your weight well" girl. I hated shopping because 16's were getting too small for me and I didn't want to have to shop in the "big-people" stores. I was very frustrated, but didn't do anything about it, because every attempt ended in failure or pregnancy.
I was successful with WW back in 2005 and finally got into some 14's and loved it. That was short lived because once again I got pregnant and gained it all back and struggled to lose it. I tried some WW again, but had little success, I tried some other things and would lose about 5 lbs. and feel really good, but then something would happen and those 5 lbs. would find me again. It was a constant yo-yo of lose 5 lbs...gain 5 lbs...lose 5 lbs....gain 5 lbs...
I joined SP in October 2008, but never did much with it. I had intended to lose weight before my sil wedding. That was a failure and I ended up worse then when I started. I guess the turning point in my life was Easter this year. I went shopping with some friends and as I was sitting in front of a mirror and I seriously didn't recognize the fat girl staring back at me. It seemed I had ballooned up all over (especially around my middle...I was sporting the spare tire look and I was completely mortified!!). After that, my husband surprised me with a Wii Fit and my journey officially began on April 26, 2009. I started out at 91 kgs (200 lbs). I want to find the 170's again and I really want to push myself to see if I can ever find the 160's again (first time in about 20 years)...is it possible???

UPDATE: (September 18, 2009) It has been almost 5 months since I started and I feel GREAT!! I have lost 29 pounds and I have hopes to lose another 5-10 more. I am finally into the 160's and I hope to stay there!! I love exercising and I love how I feel when I am done. I love going shopping again. I also love all fruits and veggies. I tried eating a chocolate bar the other day (dark chocolate) and couldn't even eat half because it was so sweet. It is amazing how your body can change in only 5 months!!

UPDATE: (January 5, 2010) Well, my trip into 160's was a short-lived trip. In October, the celebrations began and I indulged. I stayed in the low 170's. Now that the New Year is here, I have new focus and I plan on finishing what I started. I really need to lose the last 15 lbs. I am starting to journal my food again. I found that I love to run so I am running. I just tried swimming again (first time in about 15+ years) and I love it. I will be alternating between my running and swimming along with the EA Active Wii game. The 5K races will resume in February so I am looking forward to that and improving my time, or just maintaining. Hopefully when I reach my birthday (March), I will be at my goal!!!

NEW UPDATE: (May 24, 2010) Well, I didn't reach my goal of 155, but that is ok. I have been able to maintain my 30 pound weight loss since October 2009 and that makes me happy. I am happy at 167-171 and that is ok. I have realized that I would have to eat like a bird and exercise twice as hard to get into the 150's and I just don't think I want to work that hard. I am happy with my body now and I am happy with the size clothes I can wear. I am looking to tone my body and increase my muscle. I have done well with my running and will keep on doing that. I am aiming to run 1000+ miles this year with an ultimate goal of running around the world (22000+ miles)...I realize that will take me a really long time, but you have to set goals. Wish me luck!!
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Member Since: 10/20/2008

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Fitness Minutes: 34,849

My Goals:
To reach the 160's and get into the 150's and maintain at 155 (give or take 3 lbs.). I also would like to continue my running and incorporate some swimming. I am strength training 3 times a week to tone and add muscle definition. I also joined Nike+ and I want to run 1000+ miles this year.

Progress to date
4/26/09....198.6
5/27/09.188.3
6/23/09.183.9
7/21/09.178.2
8/18/09....174.0
9/16/09....170.5
10/14/09..171.1
11/11/09..170.0
12/09/09..173.8
01/04/10..171.6
02/01/10..169.4
03/01/10..167.2
06/21/10..174.9


Just entered my first of many 5K Runs.

11/02/09...27:28
11/09/09...26:55
11/23/09...26:55
12/07/09...27:32
02/08/10...25:18
02/22/10...24:51
03/01/10...24:34

Personal Best Times
5K...24:34
5 Miles...40:40
10K...50:30
10 Miles...1:25:00
HM...1:52:10

My Program:
I am using the nutrition tracker and trying to exercise 5-6 days a week. I am doing more running than anything else, but am trying to incorporate swimming as well. I am also strength training to build up my muscle mass. I am aiming to burn at least 5000 calories a week.

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I am a Child of God, a wife, a mother of 3 girls, a teacher, a homemaker, a cook, a maid, a beautician, a friend, a daughter, an aunt, and a sister

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NOMORESTALLING
9/20/2011 9:15:47 PM

Before you can learn a new way of doing things, you have to unlearn the old way. ... So beginnings depend on endings.
Here's to new beginnings with CALLING ALL GOONIES!
emoticon Stick with me kid and we'll both look even more fantastic! I have a plan!



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MAMASUDS
1/14/2010 2:34:15 AM

Just getting started this year. Drinking my water, getting moving. Making a plan. Will hit the gym again on Friday with hubby. Thanks for the encouragement. I need it!



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CALGALFOX
1/13/2010 10:56:34 AM

Welcome to the Swimming for Cardio team! Wow! What a great story you have. Congratulations on tackling the excess weight. I would love to share your journey with you.

Come talk to everyone on the daily forum so that we can all get to know you better. It's a great place to post your exercise, eating or whatever you are working on. We can cheer you on or help you try to stay on track.

Carol



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SYNCHROSWIMR
1/12/2010 6:14:56 PM

Welcome to the swimming for Cardio team! I have to disagree with your intro though -- I think you are very pretty. Your girls are beautiful as well.

Congrats on your progress and welcome again!



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HEATHHILL
1/12/2010 2:08:34 PM

A belated welcome to the Swimming for Cardio team!! Come on by and post with us so we can get to know you better.

You've made great progress so far! Keep it up!!



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