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Family Holiday Shoot - NOV 2012 (Rylan-16 months old)

Rylan (16 mths old) - 1st time at the beach!

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My name is Andra and I have been a spark member for a while now and lost 65 pounds being an active member. I was away for about 6 months due to my high risk pregnancy and on bedrest for the last 3 months of my pregnancy. On July 15th, 2011 my baby boy, Rylan was born at 35 weeks and 3 days along and didn't need to go to the NICU and was a healthy but a little small at 5 pounds, 9 ounces and 18.5 inches long. I am ready to take back my body and would like to improve my lifestyle again. I lost weight before and I will do it again for my baby boy and for me of course!!

**UPDATE AS OF 10/10/13 - I am pregnant with baby #2! Here starts another crazy chapter in our lives and we are excited and feel very blessed to have this happening right now. I am not at the weight I wanted to be at for this pregnancy since this was a surprise but I will do what I can and keep living a healthy life and focus on all aspects of a healthy life. I'm excited to make my son a big brother, how cool is that? I am an only child so I can only imagine! I will probably have another extremely high risk pregnancy due to my issues but I will be fine and I plan on using Spark for what I need but I will stay challenge free for now! Wish us luck and good luck to all!!!

Member Since: 9/2/2009

Fitness Minutes: 24,444

My Goals:
Joined Spark 9/2/09 (start weight 282) - here were my previous goals that were met:
20 lbs lost - met 12/9/09
50 lbs lost - met 8/27/10
65 lbs lost - met 12/15/10
**pregnant from early Dec 2010 to July 15th 2011 - gained 20 lbs

New (2013) revised goals:
Start weight 256

245 (11 lbs lost) met 07/26/13
*reward: 1 new outfit for motivation
230 (26 lbs lost) met MM/DD/YY
*reward: Hair appt - cut, color, and style!
220 (36 lbs lost) met MM/DD/YY
*reward: New outfit in my new size!
210 (46 lbs lost) met MM/DD/YY
*reward: weight for me, means some more new clothes - what size am I now?
199 (57 lbs lost) met MM/DD/YY
reward: weekend trip away with hubby because this is a HUGE milestone!
190 (66 lbs lost) met MM/DD/YY
*reward: New workout shoes and workout outfit
180 (76 lbs lost)
169 (87 lbs lost) **113 total pounds overall!
After this goal is met - I will REVISE goal

My Program:
Mon & Wed - Jazzercise class (aerobic exercise + strength training for 60 min)

Tues & Sat - 60 min high intensity kickboxing class

30 min lunch walks (M-F), 10 min spark videos on off days, heavy house cleaning, family walks after dinner.

Finished Spark Rookie to 5K Training program in Oct 2012**I would like to start the 10K training in 2013!

At minimum: 240 min + of exercise per week!

Log in food/water daily - stay in a range of 1500-1900 cal/day.
Limit sodium and sugar intake.

Limit processed food and eat more whole foods, cook at home, stay away from fast food.

Personal Information:
35 years young
Married for 8 years
2 year old son
**2nd child on the way - EDD 4/28/14**
Winnie - 4 year old doggy
We live in El Cajon, CA

Other Information:
Personal quote: "It doesn't matter where you start, it only matters where you end up"

"Stop living life for what's around the corner and start enjoying the walk down the street" - Grant Miller

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  • v AMY_1217
    For anybody interested in participating in a BLC, please go to my page and click the BL Spring Challenge ALL Teams team. You can join the all-teams page and put your name on the list for the Summer challenge! If you'd like to join my team, the Dazzling Diamonds, let me know and I'll get you signed up for our team!
    There are 10 teams, 24 team members each, and it's a 10 week challenge!
    Come join in the fun, meet some great people and work toward your goals!!!
    47 days ago
    Howdy Andra!!!

    I hope you and your family are doing great!! I noticed your are racking up the fitness minutes! YAY for you!!

    Have a great weekend!!

    1208 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my "Time to get uncomfortable" blog. I really appreciate the support and encouragement. :)

    Hope you are doing great!!!

    1225 days ago
  • v 40_4ME4FAMILY
    What a beautiful family! Your lo is a doll :-) I can't believe how big she is! It's been a struggle getting back into the right mind frame, but I think I'm there! Taking it slow and really working back into it, understanding there are some big differences. Let's do this!
    1266 days ago
    Hi Andra,

    Stopping by to see how you are doing. :) Know that you are loved and worth it. I think those two thoughts may be the most powerful mantras that we need to tell ourselves.

    Hope you enjoyed your weekend and are ready to tackle this week.

    Smile and have a fabulous day!!!

    1297 days ago
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