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1.14.11...155.8 lbs. - 45 lbs. gone!!!





1.14.11...155.8 lbs. - 45 lbs. gone!!!





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Edited 3-4-2014: The following is what I wrote during my "first" successful weight loss attempt. As I re-read it after regaining 35 of the 45+ pounds I lost in 2010-2011, it's a great reminder of WHY I need to stay active, healthy & positive!


After many, many tries at losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle in the past 20 years, I finally reached "rock bottom" in the summer of 2010. While I wasn't at my heaviest weight, I was definitely the most out of shape and flabby ...
Edited 3-4-2014: The following is what I wrote during my "first" successful weight loss attempt. As I re-read it after regaining 35 of the 45+ pounds I lost in 2010-2011, it's a great reminder of WHY I need to stay active, healthy & positive!


After many, many tries at losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle in the past 20 years, I finally reached "rock bottom" in the summer of 2010. While I wasn't at my heaviest weight, I was definitely the most out of shape and flabby that I have ever been. Although I'd been trying my best to avoid cameras, it's tough to do when you'd like to document your existence (at least occasionally!) for your young daughters. :)

The specific picture that pushed me over the edge was taken on July 5th while at a friend's house for the Independence Day parade. What I saw shocked me. Needless to say, my perception of my appearance most definitely did not match up with what I saw in that picture. I saw a thick, unhealthy, frumpy stay-at-home mom, and I was ashamed. I was taking after all of my female relatives who let themselves go once they had kids, and I was setting my daughters up to do the same thing as they got older.

A couple weeks later, after lots of deep thought and reflection on what I want out of life, I logged back onto SP for the first time in 3.5 years. Since then, I've started to become the more positive, active person that I've always wanted to be. I still have a long way to go, but for once I believe in myself, I like myself and know that I can achieve anything I put my mind to.
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Member Since: 7/5/2006

SparkPoints: 47,142

Fitness Minutes: 12,744

My Goals:
*To reach a healthy BMI. (DONE! - 2.18.11)

*To get my PCOS under control. (DONE!)

*To feel confident about myself and have a more positive attitude overall. (DONE!)

*To run a 5k. (DONE! 12.31.10)

My Program:
*I eat balanced meals as well as healthy snacks throughout the day to keep my blood sugar levels stable.

*I try to eat whole foods as much as possible.

*Exercise 3-4x per week.



Personal Information:
I live in Wisconsin with my husband and 2 daughters.

Other Information:
*The 30 lbs. in 30 Weeks Challenge
SW (8.22.10): 194.2
Wk. 1 (8.27): 191.4 (-2.8)
Wk. 2 (9.3): 188 (-3.4)
Wk. 3 (9.10): 186 (-2)
Wk. 4 (9.17): 184.8 (-1.2)
Wk. 5 (9.24): 182.6 (-2.2)
Wk. 6 (10.1): 180.2 (-2.4)
Wk. 7 (10.8): 178.4 (-1.8)
Wk. 8 (10.15): 174.4 (-4)
Wk. 9 (10.22): 173.2 (-1.2)
Wk. 10 (10.29): 171.8 (-1.4)
Wk. 11 (11.5): 167.4 (-4.4)
Wk. 12 (11.12): 166.4 (-1)
Wk. 13 (11.19): 165.6 (-.8)
Wk. 14 (11.27): 162.4 (-3.2)
Wk. 15 (12.3): 162.6 (+.2)
Wk. 16 (12.10): 159.4 lbs. (-3.2)
Wk. 17 (12.17): 158.6 (-.8)
Wk. 18 (12.24): 159.4 (+.8)
Wk. 19 (12.31): 159.2 (-.2)
Wk. 20 (1.7): 158 (-1.2)
Wk. 21 (1.14): 155.8 (-2.2)
Wk. 22 (1.21): 155.4 (-.4)
Wk. 23 (1.28): 155.2 (-.2)
Wk. 24 (2.4): 156 (+.8)
Wk. 25 (2.11): 155.4 (-.6)
Wk. 26 (2.18): 153.8 (-1.6)
Wk. 27 (2.25): 153.8 (+/- 0)
Wk. 28 (3.4): 154.2 (+.4)
Wk. 29 (3.11): 151 (-3.2)
Wk. 30 (3.18): 157.2 (+6.2)

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TINAJANE76
5/8/2014 7:37:16 PM

Hi there! Thanks for the friend add--I've added you back. Yeah, I know all about regain too, which is part of the reason I write about maintenance so much. I was always good at losing weight, but never good at keeping it off, so this time I'm determined! In some ways it's more difficult than losing, but it is doable.

Feel free to drop by my page any time. Hope to see you around!
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SHORT_KAKE
1/2/2013 1:13:44 PM

New year and new us! We can do it... hang in there!
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BARCLE
2/17/2012 8:56:55 PM

Hi and welcome to the Runner Girls United team emoticon Have a super day emoticon



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SPARKCHICK
11/2/2011 10:07:46 PM

Welcome back to the Buddy Challenge.
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SHORT_KAKE
6/22/2011 4:10:15 PM

Thanks for your comments.
Hang on in there, you're doing great... keep going!



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