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Before. Happily together with my boy for 12 years.




How's this for a BEFORE? My goodness.


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I'm just your average geeky, rainbow-haired, home-cheffing, happily married art director starting my journey over yet again. But every try at anything fails until one doesn't, so here we go again!!

I love to cook, so this is the basis of my program. I've learned that through careful measuring I can make healthy options that conform to the guidelines set by Spark and don't taste like sacrifice and sadness. It helps that I have a partner who will eat anything I put in front of him.

The boy and I are adopting a philosophy of moderation, choosing whole foods over the gimmicky and chemical-laden "light" and "diet" foods. We should be excited to eat every calorie!! While he doesn't have the pounds to lose that I do, he''s getting in shape too, and this is the first time we've truly worked *together* on our health. So far we're both going strong and super optimistic! Is this the time time I make it happen?


Member Since: 10/25/2007

Fitness Minutes: 3,282

My Goals:
100 WEEKS OF HEALTHY.
My brain likes deadlines, not long, open-ended projects. So we've got a goal, and we're counting down from 100 weeks. That should be enough time to make this a lifestyle change, right?


My Program:
LOSING WEIGHT WHILE EATING GREAT

1. Never stop measuring. Tracking food is key.

2. Eat what tastes good. Keep it natural with whole, unprocessed foods. I don't like artificial sweeteners or the chemicals used in many "light" or "fat free" products. That means real cheese, full fat yogurt, etc. MODERATION.

3. Cook at home.
I have control over what I make, from portions to ingredients. It just makes sense.

4. Every little bit counts.
10 minutes of exercise is better than none. A short walk is better than nothing.

5. Every day is a new day, every week a new week. Don't sweat a bad day, a bad week. Just pick back up where we left off.



Personal Information:
I'm 38 and scoff at the idea of "acting my age". I live in Chicagoland with my amazing husband of 12 years and our three lovable (and giant!) cats. We love traveling, gaming, cooking, and eating good food. Life is good!!


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