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October 2010 and January 2016

I'm the redhead on the right...At 245 lbs...

Newest "before" Christmas 2014 up to 225 lbs


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Things Sparkpeople has taught me:
1) Never give up.
2) Misery may love company but being in the company of happy people (i.e. Sparkfriends) will get you through the misery.
3) Confidence is a learned trait and fake it until you make it!
4) Exercise really does make me happier (and healthier).
5) Weight loss, fitness and healthy living are a journey not a destination.

I am on this journey for the long haul - I've left SP for months at a time and always come back. I would love some new Sparkfriends because a lot of folks left along the way and did not come back :( - and back to #2 I like the company for this journey!

Member Since: 8/3/2010

Fitness Minutes: 22,349

My Goals:
2016 Goals:

I am going to see if I can get to 140 lbs which would finally get me to a normal BMI for my age/height. I hate being short.

Continue to run and compete in a 5k every other month.


Hit 155 on 1/12/16 that's 70lbs in just over a year.

Ran "Reindeer Run 5k" on 12/5/15 in 34.28 my personal best

Ran "Run for Your Life": 5k in October 24, 2015 in 39.11 minutes my PB!

Get to 165 by August 1-7, 2015 - GOT to 171.2 - got to 164.6 on August 31, 2015!!!!

175lbs which is 50lbs down since January 2015 (reached 6/14/2015)

UNDER 200 by March 1, 2015. - ALMOST hanging in at 201! - Reached 3/6/2015

182 by June 1st 2015. This would put me at the lowest weight I have seen since 2000. - Reached 5/14/15

PAST goals achieved:
12/9/10: 10% weight loss - achieved, ahead of goal date.

10/24/10: race-walked my 1st 5k in 47.45 minutes.

10/1/11: walk/jogged my 2nd 5k in

My Program:
1) Low-carb (less than 30gm daily) High Fat (started on Rosedale Diet which is a Ketogenic promoting plan - have adapted it somewhat but still adhere to same principles) - eat clean, stop when I'm full, drinking lots of water.

2) Exercise 5 days a week at least 30 min, have started doing HIIT, plus whatever extra activity I can fit in.

3) Had to stop weighing weekly as it psyches me out! So now only 2x a month.

Personal Information:
Mother of one beautiful grown daughter, happily living with the LOVE of her life, in North Carolina where the land meets the sky.

Other Information:
"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly" -proverb

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    Just stopping by to wish you a happy, healthy holiday weekend and a fabulous July! - Stephanie

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    115 days ago
    Your "miss your blogs post" really encouraged me. This is my first day back on this sight in forever. Hope to see you around. Contemplating a reset to big brother 317.
    247 days ago
    Did I ever answer you about the Great Lakes Gelatin. Yes it is worth. I now mix it in my coffee each morning. (2 TBS). You can find good buys for Great Lakes Gelatin (green label) on Amazon. I try to buy as much as I can. As you can see I am restarting again. Had a boyfriend who was the wrong fit for me in the end and I only blame myself for regaining the lbs. Oh well, off we go
    264 days ago
    I haven't been on spark in a long time. I am trying to get re-motivated and I ran across your page. You look great! Awesome job!!
    301 days ago
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    I realized today that I have been derelict in not stopping by to thank you for the continued inspiration. I follow your blog and don't comment / thank you enough.
    301 days ago
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