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86 lbs down!!! In maintenance range!




June 2010 - close to my heaviest!






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5/16/2015- began the vegan lifestyle to see if it helps with sugar cravings

6/16/13 - gave up all artificial sweeteners and working on keeping sugar low too and eating 95% whole foods....I am a former Diet Coke and Yoplait junkie so it's tough!

3/23/13 - hit my ultimate goal of 116 yesterday - almost 4 months to the day I had my daughter - 29 lbs gone plus the 25 I had delivering her! Back to maintaining! I am amazed that I was able to lose that baby weight - hard work and good eating works! My maintenance range will be about 5 lbs....thanks for all the support!

12/2/12 - back on board as of 11/25/12 - have 29 lbs to lose to get back to where I was although I'd be happy with close to that.....I'm great at gaining during pregnancy - lol! Exercise is limited until 1/1/13 or until the Dr clears me from my c-section recovery! Baby and preschooler will be taking more of my exercise time too - will do my best and am excited to be back and hopefully checking in regularly again :)


100 lbs gone - from 216 (size 20) to 116(size 4) and so much more energy!! I am looking to maintain between 116-121 - keeping the exercise up 3-5 times a week for 60 minutes, and keeping the good eating habits I've had success with at least 90% of the time :)


This is what I wrote when I began this journey: Not happy with my current energy level and overall feeling of being unhealthy! looking for a lifestyle change that leads to weight loss for life! Began this journey to health for life August 6, 2010!

7/25/11 Made my 40% body weight loss goal - 85 lbs! Now onto the task of maintenance - where I'll need much more support! Another challenge :)

9/10/11 Gave up my diet coke addiction and other diet sodas. 13 years I had diet soda every SINGLE day except 1 (when I gave birth to my daughter). NO MORE CRUTCH! I can live healthy, be a healthy weight, exercise, and chose the right foods without a diet coke crutch to keep me in check! This is HUGE for me!!!

9/30/11 - met my final goal - 120 lbs!!! Will be happy to maintain here to 125 - size 20 to a size 4 in under 14 months! LOST 96 LBS! Are you kidding me??? I was never hungry!!! I feel in control of my weight and health for the first time in my life!

11/11/11 - four more lbs fell off with healthy eating and gaining muscle/toning - to make it an even 100 lbs lost!!!! No more to lose- now on to serious maintenance!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE!

2/25/12 month five of maintaining - it's not easy but it's worth it. It really is a LIFESTYLE! Attempting to go without diet soda for at least a year...we'll see :)


Member Since: 12/31/2007

Fitness Minutes: 82,633

My Goals:
I'd like to feel healthy and happy for the rest of my life! I need to learn how to not only lose but maintain my weight loss. I'd love to fit back into my wedding dress and be able to maintain that for years to come!

Goal met 3/20/11 - wedding dress fits! 9 years and 2 kids later (and 59 lbs!!!)

Next goal - healthy BMI!
Goal met April 2011(67 lbs down from start!)

Final goal - 85 lbs down by 1 year mark - Aug 6 2011 GOAL MET 7/25/11!!! two weeks early! LOST 40% of my body weight in under a year!


My Program:
Eating healthy, drinking water like crazy, exercise 3 or more times a week.

Edited to add - 5 x a week yoga and strength training/cardio(bootcamps etc) as of Dec 2010.



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  • v STARTINGINLIMBO
    Hey there! Nice to see you again. :)
    299 days ago
  • v SANDICANE
    Thank you so much for the credit card goodie and heartfelt comments! You're the BEST!
    314 days ago
  • v SANDICANE
    I LOVE when your green-shirted victory pose shows up on my feed! I think about you sooooooooooo often...that's what comes from weighing in every day and working hard together to reach our goals.

    I'll never forget the day you posted you had reached goal weight! Oh my, I couldn't have been more excited if you were my own daughter!

    So, cheers to a good day to you and happy maintaining!
    351 days ago
  • v SANDICANE
    I am harvesting dandelions! I had to transplant them from our grass to my garden and guard them behind a FENCE TOO, to keep my DH from killing them! The last time he pulled one out, he brought it to me and said "look at the root on this one!" and I said "Perhaps that's b/c I actually PLANTED IT and was fertilizing it!" lol

    and raspberries

    and still radish greens.
    365 days ago
  • v SANDICANE
    I am working hard, my friend! I'm busy, busy, busy trying to catch up for last year. Yesterday I made garlic-scape butter....oh my word...it was GREAT! I have 2 whole jars toooooooo.
    372 days ago
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