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I am a stay at home mom of 2. Before my first pregnancy I was a size 8 and would love to get back there before I hit the big 40.

Here's my progress since joining Sparkpeople

My Starting weight was 186 lbs my aims are to lose 36 lbs and wear a size 8 again. I'm 5'8" so 150 lbs is a good number for me, I don't want to go below 145 lbs.

I joined the gym around 11/10/2010 about the same time as I joined sparkpeople.

My diet didn't need drastic changes as I already love to cook fresh food. I just made some minor adjustments like not buying chocolate cookies, I now get my chocolate fix by sprinkling a few chocolate chips on my non fat greek yogurt and a little portion control.

So, the first challenge was getting through Thanksgiving. I didn't expect to lose much that week but if I only gained 1 lb I would be happy. It all went much better than I expected and I ended November at 182 lbs.

Now it was time to try and break through the 180 barrier (why does changing that middle digit seem to be so hard).

One week later I am at the barrier but not through it but 2 lbs in one week is great and I am happy to be losing weight in a healthy way.

Now into December and it will soon be a month since I started putting some effort into this. I am going to the gym 6 days a week, alternating the strength circuit and cardio on the elliptical.

One month on Spark and I have broken out of the 180's. 179 lbs, that's 7 lbs in one month. I am happy with that. If I keep going at that rate I will be where I want to be by the summer. I am also happy to have less than 30 lbs to lose.

I must be doing something right because the weight and the inches continue to drop off, my weights on the circuit are going up along with the resistance on the elliptical.

Time to step things up. I have a personal trainer session booked for 12/27/2010. I know the weight loss is going to slow down as I reach my goal so I am going to get some other focus and the weight room at the gym is where I want to go.

As of 12/22/2010 I am 174 lbs and heading to iTunes for my 175 lbs goal reward. (10 new songs for my cardio)

Member Since: 11/10/2010

Fitness Minutes: 1,820

My Goals:
Wear my size 8 jeans again.

Learn my way around the weight room at the gym.

Wear a bikini.

My Program:
Gym 6 days a week.

Tue - Strength Circuit
Wed- 35 mins elliptical
Thu - Strength Circuit
Fri - 35 mins elliptical
Sat - Strength Circuit
Sun - 35 mins elliptical

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SW 11.1.2010 - 188 lbs
11.29.2010 - 182 lbs
12.6.2010 - 180 lbs
12.13.2010 - 179 lbs
12.20.2010 - 176 lbs
12.27.2010 - 175 lbs
01/03/2011 - 173 lbs
01/10/2011 - 173 lbs
01/17/2011 - 173 lbs
02/21/2011 - 171 lbs
02/23/2011 - 170 lbs
03/01/2011 - GW 169lbs
03/08/2011 - GW 168
03/15/2011 - GW 167
03/22/2011 - GW 166
03/29/2011 - GW 165

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    2602 days ago
  • v CRAZYB79
    Thanks for taking the time to comment on my SparkPage. From the looks of it you are doing emoticon !!! Keep up the good work, as will I, and I know we will reach our goals!
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    Welcome to the Blue Butterfly team!!! I wish you much success with the December challenge. I know that you'll have fun with this team. We're going to emoticon butt this challenge!

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    2639 days ago
  • v GYMRAT_AT44
    So glad to have you! I read over your blogs... sounds like you might need to increase your weights a little bit. You should be feeling fatigued after your circuit. Spark has an article about figuring out the exact amount of weight to use. It is under fitness articles... sheri
    2641 days ago
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