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I can definitely tell that my face has thinned down some...

The picture that started it all... 204 lbs. EEEK!

Down 25 lbs & feelin' good!


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As far back as I can remember, I've been pudgy. A pudgy kid, pudgy teenager, pudgy young adult... and I blossomed into a downright fat adult. That just means I'll be better prepared in the event of a zombie apocalypse, right? ;-)

I've always hated being overweight and having to look at all that extra weight when I look in the mirror, but I was never really motivated enough to actually do anything about it. I lost about 30 lbs using SP a few years ago, fell off the wagon when I went on vacation and never managed to get back into the swing of working out & eating right on a regular basis. Add a new baby and buying a home into the mix, and the result was me gaining back about 20 pounds. Now, however, I have fresh motivation and am in this for the long haul.

Weight tracking (not from the very beginning):
5/21/11 - 191.10 lbs
5/28/11 - 185.3 lbs (had a stomach virus)
6/4/11 - 182.6 lbs (thanks, C25K!)
6/11/11 - 182.6 lbs (darn sleep deprivation!!)
7/5/11 - 186.4 lbs (ugh)
8/1/11 - 188.2 (gotta get off my butt!)
9/19/11 - 191.6 lbs (thanks, broken toe & exhaustion!)
9/26/11 - 190.8 lbs
10/3/11 - 189.6 lbs
10/10/11 - 190.8 lbs (ate lots of carbs before starting South Beach ;)
6/12/12 - 168.4 lbs (gotta love South Beach!)
1/15/14 - 180.8 lbs (starting fresh!)

Member Since: 7/17/2007

Fitness Minutes: 17,139

My Goals:
Boticelli was a great artist. Doesn't mean I want to look like one of the women from his paintings. So my goal is to no longer look like a Boticelli.

FINALLY complete the C25K program by 4/1/14.

Lose 4 lbs (down to 176) by 1/31/14.

Long-term goal: Get down to 135 lbs (45 lbs) by 12/1/14 and work on toning to be ready for VIF in February 2015.

Mini goal: Lose 7 lbs before KC vacation in early August

Mini goal: Successfully complete Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet

Mini goal: Lose 10 lbs (get down to 176.4) by 8/17/11, in time for our vacation to KC.
**8/3/11: Yeah, this isn't gonna happen. That's what I get for slacking off for too long. :(

Mini goal: Lose 8 lbs (down to 183 lbs) by opening night of the show I'm currently in (opens June 16).
GOAL MET 6/6/11 - 182.6 LBS

Mini goal: Sign up for and complete at lea

My Program:
Portion control, calorie reduction, cutting/greatly reducing refined carbs, focusing on "clean eating", and incorporating more fruits & veggies.

Cardio 4 - 5 times per week (C25K program 3 days/week & other cardio 1-2 days/week)

Strength Training 2 days a week plus extra core work 1 - 2 days/week

Personal Information:
Tulsa, OK
38 yrs old

Other Information:
I love music, theatre, books, movies, my family, and food, though not necessarily in that order...

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  • v WENCH13
    LOVED the slipping underwear story! Sounds like it's time to head to Victoria Secret.....
    Keep running and checking behind you to make sure I am still alive and not in need of an ambulance...
    3483 days ago
  • v MICHAELA2780
    You are too wonderful!!! I read your comments this morning at work, and it made my day!!!

    I think re-doing C25K for speed is a good idea. I may have to try that.

    Keep up the good work!!!!!
    3497 days ago
  • v MICHAELA2780
    I've been meaning to tell you that I absolutely adore your hair!!!! Your picture looks so good!!! You have definitely made progress and it shows!! emoticon
    3498 days ago
  • v MICHAELA2780
    Some days I think C25K gets easier and some days it feels a little harder...but thats okay. When we're done, we'll be runners! emoticon
    3512 days ago
    Yay! Thanks for finding me!
    3512 days ago
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