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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 MICHAELA2780
    I hadn't checked my email in forever, so I didn't realize you had commented on my blog. THANK YOU!!!

    I start week 5 tomorrow! It looks like you're doing well with C25K, too! Keep up the great work!
    3547 days ago
  • v MICHAELA2780
    I'm right there with you - I've been prepared for famine from childhood! And I don't want to look like a Boticelli, either!!! My very thin mother used to use that reference as a way to make me feel better about myself! Can you imagine?!

    Good luck with your goals! See you at the 5K finish line!!!!!
    3557 days ago
    Congrats on your weight loss so far!!
    3575 days ago
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