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Model at Lowest Weight Loss: 145 lbs.





Model at Start Weight: 229lbs.



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I am 43 years old, married and a mom of 3 children. I work full time at a Christian school.

February '08 was when I decided I needed to make some drastic changes to my lifestyle. At 229 lbs. I knew I wasn't really healthy. My daughter brought home a "Jump Rope for Heart" paper from school. I read the information provided from the American Heart Association. It really made me look good and hard at myself.

My mother has heart disease, my dad is a diabetic. I see ...
I am 43 years old, married and a mom of 3 children. I work full time at a Christian school.

February '08 was when I decided I needed to make some drastic changes to my lifestyle. At 229 lbs. I knew I wasn't really healthy. My daughter brought home a "Jump Rope for Heart" paper from school. I read the information provided from the American Heart Association. It really made me look good and hard at myself.

My mother has heart disease, my dad is a diabetic. I see them struggle every day with the effect of that. I knewI didn't want to head down that road too.

I have had my ups and downs on my journey trying to be and stay healthy! When I am UP I am flying high but when I am DOWN, I couldn't get much lower. I am constently working on finding the balance so I get off the teeter taughter!

I knew when I started this process it was a lifestyle change and is something I would have to work at for a lifetime. After going up and down for the last 4 years, I am here to say it is true! You have to work at it everyday.

I am glad to have found great support here on SparkPeople and appreciate all the great advise and wisdom I gain from those on here who are working through the lifelong process with me.

I struggle daily to gain self-control over food and realize I am worth all the work that it will take to reach and stay at my goal so I can live a long life for me and my family!

Slow and steady wins the race!

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Member Since: 2/3/2006

My Goals:
Start Weight: 229
End Goal: Low 140's

The lowest weight I have reached on my journey was 140 lbs. in June 2011 and again November 2013. I am working to get back to that and maintain between 140 - 150 lbs! I just can't seem to get it and keep it.

To get my heart, soul, and mind working together to stay healthy no matter what obsticles are put in my path!

To put myself first in my choices and remember that I am the only one who can truly take care of me!

My Program:
I have learned that I need to track my food and follow my SP food range and using the food pyramid.

I include mostly all whole grain, natural, low fat and fresh products. I try not to eat many processed foods and have learned how to make better choices when dining out.

I fit in exercise when I can because I burn out if I make it a job to exercise. I have learned to make it more fun and fit it in as much as I can.

I play with my kids, jump rope, swim, bike, run, use on demand exercise TV and SparkPeople videos.

I am not so good with strength training but do own a Total Gym,, resistance bands, and enjoy the exercises on SparkPeople.

Personal Information:
I have a wonderful sister who is a fitness instructor at our local YMCA. She gives me lots of support and advise which I take to heart! I would not be where I am today without her.

I am married, have 3 wonderful children and live in Central New York.

Other Information:
First Race:
"Allegro" 5K
May 7, 2011
Bib #77
Time: 28:08.7
Finished 77th out of 136 and 5th in my age group of 12

Second Race:
"Turkey Trot" 5K
November 20, 2011
Bib #477
Time: 36:06.4
Finished 418th out of 594 and 38th in my age group of 60

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DDOORN
8/5/2013 9:30:01 AM

Thx for stopping by my blog and for your ongoing support!

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DMSPEER93
6/12/2013 1:53:07 PM

Hope you're feeling better after your wisdom tooth surgery. May you be well and out in no time! emoticon emoticon



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DMSPEER93
5/8/2013 8:48:46 AM

Just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you. I'm impressed with your maintenance! Keep up the good work! emoticon



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GIANTMICROBE
3/30/2013 12:18:02 PM

Thank you! He said they were really good. His eyes totally lit up when I presented them. They were a little Saturday surprise :)



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12/19/2012 11:09:38 AM

Hope your family is healthier! emoticon



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