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Finally getting around to this section of my page, which is amazing considering how much I like to talk about ME. lol.

I have to admit that this battle is new for me, but I am young and don’t want the battle to get old. I was in the best shape of my life when I graduated from high school 4 1/2 years ago, I don’t mean look at me in a bikini great but rather look at me in that dress and those jeans hot. And things went smoothly for a while, freshmen 8, no big deal.

Then bam, sophomore year my life went CRAZY there was massive drama everywhere from family to school, to daily living, to boy friend, I was barely hanging on. Overnight I woke up one morning to what the crap! 45 pounds! (actually it was about 4 months, but I really didn’t notice it until all the sudden. I think it was looking at wedding pictures that really made me realize for the first time what had happened to my body)

Did I pack in the junk food? Maybe. Did my activity level decrease? Maybe. I don't know just one day there was fat me...ugg.

I've tried a few things, mostly things only lasted about 3 days, I liked the idea and knew what I had to do but still wasn't ready to make a commitment. I did Curves for 5 months, every day....lost some inches but not the fat pants and the scale still wouldn't budge. I tried the Curves diet, nothing. I tried Wii fit, didn’t last 2 weeks. I workout at the college gym 2 days a week for a semester, nothing. I got a personal trainer for 4 months, gained some nice muscle mass but didn’t lose the fat pants and the scale still wouldn’t budge.

Finally my Dr said you need to try the South Beach Diet. Me, always quick to jump on the band wagon said ok and enlisted the help of my very best friend Jonilynn70 as she had been successful with the program the previous year. 2 weeks...do you know that first 2 weeks on South Beach? No grains, no fruit, no nothing.....I did GREAT....I lost 8 pounds in that 2 weeks. I wasn’t moving down to a smaller pair of jeans but the ones I had were a little loser and FINALLY that number on the scale had moved....well phase 2, when you get to eat like a normal person...that did not work for me.

So here I was 8 pounds down and stuck...I was back to eating how I always did. The great news is that I did not gain that 8 pounds back, actually since that first time that I said "what the crap where did this 45 pounds come from" I have never gained.

Somehow, I am not totally sure how, (it was all a blur!), I found spark people 2 weeks before my second wedding anniversary. I put the trainer on hold, enlisted my Jonilynn70 again and here we are.

Are the pounds flying off? NO
Do I always do everything right? NO
But I am applying what I know I am building a new life based on wellness, one block at a time. First was lets get those calories under control...it took me 2 months but now I eat within my range most days without even thinking about it. The next block is let’s make the exercise consistent, so it is a part of my life, and after that I will work on eating nutritiously, and not so many empty calories.

I still really want to be at my healthy weight, some days it still consumes me as the only thing that I can think about. But I am not focused on that number any more. I am measuring how I feel about me, how I feel about doing the things I want to do, and yes, I am measuring the jeans.

Member Since: 8/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 13,351

My Goals:
Feel good about the body that I have, love clothes shopping again, be in the 6-8 range, have beautiful arms.

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27.5% = 157lbs before the end of June

My Program:
Clean Eating, lots of walking

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  • v MELLBELL08
    Hello! emoticon

    Just came across your page and thought I'd invite you to join my team Newbie 2 Beauty! emoticon emoticon


    This team is for anyone who loves beauty products from makeup, hair products face and body products perfume etc.

    I hope to see you there and good luck on your healthy journey!

    Mel emoticon
    2635 days ago
  • v JONILYNN70
    Of cousre, in traditional Joni style, I cannot locate the blog you told me to check out from Coach Nancy. Confessions of a Former Diet Coke Addict. Can you get me there?
    2991 days ago
  • v JONILYNN70
    We're going to check out Chattanooga, TN this winter sometime - maybe in February. But I still have either 3.5 or 6.5 years to be patient. Still no where near Seattle!
    3057 days ago
  • v JONILYNN70
    I liked the idea as a supplement to jogging in the winter because it appears you can somewhat mimick that motion both forward and back as well as side by side. I do NOT like running in place as I feel it is unproductive. So I'm back to bundling up and trying to battle the cold and snow which I dread just walking from my car and back let alone trying to run in it!!! :( I'm ready to relocate.
    3057 days ago
  • v JONILYNN70
    Congrats on 6,000 points!!! WOO HOO!!!
    3057 days ago
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