GIRAFFA335
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A before picture, Me and Bryan, in August... BOOOOO Double Chin!!!




An after picture. Hard to see, but i'm much thinner! Double chin almost gone! Yay!




This is Zelda - the little monster who forces me to stay active.... she doesn't sit still!


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Just when I decided to tone-up, I get hit with a whammy! On June 11, 2008, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. But it is not the end of my story!

About 18 months ago, I decided to start a Biggest Loser Club where I work. I was 25 lbs over weight, and because I'm tall, I looked like a behemoth! I lost 25 lbs in 6 months, and was the biggest loser! I credit much of my weight los to SparkPeople, and Iím so thankful I found it. I've maintained that weight for over a year, and am proud to say Iím skinny! But, I'm flabby, so time to tone up! Plus I'm getting married in October, and have to look fantastic in my dress!

Now I must learn how to exercise with my disease. The road will be bumpier than I thought it would be before my diagnosis, but itís not impossible!


Member Since: 9/27/2006

Fitness Minutes: 1,981

My Goals:
"I want to weigh 145 again."- That's what I said when I first started this. Now I say, what the heck, lets go for 137! I don't mind weighing more as long as I'm fit and don't have the flab jiggling around.

I love cycling, but not just road cycling.... I want to ride the rocky trails on my mountain bike! There are trails around her, so my big goal is to do them with ease!

I want to start running again. I used to run 3 miles every day, and it was wonderful. I want to be able to do that again!


My Program:
At least 30min of cardio 3x a week. Biking when the weather is nice, elliptical when its not. And lots of dog walking!

Strength training 3x a week.



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I'm 27 years old and in the worst shape of my life. My goal is to be 137 lbs, but I don't care how much I weigh as long as I'm fit and my clothes fit great.

I love my dogs, and being active with them. They force me not to be lazy..... they never stop!

I live in North Brunswick, NJ with my fiance. He wants to lose weight too, so we're supporting each other!


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  • v LEEPFROG95
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    emoticon Hello , I was SPARKING past your wonderful page, and I see how hard you have been working. We would like you to come join us on the QUICK FIRE team.

    It is first of all FUN, second it is NOT a boot camp type ... it is about adding a few extra things to your day to give you a BIG advantage in reaching your goals..... Everyone has a few minutes they can QUICK FIRE through the day. If you spend your day at a desk, take a few minutes every 2 hours to get up, get moving and get closer to a body you can be proud of. You will return to your desk refreshed, with more mental clarity and a renewed sense to continue working knowing you are closer to reaching your fitness goals. Giving your metabolism a QUICK FIRE boost several times through the day, adds up to more fat burning.

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    I dare you to come join us!
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    Make change happen.....QUICK FIRE Your LIFE!!!
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    2056 days ago
  • v RAJANIEMI
    Hello,
    I am searching out all agility members.
    I am gettting ready to start learning agility with my almost 6 mth old toy aussie.
    Any suggestions you can give us, we are newbees?
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    Barb
    2874 days ago
  • v LABRYANT
    Steph, just checking in with you, girl.....how's it going??? :)

    L.
    3330 days ago
  • v LABRYANT
    YEAH! I love to see that you are getting active again! :) Hope to see you on the Mini-Challenge Team...and I mean, ALL OVER it! Hee hee

    Hugs,
    L.
    3385 days ago
  • v TESHIV
    Your dog is ADORABLE.

    My dog when I was a kid was named Lady Luck. Which was a pretty cool name, up until the part where sheís running down the block and my ginormous extremely hirsute father is yelling ďDAMMIT GET OVER HERE *NOW*, LADYĒ and freaking out all the passers-by.

    Khan is a good name for a dog, though.
    3497 days ago
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