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@ 185 lbs April 2011 at my step-son's ROTC awards banquet -WOW! what a difference from last year!!

@ 240 lbs April, 2010 at my step-son's ROTC awards ceremony


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�Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think".... ~A.A. Milne~
I have made a promise to repeat that to myself several times a day and even more through the rough patches.

I started my weight loss journey at Curves about 12 years ago. While it was an incredible starting point and taught me so much of what I know about diet and exercise now, my body got too used to it and I plateaued for far too long. My body was craving more variety, more challenges and more control over my exercise plan. That's when I became an avid "work out at homer"!! The time I spent driving to the gym or Curves I could spend on a workout and there were no longer any excuses for not working out! That was in February of 2010. A year later I lost over 60 lbs. By 2013, I had lost just over 100 lbs.
As 2015 reached it's mid-point, I found myself struggling with slow but steady weight GAIN again, despite honest to goodness consistent, significant effort. I teach Zumba classes, and although there are no longer any Curves in the area, I have added a lot of at home strength training, group fitness classes, and even discovered that I love Buti Yoga! I was burning an average of 600 calories a day. I also tracked my foods at least 5 days per week (every bite- and most weeks I tracked 7 days a week). In May of 2014 I was at 161, and in December of 2015 I found myself at 190.
So, at present time, I am discouraged and scared that I could get back up to close to 300. I am going to be hyper vigilent and fine tune wherever I can. I know I need to add more variety, as my body has acclimated to Zumba much like it had to Curves. Although, I think I actually need to work out more. I am consuming the same amount of calories as I did when I worked out a third as much as I do now. I may actually have developed some metabolic issues from overtraining. I am also trying to amp up my protein to 30-40% of my daily calories and lower my carbs to at least only 30%. I am doing a lot of fine tuning! Wish me luck as we begin 2016!

Member Since: 1/14/2007

Fitness Minutes: 112,950

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Home exercise & toning: KETTLEBELL, stability ball,Buti yoga,weights, toning band , and a variety of videos including all of coach nicole's, biggest loser, kickboxing, bellydancing. circuit training, and of course ZUMBA!....the key to success is variety variety variety! I love working out at home because it gives me so much to choose from!

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I was born and raised in Buffalo New York and moved to Kingsport, Tennessee in 2008....I am re-married and loving being in love with my sweetheart! I have 2 wonderful boys age 19 and 17 and a step-son age 20.

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December 2015- REstart: 190

January 2010 start- 262
February 2010 lbs. lost: 11
March 2010 lbs lost: 4.5
April 2010 lbs lost- 8
May 2010 lbs lost -8
June 2010 lbs lost-4
July 2010 lbs lost-10
August 2010 lbs lost - 0
September 2010 lbs lost - 7.5
Oct. 2010 lbs. lost -4
November 2010 - 0
December 2010 - 2
January 2011 -7
February 2011-2
March 2011- 6
April 2011- 4
May 2011 -3
June 2011-0
July 2011- 0
August 2011 - 5
Sept. 2011 - 0
Oct. 2011 - 1
Nov. 2011 - 1
Dec. 2011- 4
LBS. LOST IN '10: 59
LBS. LOST IN '11: 230
TOTAL LBS. LOST '10-'11: 89
Jan. 2012 - 2
February 2012 - 2
March 2012 - 2
April 2012 - 0

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