An October day perfect for the beach. It may not be perfect, but I love the changes in this body!

1992 at 129 lbs

One of my "bigger" days-fall of 2004. I was getting close to 200 here.


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I moved back to Alaska and I weighed myself. Those things are not related, but they did happen recently. In the last few months I have gained so much I am now 171. Back to Sparking because I obviously didn't do it well when I tried alone. I thought I could save time by not logging, but I am going to do it again because otherwise I will waste time buying new, larger clothing instead!

When my new clothes started getting too tight, I knew I had to do something drastic or move to a nudist colony. Since I am too large to show myself without clothes, I figured a new lifestyle was in order. I began my journey home (to thindom) officially on Christmas Day, and registered on SP in January when my daughter(who is smarter than I) told me about it enough times to let it sink in. I am an official SP with the SP water bottle to prove it! My highest weight was 219 when I started in December.

Behold, the power of having clothes that fit...

Now, at 9 months in, I am 130. I fit in many of my 17 year old daughter's clothes. I am wearing clothes from Hot Topic, and I love it!

Update: 12/24/06: I have gotten up to almost 140, and am holding steady. I really have got to get with it and hit my goal. I had surgery a few days ago so that I can exercise with fewer problems, and when I heal, I will put it to the test. I can't wait!

Update: 12/28/07: I have been doing no more than maintaining. I have stayed very near 140 for the last year. The beginning of this year will see me make my goal just so I can say I did! I am looking to fit into a hot little leather halter for Harley-riding this summer!

Member Since: 1/7/2006

Fitness Minutes: 2,443

My Goals:
I would like to fit into my closet of skinny clothes I have and be able to wear a swimsuit at the beach. I would also like to not have to turn off the lights when I get changed!

Hey! I have met those goals!!! Thank you, SP and sparkers, I love you all!

My Program:
In the beginning I dropped my calories to 1200 per day and did Tae Bo for 30 minutes per day and walked as fast as I could for 60 minutes every weekend. I also did my strength training every other day. By July, I changed that to running 3-5 days per week (5-10 miles each time.), usually 60 minutes Tae Bo on the other days, and strength training several days per week.
Now, with my teaching and schooling taking up so much time, I mainly workout on the weekends and in bits and pieces over the week. Yikes!

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On 12/28/07, I started a Bringing in 2008 with a bang!Challenge.

Start: 145 lbs (Help!)

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“The thing always happens that you really believe in and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”

- Frank Lloyd Wright

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    Hey Mommy, glad to see you back on here:) Me too, come check out my page and keep me going. I miss you and want to spend lots of time at the beach with you and the kids when you guys get here:) And it would be nice to fit into a swimsuit:)
    2434 days ago
  • v DTONEY76
    Just checking in to see how you are doing?

    Today, I promise myself to get in a workout in between my cleaning around the house.

    I wish you a wonderful Thursday!


    2532 days ago
  • v DTONEY76
    emoticon back to your commitment and I wish you the best at reaching your goal.

    2535 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon DId u quit?
    2564 days ago
    Best of luck on your weight loss. You CAN do it! Here are some great teams that I hope you join:

    Victoria’s Secret Angels: http://teams.sparkpeople.com/VSAngelsTeam

    SP Hotties: http://teams.sparkpeople.com/Hotties
    (which just started a great challenge called Totally Toned Abs! The challenge is a great way to lose weight/ tone up before summer)

    Carmen Electra Team is for those who want to look hot! We share beauty/ fitness/ diet tips so we all can be even more gorgeous and glamorous: http://teams.sparkpeople.com/CarmenElectra

    F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Fans (new team): http://teams.sparkpeople.com/Friends

    Hope you join the teams. Good Luck! Have a great week.

    3088 days ago
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