KRISTALSHYT   4,727
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I finally gave it a go... still feel too large for the outfit, but it's getting better! (189lbs)





In the newer photo I'm wearing one of my old shirts as a dress!



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A New Start

In June 2013, I had a Nissen fundoplication surgery to fix my weak esophageal sphincter, which was causing chronic acid reflux. Part of my stomach was used to reinforce my esophagus. I lost 30 lbs., which is normal after that surgery, but I wanted to lose more... and I did!

I am now at a "healthy" BMI - lower than I've been since my teen years. I'm focusing on exercises to sculpt my body, so it's more about inches & appearance than pounds for me right now.
In June 2013, I had a Nissen fundoplication surgery to fix my weak esophageal sphincter, which was causing chronic acid reflux. Part of my stomach was used to reinforce my esophagus. I lost 30 lbs., which is normal after that surgery, but I wanted to lose more... and I did!

I am now at a "healthy" BMI - lower than I've been since my teen years. I'm focusing on exercises to sculpt my body, so it's more about inches & appearance than pounds for me right now.




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Member Since: 1/10/2009

SparkPoints: 4,727

Fitness Minutes: 648

My Goals:
Ultimately, my goal is to be at a place where I genuinely like what I see in the mirror, and to maintain that weight & muscle mass thereafter. (I set an arbitrary numeric goal of 120 lbs. for that, but I'm not certain that will turn out to be realistic for me.)

√ Weigh under 200 lbs.
{Achieved 4 Oct. 2013}
√ 190 lbs.
{Achieved 30 Oct. 2013}
√ 180 lbs.
{Achieved 7 Dec. 2013}
√ 170 lbs.
{Achieved 5 Jan. 2014}
√ 160 lbs.
{Achieved 15 Mar. 2014}
√ 150 lbs.
{Achieved 9 May 2014}
√ 140 lbs.
{Achieved 3 Oct. 2014}
130 lbs.
120 lbs.

My Program:
I am drinking plenty of water and tracking my calorie intake daily, using an app on my phone which is far more user-friendly than this site. (If you think you know what app, feel free to ask me about it; I just don't want to come off as an ad here.)

I am restricting calories to around 1500/day (this number is subject to change) and doing plenty of squats, yoga, and core exercises to help tone my muscles.

I will track my food forever. This is a lifestyle change, not a diet. I will never be able to stop tracking, or I will lose all the progress I have made. I know this from past experience.

Personal Information:
I'm a fan of fantasy, sci-fi, etc. & an avid gamer (if you want to connect with me on Steam, message me here for my Steam info).

I live in Oregon, and I'm an undergrad student working on my BA.

Other Information:
My use of this site has been rather spotty. I like the social networking features, but I've found another calorie & fitness tracker which I like better... so I'm really only here for the social supports.

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NOTABOUTHEFACE
7/28/2010 2:28:20 PM

Stopping by to remind you that you're beautiful, you're worth the journey and deserve every dream you have to come true! Happy Hump Day!



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KESTRIE
7/19/2010 5:53:41 PM

Hey you!! Glad to see you back on Spark :)

I've been gone for a few months, but I'm almost a week into eating healthier and exercising again. (And Sparking!!)

I just read through your blogs. I think it's wonderful that you and your son are both working on getting healthy together. That is awesome!! Great motivation! emoticon

It seems like great things are in your future -- for you and your family :) emoticon



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ALASKANGRLSROCK
7/19/2010 1:29:23 PM

Hi
Good job on your weight-loss! Looking awesome!



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HOPE2BE
7/14/2010 8:43:22 AM

Good Luck Kristal on finding your food for your young one. I will look into it. Hope



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BRAVAH
7/11/2010 6:41:41 AM

Hi Kristal.

I hear you about finding it hard to track when people take you out to eat! That's nice, though. I hope you are able to get back to tracking... I need to too!

Cheers,
Heidi



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