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50 pounds down, successfully maintaining my weight. Proof that hard work and dedication pays off.





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50 lbs down! Goal reached!

Update as of January 2014 - Ahhhh, I was the victim of holiday weight gain! I'm back at it mentally and physically, and I will get back to where I was before.

I started a weight loss blog to reach out to others outside of SparkPeople. But still, check it out, leave comments, give me your thoughts! fitfoodieblog.wordpress.com/ (Copy & paste into address bar.)

My name is Kristen. I'm 23 and was born and raised in upstate NY. I was always a chubby person, but early 2010 ...
Update as of January 2014 - Ahhhh, I was the victim of holiday weight gain! I'm back at it mentally and physically, and I will get back to where I was before.

I started a weight loss blog to reach out to others outside of SparkPeople. But still, check it out, leave comments, give me your thoughts! fitfoodieblog.wordpress.com/ (Copy & paste into address bar.)

My name is Kristen. I'm 23 and was born and raised in upstate NY. I was always a chubby person, but early 2010 I was the heaviest I've ever been at about 160 pounds (I'm barely 5'1", so I was considered obese) and couldn't take it any longer. I started to eat healthier and became more active. It has been a long journey (2+ years) and quite the learning experience, and I wouldn't change a thing. On May 4, 2012, I reached my final goal of losing 50 pounds! Since losing 50 pounds, my body fat percentage has dropped by at least 15%. (I never did any measurements prior to losing weight. I was in denial of how big I was.) Right now my body fat percentage is around 22%, and ideally I would like it to be under 20%.

STARTING WEIGHT - 160 (February 2010)
150 (April 2010)
140 (June 2010)
130 (August 2010)
120 (December 2010)
110 (May 2012) - GOAL!

STARTING BMI - 30.2
CURRENT BMI - 20.6
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Member Since: 12/20/2008

SparkPoints: 73,428

Fitness Minutes: 35,001

My Goals:
2014 Goals:
- Say goodbye to "skinny fat" by concentrating on strength training more than cardio and eating as clean as I possibly can and reducing the amount of sugar I consume

- Run my first charity race

My ultimate goal: Have my weight loss story featured in a magazine

My Program:
My plan as of now: Concentrating more on strength training rather than cardio. I'm still running but not as much.

I still measure and track my food. I'm eating between 1,500 and 1,800 calories daily, and I try to keep my carb/fat/protein breakdown at 50/30/20. I've cut way back on the processed foods and added sugar, and I try to eat as clean as I possibly can. I drink 8+ cups of water daily no matter what!

Personal Information:
I love to encourage and motivate others. I have a wonderful, supportive boyfriend. I've been a vegetarian for over eight years. I'm a huge Hanson fan. I love photography and art. And I'm a big Harry Potter nerd.

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LILRUNNERGIRL
8/24/2013 6:59:51 PM

Thanks for the invite. I was browsing the success stories and I found your story very inspiring! Keep up the awesome work. I'm excited to be there you are :)



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MDIEUDON
7/26/2013 9:38:11 AM

By the way I am 5'1" and weight 166.9 LBS and my goal is to reach 124 lbs. I am of medium build.



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MDIEUDON
7/26/2013 9:36:42 AM

Congratulations Kristen!! Way to go!!!
It's wonderful to hear someone work hard to live healthy and succeed in losing weight to get there.

I am 42 lbs away from reaching goal weight.
You are inspiring me to keep pushing forward.
Once I reach my goal weight I will post photos of my weight loss on my Spark page.

YOU GO GIRL!!! emoticon emoticon



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CDC7000
7/24/2013 5:30:29 PM

Seriously inspiring !! I hope I can accomplish what you have, I am also 23 and 5'2 so I know how my weight can really affect my appearance.



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CEECABA
7/20/2013 6:06:37 PM

Your goals are very similar to mine and it's inspiring and motivating for me. I'm so glad I came across your page! Congratulations again on your weight loss and journey to a healthier lifestyle! emoticon



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