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I maxed at 185 during pregnancy, my goal is 130 and then toning!

5/09... I have started P90X and love it! It kicks my butt but DH is doing it with me so we are pushing each other.

12/08... getting back on the band wagon! Finally had my snuggle bug on 12/3 now back in Sparkmode!

**Currently Preggers*** The bump is slowly starting to show!
6/10....ok I am in the plump stage and I sure am feeling it with this heat!!

Keep burning those calories! I have come so far with my weight loss, I have to keep positive! Everything pays off!

I began my weight loss journey at 176lbs in November 2006. Since then I have exceeded many goals. My lowest weight reached was 124lbs. I have changed my tracker to be more of a maintenance mode.

Words of Wisdom....
Fellow Sparkers, you can do it!! My main key to success was water, exercise, and diet! Water is key!!! I have upped my H2O intake to about 18-20 cups a day and I have started to lose weight consistently again! (my gym instructor gave me a good pointer that when you are regularly active your intake should be 8 cups PLUS 1/2 of your body weight...for me that would be a minimum of 16 cups)
Also, as seen on Biggest Loser, add spices to your life!! If you are following a low-sodium diet, don't fret! Add spices and you will never miss the salt. They emphasize on using Crushed Red Pepper, which I love!!!

I finally LOVE the skin I am in! It has taken me awhile to get back to this, but I am HERE!

2008....
Well I seem to always make resolutions, but never keep them! I thought I would start some this year that I know I will try to keep!

1~ Be open to try more food! (I am a picky eater)
2~ Maintain Self-Confidence (it's finally coming back so I don't want to lose it)
3~ Spend less time dwelling on how other's think of me
4~ Maintain my new healthy lifestyle
5~ Designate more "me" time
6~ .... I am sure I will think of more!

RESOLUTION 1...Things I have tried so far!
~Edamame
~Quinoa
~Endive
~Mung Bean Sprouts
~Fennel
~Prosciutto
~Sheep Cheese
~Brown Rice California Roll (Sushi)
~Flaxseed
~Chickpeas
~Tofu Ice Cream
~Chard
~Oatmeal (I know, weird, I never tried it before!)
~Lentils
~Bok Choy
~Hummus
~Asparagus
~Couscous
~Lima Beans
~Rappi (aka Broccoli Rabe)
~Hemp Protein Powder
~Trugole Cheese

GOALS....
I met my final goal of 131! I changed my tracker to 128, I think I want to try for those next 3 lbs! My 5'3 frame can definetly be smaller but I was trying to stay realistic. I never thought I would lose 45 lbs!!!!
UPDATE...met my goal of 50lbs!! Didn't think the day would come!

March Goal....Aim for 4500 crunches!! 500 squats!! 400 push ups!!...UPDATE, alright I didn't make it. The pregnancy hormones got to me!

2007...
Before joining SparkPeople, I had lost 26lbs. I put a "semi-heavy" photo in my gallery. I can not believe I was actually heavier than this!
When I joined Spark in 9/07 I was at 150. Spark has helped me go above and beyond what I thought I could accomplish! I actually weigh less than when I got married! Whooo Hooooo!

“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.”

“Unless we can hear each other singing and crying, unless we can comfort each other's failures and cheer each other's victories, we are missing out on the best that life has to offer. The only real action takes place on the bridge between people.”


Member Since: 9/17/2007

Fitness Minutes: 16,945

My Goals:
I have come so far and exceeded many goals...now it is time to tone and start a family!

SW: 176
Starting BMI: 31.2%

LW: 124
BMI: 22%

11/28/07...I have lost 39lbs to date! I have also lost a total of 34 inches!!

12/28/07...42.25 lbs and 37 inches!

1/25/08... 46lbs and 41 inches!

2/22/08...50lbs and 44 inches!


My Program:
I am a SAHM to a beautiful baby girl! I am completing P90X and walk 1.5-3 miles daily!!

Pre-Prego...I work out at the gym 5-6x a week, mixing cardio, strength training and spinning classes!

~stay under 1500mg sodium... most days :-)~
~avoid artificial sweeteners, except the occasional Sugar Free Latte from Starbucks :-)
~eat atleast 6-8 servings of fruits and veggies





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I am 26 and have been married for 4 years. I have a pug/bulldog mix named Stella who is 4 years old!


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