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Back in jr high, was probably about 175, I don't recall ever being 'skinnier' than this.





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Summer of 2006, I was about 180-190



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Born and raised in AZ, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints back in April of 2014 so I have since given up drinking coffee and alcohol. Coffee was a big thing for me as I used to add flavored cream and sugar to it. I have also tried to cut back my sweets by finding healthy replacements or opting for a cup of tea that has hints of sweetness to it. My weakness still by far is chocolate however. I recently had taken a trip, first time out of state alone and while it had setbacks ...
Born and raised in AZ, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints back in April of 2014 so I have since given up drinking coffee and alcohol. Coffee was a big thing for me as I used to add flavored cream and sugar to it. I have also tried to cut back my sweets by finding healthy replacements or opting for a cup of tea that has hints of sweetness to it. My weakness still by far is chocolate however. I recently had taken a trip, first time out of state alone and while it had setbacks I am trying to overcome them. I had to stay with a friend when I got back from that trip so my diet consisted of fast food mainly and I gained a lot of the weight I had lost back. I am now trying to restructure my diet/lifestyle choices so that I can make better meal choices, drink water regularly, be active in my community and help others struggling to lose weight around me.
This isn't really a good measurement with the many brands out there but recently I had to buy bigger pants, this was a red flag to me that I had gained weight again. At first I was in denial that I only needed a size 20 but after buying 2 pairs of pants and them being snug I went with the 22 size. Granted they are still snug in areas but they fit more comfortably. I only bought 2 pairs of pants as I don't plan to stay or be in a size 22 for long. Most the skirts I bought are a stretchy type material and a size 20. If I need to adjust them later on I can ask my neighbors for help with their sewing machine.
Current pant size: 22
'Normal' pant size: 20
'Average' pant size: 18/20
'Smallest' pant size: 16
Working on:
~drinking half a gallon of water daily for a week
~cutting out soda
~eating 3-5 small meals daily
~10 mins of bike activity
~keeping a food log

2/28/12 245 Starting weight
8/14/12 207
7/23/13 201
6/28/15 248 Restarting weight
8/26/15 239 Current weight
8/14/18 145 Goal weight
*this goal weight/date is subject to change
**the weight didn't go on overnight and it won't come off overnight, I am giving myself 3 years to lose the weight to account for any setbacks, major life events and because weight loss takes time. If at any time I feel that I should need more time to work at a slower weight loss I will make adjustments to my goal date.
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Member Since: 5/28/2012

My Goals:
240-new bike seat
235-new haircut
230-helmet
225-haircut
220-new shorts
215-new shirt
210-nail polish
205-manicure
200-pedicure
195-facial
190-yoga class
185-book
180-nail polish
175-make my own skirt
170-mini spa day

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My Program:
Lean meats, veggies, fruits, some dairy, nuts.

Bike rides
Physical therapy exercises-core strengthening exercises
Swimming in summer
Yoga

Personal Information:
Born and raised in Arizona
Cat owner/animal lover
Proud aunt of my nephew
Youngest of 2(older sister)
Live with my father
Things I enjoy:
latchhook
reading
puzzles
Love to learn about horses and dolphins.

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NIXY72
6/6/2012 6:24:43 AM

Welcome! If you need a shoulder, a friend or a virtual coffee at some point, drop by and say hello! I've just celebrated my SP eight month anniversary and am amazed at the absolutely incredible amount of support I've received. This is a fabulous site and you will be astounded at what you get out of it if you give it your all.

To celebrate your arrival at SP in this soon-to-be summer season, I would like to wish you a everlasting renewal of energy and passion, for this is a time to celebrate the great potential you possess. May the sun shine upon you and fire up your heart to reach all of your goals and find joy in yourself and the world around you. Whatever battles you are fighting, whatever stresses may come your way, may you find energy, confidence, vitality and strength. This is the time to shine bright and show the world how beautiful you are. Embrace the summer-lit brilliance of each day and you will create a new life where all your wildest dreams come true. ~ Michelle

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6/4/2012 7:22:07 PM

emoticon Thanks for the add and I have added you as well. I have made a commitment to myself to check in on Spark Friends at least once a week...it may be a goodie, a comment on your page, a comment on your blog, or a comment on your feed. Feel free to give a shout out if ya need extra support some time...we all do!!! Have a great week! Spark On!!! emoticon



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5/28/2012 11:53:46 PM

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emoticon on taking the first steps to a healthier you. A emoticon toast to a healthier and more enjoyable life! emoticon emoticon emoticon And emoticon prayerfully you will find that you can enjoy it more than you would ever imagine!!!
Some thoughts and suggestions as I say emoticon to Spark People.
emoticon This sight has so much to offer! One of the easiest ways to learn a lot about what it has to offer is to go to your "My SparkPoints" tracking Page. Next to each opportunity to earn Sparkpoints there is a link that will take you to the place on the site that helps you complete the task. Some are one time opportunities, others are daily tasks. Complete as many tasks as possible per day.
emoticon don't emoticon to the temptation of making the journey all about the numbers. It is not about pounds taken off or inches trimmed, it is all about creating a healthier and more fit you. emoticon
emoticon Be on the lookout for the many, many, many non-scale non-tape measure victories you will achieve. Feeling healthier, breathing easier, enjoying activities that were once a drudgery, trying something new and enjoying it, choosing a healthy snack versus an unhealthy option, choosing a less than healthy food option over a decadent food option! The possibilities for non-scale victories are ENDLESS. emoticon
Some things to remember: emoticon drink plenty of water every day!
emoticon sleep well, it is probably more important than you know. emoticon healthier every day. emoticon Don't go the way of total deprivation, it is apt to set you up for failure and a binge that will leave you feeling devastated. Look for opportunities to emoticon every day. emoticon when you need to --it is healthier than emotional eating! Find ways to emoticon emoticon emoticon exercise that you ENJOY. The right form of exercise is the one you can stick with regularly!!! Something else may burn more calories in a shorter time, but if it makes you give up you won't burn any calories! emoticon
emoticon MAKE EVERY STEP COUNT. Even steps that seem to move you backwards or to the side have a purpose. Sometimes it is just to get another look at something you passed by without noticing.
Perhaps most importantly from my perspective DONíT LOSE weight or inchesÖTAKE THEM OFF, emoticon KICK THEM TO THE CURB. You arenít interested in FINDING them again. GET RID OF THEM through hard work, determination, accountability, whatever it takes!!!
Finally, join teams, make friends, encourage others, be encouraged, take challenges, write out SMART goals regularly and track! Track! TRACK!!! It will help with both accountability and motivation, and You will be glad you did!!!
Feel free to stop by my page, let me know if there is anything I can do to help you in the journey!
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