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The man and I at the Colosseum in Rome, Italy08.27.12

Enjoying a glass of a wine in Campo de Fiori, Rome, Italy 08.26.12...mildly jetlagged, but that wine was oh-so-good!

Hiking from Vernazza to Corniglia in Cinque Terre, Italy 08.31.12



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My name is Mags. I'm 27 years old and have been working on living a healthier life since March 2009. Prior to joining SP mid-January 2010, I managed to lose 24 lbs and 18". I joined with the intent of losing 8 lbs to reach my original goal weight; I reached it on March 2nd, 2010! Upon reaching my original goal weight, I changed focus from the number on the scale to fat loss. By October 2010, I had lost 40 lbs.

Now, in January 2013, Iíve gone through a number of major changes. Öand through all of these changes, Iíve gained 18 lbs and Iím once again seeing numbers on the scale I thought Iíd left behind for good. I miss being in the best shape of my life. Not just the way I looked (I still look pretty good!), but also the way I felt. I had more energy, I was making better choices, and I was taking care of myself so that I wouldnít suffer in the future. Iím bound and determined to get back there this year.

After starting my weight loss journey in March '09, I started looking into my family's history of health issues. My overall intention is to have a healthy lifestyle through nutrition and exercise - I do not want to have to deal with heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, blood pressure, or blood sugar, stroke, etc, etc, etc. As long as I can eat healthfully, exercise regularly, live actively, and stay well within a healthy BMI, I should be able to avoid most, if not all, of these issues.

Here's to living a healthy lifestyle!

Member Since: 1/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 37,191

My Goals:
* Lose 10 lbs (goal weight: 150 lbs)

* Run a 5K in less than 33 minutes

*Beat my 2012 Warrior Dash time in 2013

My Program:
Monday - Interval Box
Tuesday - Crossfit bootcamp
Wednesday - Zumba
Thursday - Rest
Friday - Bootcamp (gym)
Saturday - rest
Sunday - Zumba, yoga

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  • v ANGELWINGS71079
    Hey Mags thanx for the comment on my blog. I was wanting to do a running total on my milage so I guess I am just going to record the elliptical as walk/run on the milage tracker. 100 miles is a lot to keep track of and I would like to keep track the same way on here as I do in my fitness log here at home. LOL My OCD is just going ot have to back off for a bit. LOL
    1326 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. Wow, your Italy trip looks amazing! I went in 2008 and had the best time. I may go back this year, we'll see. Good luck in getting back on track in 2013! emoticon
    1355 days ago
    Hello my darlin'!
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    Just dancin' by to wish you a happy Friday!
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    1359 days ago
  • v CARLY-81
    Hi Mags! I'm doing great, thanks for asking. I've shifted gears a bit lately, focusing more on my fitness routine to shed these last few pounds and FINALLY reach my goal. Just 12 pounds away.... so close! emoticon I hope you are doing well!
    1372 days ago
    Thanks so much for all the vacation info!I showed my DH the pics--- and it's definitely a possibility for 2013--- we are also looking at Portugal and Slovakia :-)

    1382 days ago
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