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Hello! I think it's time I updated this! I joined spark people 3 1/2 years ago. I joined because I was turning 30 and wanted to get pregnant within 6 months. The first time I successfully lost (and than gained back) 40 pounds, had a beautiful baby girl (on halloween 2010). I felt like I failed myself. I lost 40 pounds only to gain it back. The weight I gained back ws not pregnancy weight. I lost 20- 25 pounds with in 5 days of giving birth. I than gained 30 pounds. 15 months ago I said I lacked the motivation to lose weight. Well that has changed. Since late last June I have lost 75 pounds. It has been slower than before but steady. I did not realize how unhappy I was in my skin. Now I look at myself and sometimes don't recongize the person I have become. I have been told that I glow. I now LOVE having my picture. I have muscle definition. I have taught my children how to be active. My 4 1/2 now asks to walk to the park instead of drive. That to me is one of my boggest accomplishments. It's not the number on the scale. It is that I have tuaght my children that exercise is fun not work. I have led by example. I am trying to healthy role model to my children. I do not want them to have body issues and I realized that I needed to get over my body issues. I am happy with the way the look. I would like a smaller number on the scale and a smaller clothes size, but if I do not lose any more pounds I will be satisfied with who I have become and I know that I have the tools to stay this weight and size. I know I will gain and I know I will lose it again. I am not a modle I am just a better healthier version of my old self. If I can do it so can anyone else!

Member Since: 6/5/2009

Fitness Minutes: 84,666

My Goals:
Staarting weight: 220.4 07/01/2011
-1-2 pounds a week
-Eat more vegtables
- eat 3 meals and 2 healthy snacks everyday
-Be more active (walk 3-4 times a week, play outside more with the kids)
-Not diet but make healthy food and lifestyle choices
- When I near my goal talk to a dietician on how to ease back into "normal healthy eating" to maintain the weight loss
-Become a Zumba fitness instructor
-Inspire some one to make healthy life chages

My Program:
-I am trying to eat around 1200 -1500 calories a day.
-To walk or do cardio for atleast 30 minutes 3-4 days a week.
-Track my food daily
- Drink atleast 64 ozs of water every day.

Personal Information:
-Weekly Weigh-In-
Starting weight 220.4
July: -3.4
Aug 2: -5
Sept: -.3.4
Oct -5.2
Nov -6.4
Dec: -.4
Jan -6.4
Feb -4
March -6.8
April -7.4
May -3.8
June -6.6
July -3
August -5.8
Sept .6
Oct +.4
Nov +5 Totally icky!
Dec +3
Jan -6.8
Jan 28 150.6 (-.6)
08/01 169.6
08/19 173.2

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    I've been eating 1500-1800 a day but it really varies. I'm still working out. I've found that I can maintain my weight even if I'm not working out as long as I keep my calories in check. It's a little harder to have self control at this point but it's nothing to fear!
    1492 days ago
    I hadn't registered that I was past half-way!!! Thanks for pointing that out! Yay!!

    You are doing fantastic with your weight loss. I love the new picture of you and the kiddos!
    1525 days ago
    Hi Mel!
    I did have my baby boy on March 13. I've been trying to get back on track every since but it's been so hard. I do good a couple days and then the old habits kick in strongly. I gained 30 pounds while preggo and lost only 15-20 of them so far. I have to get back to moving more and really get strict on my eating.

    You seem to have been doing wonderful though! 168 lbs is just amazing. I haven't seen the 160's since i was about 20 years old.. like forever ago!!!

    I don't come here often anymore, i use another site called But i would love if we communicated a little more. Your success would help me greatly. If you want add me on FB. My name is Danielle Turgeon. Most of my posts are in french though but we can send each other msgs and what not. If you want that would be great.

    In the mean time take good care of you and your family! ;-)

    1546 days ago
    Yay for getting down to your lowest weight since 09!!! That is an amazing accomplishment!
    1585 days ago
    I didn't get to do Zumba Thursday because Arianna was sick so she didn't go to daycare during the day which meant that I had to get my work time in after she went down. Oh well...Tuesday...

    I'm so glad that you had fun at your Zumbathon!!! I think it is a great goal to work towards becoming an instructor!
    1589 days ago
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