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This was around the end of Sept 2013... visiting Mesa Verde with my honey and my Mama





Workshop over the summer 2013. Fun! Haha





Dec. '11 - One of the pictures that motivates me. Notice the hand-over-the-belly technique?



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"In Every Life We Have Some Trouble, When You Worry You Make It Double!"

Hello!

I have been using SparkPeople since January '12, and I lost 50lbs in the first 5 months! Since then I have maintained at about 168-172. I would like to finally make it to my goal weight of 140-150, which doesn't sound so far away, but is somehow really tough! The most important part of the last year is getting to know my body and how to live a healthy lifestyle while still enjoying some candy every now and then.

Before joining SparkPeople, I didn't have a clear ...
Hello!

I have been using SparkPeople since January '12, and I lost 50lbs in the first 5 months! Since then I have maintained at about 168-172. I would like to finally make it to my goal weight of 140-150, which doesn't sound so far away, but is somehow really tough! The most important part of the last year is getting to know my body and how to live a healthy lifestyle while still enjoying some candy every now and then.

Before joining SparkPeople, I didn't have a clear direction of where my career was heading. I got a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Writing from The Evergreen State College (GO GEODUCKS!) and eventually ended up working as an English instructor at the local community college!!


Hobbies... reading, knitting, decoupage, disc golf, sewing, bird-watching, hiking, swimming, adventuring, yoga... I dunno, crafting and adventuring! =)


I wanted to also add a history so that I can look back and remind myself how far I've gone... My whole life I have struggled with weight. The heaviest I have weighed was '07 when I was around 250 or maybe 260. I have never paid much attention to weight, really. I was in an abusive relationship and felt terrible about myself. After ending that and getting out on my own I lost quite a lot of weight. When put to my own devices I usually have a healthy lifestyle. I'd say when I worked at Chaco Canyon, I was probably around 190 or 200lbs. Then I got with my beau and started eating more of what he eats (not very healthy, i assure you) and started playing more video games and after a year and a half went back up to 220lbs! I hated seeing that number. So I decided to just do it and not look back. I am happy and I want to be able to express that physically! I want to be able to move!
(1/28/2012 - 220lbs)
(2/19/2012 - 209.6lbs! Progress!)
(3/10/2012 - 200.6lbs! Go under 200 Go under 200...)
(4/1/2012 - 190lbs! Hey hey hey!!)
(4/26/2012 - 180lbs! =) Yay!)
(5/12-12/12 - BIG plateau... hanging out around 175lbs)
(2/1/13- 169.8! And I'm back in the game!)
(12/10/13 - A gain... 185lbs. How embarrassing.)
(1/1/14 - I am officially restarting at 193.8. That is the official number. Uhg. Okay, chin up, just run forward, don't look back! Continue healthy habits!)
(1/15/14 - 190.0! Aaah... the scale is going the right direction again, lol)
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Member Since: 1/28/2012

SparkPoints: 43,850

Fitness Minutes: 59,829

My Goals:
Final weight goal 150 =)

Ultimate goal: Reach my goal weight and successfully maintain for 2 years.

Honeymoon goal: Climb Mt. Fuji in Japan

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Monday- Swim
Tuesday- Strength
Wednesday- Zumba
Thursday- Strength
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CALLMESALLYG
6/2/2015 9:54:17 PM

I totally understand! My sister told us she was expecting at only 8 weeks, but told us we couldn't tell anyone til she was 20 weeks!! Oh man was that awful!! Easy for her since she lives so far away, but hard for me since I was so excited!! She even had him on my birthday!! :) I just can't wait to follow your journey and see pics!! I loved your heartbeat video!! So heartwarming!! :) December is a good time to have a baby I think because then you have all that extra warmth when it's colder outside lol

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CALLMESALLYG
3/25/2015 9:45:35 PM

Hey! Well, since losing the teaching job, I was sick for a week and then worked 40hrs the next. It's not as much pay as the teaching job was, but I actually enjoy going to work and my coworkers are really supportive of me and an encouragement to keep working out. I've event one coworker who asks me almost daily if I want to workout with her before/after work. I need the money that the other job was going to give me, but happiness and no anxiety is better than money. I'm still up and down the same 5-10lbs, but I'm not stopping. :) I'm hoping after my sister has her baby, any day now, that will take away the lingering stress. It's been stressful since she's in Texas and the rest of us are here in Michigan and we have missed so much of her pregnancy! I'm actually going down there in two weeks to meet my nephew...and hopefully bring some warm weather back to Michigan too. I found out in January that I am allergic to cold! It's called Raynauds Phenomenon. So the cold weather has also added some stress.lol Oh well, I hope you are doing well!!!



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PIXIEBURDS
3/25/2015 6:34:03 PM

I am about where you are on the journey. I topped out at 253 and I am down to 179.8 this week. I have loose skin too. My thighs have wrinkles, and so do my upper arms, and of course the belly. But, I would rather have loose skin and funny wrinkle



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3NEWBEGINNINGS
3/24/2015 3:05:53 PM

I hope you are doing well! I'm back to give it another go! I hope to bump into you on the site. I always appreciated your honesty and real approach to this journey toward a healthier weight!



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MADMANSMAMA87
1/27/2015 10:34:54 PM

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"As with ANY journey,
WHO you travel with
can be MORE important
than your DESTINATION."
- - UNKNOWN - -

Thanks for being a part of my journey!!!
I appreciate your friendship & value your support so VERY much!!
YOU are FABULOUS!!!!! :) :) :)
Hugs,

Jes

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