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October 2012 with my dad who lost 50 pounds last year!





before. 204 pounds.





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I joined Sparkpeople in June of 2010 but my journey began in January of that year. 2009 had been a tough year with a car accident that injured my back and some hard financial times. I had gained 20 pounds in two years and a my heaviest was 204 pounds. I made the decision to change my life and set myself a goal of 130 pounds by Christmas. I began by changing small thing such as switching to whole wheat, cutting out soda, and cutting back on bread. Over time and after reading the endless amounts ...
I joined Sparkpeople in June of 2010 but my journey began in January of that year. 2009 had been a tough year with a car accident that injured my back and some hard financial times. I had gained 20 pounds in two years and a my heaviest was 204 pounds. I made the decision to change my life and set myself a goal of 130 pounds by Christmas. I began by changing small thing such as switching to whole wheat, cutting out soda, and cutting back on bread. Over time and after reading the endless amounts of information on spark people gradually changed my habits. I had success in losing consistently for many months and only in the last ten pounds did they begin to come off more slowly. As of December my life is completely different than it was last year. I love the gym, and am diligent in my efforts. Eating right isnt just a choice, I know it is a necessity in order to live a happy and healthy life. I have more energy than I ever have. The difference in who I am as a person is huge, because I feel like life is worth living when you can do it to the full extent, not just as much as you can physically allow, I have accepted that these last 8 pounds may come off not on the scale but through my weight training and muscle building.

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Member Since: 6/7/2010

SparkPoints: 5,567

Fitness Minutes: 10,611

My Goals:
Original goal: go from 204 to 130 in one year.
New goal for 2011: strength train and build muscle, constantly challenging the different muscles and tightening my abs to be ready for my first ever bikini.

My Program:
I follow Sparkpeople's recommended calorie allowance, which at the moment is a max calorie limit of 1570 because I work out 5 days a week. I do 45 - 60 mins of cardio at the gym and do 30 minutes of strength training 3 days a week.

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I'm 21 and live on my own with my boyfriend which allows me to cook for myself which makes it possible to keep my nutrition in check. I'm a hairdresser and am going to school to be an ultrasound technician.

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Sparkpeople is 90 percent the reason I have lost the weight so far. Thanks sparkpeople :)

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TEENY_BIKINI
5/10/2011 7:51:21 PM

Hey awesome! Thanks for your comment on my blog - The Uterus Patrol. Keep being your amazing self!

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FIT_FOR_LIFE85
4/25/2011 7:25:36 AM

Dealing with weight gain, hmmm, that's a tough one for me...
My way of dealing with it really varies. I've lost weight and gained weight so many times (about 10-20 lbs each time) and it's definitely an issue for me. It all really depends on how committed I am at the time. This time I'm really committed, especially to the process of learning. If I know that I did everything right that week and I still saw a weight gain, I try not to let it get to me too much. But if I overindulge one day and I see a weight gain (usually it takes me a couple of days and few pounds weight gain to get back on track), I stop and think about what I really want. Some days I'll get upset and just keep eating everything I don't eat when I'm watching my food intake (it's not that I don't eat it usually, but when I'm upset I eat a whole lot more of it!). But most of the time I realize that the food won't make me feel better, in fact it just makes me more upset, so food isn't really what I'm craving at that moment. But then comes the hard part, figuring out what it is that is really bothering me and what I really want. Usually I'm just bored and feeling empty (hence the desire to feel physically full with food) and then it's up to me to figure out what will make me happy.

So bottom line (and sorry for the long comment), I know that I'm an emotional eater and that I use food for things other than its nutritional value. Sometimes I give in to my feelings, but I am always aware of what is going on, so usually I will choose to deal with those feelings in a different way. I'm still trying to find my balance though and I'm willing to forgive myself as I learn.



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FIT_FOR_LIFE85
4/19/2011 5:35:39 PM

I understand your hesitation, I was really nervous about signing up for a half marathon too! But you don't need to run so much to train for a half marathon! I only ran three times a week when I was training and I know that's what most training programs suggest (some suggest 4 but no more than that). And then you add some cross training in between (which you already like to do anyway) so I really don't think you'd need to run more. You're already running 6-7 miles so training to run 13.1 shouldn't be that hard for you. When I started training for a half I could only run about 4 miles for my long run! You should check out Hal Hidgon's training program. I say go for it! Go big or go home, right? emoticon
By the way, did you try the kickboxing class? Did you like it?



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FIT-WHIT
4/14/2011 10:32:05 PM

Thanks for stopping by my blog!! OMG- I can't believe your dad wouldn't eat the wheat! But I definitely understand-- I know a few people who would do the same thing. It blows my mind sometimes!! And you're right- it's all a screwy mindset about "treating" and "deserving" any kind of food they want (and are really unknowingly addicted to!). I had to break that mindset early on in my journey to really get past a lot of my struggles with letting "bad" foods go.



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HARRIET2
4/7/2011 10:20:41 AM

I think you will like Ultrasound. I am a cardiac sonographer. I am so impressed with you hitting that goal in one year! Be proud. Be very proud.



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