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My name is Christine and this is my journey. I am a mom to two preschoolers (17 months apart) and wife to an amazing husband. I have had to watch weight all my life spanning from 135-160 (185 while pregnant), I never let myself get too far off from my good weight but I am done fluctuating and ready to make it my lifestyle. I have run a half marathon and had 2 babies I can do anything! I actually do enjoy exercising but I do not enjoy healthy eating that much yet.

I hit my goal of 130 and am at 129.5 today! I am very excited but I know today is just the begining in the adventure. I must watch myw eight now for life, always incorporate cardio and strength training. I am ready though to move into this stage and really find a good balance

Member Since: 2/7/2010

Fitness Minutes: 9,290

My Goals:
I want to get to a fit healthy body and mind. I want to be a solid role model for my children. I aim to lose 28 lbs and keep it off! I want this to be my lifestyle so this time I am sticking to whole foods.

My weigh goals:

10/01/10 143 (met 10/07 139.8)
11/01/10 135 (met 11/04 133.4)
12/01/10 130 (met 11/20 129.5)

My stages:
Stage 1 : get back to my comfort zone 143 ish in size 4/6 (Done! 10/07)

Stage 2: Get down to my goal weight of 130 (Done 11/20)

Stage 3: Tighten and tone to my liking

Stage 4: Maintain FOREVER

My Program:
I aim to stay within 1200 -1550 calories a day, 25-35 fiber and moderate carbs and fat.

I aim to consume 80% of my calories as whole foods and prepare my food in advance so I always have something to eat.

My Typical week:

Mon: 30 min eliptical and 60 min spin class
Tues: Rest
Wed: 30 day shred and 2-4 mile wal or jog
Thurs: 30 day shred and 2-4 mile wal or jog
Fri: 30 min eliptical and 60 min spin class
Sat: 30 day shred and 2-4 mile wal or jog
Sunday: Depends on the week.

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    Thanks for checking in! I've totally fallen off the food wagon. I'm covered in piles of food! Exercise was great for Jan, Feb, and March, but then two weeks in April I couldn't do anything because of a back injury. I managed to gain 7 pounds in two weeks! yikes!
    I've just started my half marathon training again. Supposed to run tonight but it's pouring out. Ugh. I hate spring training in the NW!
    Good luck on your half this weekend!! Where is it again?

    2003 days ago
    Yes, I am probably going to do the Vegas one again. I just have to do the Seattle one in June first! When and where is the OC one? My husband's family lives in Riverside so we are down there a lot!
    I'm looking forward to aiming for and reaching my goals this year! I've got so much I want to accomplish, I definitely have to have a list! I'm so impressed that you've reached your goal weight! I've got a long way to go, but hopefully I'll make it this year! (or at least reach a happy weight for myself!)
    2118 days ago
    HIYA - just wanted to say THANKS for watching my video.

    My ultimate goal is to inspire, I hope that's exactly what happened for you

    Thanks for the kind words!
    2138 days ago
    Thanks Christine! Crazy thing is, I went for a run, just planning on doing 6 miles (I was supposed to do 12 today for my training). And I just kept going...I ended up doing 8 before heading back home to pick up my head lamp and glow in the dark vest (it hadn't gotten dark!) and then I did the last 4 miles. And I felt great! It was the craziest thing! I've been having trouble just doing 4 miles lately, so it was so weird to be able to do it tonight! I did have two GUs and a coconut water, but my cold was GONE while running. I guess the cold made my sinuses run so badly that it cleared up. It's only now that I'm feeling gross again. I'm glad that I got it all out tonight, so in case I get sicker tonight at least I have that 12 miler under my belt!
    Hope you had a great weekend!
    2167 days ago
    Thanks! I'll try fluctuating my calories this week to see what happens....
    Had a great race today and it didn't rain, yay!! Totally rolled my ankle during mile one but managed to finish fine. It's definitely sore tonight though. I'm going to ice it and hopefully it will be fine tomorrow. I'm a little more worried about my hip as I didn't have much time to stretch afterwards and I had to rush home, go to a Disney on Ice show (with two long car rides) and then a kid's birthday party all in a row. So my back is really sore along with my hip. I'll definitely be using the ice pack and heating pad and Advil tonight!
    2174 days ago
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