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5 mile race in June 2010. I need to get back into shape to run it again.

My official "Before" photo: 250 pounds, May 2014 (9 months pregnant)

June 2015, Playing in the park with my son. I'm about 186 lbs (lost nearly 65 lbs so far).


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Hi, I'm Michelle! I'm 30 and a proud new mom of a 1 year old boy. I struggled with my weight all my adult life, gaining weight and then losing some. Up and down, constantly. I was near my high weight 190 when I got pregnant and then I gained 60 pounds during pregnancy! I'm trying to get back my health and fitness abilities during my slimmer moments.

Weight Stats:
Feb 2011: 191
Mar 2012: 166
Sept 2013: 190
May 2014: 250 (9 months pregnant)
Jan 2015: 210 (7+ months postpartum)
Mar 2015: 192.5
Apr 2015: 189.2
June 2015: 185.6
July 2015: 179.2 (current)

*DONE GIRLS Sizzlin' Summer Honeys Challenge
*Goal: Lose 15 pounds this summer
*SW June 24th: Actual: 185.6
*June 28th: Goal: 185, Actual: 186 (+0.4 lbs...TOM)
*July 5th: Goal: 184, Actual: 179.2 (-6.8 lbs!!! OMG!)
*July 12th: Goal: 182
*July 19th: Goal: 181
*July 26th: Goal: 179
*August 2nd: Goal: 177
*August 9th: Goal: 175
*August 16th: Goal: 173
*August 23rd: Goal: 171
*August 30th: Goal: 170

Short term goal: Sign up for another race (5K this time) and get under 180.

Long term goal: reach a healthy weight of 150, for 100 pounds lost! Maybe even set my sights on a half marathon...crazy, right?!?

Future fit goals:
- Indoor rock climbing lesson
- Buy a bike and start riding
- Go on a "running tour"
- Hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail
- Train for a half marathon
- Actually run a half marathon!!!

Add me as a Friend...I need all the motivational help I can get. SparkPeople has made me a believer. My goals are possible and I will get there.

Member Since: 7/20/2010

Fitness Minutes: 1,516

My Goals:
- Get fit!
- Drop lbs
- Find new activities/exercises that I enjoy
- Feel fabulous about myself
- Keep up with my kid

My Program:
- Track my food and exercise.
- Get up early to exercise
- Go back to practicing yoga (for body & mind)
- Create a mantra
- Find ways to keep up the motivation

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Bibliophile. Wannabe runner. Multitasker.

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