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Bikini Challenge July 1, 2011 - 159 lbs @ 5'3"





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I am not ashamed to say that although my goal is to achieve much more than looking great, that is probably my biggest motivation.

Since beginning this journey, I have looked the big 4-0 in the face and said "Bite me!" as I have gotten myself more fit than I've ever been in my life. Mind you, there have been times in my life when I *weighed* less, and maybe even one week or so back in 1991 when I was in a smaller pant size...but I can honestly say I've NEVER been this fit or ...
I am not ashamed to say that although my goal is to achieve much more than looking great, that is probably my biggest motivation.

Since beginning this journey, I have looked the big 4-0 in the face and said "Bite me!" as I have gotten myself more fit than I've ever been in my life. Mind you, there have been times in my life when I *weighed* less, and maybe even one week or so back in 1991 when I was in a smaller pant size...but I can honestly say I've NEVER been this fit or healthy. At age 41, I am turning as many heads as I did in my 20s. More importantly, I am more comfortable with my body now than I was then (even though I was closer to "skinny" then).. But MOST important is that I feel great, I am med-free, and I am not starving myself or taking any other crazy measures to be "skinny".

I am now over 80% of the way there, lbs-wise. My arch-nemesis, the BMI chart, still calls me "overweight", but thanks to the body-shrinking and shaping effects of serious strength training, the size 6/7 jeans I am rocking as I type this tell a different story.




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Member Since: 6/14/2007

SparkPoints: 19,528

Fitness Minutes: 12,806

My Goals:
I have already achieved so many of the goals I started out with: I am so much healthier and energetic, I am med-free, and I am fitting into most of my "skinny" clothes. I am learning more every day how to love, accept, and be grateful for exactly who I am in this moment.

My Program:
I no longer have a "program", I just strive to constantly improve, while keeping things interesting. Just tracking food, daily exercise, and enjoying life. I am done obsessing. I want to be healthy mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

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I live in Bear, DE (which, though it's in a different state, is basically a suburb of Philadelphia, PA). I am a boudoir/glamour photographer. I am very happily married with an 10yo son and a 3yo daughter.

I came home from the hospital after having my daughter, weighing in at 235 lbs (EGADS). I very slowly inched it down to 189 before becoming active on SP (I had been an inactive member for a long time before that). Since becoming active on SP, my life has changed a lot. I am now down to 152. I now have less than 20 lbs to go to GOAL, and I'm loving my body more every day and treating it with the respect and care it deserves.

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Mantra: "The key to life is balance." I am constantly striving for this.



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NEVERMIND2010
1/1/2013 1:17:33 AM

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IN_IT_2B_FIT
10/15/2012 12:10:09 AM

Wow. You're inspiring. You look great - healthy and fit. Keep up the good work.



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GRACIE4ONE
9/12/2012 8:28:21 AM

HEY STRANGER, WHERE ARE YOU HIDING THESE DAYS??????



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THISTIMEMYWAY
9/11/2012 6:40:14 AM

Hi I just read your comment about how to use the park to workout! Thanks for the suggestions! If you have anymore, please send them my way. I have 3 kids and am taking them to the park almost daily!
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JIBBIE49
8/23/2012 4:12:32 PM

The MOTIVATOR OF THE DAY. emoticon

I am reading "THE SUGAR FIX" by Richard Johnson M.D. since I have Metabolic Syndrome/Insulin Resistance. He has clips on YouTube that are really interesting for anyone of us over 40.



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