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My name is Sandy and this is me getting healthy and finally losing this extra weight. Before the birth of my son, I had NO problems maintaining a healthy weight. I was thin and if I felt like I needed to drop a few pounds, I just stopped eating junk food, as well as breakfast and lunch. So I was at a healthy weight, but I wasn't healthy.

Then I got pregnant. And I put on something like 60 pounds. And I found out that losing 60 pounds is TOUGH! It's been a hard road but I also found out that IT IS POSSIBLE!

I've done a lot of thinking throughout this journey. I thought about why I joined SparkPeople. I thought about why I wanted to lose weight. In the beginning, it was to lose weight, fit into my clothes and not feel like crying when I looked in a mirror. My motivations shifted as the months went along. Suddenly I wanted not only to lose weight but to be healthier, and to raise healthy children. I want to be healthy and happy and I want my son to see that in me. I want to not only be able to motivate myself, but also others. I want to get back to a place in my life where I can go outside, start running "just because" and keep running until I want to stop, not have to stop. I want to have more children and be healthy enough to have no complications. And VERY long term, I want to grow old and be healthy.

It is definitely a lifestyle change for me...and I really don't think I'll ever go back to the old lifestyle. This one is proving to be not only rewarding but also FUN!

Member Since: 1/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 201,611

My Goals:
get stronger, lose body fat and love myself more.

My Program:
I run, I lift heavy things, I have fun with my workouts.

Recently discovered I have a problem with gluten (full body rash for over a month!). So As of November 2015, I've been gluten free.

This year, I stuggled to lose fat. Currently following The Primal Blueprint for eating.

Personal Information:

190 - **late 2007** (lost 10 lbs before starting SP)

180 - **January 4, 2008**

170 - **March 20, 2008**

160 - **April 21, 2008**

150 - **May 30, 2008**

140 - **August 12, 2008**

135 - **April 15, 2010**

130 - **October 31, 2011**

125 - **September 2nd, 2012**

Other Information:
Half Marathon 4/10/10 *2:01:33*
20K 6/05/10 *1:57:42*
10K 7/10/10 *55:46*
Cross Country 4K 7/17/10 *23:09*
Cross Country 15K 10/23/10 *1:29:00*

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    thank you!!! any day now for you, cant wait!!!
    1373 days ago
    3 weeks left on Friday, all my babies have been early, hoping this little guy decides to show before my due date! It has been a crazy pregnancy full of sickness, stress and body aches... Ready for it to be over and to see my little guy and hold him in my arms!!! I am beyond excited, how about you?! How are you feeling?
    1412 days ago
    Yeah!!! Congrats on the baby girl, how wonderful!!!! Now you don't have to feel the pressure to keep going, every time I have another boy, people always tell me to try again for a girl. HAHA No way, I am done now! I am sure she will be beautiful. We are getting close already!
    The weather is is always awful, my husbands work and sons school actually got cancelled today thanks to ANOTHER blizzard.

    1435 days ago
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    Thanks for the friend add! Your story on your page sounds like I could have told it myself. Losing really is tough but so rewarding! I still have 10-15 pounds to go myself. But each pound lost is such a big difference in my jeans. Congrats on baby #2 on the way! I have 2 myself
    1435 days ago
    I feel like crap! haha I guess that is to be expected near the end...
    I will be 33 weeks on Friday and I am already so tired of being pregnant.
    I have already gained 35 pounds.. lol. But I am trying to stay positive, especially because this will be our last baby!
    He is worth it!!!
    What is the sex of your baby? I don't remember if you ever told me???
    How are you feeling?
    I am so tired, can't sleep, back is killing me and boy am I cranky!
    My next apt is tomorrow, doc will make sure I am still not dilated. This will be my last cervical length check via internal ultrasound. If I am dilated they will give me a steroid shot for the baby, but thats it! No more checks, I guess the doc isn't too worried about baby being born after 33 weeks. Anyway, I doubt he will be here that soon, I am hoping for 37-38 weeks though LOL. I am so done this pregnancy, looking forward to not being pregnant again, but makes me sad at the same time!
    1440 days ago
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