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GOAL: get back into*this* shape! [Dam to Dam 20K (2012)]


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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:
**MY JOURNEY**

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**
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~PR's~
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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  • v SELENAMDZ
    thank you!!! any day now for you, cant wait!!!
    1136 days ago
  • v SELENAMDZ
    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?
    1175 days ago
  • v SELENAMDZ
    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.
    haha

    1198 days ago
  • v PINKCAT1980
    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
    1198 days ago
  • v SELENAMDZ
    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!
    1203 days ago
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