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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 ...
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!
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Member Since: 1/4/2008

SparkPoints: 78,917

Fitness Minutes: 201,611

My Goals:
**Run 1000 miles in 2013

**Don't gain too much weight with this pregnancy! (I gained a total of 22 pounds!)

**Lose all baby weight by end of 2013 (that's 7 months...if I don't gain too much, it's totally achievable!)

**Add more cross training


My Program:
**Running 4 days a week...less focus on the mileage while coming back from pregnancy!

**Strength training at least 2X's a week, including teaching Group Power at the gym.

**Drinking water like a fish.

**Eating mostly whole foods, barely any processed stuff, and loading up on veggies and fruit.

Personal Information:
~START TO FINISH ~

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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Working my way down again!!
137 - **June 1st, 2013**

135 - **June 17th, 2013**

130 - **August 27th, 2013**

125 - **October 14th, 2013**





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~PR's~
Half Marathon 4/10/10 *2:06:33*
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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AURORAMILLET
2/25/2013 5:56:14 PM

Love your pictures!!!

I hope to get pregnant soon myself.



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SELENAMDZ
1/15/2013 9:21:34 AM

awww that is so sweet and exciting!
I live on the AFB in Grand Forks North Dakota. Where is your hubby at here in this frozen state? haha :)
Make sure you announce the sex when you find out! Can't wait to hear the news.



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SELENAMDZ
1/13/2013 10:09:03 AM

boy or girl!? :) so happy for you




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12/13/2012 4:40:10 PM

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Loved the pic! Congratulations!! My daughter was born June 8--June is such a wonderful month emoticon



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JENNYMARIEC
11/2/2012 3:18:41 PM

Thanks! Looks like you had a great run too! Keep up the good work!



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