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My yiayia & I at the beach in 2010. One of the very few pics of me in a bathing suit.





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January 30, 2012 - Currently I am 32 yrs old and it has been 2 years since I have been on SparkPeople. Life got very busy once I split with my ex. I moved into my parents house to save for a home of my own and I started to finally get back to the me I was back 9 years ago. They say people put on weight when they are happy.. I sure did take that to heart. I have put on about 10-15 pounds since 2010 and I have gained a few inches as well; which is why I need to take them all off. Another reason ...
January 30, 2012 - Currently I am 32 yrs old and it has been 2 years since I have been on SparkPeople. Life got very busy once I split with my ex. I moved into my parents house to save for a home of my own and I started to finally get back to the me I was back 9 years ago. They say people put on weight when they are happy.. I sure did take that to heart. I have put on about 10-15 pounds since 2010 and I have gained a few inches as well; which is why I need to take them all off. Another reason is that this summer I have a few vacations in the works (one is a cruise to the Bahamas!) and I'd like to be able to wear a bikni and look toned. These cottage cheese thights I've had since I was 12 (yes really, stupid genetics) have got to go. I've been through quite a lot in the last few years and this time, this year, I want to concentrate on me. Making me better inside and on the outside. So instead of Happy New Year. it's Happy ME Year.
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November 30, 2010 - So much has changed since I last posted an update. On the good side.. Not only did I buy, but I also actually wore 2 different bikini's this past summer. Granted I wasn't as toned as I wanted to be, but for the first time in at least 20 years I felt comfortable in my own skin and body. It was a wonderful feeling and I can't wait to see what it will feel like when I actually am toned. I might never want to come off the beach! The awful thing that happend was that my relationship with my boyfriend of almost 9 years came to an crashing end. It wasn't.. and still isn't.. easy, but I am getting through each day with the hope that there is a reason to all of this. In 16 days I am turning 30.. yes the big 3-0! I am not at all ready for that. In order to try and cope with not only hitting a big milestone, but also being single for the first time in almost a decade, I decided to join a gym. Not only did I do that, but also got a personal trainer! Hopefully that means that will I tone and maintain my current weight, but also by next summer I will not only feel comfortable in my bathing suit, I will look great in it too!
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February 18, 2010 - Well it's been almost 2 years since I made my last update. It's now time to not only tone up, but to re-lose the weight I put on in the last few months. In ten months I'l be 30. Yes, the big 3-0. I don't know if I am ready for that or not. My goal is to turn 30 looking hotter then I did in my 20's and healthier then I ever was. I also want to be able to wear my new bathing suit (that I never got to wear last year and would not fit into it now!) this summer and not look like I was stuffed into it. So 2 big goals. I have 4 months till bathing suit season and while that sounds far away, it will be here before we know it. Can I do this? I guess I'll find out.
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- New Goal: Sept 2008- To keep my weigh down this winter and tone up. I have a dress that my mom bought in Greece about 35 years ago and it never fit me until this year. Since I didn't get to wear it this summer, I want to be able to wear it next.
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Hello! I joined Sparkpeople back in February 2007, but I didn't stick with it. This time I am determined to make myself healthy. With some hard work, some humor and lots of good thoughts I can do exactly what I want.
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Member Since: 2/2/2007

SparkPoints: 13,193

Fitness Minutes: 2,647

My Goals:
* To work out more often

* Scale down on the carbs

* Eat more veggies and fruit

* Less sweets

* Use exercise to de-stress

*To prove to myself that if I can do this, I can do anything


My Program:
I'm starting out fresh again for 2012 and while I have kept some of my original weight off, I need to tone and tighten. Since it's currently winter and cold out, I am riding a excercise bike in the house along with doing some pilates. I plan to start doing Tae-Bo again and as soon as summer hits, I will be outside walking.

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I'm 32, half Greek, and the rest is a mix of Scottish, French, and Scandinavian. Currently I live in Metro Detroit MI, but I wouldn't mind moving to a warmer state! I work full time for a title company and I usually enjoy it, although it can be very stressful some days. I was recently promoted to office manager in 2013 too!

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I love to read, and try to do it as often as I can. I love anything from the 1930's and 1940's, especially movies and music from that era. I enjoy almost every type of music though and I listen to constantly. I am laid back, but tend to be very OCD at times. I usually can find humor in almost anything and I love to make people laugh.

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ROLYPOLYPUDDING
2/16/2010 7:50:03 PM

So glad to meet you ! Thank you for adding me as a new friend. Great minds think alike, huh ? You like that MM picture too ! emoticon

You are doing so well with your weight loss journey - well done !


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IMJETTA8
2/13/2010 9:01:32 AM

Thank you so much for taking the time to respond to my blog. I really appreciate that. I am better today too. Love, Jetta



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KEKEIKO
2/2/2010 9:40:44 PM

Can you believe we let a groundhog get us down? How dare he go back to bed and sleep in on a weekday! ha ha

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Keke



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KEKEIKO
1/28/2010 8:11:25 PM

Hello RAVENFAIR,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've tried other shakes and they left an after taste. These shakes are working out like I hoped they would and they taste pretty good. I really look forward to having them on a daily basis. I'm hoping if anything that the Jill Michaels cleanse & burn will at least give me more energy and it's only 14 days. I'm going to start it soon.

Hugs,
Keke



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