RAYNEBAIR
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Me at Goal - 112lbs! ( Nov 2009)




Me - June 2009 (131lbs)




First 5K! (11/21/2009)


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After looking in the mirror and seeing a pregnant belly, I decided that was it. I was done with being chunky. It didn't help that I have high cholesterol and pre-hypertension and am on medication now for both. I need to be healthy not only for myself but for my daughter who is 2.

I've never been overweight til now. I was always skinny and underweight by nature. I was even a healthy weight when I got pregnant in 2006. Between then and now, I've chunked up a bit and have gained a few extra pounds I'm not happy with. Plus I'd like to tone up and get rid of the chunky arms, thighs and the excess belly I've gotten from my pregnancy.

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SW: 131 on 7/19/2009

08/10/2009:
weight 127. I found and joined SparkPeople a few weeks after I decided to change my eating habits and get off the couch, and had already lost 4 lbs.

Update 09/03/2009:
weight 123. Pants are fitting a bit looser. I would have to say I'm in an 8/10 rather than full/tight 10. Some of my old size 8 pants are starting to fit better again and some of my old shirts are not quite so tight. That's progress and I'm super excited about it. Only 10lbs to go to reach my goal.

Update 09/21/2009:
I REACHED A GOAL!! I'm down 11 lbs and I'm back at my pre-pregnancy weight of 120 lbs. It feels great to finally reach this goal. Now to keep it going so I can get rid of the flabbies and tone up, and lose the rest of the weight...5-7 more to go!

Update 10/8/2009:
Almost there! Monday was weigh-in and I was at 118.5. Only 3.5 more to go to reach my initial goal. I may change it and try to lose 3-5 more so that I have a cushion. Plus I still have plenty of inches to lose that I know I'll have to work on even after I reach my goal weight.

Update 10/26/2009:
I REACHED MY GOAL WEIGHT!!! I did it. The scale said 115.0 this morning. I can't believe it. But what really got me emotional this morning was taking a good look in the mirror. When I started back in July, my reality was the way I looked in the mirror. Today at goal weight, I looked again. And I cried! My stomach, (what made me cry back then), made me cry again. Why? Because it's smaller! I still have a ways to go to get it to where I'm truly comfortable, but it is smaller and I can see the difference.

New goals:
I still need to lose inches everywhere, so I'm trying to make a better commitment to strength training.
I also signed up for a 5K on Nov 21. So I'm training for that 3 days a week. My ultimate goal is to just keep improving my distance and speed. If I lose a few more lbs in the process, that's an added bonus.

UPDATE 10/29/2009:
I decided to try to shoot for another 3-5 lb loss. Just to give myself a cushion, but I'm in no hurry to get there.

UPDATE 11/09/2009:
I've reached my 2nd goal of 112 lbs! It was easy and I didn't really track my calories. I just used what I've learned and tried to estimate calories and portion sizes. Apparently I done good. :) Cause now I'm at a great BMI for my height and age and I feel good.

Maintenance to commence in full. I think that will be hard. I'm worried I'll just keep losing, since it was so easy to lose those last 3 lbs just by watching what I'm eating and staying on my fitness.

I'm sticking to my running and adding in Pilates 2-3 times a week to strengthen my core, which I hope will help my running and endurance.

NEXT GOAL: 5K on Nov 21.


Member Since: 8/10/2009

Fitness Minutes: 4,841

My Goals:
- lower my cholesterol
- lower my blood pressure
- maintain 110-115 lbs
- tone up my arms, thighs and stomach
- fit into a size 6 again
- have more energy to play with my daughter
- overall have a more active and healthy lifestyle

New Goal (10/26/2009):
5K on 11/21/2009


My Program:
- eating 1370-1660 calories each day (maintenance range)

- running 3 days a week

- Pilates and ST 2-3 days a week



Personal Information:
I work full-time as a computer programmer and I have a 3 year old daughter who demands a lot of my time and energy.


Other Information:
I love knitting! I've been known to call it my yoga because it relaxes me and calms me.




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    You and a handful of others are some of my original buddies when I joined SP. you guys will always have a special place in my heart because you guys were there to make me feel welcome.

    I dont get around to all of my buddies like I would like to but I wanted to take time out to say thank you.

    Robert

    2123 days ago
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    Happy Birthday to You!!

    Born today, you like to be surrounded by busy people, intelligent people, engaged and inspired people, and people who provide a great deal simply by doing what they do on a daily basis, as a matter of routine. You do not always fare well on your own, so connected do you like to be with those around you; there are times, in fact, when you may actually sink to your lowest ebb simply because you are feeling lonely. Once you're back out among the world, however, you're quick to recover -- and quick to get what you need from those who are the most vibrant and alive.

    Your professional affairs and your personal life may not always be in sync, and the result is likely to be either professionally damaging or personally disappointing -- and you know, for a fact, that one is far more easy to cope with than the other.

    Hope your day is wonderful!

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    2192 days ago
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    emoticon Happy new year! Lets make the best of whatever it brings to us!
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    Auld Lang Syne
    Should auld acquaintance be forgot
    and never brought to mind?

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot
    and days of auld lang syne?

    For auld lang syne, my dear,
    for auld lang syne,
    we'll take a cup of kindness yet,
    for auld lang syne.
    Should auld acquaintance be forgot
    and never brought to mind?

    Should auld acquaintance be forgot
    and days of auld lang syne?

    And here's a hand, my trusty friend
    And gie's a hand o' thine
    We'll tak' a cup o' kindness yet
    For auld lang syne

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    Jenete
    2368 days ago
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    A Prayer for Blessings today, tomorrow, and always

    The Holidays ...
    a season of blessings
    from Heaven above,
    a season of sharing
    with all those we love,
    a season of caring
    and warmth and good cheer,
    a season of hope
    for the coming new year.

    Today,
    this brings a Holiday prayer -
    God bless you
    with His loving care...

    Tomorrow,
    may He bless you, too,
    With joys that mean
    the most to you...

    And Always,
    may He richly bless
    Your life with peace
    and happiness.

    Happy Holidays!

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