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Kids were too old to consider it "baby weight" anymore. 145lbs

2013 - Training for second Tough Mudder! Maintenance weight here: 121

First fitness competition ever! July 2010.. Hit 115 for it!


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Welcome to my Spark Page! This site helped me reach my goal weight in 2010. I''ve spent 5 years trying to stay as close to that weight as possible! My latest, VERY effective tool is listening to podcasts. I can listen from iTunes or a website so that means at the gym, in the car, wherever. I have a few favorites and I also co-host a show about trying to find your way with all the diet & health information out there. Join us at More about my journey: In 2010 I had lost about 30 lbs and I am still so grateful. After that time, I inched back up about 15 lbs because calorie restriction just wasn''t working for me. I continued to work out and stay very, very active. But I was not able to out-exercise my food choices. In 2012, I left Sparkpeople and spent time learning about myself and what foods, even natural "healthy" foods, put weight on me. I have been within 5-10 lbs of my goal weight for years now. I can live happily at this weight but I have realized that the support of community will help me maintain and make the best choices no matter what I''m trying to achieve. For now, it is staying vigalent, motivated and as close to goal as possible! Would love to be your motivational buddy! Visit often! We CAN do it together!!!!!!!!!!

Member Since: 12/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 7,025

My Goals:
To stop having to edit my Sparkpage every time I move up a few pounds again. I'd like to get around 115 - 118.

My Program:
Used to have a very strict program but I burned out. Now I'm just going to try to move more & eat better!
A Paleo approach to eating (as a guideline) has worked very well for me over the past 6 months. I've come down about 8 lbs just cutting out the processed stuff and moderate exercise.

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Mom of 3 small children, wife and teacher. Podcaster @ and on iTunes

Other Information:
I host a weekly podcast where we chronicle our journeys to goal weight. The guys who do the show with me are pretty funny and we now have a community of folks around the world that write in to the show and have started getting healthier with us.

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  • v REBARH
    I just wanna inform you that the "Lemon Team Winning in Winter Biggest Challenge" is one of the best Sparkteam! Go Lemons!!
    2242 days ago
    Hey girl! How are you? I hope you are doing well! I trucking along...still battling! LOL I hope you are doing well!
    2298 days ago
    Ugh. I'm just getting your mail about night time eating. Yes, yes come join us. It's in the emotional eaters group. I haven't been there for about a week, but I'm about to check in now. Hugs. Things will get better you'll see. emoticon
    2488 days ago
    What?! No splenda! Wow, my hat goes off to you. Thanks for the tip on the noodles. We have Whole Foods here, so I'll see if I can find them there. I haven't had anything close to pasta for a very long time, so I'm looking forward to trying the noodles.

    I too have been guilty of focusing on the carbs and conveniently forgetting about the calories. Ugh. Such a balancing act. Have a great weekend.
    2495 days ago
  • v LYNNBERRY338
    Hi Carole, Glad to see you again! I'm plugging along with weight training and running, and only occasionally tripping over a jellybean. I'm excited for warmer weather here! We've gotten just a taste of it!

    Hope all is well! Thanks for checking in! Lynn
    2496 days ago
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