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2015 Update: Job stress, planning a wedding, family drama, and being happy with my husband all led to me gaining a lot of weight in 2014. I''m aiming to get back on track in 2015. April 2011 I had a reality check. I was 25, single, overweight, and not happy about it... so I started to change. After I lost 40 lbs I found SparkPeople and it has kept me motivated to lose more! As a treat to myself I had a brachioplasty in August of 2012. The revision surgery in December 2012 made my left arm fantastic... but the right one -- not so much. its all healed now and I wouldn''t change a thing. I was aiming for 150 when I started (I''m 5''10") but I don''t think I''ll be able to really get there. I''m pushing for 170 realistically, 160 hopefully, and 150 delusionally. I have a gallery of my progress pics here:

Member Since: 8/8/2011

Fitness Minutes: 29,466

My Goals:
Always drink at least 15 glasses of water a day (I'm usually good, but sometimes it slips...)

To be a "oneder" (aka--under 200 lbs) by the end of the year. **Accomplished 12/11

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I'm eating smart. This doesn't mean no chocolate and only veggies though. I try to balance my calories and meals while eating healthy 85-90% of the time.

I spend a lot of time on my core doing situps and using a balance ball to help prevent my sciatica from coming back (when you have sciatica at 23--you've got issues!). I also try and walk fast on my treadmill a few times a week on at least a 5% incline.

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  • v SMCBR0031
    Stumbled across your page, think you are doing awesome, so I added you as a sparkfriend. Keep up the hard work!

    Spark on,

    1534 days ago
    ordered that nail polish (and some books) with my amazon gift card= yay!

    my boyfriend said "worst episode ever" about the christmas special! when it was over I was mostly confused as to what happened! So lame!
    1538 days ago
    thanks for the white polish advice (yes i just saw it......). I might have to try that one out. I got some giftcards for christmas, so some new polish might be in my future (plus i got a huge polish sampler of the new sephora polish line). I wonder why it wouldn't let you comment. So frustrating! My other friend couldn't either, but then my other one could. Not sure what gives.

    BTW what did you think of the Dr Who Christmas special. I'm still not sure I quite caught on what was happened. Disappointed.
    1540 days ago
  • v NIMIRRA137
    Thanks for the blog comment! I think animal prints sound awesome since you're being married at the zoo! Eh, just focus on doing what you and your fiance want. Zoo sounds much better than traditional church wedding!
    1541 days ago
    So I have been doing the distance and time thing since my wedding in September. She made me cry from frustration on my wedding day and my MIL had to give me a pep talk to come out of the bathroom. But then after several weeks of not speaking, I then start to ask myself why she hasn't checked in with me or why she doesn't care to know how I am doing. I just wish I had a mother/daughter relationship worth speaking about.
    1555 days ago
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