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Back again, looking for my spark.

I was here before, but I got cocky and thought that I could easily control my bad habits... so I let them slowly slip back into my life. Now, I am having a hard time slipping into my jeans. Putting the breaks on this rollercoaster.... welcome to my ride.

I have lived most of my adult life as an obese woman. It killed my spirit and I let it ruin my quality of life. I had a "rock bottom" moment that made me want to stand tall and scream NO, I AM GOOD ENOUGH! And I am.
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I was here before, but I got cocky and thought that I could easily control my bad habits... so I let them slowly slip back into my life. Now, I am having a hard time slipping into my jeans. Putting the breaks on this rollercoaster.... welcome to my ride.

I have lived most of my adult life as an obese woman. It killed my spirit and I let it ruin my quality of life. I had a "rock bottom" moment that made me want to stand tall and scream NO, I AM GOOD ENOUGH! And I am.

That was in June of 2008.

Today, I am in better physical shape than I have been, ever! I realized that if this was going to be for life than the choices I made I had to live with for life. I have learned the importance of seeking out and striving to achieve goals. Setting and accomplishing my goals has increased my self confidence to levels I have never dreamed. I can walk in a room and stand tall, because I belong there... I am good enough.


My mile stones:

06/17/08 My journey starts (AGAIN!) at 206.6 lbs.

07/01/08 200.0

08/01/08 193.0

08/07/08 Put on a size 16 pant and they fit great! Of course, the next day....I put my 20's back on, I like 'm loose.

09/01/08 188.4

09/04/08 After three days of not logging what I eat and not caring what I put in my mouth, I am back on track and still lost at my TOPS meeting. This is a mile stone because I could have easily thrown in the towel and went back to my old habits, but I didn't!

9/17/08 BMI under 30 (29.8).....I'm not obese anymore!

10/01/08 178.4

11/01/08 172.2

11/07/08 Down another size! I wore a pair of size 14 slacks to a wine tasting event. While they did little to hide my mother's apron...they fit perfectly.

12/01/08 166.8

01/01/09 168.8 Oh, SNAP! Up two pounds.

02/01/09 167.0 Happy Birthday to me. I lost a little, but I am not being very consistent.

03/01/09 163.6

03/25/09 156.0 I have officially lost 50 pounds! I am glad to be out of my 3 month slump and back to getting my booty in gear. Swim suit season....here I come!

04/01/09 156.2 We weighed and measured at the halfway point tonight in my Fit Camp. After three weeks, I have lost six inches in my waist. HOLY COW! Kind of raises the bar for the last half of the class~!

05/01/09 149.4

06/01/09 145.4

07/01/09 136.4 I can't believe I lost 9 pounds this month! This is one of my best months ever! Thank goodness for fresh summer fruit!

07/22/09 I am wearing a size 6 pant to work for the first time! Last year, I was a size 20...woo hoo!

08/01/09 131.2

The following records were done 12/29..when I'd had enough of the climb...

09/01/09 136.2 And the accent begins

10/01/09 140.0

11/01/09 143.0

12/01/09 144.8

12/14/09 Enough is enough.

01/01/10 142.6

02/01/10 139.0

03/01/10 138.6 Struggling with sweets

04/01/10 134.6

04/10/10 I completed my very first official 5K this weekend. Finished 5/17 in my age group and 26/75 over all. Next race May 8th, time to beat 27.30/8.52.

05/01/10 131.9

06/01/10 137.0 I have not been eating well. But, giving up on myself is not an option.

07/01/10 132.8 Never give up!

08/01/10 129.0

09/01/10 134

10/01/10 135

11/01/10 137

11/19/10 I am going to be featured in a magazine as a success story. What a time to sabotage myself and start gaining. Time to revisit my goals, recommit or re-evaluate how I want to live.

12/01/10 136; 01/01/11 133.6; 02/01/11 133.0; 03/01/11 132.6 (BMI 18.24)

01/26/12 Wow, Spark Motivator of the Day. How humbling. Thank you all for your well wishing. Boy did the holidays do a number on my progress, but I am back on to my goal weight and fitness goals.

07/14/12 Back here again, back up to 150 lbs. I have a new stress in my life and I forgot how to make good choices. My diet has been convenience and snack driven. Nutrition and quality have taken a back seat and as a result....my back seat has become enlarged.
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Member Since: 4/29/2007

SparkPoints: 42,651

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My Goals:
~ Get into single digit jeans (DONE)
~ Live a more active lifestyle (DOING IT!!)
~ Have more confidence (much improvement!)
~KEEP UP WITH MY KIDS (will that ever happen?)
~ Be a positive role model to my children in every way I can.

New for 2010:
~Run 10K in races
~60 push ups in a minute
~Improve balance & core strength
~Sculpt my buns & thighs

My Program:
Eat less (1500 kcal)

Exersize more

Drink a lot of water

Always reaching for a new goal

Personal Information:
This is the last year I get to enjoy my 30's.

I am a recent Bay Area transplant to a small, Northern California town. Married for 10 years, but I've loved him since I was 15 years old. We have two beautiful, brilliant and energetic children that amaze me more and more every day.

Other Information:
I am proud to say that I was featured as a success story in the February 2011 edition of Shape Magazine. The same month I turned 40.

My advice to all is to start small and challenge what you think you are capable of.

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SMALLTOWNMOMMY
1/4/2014 7:49:07 PM

Thanks for the tip. Just joined!



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JUSTTATE
1/4/2014 6:17:11 PM

What a small world! I went to college in Ashland so am familiar with N. California...going over the Siskiyous is always dicey this time of the year.
Glad you enjoyed the goodie :)
Have a great day!



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MNTWINSGAL
1/4/2014 3:36:42 PM

Hey Michelle! I was really excited to see you on the huddle today. Are you Sparking again? I've missed you too!

So, what's been going on? Spark mail me and fill me in! And c'mon back to the team! We are still active and supportive.



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MNTWINSGAL
8/2/2013 12:37:55 PM

Hi there! How's your summer going? I can't believe it's August already. Pretty soon the kids will be back to school!

I hope all is well in your world....check in if you get a chance! Have a wonderful month. :)



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MNTWINSGAL
3/17/2013 12:29:02 PM

Hey Michelle....how the heck are you? It's been way too long! I see you are still a little active on SP, because your name pops up on the leaderboard for the Swift Kick team now and then. Sure would like to catch up with you!



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