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I struggled with my weight for years. I tried so many of the diets out there. They all seem to work for a short time, but then I get stuck and gave up and gained the weight back...

After two years of CONSTANT VIGILANCE (sound like Mad Eye, don't I?), I have managed to drop over 100 pounds.
While I'm still inherently lazy, I've found a few things that I really enjoy doing. Bicycling, hooping, spinning poi, and I'm even enjoying my running! (Yay for C25K!)

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I struggled with my weight for years. I tried so many of the diets out there. They all seem to work for a short time, but then I get stuck and gave up and gained the weight back...

After two years of CONSTANT VIGILANCE (sound like Mad Eye, don't I?), I have managed to drop over 100 pounds.
While I'm still inherently lazy, I've found a few things that I really enjoy doing. Bicycling, hooping, spinning poi, and I'm even enjoying my running! (Yay for C25K!)

I think that's really the key, isn't it? Constant Vigilance - watching what I eat & keeping active. Now, that's not to say I don't let myself have treats (seriously, look up my flourless chocolate mug cake recipe); you need to have to occasionally let yourself have "bad" things, or you'll just obsess over them!

I follow what I like to call "Paleo Ranchero". (I guess you could call it "Primal" as well.) Veggies, some fruit, meat, nuts, very little grain, and cheese. It's pretty much a low-carb lifestyle, but not crazy low. I try to keep my carb intake between 100-150g a day. Some days are higher some days are lower.
I also have been Intermittant Fasting one to two times a week. Basically, I eat dinner then don't eat again until 1-2pm the next day. Then resume eating as normal.

My highest weight, around April 2010, was 304 pounds. I was unhappy, but didn't realize it. I've gone from a size 26 to a size 10.
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Member Since: 5/20/2008

SparkPoints: 57,142

Fitness Minutes: 53,433

My Goals:
*ABS & ARMS!

*Edible Pedal 50 - Sept 15, 2013

* Get my body fat down between 22-26% (DEXA testing has me at 34%)

* Look and feel fabulous!

My Program:
*New Rules of Lifting for Women
*Cycling
*Primal/Low Carb

Completed SF Progressive Marathon - with a final 5K time of 38:51

I rode in the Edible Pedal on September 18th, 2011. I didn't make the whole thing, but I did do 42 miles!
Completed Edible Pedal 2012 with a time of 5:15.

I also did my first 5K. It was the Foam Fest, a 5k obstacle course with BUBBLES! A lot of fun. It wasn't timed, and I didn't run, but I think we finished in about 55 minutes.

Finished 2012 5K Foam Fest in 46 minutes! Also, ran/walked the Run Amuck 2012 (2.5 mile obstacle course).


I. Can. Do. This.

Personal Information:
I live in Sparks, NV with my husband of 15 years.
I have two dauchaunds and a cat.
I am a costumer and enjoy going to Conventions. I adore going to concerts. I play World of Warcraft occasionally. I am addicted to Facebook. I'm the queen of the procrastinators! (If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would ever get done...)

Other Information:
I am a complete devotee of INXS. I've seen them live 19 times, and look forward to many more. I'm a "Timmy Girl" through and through.
I have a Harry Potter bathroom... (and a very large collection of HP stuff in general.)
I love movies and have a huge collection of DVDs.

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POMATOJUICE
6/9/2013 2:06:44 PM

Thanks for the comment! I'm working hard today! Unfortunately.. the amount it needs to be taken in is more than I can do without messing up the paint designs, or taking in the panels unevenly :( I'm so sad! I managed to find a small remnant of the blue I used, and I think it may be enough for me to re-do it. I'm really dreading having to re-paint all the designs, though! It took forever the first time around!! Plus, I used the last of my good plastic boning the last time I made this. The boning is kinda shot, but I'm going to try to reuse it anyway since I can't get it around here where I live XD

It's such a shame, though.. I really thought I could make it work by taking it in!



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POMATOJUICE
5/3/2013 9:18:54 AM

From the story I heard from my husband, there was a fire at one of the county records halls in MN many decades ago. He told me this story, but his mom was like WTF I got a copy of my marriage, no problem!! A fire would explain why the MN records were so ghetto compare to like.. the one I have for myself from WI. If there wasn't actually a fire.. then MN is lazy! :P

How are you going to have time to sew anything this year? You crazy woman! Take lots of pictures! (Except maybe in Vegas? :P) Venice and Scotland are definitely places I think I would enjoy! Is this your first cruise? I know The Husband was thinking about taking me on one for a while back when we first got married... (until all those news reports of rampant legionare's disease started popping up a few weeks later) If you've gone on them before, I was just curious about what your experiences were with them :)



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CKMATHERLY
4/29/2013 10:48:18 AM

thanks for the comment. He actually is normally very supportive. The whole weight loss and giving a few cents about my appearance freaks him out a little, okay, a lot. Then the insecurity about me finding someone else kicks in. He spent most of Sunday apologizing about being an A$$. He's been out of work for a year now and hasn't had a lot of interest. His self confidence is pretty low. Add to that I'm probably the only person he talks to everyday and I get a lot of the messed up emotions taken out on me. He's old school, a man isn't worth anything unless he can support himself and his family.



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SPARHIALA
4/14/2013 3:14:30 AM

Hey there! I found you on a team we're both on, it's since been made private, and noticed your Spark name had "Stacy" in it, so HAD to visit your page. I'm a Stacey, so we must be spark friends (I added you as a friend).

I'm highly impressed with your 130 pound weight loss. That's incredible! When I read your page I almost thought I was reading about myself. I consider myself lazy and an enormous procrastinator too! My manager says she's going to rid me of my JIT methodology and I really hope she does because it's exhausting. Although, it's been five months since I've been working for her and I'm still getting things done just-in-time! So, you have some serious competition in me when it comes to queen of procrastination.

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VALKYRIA-
4/9/2013 5:54:36 PM

Thanks for the add! You are an inspiration. Congratulations on your amazing progress!!!!



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