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Almost 25lbs. difference! Last Jan 2014 to Feb 2015 :)

July 6 2014 - had photos done by a fellow photographer/friend.

My best friend visiting me in Hawaii - March 2014- before our sunset cruise in Honolulu


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I'm 32 years old, married to my best friend who is in the military. We've been married for seven years and they have been the toughest years and also some of the best. We are still learning about each other, and learning to live , AND EAT, together. We have both struggled with weight most of our lives, but we are trying to help each other now to gain health, and lose weight. EVERY DAY is a struggle but at least we have each other :)

My lowest weight EVER has been 140lbs back in high school. College years I floated around 165-175lbs. After getting married I went up to 200lbs and highest ever was 245lbs (had lots of life changes going on, hated my job, was depressed a lot, and we were moving from NC to Hawaii). My ultimate goal weight is 145lbs!

Biggest Loser Work Contest stats:
Weight Tracker (Since the beggining of the Biggest Loser contest at work):
10/18/10 - 237.6 (beggining weight, I drank ALOT of water so that I would lose a bunch on my first weigh in.)
10/25/10 - 229.0 (see! 8 lbs down...most water weight =)
11/1/10 - 225.2
11/8/10 - 222.2
11/15/10 - 220.2
11/22/10 - 218.6
11/29/10 - 214.6 (Thanksgiving week and I still lost!)
12/6/10 - 213.4
12/13/10 - 212.0
12/20/10 - 208.0 (WOW 4lbs!! Being sick helped, I'm sure!)
12/27/10 - On vacation- no weigh-in.
1/3/11 - Did not weigh in because I was really bloated.
1/10/11 - No weigh-in
*Weighed in at 200 lbs!!!!!!*
1/30/11 - 206.6 (took a "break"...not getting back on track!!)

Member Since: 1/12/2007

Fitness Minutes: 1,864

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My Program:
- LOTS of water....and tea :) I have been adding lemon/lime to a big jug of water and it has completely replaced my crystal light!

- No eating after 7PM

- Exercise Mon-Fri with weekends off to relax (Currently following the TurboFire program)

- Staying at 1200 calories a day or more when I exercise

-LOG MY FOOD! (I use fitness pal app cause its so much easier!)

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Originally from Russia, moved to US in 1989, lived in Rhode Island for 16 years and moved to NC with my parents and am currently living in Fayetteville, NC with my husband, Matthew.

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~* Sometimes I feel like a fish with no water.*~

" Your biggest challenge isn't someone else. It's the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs, and the voice inside you that yells "CAN'T", but you don't listen. You just push harder. And then you hear the voice whisper "can" and you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are."
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  • v ZIZZZY
    Hey Lady, I signed up for myfitnesspal. Sending you a private message with my username emoticon
    965 days ago
  • v ZIZZZY
    So, you may have just convinced me to get myfitnesspal. I need something to motivate me, and spark just isn't it anymore. I will definitely let you know once i've signed up emoticon

    The new job is really great. It has resulted in some changes in my routine, some good, some not so good. I'm still working out about 4x a week, but my eating is really hit or miss. I eat out for lunch too often because I still don't really feel comfortable eating at my desk. It's sort of a quirk of mine, I don't like people watching me eat, especially not in a place that not specifically for eating, like my desk.

    How is life in Hawaii? I love the picture of you in the water, it's a spectacular shot!
    966 days ago
  • v ZIZZZY
    Hey Lady, I've been totally MIA on spark as well. Your progress is amazing! 25lbs!!! Way to go!

    I started a new job, and can't use spark during the day, so I sort of had to let it go. How do you like myfitnesspal? Are you able to have friends the same as through spark?

    968 days ago
  • v ZIZZZY
    Hey there, I'm so glad to hear that you had a fun trip. It sounds really busy with all the places you went. My 4th of July was really nice. I stayed in town and hung out with some friends and family at my parent's pool.

    I've never heard of that supplement, but that's great that it's working for you. I had a really bad experience with slimquick a few years ago, and since I'm on other medications, I tend to stay away from supplements.

    I definitely know how hard it can be to get back into your groove after a vacation. You're on the right track with no more eating after 7. That is such a smart idea, I really wish I could stick to it! Are you back to working out too, or just focusing on one thing at a time?

    I'd LOVE to get together if you're in Raleigh, or if I'm in Hawaii (not so likely)!!!
    1230 days ago
  • v ZIZZZY
    Hey! How is it going? Did you have a fun trip back to NC?
    1232 days ago
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