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I've been an on-again-off-again Sparkpeople user for years, and for a while, I felt like "I finally got it!" I started exercising regularly in Spring of 2012. I slowly started adjusting my eating habits and increased my workouts. In Fall 2012, I started seeing some serious results. I lost weight, but because I was strength training, I looked better than ever. From January 2013 until June 2013, I was absolutely rocking the healthy lifestyle. I ate healthy. I worked out twice a week (minimum). I ...
I've been an on-again-off-again Sparkpeople user for years, and for a while, I felt like "I finally got it!" I started exercising regularly in Spring of 2012. I slowly started adjusting my eating habits and increased my workouts. In Fall 2012, I started seeing some serious results. I lost weight, but because I was strength training, I looked better than ever. From January 2013 until June 2013, I was absolutely rocking the healthy lifestyle. I ate healthy. I worked out twice a week (minimum). I had lost some weight, getting down to about 160 pounds, with a good bit of muscle. By my sister's wedding in June, I was feeling pretty confident. I even felt comfortable enough to wear a bikini at a pre-wedding pool party. But then, life got sort of busy... my workout buddy got engaged and stopped finding the time to work out and before too long, I just stopped going altogether. I still made healthy choices, most of the time. But I wasn't exercising anymore. And it showed. I started putting on some weight again (and not muscle, this time). My weight crept up to about 170. Then I met my boyfriend... we enjoyed going out together, introducing each other to our favorite restaurants (and their usually high calorie specialties), and drinking beer/wine. The unfortunate thing is that meant I put on a little more weight. Now I weigh in at about 180 pounds. And I am not happy about that. I need to get back into gear, so here I am.
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STODD251 is going to a fundraiser at Margarita's tonight, so I'm going to keep the earlier part of my day fairly low calorie, and then no drinks at dinner either since I'm going without alcohol this month
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Member Since: 1/25/2012

SparkPoints: 23,747

Fitness Minutes: 10,825

My Goals:
-reduce BMI to within healthy range
- run up mountains without difficulty breathing
-look fabulous in modern and 18th century clothing

My Program:
- work out at least 2 times a week (30 minutes or more)
-incorporate at least 10 minutes of exercise into every day
- eat well-balanced meals

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My name is Stephanie . I'm 26 years old and I live just a few miles North of Boston. I work full time teaching special education, so I'm pretty busy, but not too busy to live a healthy life!


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STRONGCOURAGE
6/9/2014 3:43:59 PM

Thanks for the comment on my comparison pic...and girl, I'm sorry that its hard for you in seeing that its a different picture looking back on your past year health wise. Sometimes looking back helps, other times it doesn't (or for too long anyways!) You are here in this moment. You ARE making choices that count, that your body IS thankful for...even though you can't see the results you all want (yet!) they WILL come. I told myself this SO much (& others too!) in my first few months. Each & every healthy choice/decision you make matters & is worth celebrating. Don't undermine their value---and your value! You are SO worth a loving!!! It is easy --too easy- (or for me anyways!) to become overwhelmed by the mountain of work before, (in any area of life) or get discouraged about the unwise choices we've made...but the past is past. Here we are now. You go and rock this moment. You can do it. I'm gonna keep trying my bestest too! (feeling a bit anxious/blue recently:P) Cheering you on emoticon emoticon



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STRONGCOURAGE
5/21/2014 7:47:58 PM

Aw, thanks for the comment & cheering me on ...and telling me I can rock the shorts-lol...I will try! :) I'm not great at passing on forwards, but thank you soo soo much for the special reminder of being beautiful...but I *will* take the time you tell you a few reminders for you:

1. You have a beautiful smile. It brings out the glow about you!
2. There is no one like you. No one. That makes you irreplaceable.
3.You are priceless. No amount of $ could buy the amazing & special woman that you are.
4. You are precious, special, and beautiful in who you are right here, right now, today!
5. You are worth loads & loads of loving!

Hope you enjoyed my custom made just for you *beautiful* you award :) Have a lovely evening! emoticon





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SLIMMINGSHAY
5/19/2014 9:45:58 PM

"BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD"

You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!

Again, Congratulations Beautiful!



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BRAINYBLONDE5
5/15/2014 2:30:34 PM

in all honesty, morning work outs are TOUGH but its easier to do it than it is at night anymore for me. Maybe it is something that will work for you, too!! emoticon



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SLIMMINGSHAY
5/14/2014 8:46:17 PM

I am so super proud of you for gettin the job done tonight after work! It was likely tough, but you did it, and much easier to do than if you were to sit down! Great job!



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