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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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Member Since: 1/25/2012

SparkPoints: 27,657

Fitness Minutes: 12,802

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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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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CLRWILLIAMS25
5/14/2014 10:13:05 AM

For rewards, you could choose fitness-related items like new running workout clothes or other random things like a movie or things for your hobbies. Once you and your bf each reach a certain point amount, you could plan a fun date together that is not centered on food or drinks (a hike, museum visit or overnight trip somewhere, etc).



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STRONGCOURAGE
5/13/2014 8:27:41 PM

thanks! lol, we were commenting on each others blogs at the same time! cool :) enjoy your evening!



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