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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 strangely looking forward to the school year, so that I can get back to a normal schedule and healthy eating
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Member Since: 1/25/2012

SparkPoints: 22,989

Fitness Minutes: 10,339

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
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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BRAINYBLONDE5
5/8/2014 10:08:06 AM

emoticon for the comment on my blog! I am so thankful to have you as a emoticon and a friend in general. I value and treasure our friendship & wish we lived closer so we could hang out! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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FRENCHIFAL
5/8/2014 9:09:52 AM

emoticon for your support on my emoticon blog!! I completely understand how you feel - between quitting smoking last September, the holidays, and meeting my BF in November, I'm really struggling with the weight I've gained. Good luck!!



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STRONGCOURAGE
4/17/2014 7:30:27 PM

Hey! Thanks for the comment on my blog. Girl, that mindset change is HUGE. Weight loss will come as you continue in practicing the right mindset. You can do it--we can do it! :) Glad you like the analogy of a "messy room" --I guess I've had experience with (literal!) messy rooms, so was an easy analogy to make :p (But, hey, I'm much better with the (actual) messy rooms too! I think so much better when things are orderly & in place! lol. ) Hope you have a great evening! emoticon



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STRONGCOURAGE
3/17/2014 6:50:42 AM

Aw, thanks for the shining gold star & encouragement goodie! (I know this thanks is a little late in coming--but here I am saying it!!!) :) Hope you have a wonderful Monday--keep on girl, you also are doing amazing & ARE someone amazing! :) PS. SWEET profile picture-happy for you both! emoticon



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