The NEW me! Fit, lean, healthy, happy and finally at peace with my body!!!

After completing the 21.1 km Calgary Centaur Subaru Half Marathon (me in middle) May 30, 2010


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I'm a 49 year old single Mom who fell off the healthy eating & excercise wagon sometime around October or November 2008. I was EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED in myself. I worked so hard and was so dedicated & was almost at my goal. In just a few short months, my weight shot up, my clothes got tighter, & I was back into my 'fat' clothes. What's worse, I couldn't seem to get back ON the wagon!!!
My 'get up & go' was gone, along with my iron will & my motivation. BUT NOT ANY MORE!!!

For the record, the healthy weight range for my height is between 105 - 140 lbs, which would also put me at a BMI of between 18.6 and 24.8. So, I set myself a new goal of 115 - 125 back in November 2009.

I was definitely desperately in need of help - help to get started again, help to continue, help to stay with it. I found my motivation when I joined Jari Love's 5-Weeks-to-Santa-Slimdown Bootcamp in November 2009. I got down to 145 and in January started Jari Love's 2010 Weight Loss Bootcamp Challenge. I lost not a pound and seemed to have hit my new Set Point at 145-ish. I haven't given up, joining Jari Love's Spring Transformation Bootcamp and am now down to 115.4 lbs as of August 22, 2010!!! I will walked/ran the Subaru Half Marathon on May 30, 2010 - my first such endeavour. I cut 40 minutes off my time at the Canmore Half Marathon on September 12th. I want to be the best Me I can be - healthy, full of vitality, fit....
After my 2 pregnancies & my weight loss I was left with a lot of flabby, unsightly, excess skin and no boobs.
So, on October 14th I had a Tummy Tuck & small Breast Implants. So, between October 14/10 - January 2, 2011 I didn't do much exercising. I still managed to keep my weight stable until Christmas. The bad news - I'm 5 lbs over my goal weight range of between 115 - 125. The good news, I KNOW it will come off quickly as I get back into my healthy, active lifestyle AND my clothes still fit the same as they did when I was at between 115 - 125 lbs. I am optimistic & incredibly happy to be back to running & weight training! HAPPY 2011!!!

January 2/08 - Weight 155.6
BMI 27.6

February 2/08 - Weight 147.2
BMI 26.1

March 8/08 - Weight 143.4
BMI 25.4
Total inches lost = 9.25"

June 23/09 - Weight 156!!! OMG - how did this happen?

June 8/10 - Weight 130.8 - go me!

July 30/10 - Average weight since June 16 - 126.2

Aug. 22/10 - 115.4 lbs - OMG - I FINALLY did it!!!
Now to maintain an average weight of
between 115 - 120 lbs.
I now KNOW I can do this!!!

Jan. 03/11 - 130.0 lbs. Okay, so I gained back
almost 15 lbs, & I'm 5 lbs above my
goal weight range of 115 - 125. BUT...
I'm back on the healthy lifestyle wagon
& back to training so I have no fear that
I'll be back down to between 115 - 125
by the end of February 2011.

Member Since: 12/28/2007

Fitness Minutes: 13,918

My Goals:
My new goals for 2010:
* Brisk walk for at least
1 hour at least 3
times a week
* Do a RIPPED work
out at least 3 times
a week (strength
training DVDs)
* STOP eating
high-cal & junk food
* Get back to tracking
what I eat daily
* Eat a minimum of
1,200 calories a day
* Eat a maximum of
1,500 calories a day
* Make a concerted
effort to eat more
fibre - try for a
minimum of 25 gr.
of fibre daily
* Weigh in at no more
than 130 lbs by
June 30, 2010
On July 2, 2007 I weighed 166.4 lbs. By September 17th I was down to 142.2 lbs.
By December 17 I was up to 155.6 and by May 2009 I was back up to 156! Boo-urns!

My Program:
1. Start by walking
1 hour a day
three times weekly
(my dog will be
SO happy!)

2. Drink a minimum of
2 litres of water

3. Eat between 1,200
and 1,500 calories
a day - low fat,
high fibre

- Weigh in at 130 lbs
by June 30, 2010

Personal Information:
I have two wonderful children. Dane is 19, a talented musician, performer, song writer, and lives with me. Savannah is a 23 year old university student, a talented writer and she recently moved back in with me. My ex and I are close friends. I am a Chartered Herbalist who just got layed off, so I'm looking for a new job/career path. We live with Arthur-the-Cat & Fionnegan the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel in the little bungalow I grew up in here in SW Calgary, Alberta, Canada. My favourite hobbies are reading, Jari Love's Ripped! classes/bootcamps, gardening, belly dancing, hiking, scuba diving, horsebackriding and music.

Other Information:
As well as being on a Journey to optimal health, beginning with REGAINING CONTROL over my weight, I am on a spiritual Journey. I am really learning a lot from Eckhart Tolle's newest book, 'A New Earth' and am taking his online workshop, too.
I am currently loving the Get Ripped! Bootcamp I'm in.

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    As one of the team leaders of the group Best Life Diet I have come to our sparkpage to welcome you to the group belated as it is

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    3639 days ago
    Hi !

    How is everything going?

    How are you enjoying the challenges over at Canadian Spark?

    Stop by and let us know how you are doing :D

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    Welcome to the VS Angels Team and Sp Hotties Team! Glad you joined! Good luck with everything! You will do great. Keep it up! Feel free to join in challenges...If you need anything, let me know. See you on the boards!

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    3642 days ago

    There's a team called Victoria’s Secret Angels and a new team called SP Hotties. Thought you would be interested in joining. The purpose of both teams is to help motivate everyone to finally get fit and be healthy with challenges and daily/ weekly weigh ins as well as sharing beauty, fashion, and fitness secrets and trends.

    We are starting a new challenge called the Total Body Makeover; it’s a great motivating way to lose weight. It should help you lose between 6-10 pounds for the month of April to get you ready for the summer (Vs Team). The SP Hotties Team focuses on dieting challenges as well as fitness tips, success stories, and support throughout your weight loss journey. Here’s the links to the teams:
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    I hope to see you on the message boards... Good luck on your weight loss journey.

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