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Grauation 12/17/2011 - 172 lbs!

Me at 177 lbs. (55 lbs. lost) Size 14P. 1/8/09

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I don't really have the kind of attention span to have kept me on SparkPeople since 2007 - so what gives?

Really - I have been nearly totally faithful at logging in, logging food, logging exercise, etc since 2007. There have been a few breaks, but by and large I have been here. I have served as a team leader and a community leader, and I have drifted back to plain 'ol member. The point is - I AM STILL HERE. Like I said, with my attention span, that right there is a minor miracle.

So, why? Because SP keeps me moving in the right direction and it keeps me accountable. I could never have kept up with WW like this. And frankly - the cost of SP is truly amazing. Have you really stopped to think about ALL these resources being free?!?

Another reason is my fellow Sparkers - not to overuse the word, but again, amazing is the best description I can conjure up. Always helpful and supportive, and like SP itself, always here.

As for the blessed life - it is. Great husband, super dog, and a wacky, fun family that I adore and that adores me. Then there is the completion of a goal I have held on to for a very long time - I graduate with my Bachelors in Accounting on Dec 17th! I jumped right in to the Masters January 2012 and will be done December 2013. Very exciting stuff! I also starting working full time in the Accounting field.

With grad school in full swing and working 40 hours/week, I am challenged with finding time to do anything that is not school or work. That includes sleeping. Since starting school, my weight has sneaked up by almost 10 lbs - eek! Most of the 10 can be blamed on fertility drugs, but that is one me now - the drugs stopped 4 months ago. And no - not successful and that is OK. Exercise is non-existent - sigh. So after a big break - the longest I have ever encountered since 2007 - I am back on SP, working to regain some health sanity in my life.


A while back I blogged the following list. I adapted it for me from an ad in a running magazine. I like and need to put it somewhere were I will see it more often:

Goodbye Fear - Hello Courage
Goodbye Nerves - Hello Calm
Goodbye Anxiety - Hello Peace
Goodbye Uncertainty - Hello Strength
Goodbye Good Enough - Hello I Want More!
Goodbye Pain - Hello Improvement
Goodbye Giving Up - Hello Following Through
Goodbye Obstacles - Hello Opportunities
Goodbye Pessimism - Hello Joy
Goodbye Comfort Zone - Hello New Challenges
Goodbye Apathy - Hello Engagement
Goodbye Coasting - Hello Soaring
Goodbye Struggles - Hello Breaking Through
Goodbye Previous Best - Hello Personal Best
Goodbye Limitations - Hello Freedom
Goodbye Doubt - Hello Faith
Goodbye Old Me - Hello Finish Line


Member Since: 4/4/2007

Fitness Minutes: 9,232

My Goals:
Starting weight - 235
Goal weight - 135

Aug 1 - 209
Sept 1 - 193
Oct 1 - 194
Nov 1 - 180
Dec 1 - 175

Jan 1 - 175
Feb 1 - 173.5
Mar 1 - 175
Apr 1 - 177

April 1 -
May 1 -
June 1 -

My stated goal weight according to my doc is 135. For me it is give or take that. The # really means little to me. I enjoy feeling better and stronger. Well, and shopping for easier to find, smaller clothes.

My Program:
Hitting 1300 to 1500 calories per day on a clean diet

Elliptical + strength training 3X week
Yoga Class 2X week

Personal Information:
2010 - we have moved back to Corpus Christi.

Have the "best-est" husband and another awesome dog (see picture of old dog and new dog.)

We love to travel and adventure.

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As for goals and rewards along the way, I am really motivated by the improvements:

Smaller clothes
Lower weight
Wedding ring needing to be resized


Starting Clothing Size
20 Women petites

Current Clothing Size
14P at 180 lbs.

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    Thanks for stopping by my page, so nice to make contact again and so happy to hear things are going so much better with the latest surgery....you keep up the good work!
    2202 days ago
    Hey girl I've been MIA but am back now for 2 weeks and 4.4 lbs gone....was wondering how your surgery went and how you are doing...you have a good weekend and keep on fighting the good fight!
    2205 days ago
  • v LAILA07
    Thanks for visiting my Spark Page. You have done such an awesome job. Enjoy reading your stories. God bless!
    2213 days ago
  • v MY_YEAR2011
    Congratulations on getting your surgery date!! You will do great! emoticon
    2239 days ago
    Girl you're making one of the best decisions you'll ever make in your life! There will most likely be a little panic immediately following the surgery while you are in the healing process. But it won't take long before things come natural to you and you'll fall in love with your sleeve. Day 10 is when I got my break through and started feeling "normal". Good luck to you! KIT and let me know how you're doing!
    2242 days ago
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