TRACY8228
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I am so ready to get rid of those rolls!! I look forward to the day when my boobs actually stick out further than my big belly...ha ha ha!!!


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Here it is, the beginning of another year and that means one more year went by and I didn't achieve my goal of losing weight. I am not about to give up though! I am more determined than ever to get this weight off and stay focused until I succeed this time. I have 7 children that need a healthy role model to look up to and I want to be that for them. I joined SP early last year and have lost a few pounds and then gained them back....you know the cycle. I don't want to do that anymore. I will be 36 this year and I know losing weight is not going to get any easier. So my goal for this year is lose 100 pounds by my birthday (10/25) and meet goal by the end of the year. So now I am off to set myself some goals!!

Member Since: 3/27/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,409

My Goals:
My goals are to be healthy!  I want to be able to tie my shoe comfortably, I want to be able to tuck my shirt in, and I want to feel good about myself again.  I have been heavy my entire life and have realized noone is going to do this for me....so NOW IS THE TIME for me to get this weight off!!


My Program:
Right now I am focused on tracking my food daily, getting my water in, and exercising at least 3 days a week.



Personal Information:
I am from Tennessee and I am married with seven children (I gave birth to 4 and have 3 stepchildren).  I have lost weight before on different programs but have never stuck with anything.  I'm excited about making a lifestyle change that will keep this weight off for good!!


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MY GOALS:

1. Track food daily
2. DRINK WATER
3. Exercise at least 3/wk
4. Stay focused on goal

WEIGHT LOSS GOALS:

1. 275 met
2. 269
3. 265




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  • v CJ2202
    Hi! I just got your email so I just now added you as a Spark friend.
    2114 days ago
  • v BEAUTIFLDZSTR
    Welcome back to the White Lightning Team

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    2117 days ago
  • v BEAUTIFLDZSTR
    Just wanted to let you know the BLC 15 team invite has been sent out, it should be in your sparkmail inbox. Hollar if you didnt get it

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    2120 days ago
  • v LADEESUNSHINE
    Just stopping by to see how youre doing?
    2284 days ago
  • v NIKKITIKKITAFFY
    Hi! First of all, thanks for checking out my page!!!! Secondly, you asked about my weight loss journey.....wheeew! It was a loooooooong seven year battle. And I wanted to give up many, MANY times!

    after I had my son, I was devastated, disgusted, and depressed. And I thought "this is it". I'm just fat now. Deal with it. I was never thin, I was always chunky. But it was manageable. After the birth I thought that my body had made its claim and that was to be the "fat girl".

    I breast feed for 4 months which helped shed a little but not enough to put a dent into what I did to myself. I know that you said your daughter is 5 now so breast feeding is probably out of the question. (lets hope). : )

    There's no quick fix. I tried. There isn't one. Here's what worked for me.

    #1. You have to burn more calories than you take in during a day. So if your tracking your calories and exercise, that's a great start. It'll help you keep on target.

    #2. Cut out the sodas and white starchy stuff. UGHHHHH! The hardest for me. I was a diet coke junkie (still have 2 or 3 a week but way better than 5 or 6 a day). I also luv all things white, bread, rice, anything potato. Its all bad carbs. I've learned that if you don't burn all those bad carbs, your body stores them as fat. Nice, I know. And it's so much easier and healthier to eat the wheat stuff. Get rid of the WHITES!!!!

    #3. Lots of cardio. If all you can do is walk a half a mile than walk that far this week and next week push to 3/4 mile. The key to cardio is push yourself outside of the box so that your body doesn't get in a routine. ::I only joined the gym when I hit 200 pounds because I was embarrassed that people would make fun of me. Turns out, no one cares what your doing there. We are mostly all there for the same reason. And when I did join, the first time I was on the elliptical I could only do it for 6 minutes. You HAVE TO PUSH yourself because no one else will. Before the gym I walked, I did fitness shows OnDemand. I did what I could to get my heart rate pumping at home::

    #4. Here's what I wish I had done back at 260. Strength Training. Building muscle will not only tone your body and make you look leaner, but it will also speed up your metabolism. AH HA!

    #5. I don't eat anything after 6:30 - 7:00pm. It just works for me. If I start eating at 7, I can guarantee it'll be junk and it'll turn into a junk fest. I don't have will power to eat just one, so I don't do it at all.

    #6. DRINK WATER LIKE ITS GOING OUT OF STYLE. Some days, I drink so much water that I can barley get my meals in. Water is great for you and it fills you up so that you don't really want to snack.

    #7.Watch the sodium intake. BLOAT BLOAT BLOAT.

    It's not easy. Anyone that says it is, is a liar. It's so easy to eat the wrong stuff and not work out. But all the work for all those years is soooooo worth it because I feel incredible. I can skate board with my son, I can fit into the seats at the hockey arena, I can go up and down the steps without being winded.
    Take little steps. Set a goal of 15 or 20 pounds, give yourself a legitimate amount of time and then once you hit that goal, give yourself a big hug and make a new goal.

    That's it. you have to move, you have to eat right. I wish you all the best on your journey. I hope that I've helped a little even though I've rambled on quite a bit. I'm totally here for you if you have any questions (I am not an expert ;-P) I'll answer them to the best of my ability. I'm a supporter, so use me if you need a motivator and when something great happens (and it will) I'll be here to high five.

    Never give up on yourself. I still screw up all the time. You owe it to your children, and your family and most importantly yourself. And remember, it didn't take only a week to gain the weight, and it won't take only a week to get it off. Give your body time. Make the right choices and it'll happen. I promise! emoticon emoticon

    ps I'm between 5'6" and 5'7"
    2301 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/13/2010 10:23:17 PM
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