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California Trip, November 2010 - about 160

My BEFORE!!! June 2007 - about 230

Using this as continued motivation for myself!



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10/29/15 - Pregnancy kicked my butt and I'm back up near my highest weight - so that means I'm back on SparkPeople! I already know it's going to be harder this time - I'm 7 years older, have a 6-month-old baby, and am a working and breastfeeding mother now. But I'm determined and I know I can do it since I've done it before, so here we go...

For posterity, I'm keeping my old page info below:
It's been 4 years since I first found SparkPeople. I'm at the high end of my comfort range right now, but working my way back down. And really - if anyone had told me when I first found SparkPeople that 160 would feel heavy to me I would have fallen down laughing!

Altogether I lost 86 pounds between November 2007 and April 2009. When I joined SP on 3/28/08, all I wanted to do was get down to a healthy BMI. On 10/22/08 I reached that goal and then figured why stop there?!? So I updated my goal to another 18 pounds to give myself some security (and wiggle room)!

Luckily I lost all of those pounds before my wedding in April 2009 - although it's important to note that I didn't do it for the wedding - it was for myself, my new husband, and the family we will hopefully have together.

Now I have been working on maintaining for two years and so far it has gone fairly well. In some ways it has actually been more difficult for me than losing since it is not as cut-and-dry, but I am learning over time.

My stats - (Starting = first day with SP)

Starting BMI: 31.7
Current BMI: 21.8

Starting Hip Measurement: 45"
Current Hip Measurement: 37.5"

Starting Waist: 37"
Current Waist: 28.25"

Starting size: 16W/18
Current size: 6/8!

Member Since: 3/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 10,437

My Goals:

My Program:
Eating in a more healthy way overall.

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I'm from Michigan and NYC

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I'm walking to Ferndale!

Distance from my house in NYC to Gina's in Ferndale: 641 miles!

May = 75.24
June = 116.65
July = 124.27
TOTAL: 316.16

Up to August 1st,
324.84 remaining - I'm 50% of the way there!

8/1/08: + 6.67 = 322.83
8/2/08: + 5.43 = 328.26
8/3/08: + 6.53 = 334.79
8/4/08: + 3.57 = 338.36
8/5/08: + 5.10 = 343.46
8/6/08: + 6.60 = 350.06
8/7/08: + 1.26 = 351.32
8/8/08: + 1.77 = 353.09
8/9/08: + 1.65 = 354.74
8/10/08: + 1.27 = 356.01
8/11/08: + 4.87 = 360.88
8/12/08: + 5.05 = 365.93
8/13/08: + 5.36 = 371.29
8/14/08: +

Whoa... I think I've made it past Ferndale and am probably getting close to Jackson by now! I've got a lot of catching up to do with these numbers!

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    Hey Hottie - I didn't even recognize you in some of the wedding pix - wow you look GREAT!

    Can't figure the tracker out yet - end of the school year - driving me crazy. As soon as the school year is over I start my practicum ro finish my mastera - I swear to the heavens that I am never going to go to school again! However, once July hits I will be done done done! Yay me!

    I'll let you know when I figure it out.
    3204 days ago
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    Hi Cara - just stopping by to say hello! You looked amazing on your wedding day - Congrats!

    Take care,
    3209 days ago
    Did yours go by in a big flash? I'm starting to feel like mine will, but I'm looking forward to it - and the honeymoon - anyways! This is a much needed vacation. I hope you had a blast and your wedding! I hope to see more pictures! You look absolutely beautiful.
    3221 days ago
    Thanks Cara. I am definitely focusing on the good - only six weeks to go! - and not letting this get me down too much. It gets easier with each day.

    I hope you have an amazing wedding next week! I can't believe it's so close! You must be so excited. I can't wait to see pictures!
    3255 days ago
    Lurk away my darling - I wasn't aware that I could share it! I will figure that out when I get home and share! With the thought that you might be looking over my shoulder occasionally I will be extra motivated! :) Thanks!
    3258 days ago
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