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march 12th 2011 127 pounds. been stuck here for two weeks /sigh two pounds from my goal!





240 vs 140 the week before i hit the goal roughly at the end of December 2010





Me, in the middle, the heavy one. at my Brothers wedding in may 2009. THE picture as they say.



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I signed up for this ages ago. Months, and years have gone by. I have worked out for stints here and there since college (2001). But have never lost more than 25 pounds before my wedding, around 2004. I went from 220 to 195.

Somehow through work, marriage, moving far away from my family, playing warcraft (eep) and life in general I found myself at 240 pounds in the winter of 09. We started going to the gym three days a week and running and lifting. I never seemed to ...
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I signed up for this ages ago. Months, and years have gone by. I have worked out for stints here and there since college (2001). But have never lost more than 25 pounds before my wedding, around 2004. I went from 220 to 195.

Somehow through work, marriage, moving far away from my family, playing warcraft (eep) and life in general I found myself at 240 pounds in the winter of 09. We started going to the gym three days a week and running and lifting. I never seemed to notice anything changing. (i wasn't decreasing my eating, just working harder) Finally after my brothers wedding in may (Green dress of doom) I just couldn't stand the way I'd become.

I have gotten The Firm in the past, and i enjoyed their work outs, however I could never (other than pre wedding) do them for more than three to four days a week. If that. I have broken both of my ankles and with all my weight it was hard on my knees to do all that stepping. I was unemployed after the Circuit City destruction and for so long just sat around getting worse.

Seeing the Slim in 6 commercials on a weekend shortly after getting another job in the end of June of 09, I decided to buy the program. I started eating slim fast and other healthier foods (more fruit etc) and cutting down on my portions at dinner time DRASTICALLY...this all began on the first of August of 09.
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I reached my goal of 125 on the 4th of April, 2011.
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I've been maintaining for a little over a year, constantly going between chalean extreme, turbo fire with advanced classes, and the hybrid schedule of the two. Sometimes between the schedules of those two, I throw in slim in six. We just relocated back to MN so we haven't yet gotten a new gym membership. I'm missing running twice a week in addition to my workouts.

Its also a new challenge being closer to family again and dealing with their eating patterns as opposed to what my husband and I had adapted to over the last almost three years. But I'm not faltering! I hope I can continue to help them lead healthier lives (mom does my workouts too!)

Working out is my hobby, is becoming a passion, it keeps me going when things get difficult.

I finally got around to taking my ACE certification test (September 2012), and passed on my first try! Now I just have to figure out how to get some real world experience (aside from myself), and find a job. I really want to be able to help people achieve what I have, and teach them that anything is possible.

i never want to go back to the shell of myself that i emotionally used to be. I worked to hard to ever see it go to hell, and i love it too much to let it go. its just my life now!

I usually am between 125 and 130. My increase in muscle size is what I believe is the cause of my weight going up slightly, as my clothes still fit, and I'm still religiously watching what I eat, and working out...I don't miss a beat. I have; however, recently begun to try and up my calories to more appropriately fit my activity level. I had stalled at gaining strength, and my weight was going up (more consistently at 128/130), although I was still eating appropriately and never missed my workouts. Hopefully this attempt at resetting my metabolism (still working on getting the courage to push myself up to my TDEE, I'm currently eating about 15% of that number) and eating at an appropriate cut will even out and I'll see the results I'm after. My regular weight loss intake was generally around 1400 to 1600. I'm eating about 1950 or so right now.

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1st goal.....................200lbs even
2nd goal...................190 (marked 50 pounds lost) got a necklace with the symbol of the tree of life on it, and my personal rune chosen engraved on the back. (thurisaz)
3rd goal...................170(weight i was in 11thgrade when dating husband) original ending weight but i see i still have more to go!
5th goal...................140 this will mark 100 pounds lost
i have designed my own tattoo with several elements from my life and from this journey (rosemaling, tree of life, rune)

final goal...............125...and gonna keep going. tightening my body, losing any extra skin i can. getting stronger and always feeling good about myself. successfully learning how to maintain! I hit this on 4/4/11
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I will never stop. I've come too far. there is no success without sacrifice. tada gan iarracht (nothing without effort).
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Be healthier, lose weight, feel good about myself, and be more comfortable with me. I want to prove to myself and to others that I can FINALLY stick to this. Also, I need to lower my cholesterol

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being aware of my calories, eating more fruits and veggies.

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I've just moved back to my favorite place in the world: Minnesota! I am a free lance graphic designer. My husband and I are building up our own graphic design and photography business and hope to make this our sole source of income in the years to come. My wonderful husband of eight years and I share our home with two cats. We both grew up on farms in SW Minnesota. I enjoy working on computers, painting, watching movies, reading, talking to my friend(s), working on the family farm, and singing.

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AMIRAEBRAHIM
4/5/2014 1:36:58 PM

OMG! You did an amazing job.
I really couldn't believe it.
You look so good.
Keep it up



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3/13/2014 3:52:54 PM

tHANK YOU SO MUJCH FOR SHARING... emoticon



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RKFRANKS
3/13/2014 2:38:58 PM

Thanks for sharing your story! What inspiration! I am right around your start weight and our goal weight is the same as well. :)



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SIERRAGOLD
2/19/2014 3:24:24 PM

I saw you in my friend feed and had to stop by and say welcome back! I haven't see you on here in a long time. I just came back last week after being gone for 6 weeks. I even wrote my first blog on here last night. I'm going to approach this a little differently this time around. Maybe the 3rd time is the charm?

Barbara

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