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When Teaching Isn't Enough

I'm an early 30's teacher (Algebra 2 & Pre-Algebra Special Educ.) who has SUCCESSFULLY (as of June 08) gotten back into the clothes I wore 4 years ago when I moved to DC. My goal is now to get to a healthy BMI that's not considered "overweight". I have 3 cats, a dog, and a snake, love to walk, play soccer, swim, and bike.

Baby steps are my way to keep this up forever! I have learned (the HARD way), that if I do everything at once, I will fail. So I do everything in stride and ...
I'm an early 30's teacher (Algebra 2 & Pre-Algebra Special Educ.) who has SUCCESSFULLY (as of June 08) gotten back into the clothes I wore 4 years ago when I moved to DC. My goal is now to get to a healthy BMI that's not considered "overweight". I have 3 cats, a dog, and a snake, love to walk, play soccer, swim, and bike.

Baby steps are my way to keep this up forever! I have learned (the HARD way), that if I do everything at once, I will fail. So I do everything in stride and take my time. It didn't take me overnight to gain this weight and eating habits, so I can't expect them to go away overnight either.

Alright, wish me luck on the Komen 3-day walk in October! I will be training and fundraising in addition to loosing weight. Its my 2nd time and I'm a bit behind in training and fundraising.

I have a challenge for anyone reading this. It's inspired by the last episode of Grey's Anatomy for Season 4. Many people ask me how I am so successful at my weight loss, and this pretty much wraps up things I've been doing all year to get where I am. So, with that in mind, go think of your whole future picture and what you can do without, what you can delegate, and what you need to get to your future. When you see the whole big picture of your life, you will realize why everything you are doing now needs to be permanent changes. Please let me know how its going, and if you have any questions, in the blog I am creating on 5/23/08 for your comments. :) GOOD LUCK!!

Weight Loss Timetable:
* Joined just before NYE 2008
* Started watching what I ate mid January
* 1st 5 lb loss late January
* Balanced my calories by February
* 10 lb loss mid-February
* 15 lb loss was mid-late March
* April Fool's brought my 20 lb loss & was no joke for me!!
* 25 lb loss didn't occur until mid-May when I joined SP Swimsuit Bootcamp to get over my plateau
* Hit 30 lbs at the end of May
* Reached back down to a size 12 by the end of school on June 3 (my goal was Aug 18th... when school STARTED again!).
* Upped fruit/veggie intake to 7 (most days) by mid-June
* Was a size 8 by November and kept it off until early 2009
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Member Since: 12/30/2007

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My Goals:
*5% fall challenge
*Komen 3 day, 60 mile walk Oct
*MAINTAIN my weight loss this time! Grr....

My Program:
Baby steps are my way to keep doing this forever. I will add on as I start more.

*10 glasses water, enough protein, & 7 veggies/fruits every day
*Counting calories
*Shopping around the outside of the grocery store
*Belonging to a CSA (see localharvest.org for details)
*Flexitarian (less meat, but not full vegetarian)
*20+ min (1+ miles) daily walks w/Tyler

Personal Information:
My name's Stephanie and I currently live just south of Alexandria, VA. I grew up in PA near Reading and I am glad I left! I have a BS in Entrepreneurial Studies from Fairleigh Dickinson Univ. in NJ and an MBA in Public Admin. & IT from Univ. of Delaware. I also studied abroad for a semester at Wroxton College in England back in 99. I recently received my MEd in Special Education at George Mason Univ.

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20 lbs: Buy a Wii
At final weight: A shopping spree for new clothes that FIT
maintain goal 3 months: hire a MAID!!

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12/19/2010 11:35:08 AM

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9/21/2010 9:23:20 AM

Thank you for all you do for our team!

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9/9/2010 10:06:58 AM

Hi! I don't have a recipe on SparkRecipes, but the next time I make it, I promise to post it. :) Stepf



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6/4/2010 1:42:27 PM

Hi Butterflies team member for the 5% Challenge. Wishing you all the best from a Rose Petal!
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5/1/2010 8:44:42 PM

Check out my last blog. I thought many teachers may be interested. Spread the Word, Spread the Love.

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