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9/8/09 Biceps after Push circuit, 2nd month Chalean Extreme, second time .





From 230lbs and size 18 to July 09 and 168lbs and size 8!





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Begin again...but for the last time.Learned my lesson.

Below is my past. I joined sparrk eat somewhat healthy and lost alot weight (abt 55lbs), many more inches and gained muscle galore. I looked amazing. Then I got lazy. Gave up as the weight came on and stayed in denial. Said it was edema or because of my meds and pain. Only when it got to be dangerously close to my highest weight ever did I say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! NO MORE EXCUSES. I can't wait for my buddy to join me. This is my life and I need to live. For me, my daughter & my family. No more ...
Below is my past. I joined sparrk eat somewhat healthy and lost alot weight (abt 55lbs), many more inches and gained muscle galore. I looked amazing. Then I got lazy. Gave up as the weight came on and stayed in denial. Said it was edema or because of my meds and pain. Only when it got to be dangerously close to my highest weight ever did I say ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! NO MORE EXCUSES. I can't wait for my buddy to join me. This is my life and I need to live. For me, my daughter & my family. No more laying around all day. I'll find my limits and surpass them. I'm already almost thru a week (5days and down 3lb) but mentally I'm happy and proud of myself. I will keep this up and if anyone wants a buddy, join me!


Love yourself first. Make you a priority. When you find time every day to push play and get your workout done, you take another step towards your goal!
My motivations have changed over the last year. Now it is about improving my health, living longer for my baby girl, and keeping up with her. Also by helping other to find success through Sparkpeople.
I am very fortunate to have founded Spark People and been able to lose 55 pounds so far. Without Spark and my cousin Dana (my spark friend and workout buddy), I wouldn't be where I stand today. Because I am so grateful, I want to give back, Pay it forward. I am willing to help anyone who wants it. Don't be afraid to ask me anything. No topic is off limits:)! Ask me here and go to my Beach Body Website for additional help or to order workouts, Shakeology, supplements, or just for free help and motivation, fitness tools etc.
I will not get frustrated.
I will not deprive myself
I will say my gratitude statements daily
I will love myself first
I will forgive everyone myself included.
Many years of mistakes has taught me that we are all the same. We all make mistakes and usually the same ones over and over. I now see myself in everyone I meet and it gives me a greater feeling of peace and sympathy for others.
Help someone daily over and over
Smile and brighten a strangers face, who knows you may make a new friend.

I believe these statements help me stay grounded and remember what is important. It keeps me from spiraling to a place with a very small world. ME. It's dark and lonely and filled with self doubt.

THAT'S NOT LIVING! So I will always go back to the above and fill my heart with gratitude, love, understanding and forgiveness.
Blessed Be
I will post a few pictures to remind us What a Wonderful World we live in!!!! Remember everyday you spend thinking about yesterday or worrying about tomorrow is wasted. We are just a pinch off the source, but we can make a big difference.
If I find myself worrying or putting myself down, wasting a beautiful day I think of this saying...
Yesterday is history
Tomorrow is a mystery
Today is a GIFT and that is why they call it the PRESENT!
Here is a poem I stole!
Don't Quit

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy and thin.
So What! You went over your calories a bit,
It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
If you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the struggle's, when loosing the grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
that the race wasn't over...they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it....But don't you quit!
Current workout 9/09 Finishing last month of Chalean Extreme for second time! First 90 days I lost 28 pounds and 26.5 inches! I can't wait to see new results!
11/15/08 4lbs
11/30/08 11lbs for month
12/12/08 5lbs (weighed even though I am retaining water,will reweigh in a few days)
12/20/08 2lbs yeah
1/1/09 Ok I'm starting the New Year great, down 3 more pounds! I am celebrating today, I am getting a new workout video!!!
1/12/09 3 more gone!
2/1/09 2 pounds gone!
2/25/09 back to 2/1 weight (Feb I went up and down alot, water weight)
3/4/09 2 pounds
3/30/09 +6 pounds in last few weeks due to weight training.

April 2009
4/3 -4 pounds
4/4 -2pounds
4/6 -2 pounds yeah baby I love my Body Bugg! 8 pounds in 7 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am at my lowest yet.
4/10 -3 pounds 185 Mini Goal #1 (checkmark)
4/20 -1 (184) went up to 187 from strength training but now down again, although my weight is not showing my success because my muscles are very tight and toned and I have lost many many inches! I love Chalean Extreme workouts and my cousin Dana for getting it for me!!!!
4/30 -3 (181)
15 pounds and 13.5 inches gone!

May 2009
5/3- -1 (180) 14 pounds to get to goal but I am really happy with the way I look now!
5/7 -2
5/24 -1
5/27 -2 WOW 50 lbs gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah baby!
June 2009
6/4 -2
6/6 -2 SCORE! GOAL MET 169lbs!!!
6/9 -1
7/08 Didn't lose pounds but gained muscle and lost inches. Gained 14 pounds of water and muscle in the beginning of the month but lost it all by August.
July/August/September Repeating Chalean Extreme.
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My Goals:
1. Initially get into next jean size down. Long term to wear my jeans from last fall.
2 be full of energy and exude confidence and joy and peace.
3. Be healthy for my baby girl and be a great role model of health and nutrition.
4. Be on a plan I can maintain for my life and learn to find balance in food, exercise, and fun.

My Program:
*Strength Training
*Concentrate on healthy habits and not the scale!
*I measure my water intake.
*follow Eat2Live diet but allow myself a treat meal and dessert 1x/wk,
*Get exercise everyday
* Yoga 1-2 times a week.
*30min-hour minimum of cardio (walking/running, elliptical, swimming, or biking, Turbo Jam, Hip Hop Abs, Slim in 6, P90X, Power 90)
*no night eating/binging
* love every minute of it.
*Challenge myself to be the best, strongest, smartest I can be. *Never compare to anyone else.
*Challenge my mind as much as my body. *Read books every free moment, keep crosswords by my side too.

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I love kids, animals, mother earth, and my family.
I am educated, funny, loyal, and a great friend. I enjoy passing on lessons I've learned in life but I am open to anything you will teach me as well.

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CANDYMOUSE
9/1/2014 6:29:00 AM

Hope you have a great LABOR DAY planned. HAPPY MONDAY! emoticon



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CANDYMOUSE
7/1/2014 4:12:34 AM

What a great story. I love your Spark page, You look great. But you were also beautiful before the weight loss. What a darling picture of your little girl with her puppies. emoticon



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ZUCKOJO
11/24/2013 11:10:26 AM

I'm so excited to be your new workout buddy. You help keep me motivated and I love you for it!!! I love this site because without it I might not have ever met you :) I'm always here for you! We gotta workout again soon. emoticon



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MYJOURNEY79
1/24/2012 9:25:25 AM

You are amazing ...and I'm glad that you are as honest on your page as you are, it makes this an easier process...to know that this isn't just my struggle but many many more people out there struggle just the same...and succeed, and may fall, but always get back up and keep going!! Thanks for your honestly!!



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12/5/2011 3:16:15 PM

Glad you are back at it! emoticon



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