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My Huffington Post Article :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Couldnt have done it without my sparkling Sparkers!!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/30
/i-lost-weight-rebekah-courtney_n_2045
680.html

  
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DALEJR_FAN_TINA 1/7/2013 3:35PM

    We are all so proud of you! Keep up the great work. I'm on my way again.

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READYRACHEL 11/13/2012 1:10PM

    Great article. Congrats on your weight loss and continued success!

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CELAMANTIA 11/12/2012 3:04PM

    So wonderful... congratulations! emoticon

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I am back-----KIND OF.. :)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Well I just had my second child one week ago via C section- so I am back on Spark, just no working out of course. I am already starting to eat healthy. I gained a whopping 54lbs with my pregnancy and know I still have 34lbs to go and I am pretty depressed about it! Plus I still wanted to lose 10 more pounds before I got pregnant so I have my work cut out for me! I am praying that breast feeding will get tons more pounds off too! I have NO clothes that fit me! Wish me luck- I am happy to be back!! I missed all my sparkers!!

  
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MBOJANO2 2/23/2012 9:34AM

    Bekka, What size jeans do you think you would need? I have a large selection of sizes.

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SUSIEMT 2/19/2012 12:17AM

    Congrats on the baby. Remember, you just had a baby. Now is the time for baby steps!!! You will lose it but in HIS time not yours! God bless you and your whole family.

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RHALES199 2/17/2012 1:38AM

    Congrats on your new addition!!!
Good to see you back here! :)

WORK IT GIRL, you KNOW you CAN do it!!!

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DALEJR_FAN_TINA 2/16/2012 11:49PM

    Just remember to heal first!!! I know how you feel. I too had a c-section. My cut is from the bellybutton down. OUCH! I still remember the pain and my baby just turned 29 on the 30th of Jan, lol.

You lost it once, YOU CAN DO IT AGAIN!!!

We are so glad you are back and everyone is happy and healthy!

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Pregnancy after losing, pregnancy pics, and tips and advice in response to MOD questions

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I haven't blogged in forever! After being the MOD of the day again and receieving so much love and support I remember why I love my SPARKERS SOOOO MUCH and what a great community this is!! I have gotten alot of questions etc. First, I want to address my pregnancy. I am currently a little over four months pregnant. I have had questions about how I am feeling about gaining weight while pregnant after losing so much. Honestly, its VERY hard. I am up about 6lbs. My goal is 25lbs. The issue has been being TOO TIRED to workout (which is going away at this point) and being STARVING! I just want to eat everything, so I am shocked I havent gained more honestly. I am terrified of gaining WAY more than my 25lb goal while I start getting bigger. SO yes, it is scary to me. MY sparkers have reminded me that I do know how to LOSE weight so after baby is born I can take it right off- I just hope I have the same motivation and drive that I did the last 3 years! I will keep everyone updated! I think NEVER wanting to see 200 again on the scale will be motivation enough! I will keep you posted!!!
Second, I have been getting the general questions about my program and how I lost all the weight. I have previous blogs about it but the general program I did was simple:
1200 calories a day (and logging all food- THIS IS A MUST)
cardio 5 days a week (up to an hour-90 min a day, depending on if I was on a plateau) Examples are elliptical machine, jogging, walking, Leslie Sansone, Wii Active, etc
Taking my weight goal at 10lbs at time (rewarding myself every 10lbs and taking a pic)
and finding support with best friends through SPARK!
I cheat alot on the weekends and that is why my weight loss went slow, but it kept me going. If you have any other questions just ask!! And just for Cynthia- here is a latest pregnancy pic :)
Sorry my face looks weird- its early haha

  
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IM_HIS_PRINCESS 10/19/2011 9:56AM

    I lost 40lbs then got pregnant.. watching my weight go up was one of the hardest things for me to get over.. She's so worth it though. A few weeks after birth I was 30lbs over my goal weight.. I'm now 20 from goal weight.. She's 2 months old. It'll all come off again! Every few days I'm 1 pound closer to my goal weight

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HEALTHYSLIM2 9/18/2011 2:36AM

    You are awesome! Congratulations on your baby-to-be, and don't worry about the weight. Just eat as sensibly as you can (including giving your body healthy food when it is telling you it is really hungry!) emoticon
You are a true inspiration and thank you for sharing about you so we could all be motivated to keep up the good fight! (I loved reading that you "cheat" on weekends, because I do, too, and thought I was the only one silly enough to do that almost every week!!)
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ELSAG83 9/2/2011 11:08AM

    looking beautiful friend!

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TERRY631 9/1/2011 8:54AM

    You look fantastic :) Just like you should at 4+ months! Hope your vacation was great, too!

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CKAY22 9/1/2011 7:04AM

    Thanks for the picture my lovely!! =) You look WONDERFUL, such a baby glow, hehe.

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DALEJR_FAN_TINA 9/1/2011 12:19AM

    Thanks for the update and you look GREAT!!!

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SUSIEMT 8/31/2011 6:31PM

    Thanks for the update! Good luck with your pregnancy and after baby come weight lose! :)

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MINIUM 8/31/2011 11:03AM

    Brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing those wonderful news! I quite like the idea of taking a picture for every pound lost. I think I'm going to do that (especially today I've reached the 63kg landmark, yippee!). Don't worry too much about dropping the baby-weight - you'll get your motivation back just in time, when the baby lets you workout again. Until then, eat and rest and enjoy the ride! emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 8/31/2011 9:14AM

    Woohoo congrats on pregnancy! And btw how do u know if u r mod

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My dreams are coming true-one by one :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

AHHH!!! I have accomplished MORE than I could every imagine with Sparkpeople over the last 2.5 years. When I started, my ultimate reason for losing the weight was to be able to run around with my daughter more and secondly, get pregnant with baby #2 and have a 'normal' pregnancy. I wanted to be healthy and actually 'LOOK" pregnant, and not be high risk....my ULTIMATE goal was to be 199lbs when I became pregnant...well it took a lot longer than I thought but at 149 pounds, I found out a few days ago..I AM PREGNANT :) :) :) I am OVER the moon! I am SOO excited to be 'showing' and going into the doctor and not being scared of weighing or getting a lecture :) I did get upset a little yesterday when I started thinking about the scale going UP, UP , UP over the next 9 months...but my goal is to not gain more than 25lbs and to continue logging my food (just upping the calories) and working out (just not as intensely). AHHH!!! I am SOOO excited!!! I will breath easier after 12 weeks...I have just been telling all my girlfriends, I wont be telling my family for awhile I will still be here SPARKING everyday! Sparkpeople has me checking off EVERY dream and goal month by month and year by year.. It has taken me almost four years off and on of trying to get pregnant and I am so healthy now, I think it definitely helped :) .SOMEBODY PINCH ME PLEASE :) :) XOXOXO to my sparkling sparkers :)

  
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JGECEWICZ145 10/19/2011 3:35PM

    Congrats!!! So happy for you! God Bless you, your baby, and family!

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SUNNY332 8/28/2011 6:10PM

    I am so elated for you. It is just quiet all right to be "over the moon". Best wishes to you and your family.

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MYBABYBEARS 8/28/2011 12:29PM

    What a wonderful dream come true! Continue living your dream. You probably think you will not be able to love another child like you do your first, but you will and for different reasons. I wish for you a healthy and happy pregnancy. Keep eating healthy and exercising. A lady I bowled with, bowled the week before she gave birth.
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DYA177 8/22/2011 9:29PM

    Oh my god!!!!! What are you having? By the way. Congrats!!!!!

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LOSIN_IT4GOOD 7/8/2011 2:39AM

    How exciting!!!Yeah for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You have accomplished sooo much and will be a great role model for your children!!!

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JESSICAKES88 6/20/2011 4:00AM

    wow, that is sooooo wonderful! You are already a hot mama, now you are going to be such a hot preggo! lol.

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HEATHERDIAN 6/19/2011 11:55PM

    emoticon What an amazing journey you have had. And it is far from over. I have so enjoyed looking through all your pics. You truly are an inspiration.

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CKAY22 6/19/2011 9:10PM

    Awwww, I love you emoticon
So it's true, you CAN accomplish ANYTHING! You are living proof of that!

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LAURIE5658 6/19/2011 9:37AM

    CONGRATULATIONS and I wish for you a happy and healthy pregnancy!!

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NMMAMA2011 6/18/2011 9:50PM

    I saw your page on a friend's page. CONGRATULATIONS on your pregnancy AND on your amazing weight loss. I bet this pregnancy will be totally different for you. I LOVED being pregnant. I always find that I gain what I need to during pregnancy and get down to my pre-preg weight pretty easily. Trust your body to do just what it needs to. I hope you don't mind me adding you as a friend. I would love to hear how your pregnancy goes!

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BETTERJULIA 6/17/2011 10:08AM

    This is soooo wondeful! I'm so happy for you! I'm looking forward to seeing you more!

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RHALES199 6/13/2011 12:47PM

    Congrats, girlie--- you deserve it!! :) emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BOJANMA1 6/13/2011 12:30PM

    I got a little teary eyed reading this. You are amazing inside and out girl. I look forward to when we move up to Ann Arbor and I'm closer to you. You have become more than a friend on this journey. I consider you a sister. Why on earth did we lose contact with each other after Kroger? Love you girl and I'm happy that we became close friends again!!!!

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JENNGETTINGBUFF 6/13/2011 12:55AM

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That is great news!!! I'm so happy for you!

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DALEJR_FAN_TINA 6/13/2011 12:12AM

    OMG Bekka, I am so happy for you. CONGRATS to YOU and to your little family. Please keep us posted on how things are going and of course LOTS of pictures. Keep up the GREAT work and you will have a happy and healthy pregnancy and then a happy and healthy BABY!!! Again, CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

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In a weird place...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Hey Sparkers!! Well, I havent blogged in awhile! Life has been INSANE!! We moved suddenly and my husband is in a six month interview/process for his dream job in a different state, so we might be moving again AHH...so I haven't been putting MY ALL into Spark or weight loss in the last 3 months. I have been maintaining though. I still workout out and Monday thru Thursday I log my food (on paper or on Spark) and do awesome.....THEN Friday morning comes..I do my weekly weigh in..and it usually says 150.0 (to the ounce). If I am lucky it will say 149.something. So then I eat an okay lunch...then we ALWAYS go out to dinner on Friday (and I am so tired from being strict all week, I usually eat something bad)...then I will get dessert later on in the night since I already did bad at dinner...then I will stay up late and usually eat popcorn or something else more horrible. Then I get up Saturday and eat out and eat crappy ALL DAY, and then I feel guilty Sunday and end up eating half good/half bad...I weigh in Monday morning and I am usually 155!!! AHHHHHHHH...so repeat the week again...by Friday I will be 150..and it starts alll over. So I gain and lose the same 5 lbs EVERY week for MONTHS!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME???????????? I am sooo close to my goal..I just want to be 140 and I will be happy. I have been doing this sooo long , I am just burnt out...but at the same time, I am still not happy at this weight AT ALL. I get all these emails everyday with people that need to lose over 100lbs and ask me what to do...and I need to TAKE my own advice (I tell them to start they need to dedicate 30 days with NOT one cheat)...Do I really not want to get to 140??? Its also hard when EVERYWHERE I go, everyone tells me how amazing I look!! I know that sounds like a fabulous thing, but then it gets me too comfortable in my weight. At the end of the day I have LOTS of fat and flab that still needs to go. I am still technically 5lbs overweight. SO I am taking volunteers to come up to Michigan and beat some sense into me...I HAVE COME SO FREAKIN FAR, why AM I SABOTAGING MYSELF-TEN POUNDS is NOTHING compared to what I have lost!!! GRRRR...that it! Their was no point! Just had to get my feelings out in hopes I wont blow it AGAIN this weekend!!

My new favorite pic of my daughter and I :) HOpe the next one is 10 lbs lighter!!

  
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MRSDAVIS09 8/28/2011 4:16PM

    I'm 14 pounds from goal. . .the last pounds are always the hardest. . .just focus on maintaining until after baby, and read and learn and soak up information all through your pregnancy to help you keep your goal in mind. You'll be ready to go after it once baby comes. You are a winner, and you've proven that you can DO it. . .take a deep breath and remind yourself that you didn't gain the weight overnight, and it's okay if it takes a while to get it all off.

You wanted to get pregnant. . .that was your ultimate goal. You met that goal! You are a WINNER!!!!!

God Bless :)

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LIVESTRONG2010 5/18/2011 9:21PM

    I so can relate to you. I haven't been on track for the last six months but I'm not doing anything right. Thank God that I've only gained 6 pounds. Trying hard to get back on track.

Take care of you lady!

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BOJANMA1 5/12/2011 9:19AM

    Consider yourself kicked. Okay now I'll bend over and you kick me. emoticon



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BETTERJULIA 5/11/2011 11:40PM

    You are doing great! You are so right that you can do these last ten pounds - its all mental now you know what to do and how to do it now DO IT! I would say start by right now planning on what you'll have for dinner Friday - make it a crock pot meal so that it is on and cooking and ready for you to eat and you cannot waste by going out. If you do good with that make a yummy but healthy dessert to have afterward and play cards w/ your hubby or daughter (allie loves skip bo) keeps your hands busy. Then from there you can make it through Saturday. Small steps - one meal at a time you'll make it through this weekend and then you'll have no excuses next week. I believe in you!

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