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First day

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Well I think the first day went well. I only got 10 minutes on the exercise bike but I did a lot of cleaning around the house so I'm sure I burned some calories there. Stuck to the diet well, I'm very hungry but I know that will get better with time. I'm definitely going to spend more time on the exercise bike today! THANK YOU for all of the positive comments and encouragement, I really appreciate it and it helps keep me going emoticon

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SPARTAN40 1/18/2013 4:31PM

    Congrats on the weight loss and the new baby. Any time is a great time to start (and yes cleaning does burn calories).

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READY4LIVE 1/17/2013 4:45PM

    Yay you! And yes your right cleaning sure does burn exercise! emoticon Congrats on the first day going well! I'm sure those pounds will be melting in no time! emoticon emoticon

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TOMSGIRL9 1/17/2013 9:11AM

    Amazing start! Go you! Let's do this! emoticon

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A week late, but better late than never!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Something came up last week and we had to delay our diet a week, so today is the start. I gained 1lb in a week :( but hey.. I still have a decent starting weight compared to what I used to be when I initially started this journey. Food bought, menu set, exercise plan set. Ready.. set ... go!!!

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READY4LIVE 1/17/2013 4:46PM

    Go Go Go Bree! Yes you've come a long way... and look great, so your gonna be a stunner by Summer!

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ITSMATT 1/14/2013 11:15AM

    Today is a GREAT DAY to start!

You can do this.

You are strong. Stronger than you think!

Make it a great day!

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Almost 2 years later...

Friday, January 04, 2013

Wow, I can't believe it's been almost 2 years since I last updated. So much has changed in my life. I will give a brief update in a nutshell. The man I met was indeed the love of my life. We got married June 4, 2011. I had a job for a year but got laid off when I was 8 1/2 months pregnant. I am going to go back to school starting this quarter for a certificate in medical coding/billing, I'm very excited! We had a little baby girl together on September 10th, 2012. I have in general maintained my healthy eating approach with some slip ups, usually during the holidays and high stress times. During my pregnancy I only gained 5lbs, which I am very happy about! I have lost some weight after pregnancy (though I haven't been "dieting" so to speak, was actually bad through the holidays, yay breastfeeding) and now I'm down to about 22lbs above my very lowest weight, and 15lbs above where I left off last here. It might go up a lbs or two, I'm ashamed to admit but we are having one last hurrah this weekend, getting rid of the junk in the house, and starting the way of life again on Monday. The first 2 weeks are rough, I remember that, it starts slowly getting easier. This time we have an exercise bike at our house! I plan to take walks too when we can (darn the cold weather). In a nutshell that's where I'm at. There have been ups and downs in my life for sure, but things are looking up again for us. :) Here's to a great year, 2013!!

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BERRY4 1/4/2013 5:16PM

    emoticon Glad you are back and working on your lifestyle of health and fitness!
(One thing about the cold is that it isn't raining!)

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    Congratulations on starting your family and welcome back to SP! Good luck with what sounds like a very busy and exciting year!

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JAMIERK 1/4/2013 2:41PM

    Welcome back. Sounds like you have had some exciting time off. Look forward to hearing about your weight loss emoticon

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Busy busy busy!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Life is so busy right now but I'm loving every minute! I have found the love of my life and I'm sooooooooooooooo happy. I'm almost done with school, YES! And I've kept this weight I recently lost off, even though I went a little off track recently. I love being slimmer, it feels so good. I look in the mirror and I like what I see. It's such a great feeling. It helps keep me on track.

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SSORTORS 10/21/2011 7:07PM

  hey you... always wonderer where you went or did i do something .. contact me if you want.. saw you on this site while connecting with my old email friends. so... ttyl i hope.

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A new year

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Is almost here! I want to reflect on what I accomplished in 2010.

I lost 50lbs!
I got in reasonably good shape!
I went through a lot of stress and changes in my life and I stuck with it!
I never gave up, never looked back and I'm still looking forward to the coming year!
I'm eating healthier, taking supplements, have more energy, and feel more alive than I have in a long time!

I should pat myself on the back for coming so far with my fitness/health goals. I was in a bad place at the beginning of 2010, it's great to be coming into the New Year with this momentum! Here are a few of my goals for 2011 (though I will likely be adding more)

- Reach and maintain my goal weight
- Reach and maintain a high fitness level (5+ hours of intense cardio a week)
- Be able to go on longer, more challenging hikes (I love hiking and I'm tired of being limited on where I can go!)
- Build strength and endurance
- Involve my kids in achieving a healthy lifestyle

- Find the love of my life (HAHAHAHA!) I wonder if 2011 is the year though, I did date someone not long ago and it didn't work out (short but sweet) and I've basically been single for over 2 years, it gets quite lonely, but I have a feeling about this year..... we'll see!

I know (aside from possibly the last one) that I can and will achieve these goals, I'm so excited for the New Year!

HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone! (ok a little early but I don't come here everyday) :)

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SOULFIREPOET 1/11/2011 7:56PM

    Thanks Heather! How ironic that I met Tim 2 days later.... I swear I was tempting fate by writing this and it responded!

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READY4LIVE 1/11/2011 7:30PM

    emoticon I'm sooo proud of you! Love you my sista! :)
You've made such amazing accomplishments last year and I'm sure it's in the cards this year! =) And I hope you find the love of your love... hmmm...maybe that has happened? ;)

Here's to a fabulous 2011!!!

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