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Springing Challenge 1: about me :-D

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Hi to all the Wave Runners (and everyone else!) This is my about me post, can't wait to read everyone else's!

I am a 33 year old stay at home mom to three young kids (two boys ages 6 and 4 and one daughter age 2). I am starting university this year (yeah I know I do things in the wrong order!) to become either a labour and delivery nurse or a midwife, depending on which school lets me in first! I have been married since 2003.

In November 2012 I reached a breaking point. I finally kicked the cigarette habit and DH and I were buying bags of candy and 2lb chocolate bars each night, to eat as desert after we finished our nachos. The weight was coming on at an alarming rate. Then I had a few health scares and I just realised I was DONE with the diet train to nowhere. You can check over my gain story in my last post if you like, but I began our marriage at a MUCH lower weight. Since my first son was born I have been trapped in the yoyo cycle, gaining and losing the same 20-30 pounds.

So In November I decided to get off that yoyo train once and for all. Yoyo dieting is bad for my body and I decided that if I couldn't do it with diet and exercise THIS TIME, I was going to the doctor and taking meds or getting a referral for a gastric bypass. I am dieting for the LAST time. I am GETTING TO THE LAST STOP THIS TIME. I am pushing through and nothing will stop me from getting to goal.

Two blogs have been hugely influential in my motivation and I highly suggest that you check them out! Diane at and Katie at have been my inspirations.

My starting stats are:

Weight today: 217.4 (up 1.4 since thursday UGH! didn't shake the Valentine's dinner weight!)
Height: 5'10

and this is the info from the tape method BF% for the second part of the challenge!
Body Fat %: 39.4%
Pounds of body fat: 85.5
Lean Body Mass: 131.5

I was a little bit surprised at my results, when I was 186 pounds (PRE KIDS) I had my body fat tested at the gym and they said it was 36%, so that is only a 3.4% difference but a difference of 31 pounds! I guess all these fitness minutes really are adding up!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NEWSGIRL2177 2/24/2013 6:25PM

    Wave Runners! You're doing great, girl! Keep pushing!

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SPARTAN40 2/18/2013 10:34PM

    Thank you for sharing. Looking forward to a great challenge as a Wave Runner together.

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STEVIEBEE569 2/17/2013 7:40PM

    I'm a fellow Wave Runner! We can do this! So, keep pushing!

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40PUDDLEJUMPER 2/17/2013 3:56PM

    Hi fellow wave weaver emoticon

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2BEEFIT 2/17/2013 2:49PM

    Let's kick it together!

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