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Sparklers Challenge 1 w/Bonus Challenge Results

Monday, February 18, 2013


Hello Team! My name is Sara. I'm 36, married and currently have no children and no pets. I am a full-time student studying Medical Radiography. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I had my 'scare' when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 07. I lost some weight, got my numbers under control, then became complacent, gained some weight back (not all lost, thankfully), held steady for a while and now my numbers are creeping up where I don't like them and it's time to take control now and keep it under control.

I am a laid back, easy-going person with a twisted sense of humor that runs toward quoting movie lines that I think fit the situation. I only let very few people see that side of my personality simply because most people don't get it. A joke just isn't funny it you have to explain it, lol! I am married to a wonderful guy that has helped me become comfortable in my own skin and has taught me to truly love myself. I thank the Lord daily for bringing him into my life. We have a fairly unique history in that we met on, so yes we are a success story!

One may wonder why I wrote that I currently have no children. This is my sweet angel in Heaven:

I live in the hope of being able to see him again one day!

I am hoping that this challenge will help me to turn my healthy changes into a way of life, and not just for a week or two. I want my healthy changes to be in place and a habit when I start clinicals in the fall. This will be a hectic time that can make or break me, and I want to make it!

Can't wait to meet other team members!


Bonus Challenge Results:
Body Fat%= 49.77 (YIKES!!) Me no likey :(
lbs's of Body Fat= 99.03
Lean Body Wt=99.07

Got to start somewhere, but this does provide me with motivation to see the % and lbs of body fat go down and the lean body weight go up.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ACTIONHEROFOX 2/22/2013 1:22PM


I'm pre-diabetic. I cried when I got the letter. I'm so happy for you that you were able to get your numbers down! It's a difficult thing to do.

Your little one is so precious. emoticon I'm sure he's looking out for you!

I'm pleased to see that you have such a supportive loving partner.

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RYDERB 2/22/2013 12:40AM

    Great job on your blog Sara! Thank you for sharing the photo of your beautiful angel. I still have tears in my eyes. Good luck in this Challenge! These next 17 weeks should be fun.
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LADYHAWKE917 2/21/2013 10:33PM

    So looking forward to doing this challenge with you. You are obviously a strong, caring woman. We can do this!

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KBELLE1224 2/21/2013 10:29PM

    Hey sara!!
Love all the info and that you shared with us! I appreciate that you shared with us your handsome, precious son! Thank you for trusting in us to do so!!
I'm in nursing school, so I know the crazy business you will be going through with clinicals and school!! I start clinicals in two weeks!! So we defiantly should stick together and make sure we are sticking to our weight loss journey!!! emoticon

Let rock this challenged out!! emoticon


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LOVEMYKIDS874 2/21/2013 6:05PM

    Great intro!! what a precious picture of your angel!

I'm looking forward to getting to know you and I'm excited that you're on the Sparklers with me! emoticon

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