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4 Years of Maintenance!

Monday, February 08, 2016      15 comments

In February 2011 I went to my daughters kindergarten orientation and realized I was the biggest mom there. I didn't want to be the "fat mommy" when she started school. I decided that day I was willing to do whatever it takes to lose weigh... Read more

Wrapping Up 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015      6 comments

In the new year I don't make a resolutions I make goals. To me a resolution is a dream without a plan, so I prefer goals, this gives me something to work towards all year. Below is my list of goals from 2015 and how I did. Overall 2015 was... Read more

Mid-Year Check In

Wednesday, August 19, 2015      11 comments

I logged in last night and realized that it was the first time I'd even logged onto Sparkpeople in about 2 months. Nothing big to report, just living. I've been steadily maintaining at my goal weight range, working on more muscle building and am... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 3 Year Maintenance Anniversary

Thursday, February 19, 2015      48 comments

On February 8th I celebrated my 3 year maintenance anniversary. Since reaching my goal weight I have fear every single day that I would fail. Every morning I thought I would wake up and be 300 pounds again. Every morning I didn't wake up big aga... Read more

Another Year, Another Update

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      6 comments

Apparently all I do now is update. Lol! I guess that means maintenance is going so well constant accountability isn't as important as it used to be. I woke up a few mornings ago to a message from Sparkpeople stating that I was a motivator ... Read more


Friday, December 12, 2014      9 comments

I have been maintaining my "goal" weight for just over 2 years 10 months, only 2 short months from my 3 year maintenance anniversary. These past nearly three years have been crazy. I have gone from over obsessed, to not caring at all and now I a... Read more

Busy Summer

Thursday, September 11, 2014      7 comments

I have had such an amazing summer. Tons of running, strength training, swimming and sun tanning, this Utah weather has been amazing this summer and I am finally feeling comfortable in a bathing suit. Read more

Overdue Catch-Up

Monday, June 02, 2014      7 comments

So.... 3 months have passed since my last blog. Don't worry, I haven't fallen off the wagon and I haven't given up. Mainly I just live life. I have been enjoying life in my new body, after all that is the ultimate goal, to be healthy and ... Read more

Gym Machines are Dirty Liars!!

Sunday, March 09, 2014      7 comments

Maintenance for me has been such a set of trial and errors. I have been maintaining my "goal range", which has also been quite the learning experience. Anyways for the past year I have been maintaining at the top of my range, which even though i... Read more

2 Years Of Maintenance

Sunday, February 09, 2014      11 comments

So I made it to that all magical 2 year mark. Supposedly when you make the 2 year mark of maintenance your chances of regaining the weight drop down to 50%, not great odds but much better than the 95% within the first year. But really... Read more

I Gave In.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014      5 comments

I totally caved, though probably not what your expecting. Maintenance is going great! What I've given in to is running races. For so long I've been totally against paying to run. I run for myself. I don't run to prove anything to anyone else bes... Read more

Embrace the Number

Wednesday, January 08, 2014      10 comments

Occasionally I get down on myself because I weigh more than I did at my lowest weight. I find myself wanting to lie about how much I weigh. But I got to thinking, what not embrace that number. Wear the number with pride, be proud of the person y... Read more

2013 vs 2014 Measurements

Wednesday, January 01, 2014      6 comments

Last January 1st I posted a blog with my measurements. I figure I might as well do the same thing this year, it's a good way to track my maintenance. Pictures 2013 vs 2014 Read more

Highlights of 2013

Tuesday, December 31, 2013      4 comments

2013 has been a year of finding myself. Learning to love myself. Learning to feel comfortable in this new body and really just learning to live again. I have managed to stay within my goal weight range, but lost inches. I started and ... Read more

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