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I am 39 years old and 5" 5' and I am finally at goal weight of 120 lbs. Since joining Spark I have lost 7 pounds 'the slow way' (losing 7 lbs in 6 months by eating within a comfortable calorie range and with sticking to a manageable one hour, 5 days a week exercise program which consists of jogging, yoga, and Turbo Jam sculpt &Turbo Jam abs.
i was asked recently how i am managing such a disciplined eating and exercise lifestyle....this is my most recent explanation:

well for me it's been an evolution of thought processes which have brought me to the most disciplined time of my life with food and exercise.....when i maxed at 130lbs last sprins and clothes were fitting really tightly, i decided enough was enought....i am 5'5" and very small boned...so for me 130 lbs is really heavy.....i am now down to 117-120....

i eat in a very comfortable calorie range--over 2000 calories a day, but the key is that i exercise religiously M through F and eat clean.....i don't deprive myself, but for me a treat is eating some dried cranberries an cherries with dark chocolate or eating a chocolate flavored yogurt.....i don't eat baked goods that i do not make at home and when i bake, you bet i have as many wholesome and ingredients that count towards nutrition....in fact everything that i put in my mouth has to have some nutritional value or i don't eat it....

how did i get to this point mentally?...even though i've always been a good eater--since i was 21 (i'm 38 now), i was still subcumbed to cupcakes and birthday cakes.....i could eat a chocolate cake in 5 days--justifying every piece as pure heaven in my mouth......but i always felt bad and guilty about it afterwards.....i would eat so much cheese, it probably would have been cost efficient to buy and graze my own cow--LOL.....but i always felt bad afterwards.....

i could never master portion control either......i'd go for seconds almost always.....

and just recently, about 8 months ago, after going through a 2 year phase of being sedentary due to building my own business, i said enough is a enough and that i needed to get the whole health thing under control, not with the focus of being skinny, rather on being healthy....i also hated myself for eating crap---didn't hate myself while i was doing it, rather afterwards and i got to the point that it was not worth feeling like that anymore.....

and that's when it all started to happen for me...i have been on top of eating and exercise for 8 months and i lost the weight slowly without calorie restriction because for me there was no rush to lose the weight....heck it took me 2 years to put it on, why should it take only 3 months to take it all off?

Member Since: 5/27/2009

My Goals:
--eat better....elminate as much 'sugar' from my diet as possible
--build upper body and core strength
--keep under 120 lbs.

My Program:
Monday-Run 5 Miles, 15 minutes Yoga

Tuesday--TJam Sculpt and TJam abs

Wednesday-Run 5 Miles, 15 minutes Yoga

Thursday--TJam Sculpt and TJam abs

Friday-Run 5 Miles, 15 minutes Yoga

Saturday--yoga if i feel like it...instead of sitting and watching tv with my husband,do easy yoga instead...it's good for my back

Sunday--yoga if i feel like it...instead of sitting and watching tv with my husband,do easy yoga instead...it's good for my back

Personal Information:
38 years old
mother 2 children under 10 years old

follow me on my personal journey to feed my family nutritious food while examining the cost in time and money to do it!


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    Just stopping by to see how your doing :)
    3125 days ago
    So where is my fav 5fruitsnveggies girlie? I have been through probably the most difficult days in my entire life these past weeks, but am here on Sparks today finally and it's sucha nice distraction. I hope you're doing well. Hugs to you.
    3130 days ago
    Hi Eva,

    sorry I have been MIA, have been finishing off my manuscript for the book, which is due next week!

    It is about the swimming team and it's 15 years of history ...inspirational and motivational along with it! It will be available online soon!

    Take care

    3143 days ago
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    Hello lovely lady! Thanks for all your wonderful comments on my blogs, it made me smile smile smile to see your pretty face on my page again!

    Do you LOVE the Naked palette as much as I do? So fun to have all those great quality shadows in one pack, with endless combinations!

    YES you remembered correctly, I did mention something about a baby...And, I FINALLY stopped taking the pill at the end of May!!! So I've had 3 regular cycles since then, and we are having fun with the whole process ;) We'll see what happens... I know it may take some time since I've been on the pill for so long. Keep your fingers crossed for me!!!

    Ohhh don't let my 5AM wake up times fool you - I am NOT a morning person at ALL. Ohhh no ma'am, I HATE waking up early. It's just that I HAVE to work out early in the AM, otherwise, I know I won't get it done at all. When I get home from work, it's dinner time, time to prep for the next day (it takes so long to do that!) and then after that all I want to do is hang out with the mister and relax. When do you work out? Are the girls starting school soon? I know some schools have already started.. it's wierd that the start times vary so much.

    Hot rollers - Life savers! I still haven't bought my own kit - my mom's probably sick of me "borrowing" hers!

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. It's so nice to hear from you! I've missed you :)
    3147 days ago
    Ohmygosh Eva you're back!!! Please email me your email me your facebook or email address! I so want to keep in touch with you....Even on hiatus girlie!! :) I had quit fb...but I'm back on..just with family and close friends. Missed you and hope all is well.
    3157 days ago
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