My little guy and I at WI State Fair

Me 11/2009...My face has really thinned out. yay!

The picture that started it all...Me at 218 pounds


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I started my weight loss journey on December 27, 2008 at 218 pounds. I never worried about my weight once in my life until after I had my son. I couldn't even tell you how much weight I gained during my pregnancy, because I had no idea what I weighed before. I know I ate unhealthy, worked a lot, smoked, and went out a lot and drank. I had a pooch.

When I got pregnant, I was under the misconception that you pushed out a baby and poof, you were normal again. I had my son, and was still fat. Six weeks later, I was still 223 pounds. Three MONTHS later, I was 218 pounds. Then my son's father and I broke up after 4 years. I decided, my son only has me. I need to be healthy. If I ever want to find someone to be with, I have to love myself.

I started by buying the Biggest Loser books and DVDs. By September 2009, I was 183 pounds. In Sept '09, I found SP. I joined the Winter Biggest Loser Challenge, and got down to around 165 pounds. By then, I was happy enough with myself, and I kind of fell off the wagon. I went back to work full time, and went back to school full time. I just didnt have time for exercise.

In Summer 2010, I got a part-time job. I got a gym membership, and worked out at least two hours after work everyday. I got down to about 160 pounds, but was in the best shape of my life. I met my current boyfriend...and fell off the wagon again. He is amazing...but he's one of those awful people who eats like a cow and never gains a pound (&*&@#&@#^@*&!!!!).

Now, my son is 3 1/2. I might be healthIER, but I'm not healthy. I need to be active. I need to make healthy eating and exercise a part of my life. I don't want the little baby pooch left anymore. I want to be able to run without getting winded. I quit smoking on February 12, 2012, and if I can do that after 9 years of smoking, I can do anything. So here I am, back at SP, ready to carpe diem. Because it's time to do me.

Member Since: 9/22/2009

Fitness Minutes: 11,057

My Goals:
-Quit smoking - done 2/12/12

-Hit 155 lbs by March 30, 2012

-Hit 150 lbs by April 30, 2012

-Hit 148 lbs by End of BL Spring Challenge (5/24/12) - 70 LBS LOST TOTAL

-Be able to run (no walking!) a 5K by September 2012

-Exercise at least 5 days a week for 3 months straight

My Program:
Circuit Training

I just got the Zumba and Ten Minute Trainer DVDs, and will be starting those ASAP!

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My Journey:
12/27/08: 218 lbs
02/14/09: 200 lbs
06/30/09: 189 lbs
09/25/09: 184 lbs
11/15/09: 177.2 lbs
2/20/10: 166 lbs
3/8/12: 160.4 lbs

Weight loss is not a track meet, it's a marathon!

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I'm a huge Brewer's fan, and a Milwaukee girl through and through.

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    Zumba is a blast!
    I don't have rhythm either, I just stay in the back of the class...we have alot of fun and alot of laughs while working out..and to be honest, no one pays any attention as to whether or not you can dance..
    Just try will be hooked!
    I can't wait until Thursday to go back again..
    How is your journey going?
    Mine was not that great until this year..I have struggled alot over the last 2 years, but something just clicked this year..and to help things along, I watched a special on the Discovery Channel with Dr. Oz..and it can scare some sense into you..
    Let me know if you go to a class..Do you anyone who you can go with?
    Stay focused, and remember just take it one day at a time..don't think about next week or the day after tomorrow..think only about today and get yourself through your daily goals..
    3025 days ago
  • v CATHY31580
    Welcome to the Milwaukee, WI team! You have come to the right place!
    3027 days ago
    Thanks for the idea about the heart rate monitor. Maybe I can talk my hubby into giving it to me for my birthday. Thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog. It means a lot to me. I'm so glad that we're sharing this journey together. Spark On my firend. Be blessed and be well, Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3030 days ago
  • v KPACE7
    Welcome to the WILD WINTER Challenge ALL teams. emoticon emoticon

    3031 days ago
  • v JESSIEL57
    I am sorry to hear your day was not good. You will find your Spark again. For me it is more about doing the healthy thing-rather than concentrating on the weight. So when I start to make a string of bad choices-I try to look at how bad those choices are for my health and the fact that those choices might just be making me feel bad and be in a bad mood. Then I usually get back on track.
    3034 days ago
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