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I am an army wife and proud mum of three who wants to lose weight, lead a healthier , more active lifestyle.
Consistency is the key to success for me. Eating healthily EVERY day, not just when I think about it, exercising REGULARLY, not just when I can be bothered.

SW: 280 lbs

** Update May 2014 I am back after gaining back much of the weight I had lost. A two year posting to Canada and getting way to complacent about my eating and exercise habits has led me to a difficult place to be. In spite of the slide weight wise, I am WAY more active than I was! I have completed a number of 5km runs, two triathlons, a half marathon, and am now a qualified spinning and Zumba instructor! I love teaching, and love being a non-cookie cutter instructor, but I am at a point where I want to get a grip on my eating, which is causing my weight to spiral again! It is time to refocus, reassess, and recommit to ME. I have done it before, and I will do it again. Let's go.

**Update May 2009** I came back to SP in March 2009 (after giving birth to my third son in November 2008) weighing 265 lbs - I am SO excited to be getting back on track and making heathy choices for me and my boys. My amazing husband is on operational tour in Afghanistan at the moment, so I am taking this time just to focus on me and see what positive habits I can put into place before he comes home! Hopefully he will be able to see some amazing changes when he gets home in August!

**Update October 2009** I'm still here, and though I hit a major plateau last month (partially due to the celebrations around my hubby's safe return!), it looks like things are finally moving in the right direction again!! I just have to keep reminding myself that the journey is just as important as the desination this time if I want to keep the weight off! i am over the moon to have fnally it onederland though! I haven't been this weight in over 10 years. :) I am loving my new spinning classes, and I am training for my first triathalon next June - BRING IT ON!!

**Update February 2010** Still here and still working hard! :) I have decided to try and be a bit less focused on the scale and more focused on my health and fitness levels. I found that I was getting too fixated on the numbers, and not allowing myself to enjoy the other benefits on my weight loss - increased cardiovascular stamina, more energy, just feeling better about myself! It seems to be working well, and I have dedicated myself to refocusing my energy on my quality of food intake and exercise this month to see if I can shake these winter blahs! This hard work is paying off for me every single day! LOVE IT!
**Update April 2010** Just wanted to say thank you SO much for making me a Spark People Motivator, and DONE Girl of the Day!! - what fantastic motivation for ME to keep pushing for my goals! :) Triathlon training is going well - currently working on the C25K program in preparation and doing loads of biking and Spinning and Zumba - need to get moving on the swimming too! Weight is moving slowly downward, but I am still shrinking at an incredible pace as my body tones up - it is AMAZING! Thank you SP -if I had not found this website I would still be on my couch!! x

Member Since: 1/3/2008

Fitness Minutes: 25,781

My Goals:
Current Goals:

Spartan Race August 2014

Spin for Life July 2014

Complete C25K again!

Weight related goals:

240 by 1 June 2014

230 by 1 July 2014

220 by 1 August 2014

210 by 1 Sept 2014

200 by 1 Oct 2014

190 by 1 Nov 2014

180 by 1 Dec 2014

170 by 1 Feb 2015

165 by 1 March 2015

160 by 1 April 2015

155 by 1 May 2015

150 by 1 June 2015

My Program:

Consume between 1200-1550 calories a day

2 x weights / KB per week

3 x run / week

Teach 1x 60 minute ZUMBA class per week

1x REST DAY per week

Minimum 20 min workout DVD of any kind 5x week

Personal Information:
Wife of a British soldier who is heading back to Afghanistan in a few weeks, and Mum of three wonderful boys. I am back living in Germany, and miss home terribly!

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    I missed your DGOTD celebration... I got overwhelmed with all I have to do! so I could not keep up with DGOTD's

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    Wishing you a sunny filled weekend. Get outdoors and have some fun and soak up some vit D. Don't forget to put on the sunscreen. Stay on track and make great food choices. We are heading to the second week of May. Lets make the rest of the month count. Keep on Sparkin!...... Happy Mother's Day to you. I'm not a mom but get cards and gifts from some of my nephews and nieces who I have been like a mom to them. I get the best Aunt cards ever.

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    Just read your blog and emoticon emoticon ! Loved your pictures and you should be so proud of yourself. Keep on going with your amazing journey. You Rock! emoticon emoticon
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    Good morning! Just wanted to stop by & say hi & that u are doing an emoticon job!! Keep up the great work!! & have a wonderful & productive week!!! emoticon
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