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My highest weight was nearly 200 pounds, but when I got serious about losing in 2011 I was down to 168. Since then, I've lost an additional 40 pounds (and counting) with the help of the friendships and resources I've found on SparkPeople, bringing my total loss to 70+ pounds.

I'm a licensed Zumba instructor and an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer!

I didn't get in shape overnight. In fact, I was overweight for most of my life so far due to a combination of medical issues and lifestyle choices. I made it to my goals because I never gave up - not during weeks (months) when the scale didn't move, not during upsets in my home and work lives, not during my darkest hours. Believe in yourself and you will be amazed at what you can accomplish.

"The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just." -Abraham Lincoln

We can choose patience, or we can choose regret.

Member Since: 7/14/2011

Fitness Minutes: 40,754

My Goals:
- To be healthy and happy
- To be the best me I can be
- To help others in their health journeys whenever possible

My Program:
Clean eating at about 1650-1900 calories/day with my current workout schedule.

Current workout schedule (give or take):
Yoga - 5+ min/day
TRX - 120 min/week
Circuit training - 30-60 min/week
Zumba - 180-240 min/week
Other dance - 120+ min/week
Jogging - 1-2x/week

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Once upon a time, I totally gave up on myself and let everything go - I lost all faith in myself.

It wasn't easy to take back control of my life, but it has been the best struggle I've ever had. Now I wake up happy and thankful every day.

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All I can tell you to do is just to keep going...as long as you don't stop, you will get there!

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    Hope that You are enjoying your week!!!!
    1477 days ago
    Thanks for the encouragement - I definitely stayed on track and it just made me more determined, but I have also lost some and given up, and that is NOT happening this time either. This "time" is called life!!

    Have a great week!

    1575 days ago
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    Welcome to the All Health Professionals SparkTeam!

    So pleased you've joined our Team!

    Taking care of ourselves ROCKS! Building a new & healthy lifestyle and practicing what we preach is what All Health Professionals and SparkPeople is all about!

    Stick with the SPARK and we'll ALL reach our health and wellness goals TOGETHER!

    Don, Co-Leader of All Health Professionals, Binghamton Area Losers and Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams
    1580 days ago
    Hello, and welcome to the Fitness Instructors Team. We are glad you've joined the group. Best Wishes in reaching all of your goals. Take care, and keep in touch with the team.

    1583 days ago
    Hope you don't mind the add - I find you inspirational!

    1589 days ago
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