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Yeah, I made it to the potty!!! 170 lbs. Aug. 2011

June 2011 172 lbs I'm the director....

Summer 2010 189 lbs


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Wow!!! I'm actually here! It took me awhile to get into the swing of things, but I'm finally here!! I'm in my 40's, have 5 children and a loving husband. I have always been somewhat fit, until a very traumatic experience led me to gain 60 pounds, very quickly. I never had to lose weight in the past, so I didn't have the knowledge OR patience to lose a long-term 60!! Many failed attempts! But finally, all of the stars must have aligned or something because I was able to get on board and start working toward my goal of losing that "depression" weight. I'm well on my way.

I started five years ago, very slowly, losing the weight. I started tracking everything I was eating, and I was exercising again for the first time in a long time! A couple months of being good and losing, a couple months of maintaining, back and forth and back and forth. I up'd my amount of working out by adding heavy weights to my cardio. Steadily, over the past five years, I have lost 60 pounds!!!! I am still working on those last pesky pounds. But I will get there. I know it!!

I am an emotional eater. When I'm upset, I eat. When I'm happy I eat. Why can't I be an emotional work-er out-er?? heehee! I absolutely love working out with my husband. He is such a huge support to me. I couldn't do it without him!!! He encourages me when I don't want to go to the gym. He's might as well go too. I've never been disappointed AFTER going....only for NOT going.

Member Since: 1/21/2011

Fitness Minutes: 21,735

My Goals:
Short term:

Reduce number of calories during WEEKENDS and nights out!!! Stay consistent with 1200-1300 calories daily during the week.

Gotta find something positive to replace "stress-eating" with!!

Long term:

When I reach my goal weight, I WILL maintain!!!

My Program:
Lifting and Cardio 3-5x per week. I have upper body injuries so I can only lift lower body weights and Abs...

Try to consume between 1200-1300 calories a day to lose 1.5 pounds a week.

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I teach choir at the high school level for my day job, and I'm a wife and mother of 5 for my night job!! I've been an Oregonian my entire life and feel blessed for it!! I'm a Christian trying to live my life being more like Him, failing every day!!! My husband passed away in 2004, leaving me with our three sweet boys. I miss him everyday. I remarried and am very happy with my new, wonderful husband. He came with two wonderful daughters!!! I love my family!!!

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    Hi Stacy! Thanks for your comments. It looks like you're doing really well! Good for you emoticon I have fallen off the wagon, but trying to get back on. I can do it! I can do it!! LOL
    2602 days ago