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Hey Everyone! My name is Elicia. I am married to the absolute best man on the planet! I stay home with my sweet toddler and absolutely love it! :)

I am dedicated to changing my life. Currently I have lost 90+ pounds and am changing my lifestyle- not dieting. I set a goal I thought would be unreachable in December 2010. Drop from 235 to 180 by June 1, 2011. On May 14, 2011, I officially weighed in at 179 pounds. By November 2011, I reached my goal weight of 145 pounds!

I promise YOU can do it too! By being conscious of what goes in my mouth, using portion control and tracking my diet and exercise on SparkPeople I will reach ALL of my goals. I am finally at a normal BMI and I couldn''t more excited! My new goal is to find a good weight that I can maintain!

My husband and I lost our baby girl on November 12, 2010 when I went into premature labor at 23 weeks. This has truly been a motivation to me. Not only do I fight with the March of Dimes to prevent prematurity, I am fighting for myself by becoming a healthier person.

Lydia Grace was born on 12/19/12. She is our pride and joy!

Accomplishments as of 11/9/11:

Height: 5''4.8"

Starting weight: 235
Current weight: 145.9

Starting blood pressure: 120/80
Current blood pressure: 90/60

Starting pulse: 100bpm
Current pulse: 60bpm

Starting pants/jeans size: 18-20
Current pants/jeans size: 4 or 6

Starting shirt size: XL-XXL
Current shirt size: S-M

Starting t-shirt size: XL
Current t-shirt size: S

Starting Bra Size: 40C
Current Bra Size: 36B

Starting Underwear Size: 8 (XL) although they were too small
Current Underwear Size: 5 (S)

Starting mile time: Running was for emergencies only!
Current mile time: 9:20

Member Since: 2/26/2007

Fitness Minutes: 15,513

My Goals:
Reach "ONE"derland- 2/24/2011

Reach 180 pounds by June 1, 2011- 5/14/2011

Get out of the obese range on the BMI chart- 6/10/2011

Single digit jeans anyone?!?!?! - September 2011!!!

Get out of the overweight range on the BMI Chart: 11/18/11

Stronger, healthier!

Striving towards:

Reach 139 Pounds

Healthy Mommy in the future

Learning to enjoy running

My Program:
I follow SparkPeople recommendations for caloric intake and fitness. I eat a lot of veggies and lean protein but allow myself to enjoy foods that are not "diet friendly" foods in moderation. This is not a diet... it is a lifestyle.

I am the master of the elliptical machine! It has been my saving grace! I am branching out to other cardio options such as running, aerobics, etc.

Personal Information:
Happily Married!

Mommy to a super cute dog, Neeko

Medical Biology Teacher

Jesus lover!

Omaha, NE

We lost our precious daughter at 23 weeks of pregnancy to prematurity. I am bettering myself in memory of her and for our future babies.

Other Information:
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

"The past doesn't define you, your present does. It's okay to create a vision of the future because it affects your behavior in the "now," but don't dwell on past mistakes. Learn from them and focus those lessons in the moment. That�s where change can really happen." ~Jillian Michaels

"Believe in yourself, trust the process, change forever." -Bob Harper

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