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I look kind mean when I'm squatting :)


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My name is Sandy and this is me getting healthy and finally losing this extra weight. Before the birth of my son, I had NO problems maintaining a healthy weight. I was thin and if I felt like I needed to drop a few pounds, I just stopped eating junk food, as well as breakfast and lunch. So I was at a healthy weight, but I wasn't healthy.

Then I got pregnant. And I put on something like 60 pounds. And I found out that losing 60 pounds is TOUGH! It's been a hard road but I also found out that IT IS POSSIBLE!

I've done a lot of thinking throughout this journey. I thought about why I joined SparkPeople. I thought about why I wanted to lose weight. In the beginning, it was to lose weight, fit into my clothes and not feel like crying when I looked in a mirror. My motivations shifted as the months went along. Suddenly I wanted not only to lose weight but to be healthier, and to raise healthy children. I want to be healthy and happy and I want my son to see that in me. I want to not only be able to motivate myself, but also others. I want to get back to a place in my life where I can go outside, start running "just because" and keep running until I want to stop, not have to stop. I want to have more children and be healthy enough to have no complications. And VERY long term, I want to grow old and be healthy.

It is definitely a lifestyle change for me...and I really don't think I'll ever go back to the old lifestyle. This one is proving to be not only rewarding but also FUN!


Member Since: 1/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 202,611

My Goals:
get stronger, lose body fat and love myself more.


My Program:
I run, I lift heavy things, I have fun with my workouts.

Recently discovered I have a problem with gluten (full body rash for over a month!). So As of November 2015, I've been gluten free. In March of 2016, I went completely grain free, sugar free and starting eating primal/paleo/ketogenic.

2017...this is my year to drop body fat below 20% and build some impressive muscles!



Personal Information:
**MY JOURNEY**

190 - **The beginning...**

180 - **January 4, 2008**

170 - **March 20, 2008**

160 - **April 21, 2008**

150 - **May 30, 2008**

140 - **August 12, 2008**

135 - **April 15, 2010**

130 - **October 31, 2011**

125 - **September 2nd, 2012**

120 - **June 27th, 2016**

115 - **April 5th, 2017**
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  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon emoticon The Motivator of the Day.

    Looks like it has been a long while since someone posted on your page. Hope u r doing well.
    219 days ago
  • v 1HAPPYSPIRIT
    emoticon on being the Spark Motivator of the Day! emoticon
    219 days ago
  • v ALLYCANDOIT
    Thank you for sharing your story of success.

    Congratulations on your 2nd baby as well. It truly is a lifestyle change I'm seeing.

    If you don't mind I will add you as a friend. I want to get motivation from your successes.

    Ally
    1825 days ago
  • v JAM2DREW
    Just read your story about losing the baby weight. I am so impressed and wished that I could find your motivation. I, too, gained in 2008 and have been trying to lose the baby weight. I at a real high for weight right now but can't seem to pull it altogether to lose the weight again.

    Your story makes me helpful. I need to quit making excuses and just do it!
    1934 days ago
  • v CHARITY1973
    Loved reading your birth story! Brought tears to my eyes. I feel that the experience of birth when the woman/baby/body are in control creates a massive sense of self esteem and gratitude. Hard hard work yet rewarding beyond measure!

    I hope that you are finding time for yourself with two kids now. I found it so hard going from one to two. But your age gap might be more forgiving! Anyway run strong!
    2012 days ago
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