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So it is now 2011 and there is plenty of weight for me still to shed!

I was talking with Hubby the other day and he asked when the last time I was on Sparkpeople...I told him I was not really on there anymore.

He was surprised and suggested I value Sparkpeople again, and reminded me that my determination and motivation I had for weight loss was VALUABLE!!!

I'm taking Hubby's advice and getting myself back to what was working!


~Waking up in the morning and feeling the energy to GO GO GO!!

~Asking Hubby to poke an additional hole through a belt, because it is getting too big!

~Sliding into a pair of jeans, that previously didn't make it past my thighs!
~Jumping into the bathtub for a soak, when I previously crawled into the bathtub to make sure no water would spillith over onto the floor!

~Eating 1/3 of my Giant Hershey's Chocolate Bar and feeling satisfied...grinning from ear to ear knowing I used to eat the whole thing in one sitting (with peanut butter)!!!

~Getting compliments from others on my progress and wanting to know my "secret"!!

~Having a few days without activity...and EAGER to get back to my exercise regimen!

~Hearing that little devil tell me not to worry about any exercise, and just veg: And then I totally do the opposite and kick it in gear....and feel sooooo accomplished after completing my activity!

~Having my 2-year old interact with me more...wanting me to play and chase him...he has embraced the new and energetic me!

~Having my husband encourage me...even through the difficult times...telling me I am becoming the person he was dating 5-years ago!

~Washing my face at the sink, and staring into the mirror...realizing my face looks skinnier!

~Helping my Spark Friends, whether it is through a rough patch or a huge TRIUMPH!!

~No longer thinking of excuses on why I can't go out and socialize with friends and/or family!

~Jogging and feeling my wedding ring jiggle loosely on my skinnier finger!

~Understanding that this is a lifestyle change...and not a diet plan!

~Applying lotion and feeling my legs becoming strong, smaller, and sexier!

~Finally loving and accepting myself for who I am in this very moment!!


My name is Carrie and I am 33-years old and have fluctuated with my weight since my early 20's. In December 2006, I had lower back surgery, and 2 months later, I had a titanium plate inserted into my neck. During that recovery period I gained 40 lbs. June 5th 2007, I found out that I was pregnant and gained an additional 80 lbs. I thought that things would get easier once I recovered from the pregnancy. Unfortunately, I can't do the exercises and running that I did in previous times of weight gain. I am so sick of myself. I think there are two pictures that I am with my son (he will be 2 years old January 2010) because I can't stand the sight of me. Now I realize that my son will see most of his baby/toddler years with his father and other siblings...and not me...all because of my insecurity and disgust!


Waist: 48
Hips: 50.5
Thigh: 29
Up Arms: 16.5

Waist: 45
Hips: 49
Thigh: 27
Up Arms: 15

Waist: 44
Hips: 47.5
Thigh: 26
Up Arms: 14

Waist: 42
Hips: 48
Thigh: 25.5
Up Arms: 13.5

Waist: 41.5
Hips: 47
Thigh: 25.5
Up Arms: 13

Waist: 41.5
Hips: 47
Thigh: 25.5
Up Arms: 13.5

Waist: 41
Hips: 47
Thigh: 24
Up Arms: 12.5

Member Since: 12/8/2009

Fitness Minutes: 7,911

My Goals:
~ Enter everything I eat and watch my intake

~Cut my hair after I fall below 200 lbs.

~ Have some PATIENCE

~ Learn from others

~ Weigh and Measure consistently

~ Wear cute clothes that are hidden in my closet

My Program:
~Increase Activity

~Make Better Food Choices

~Learn to Sacrifice

Personal Information:
I am originally from Salem, Oregon (born and raised). I completed 4-years in the U.S. Navy (stationed in San Diego, CA.) Decided to move elsewhere and complete college. I moved to Texas....and ended up finding the LOVE of my LIFE and married in June 2006. My husband fell in love with the NW and I have 1 more year...then I can start submitting applications in Oregon...and we can settle into our homestead.

Other Information:
Weighing in:

Weigh ins every Monday (hold me accountable for the weekends!)
(1/4/10) 235 (+4)
(1/11/10) 231 (-4)
(1/18/10) 229.5 (-1.5)
(1/25/10) 228.5 (-1)
(2/1/10) 227.5 (-1)
(2/8/10) 226.5 (-1)
(2/15/10) 223 (-3.5)
(2/22/10) 223.5 (+.5)
(3/1/10) 221.5 (-2)
(3/8/10---3 month Sparkversary) 222.5 (+1)
(3/15/10) 224 (+1.5)
(3/22/10) 222 (-2)
(3/29/10) 219.5 (-2.5)
(4/5/10) 215 (-4.5)
(4/12/10) 214 (-1)
(4/19/10) 213 (-1)
(4/26/10) 213.5 (+.5)
(5/3/10) 213 (-.5)
(5/10/10) 212 (-1)
(5/17/10) 210.5 (-1.5)
Due to Sizzlin Summer Challenge...Thursday Weigh Ins
(5/27/10) 208.5 (-2)
(6/3/10) 208.5 (0)
(6/10/10) 208 (-.5)
(6/17/10) 207 (-1)
(6/24/10) 208 (+1)
(7/1/10) 206.5 (-1.5)
(7/8/10) 207.5 (+1)
(7/15/10) 206.5 (-1)
(7/22/10) 208 (+1.5)
(7/29/10) 205.5 (-2.5)
(8/5/10) 206 (+.5)
(8/23/10) 205 (-1)

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