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Me on Jan. 26, 2006 a whopping 209 lbs.

Me on Aug. 5, 2006 (getting slimmer)

So excited about my weight loss, I bought a size 10 bathing suit on 12-2-06.


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I'm a 56 year old mother of 3 grown children and 4 grand children. I'm married to my wonderful husband, Roy of 27 years.

I started with sparkpeople when I was 45 years old weighing 209 pounds. My goal then was to get down to 160 pounds and hopefully wear a size 12.

Well, I have not reached my goal weight yet but I've gone beyond a size 12 and now I'm wearing a size 8.
I'm so pleased of the size that I'm at now. When I originally wrote my introduction text, I thought that being at 160 pounds would have me in a size 12. But I've found out that when you'll doing weight training the weight will be more because muscles weigh more than fat. It's hard to believe, but it's true. This is the first time in my life wearing a misses size 8-10. I'm so excited. I know this will be something I'll do for the rest of my life.

My focus now is to not concentrate on weight loss but to focus on body fat loss.

Member Since: 4/4/2006

Fitness Minutes: 41,090

My Goals:
My goal is to get my body fat down to under 20%.

I'm also trying to reach as many people as possible to change their lifestyle of eating and to begin an exercise program.

My Program:
I''ve created a workout room in my home, were I have an elliptical, treadmill, resistance flex machine, dumbbells, and an exercise ball. I workout every day, sometimes twice a day for approximately 30-120 minutes each day.
Doing weight training , cardio, and yoga.

I eat at least 5 times a day, plenty of fruits, vegetables, protein, and plenty of water while staying within my required calorie count.

Personal Information:
My name is Sandra, and I live in Memphis, Tennessee. I'm a Certified Fitness and Nutrition Coach. My focus is to encourage and help others to become more interested in changing their way of eating and to start an exercise program.

Other Information:
I'm committed to helping others reach their physical fitness and financial goals.

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    All I can say is,"Wow" You look fantastic and have done a great job. I bow to your accomplishments. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2170 days ago
  • v RAINCLOUD1996
    Thank you for sharing your story. I am really motivated to lose my weight after reading your story. emoticon
    2171 days ago
    Wow! Thanks for the inspiration. I wore a size eight years ago. I want to wear that size again. I have never weighed what I weigh now. I need to lose forty pounds. I hope to lose at least twenty by August. I am off to a good start. I feel I can do it, but need support. Having your story to read will help.

    2213 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/1/2012 11:06:26 PM
  • v RVING12
    You have done wonderfully, You are an ispiration. Keep up the good life.
    2214 days ago
    Thanks for the motivation that I needed today! Your story hit home with me because I have been a a plateau for a couple of months. The number on the scale is also increasing, although my clothes are fitting better. I have been so frustrated, but I have refused to stop exercising knowing that it is paying off, even if the scale says otherwise. Today I decided to click on your success story and you spoke to my situation! Thanks for sharing your story and using your life to bring value to others. All the best! emoticon
    2221 days ago
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