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I struggled with my weight for years. I tried so many of the diets out there. They all seem to work for a short time, but then I get stuck and gave up and gained the weight back...

After two years of CONSTANT VIGILANCE (sound like Mad Eye, don't I?), I have managed to drop over 100 pounds.
While I'm still inherently lazy, I've found a few things that I really enjoy doing. Bicycling, hooping, spinning poi, and I'm even enjoying my running! (Yay for C25K!)

I think that's really the key, isn't it? Constant Vigilance - watching what I eat & keeping active. Now, that's not to say I don't let myself have treats (seriously, look up my flourless chocolate mug cake recipe); you need to have to occasionally let yourself have "bad" things, or you'll just obsess over them!

I follow what I like to call "Paleo Ranchero". (I guess you could call it "Primal" as well.) Veggies, some fruit, meat, nuts, very little grain, and cheese. It's pretty much a low-carb lifestyle, but not crazy low. I try to keep my carb intake between 100-150g a day. Some days are higher some days are lower.
I also have been Intermittant Fasting one to two times a week. Basically, I eat dinner then don't eat again until 1-2pm the next day. Then resume eating as normal.

My highest weight, around April 2010, was 304 pounds. I was unhappy, but didn't realize it. I've gone from a size 26 to a size 10.

Member Since: 5/20/2008

Fitness Minutes: 65,251

My Goals:

*Edible Pedal 50 - Sept 15, 2013

* Get my body fat down between 22-26% (DEXA testing has me at 34%)

* Look and feel fabulous!

My Program:
*New Rules of Lifting for Women
*Primal/Low Carb

Completed SF Progressive Marathon - with a final 5K time of 38:51

I rode in the Edible Pedal on September 18th, 2011. I didn't make the whole thing, but I did do 42 miles!
Completed Edible Pedal 2012 with a time of 5:15.

I also did my first 5K. It was the Foam Fest, a 5k obstacle course with BUBBLES! A lot of fun. It wasn't timed, and I didn't run, but I think we finished in about 55 minutes.

Finished 2012 5K Foam Fest in 46 minutes! Also, ran/walked the Run Amuck 2012 (2.5 mile obstacle course).

I. Can. Do. This.

Personal Information:
I live in the Bay Area of California.
I am a costumer and enjoy going to Conventions. I adore going to concerts. I play World of Warcraft occasionally. I am addicted to Facebook. I'm the queen of the procrastinators! (If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would ever get done...)

Other Information:
I am a complete devotee of INXS. I've seen them live 19 times, and look forward to many more. I'm a "Timmy Girl" through and through.
I have a Harry Potter bathroom... (and a very large collection of HP stuff in general.)
I love movies and have a huge collection of DVDs.

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    Thanks for the comment! I'm working hard today! Unfortunately.. the amount it needs to be taken in is more than I can do without messing up the paint designs, or taking in the panels unevenly :( I'm so sad! I managed to find a small remnant of the blue I used, and I think it may be enough for me to re-do it. I'm really dreading having to re-paint all the designs, though! It took forever the first time around!! Plus, I used the last of my good plastic boning the last time I made this. The boning is kinda shot, but I'm going to try to reuse it anyway since I can't get it around here where I live XD

    It's such a shame, though.. I really thought I could make it work by taking it in!
    2664 days ago
    From the story I heard from my husband, there was a fire at one of the county records halls in MN many decades ago. He told me this story, but his mom was like WTF I got a copy of my marriage, no problem!! A fire would explain why the MN records were so ghetto compare to like.. the one I have for myself from WI. If there wasn't actually a fire.. then MN is lazy! :P

    How are you going to have time to sew anything this year? You crazy woman! Take lots of pictures! (Except maybe in Vegas? :P) Venice and Scotland are definitely places I think I would enjoy! Is this your first cruise? I know The Husband was thinking about taking me on one for a while back when we first got married... (until all those news reports of rampant legionare's disease started popping up a few weeks later) If you've gone on them before, I was just curious about what your experiences were with them :)
    2701 days ago
    thanks for the comment. He actually is normally very supportive. The whole weight loss and giving a few cents about my appearance freaks him out a little, okay, a lot. Then the insecurity about me finding someone else kicks in. He spent most of Sunday apologizing about being an A$$. He's been out of work for a year now and hasn't had a lot of interest. His self confidence is pretty low. Add to that I'm probably the only person he talks to everyday and I get a lot of the messed up emotions taken out on me. He's old school, a man isn't worth anything unless he can support himself and his family.
    2705 days ago
    Hey there! I found you on a team we're both on, it's since been made private, and noticed your Spark name had "Stacy" in it, so HAD to visit your page. I'm a Stacey, so we must be spark friends (I added you as a friend).

    I'm highly impressed with your 130 pound weight loss. That's incredible! When I read your page I almost thought I was reading about myself. I consider myself lazy and an enormous procrastinator too! My manager says she's going to rid me of my JIT methodology and I really hope she does because it's exhausting. Although, it's been five months since I've been working for her and I'm still getting things done just-in-time! So, you have some serious competition in me when it comes to queen of procrastination.

    See you around Spark! emoticon
    2721 days ago
    Thanks for the add! You are an inspiration. Congratulations on your amazing progress!!!!
    2725 days ago
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