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5-31-08 Ryan and me the day before their marathon

1-25-09 Me and my Sis at the Half Marathon just before the Finish


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Been back for a week. Lost 3.5 pounds! Lots of changes have happened. I am a Zumba instructor!!! It is my passion...I teach 6 days a week.

Well it's been almost 3 years and I have gained back 45 pounds. I am back and on track...doing everything right! I have ran in 3 half marathons and 2 marathons. My last race was in June of last year at the San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon. I started back up on 2-6-12 because I want to be "me" again. I am going to work it like nobody's business and will be "me" again in July!!
6-03-09: Wow!!!
I have reached my last weight loss goal of 150...well I am 149.4!!! WooHoo!!!! I am now in maintenance mode!!! Yippee!!! I have lost over 100 pounds...Wow!!!
I DID my First Marathon on Sunday May 31, 2009!!! I am soo excited about that! With my 5 month prego Sis in tote for the first 7 1/2 miles and the last 7 1/2 miles. We did it! I couldn't have done it without her (mentally and physically). Our time was 6:05:21! WooHoo!!!
I am now going to keep myself in constant training mode. Which basically means that I will be ready to do a half marathon at any given time. I am soo ready for the next race in October. Next year I have a ton of races lined up (in my mind). I am going to do a triple crown in San Diego (3 half marathons), a few other half marathons and at least 1 marathon. My legs/feet are going to be busy busy busy!! WooHoo!! Can't wait!!

4/15/09: I DID IT!!!
I have now reached my goal weight of 160...and I feel like I need to go down another 10 pounds. I am not in any rush to lose these last 10 pounds. I have lost over 90 pounds!!! By the time I get done I will have lost just a smidge over 100 pounds! Wow! I couldn't have done it without SP or my family/friends. Thank you all so much for your support! I am going to be speaking at the SP Convention!!! I can't believe they chose me. Looking forward to meeting my fellow Sparkers there and sharing my story with you all.
This is my life...and I have taken charge of it!!!! You CAN too!!!!

This intro was written on 4/23/08:
My name is Stacey. I am a stay at home mom of five. I am tired of being overweight. I want to lose 90 lbs and keep it off for a year so I can get a tummy tuck. Having five kids did a number on my skin and stomach muscles. I am also tired of being one of the heaviest people in my family. I want to feel good about my body again. I am at my all time high of 251.8 lbs and I want to go down to 160 lbs. I never wanted to have to buy clothes in a size 20, but I had to recently. That was my last straw. Getting back to my family. I have 4 boys and 1 girl. They are 12, 9, 7 1/2, 5 1/2 (girl), and 2 1/2. In the past I have lost weight but I have never been able to keep it off. And when I have lost the weight I ended up pregnant, hence the five kids. Well I am done being pregnant and I want my body back.

Progress check:
I have now lost over 30 pounds. WooHoo!! The last time I weighed this "little" was about 12 years ago. I was 3-4 months pregnant with #1. Wow. Twelve years. Makes me want to cry. I have wasted a lot of years. But there is no use crying over the coulda, woulda, and shouldas. I am doing it now and that is all that matters. I have become a stronger person, both mentally and physically, because of this program and the wonderful friends that I have made here. I still have a long way to go, but I am not alone. Thanks to my supporters. Love ya!

~~~~~I have lost 40 pounds and I don't want to find it ever again!!!~~~~~

~++~++~++~++~OMG!!! I am wearing a size 16 now!!!!! WooHoo!!!!!! It's been about 13 years since I wore a 16!!!! WooHooo!!!!!!~++~++~++~++~

*+*+*+*9-29-08 OMG!!! I have reached ONEDERLAND!!!! I am 199 pounds!!!! WooHoo!!! I did it!!! I am doing the Onederland dance!!*+*+*+*

~-+~-+~-+~-+~-+~-+~10-22-08 Wow!! I am really doing this! This is such an awesome journey. I have soo many supporters here. Thank you soo much. I weighed myself this morning....195.8 lbs. That means I have lost 56 pounds!!! WooHoo!!! I have 35.8 pounds to go! WOW!! It has been about 13 years since I have been this small. It sounds funny to say this small at 195.8. I feel so much better and more toned than I was 13 years ago. Watch out 160, I have you in my sights!!~-+~-+~-+~-+~-+~-+~

~*~*~*~*~11-20-08: Yesterday I weighed myself....187.4 pounds!! WooHoo!! I can't believe how much weight I have lost in such a short period of time. If you would have told me back in April or even a few months ago that I would be at the age of 35 competing in races...5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon...I would have told you that you are crazy!!! But look at me now...I have done 3- 5K races, I am going to do some 10K races in the coming months, a half marathon in January (maybe a couple more after that), and I plan on doing a marathon (the one that my Sis and her hubby did, that inspired me to do this) in May/June. What a difference a few pounds and confidence can do to a person!!!!~*~*~*~*~

*^*12-22-08 -- I have been on this site for 8 months....I have lost 70.8 pounds!, 2 1/4 inches off of my neck!, 11 3/4 inches off of my waist!, and 11 1/4 inches off of my hips! My BMI was 39.4 and is now 28.2....I went from being obese to officially overweight!!!!! I'll take it....for now! LOL.*^*

*~*~*~*~*~3-03-09: I have been here for just over 10 months. I have lost 85 pounds!!! I went from a size 20 to a size 10!!! OMG!!! My BMI is at 26.1. I lost: 2 1/4 inches from my neck, 13 inches from my waist, 13 inches from my hips, and 6 inches from my bust. I have ran in a half marathon, been voted as a SP motivator, and made some awesome friends on my journey. I am in a good place in my life....never would have imagined my life would be this way. I am truly grateful for this site! I am still a work in progress....quitting is not an option....this is my life!!~*~*~*~*~*~

~*~*~*~*~*~*~3-30-09: I have reached my goal weight!!! WooHoo!!! I am now 160.6 pounds!!!!! I am a size 8!!! Holy Cow!! Unbelievable!! I have also been chosen to be on the member panel at the Spark For Life Convention in San Diego on May 2nd!!!! I will be sharing my story with all of you there...I am super excited to meet you all!!!! WOW!!!! What a difference a choice makes!! I think I am going to go down another 10 pounds. My new goal will be 150. I am going to go a little slower on the last 10 pounds (about 1 pound a week) Who knows maybe I will be a size 6 by the time I get done with myself! LOL!!~*~*~*~*~*~*~

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Come join us, I dare you!

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Rocky IV scene: (Just got to Russia. Duke is talking to Rocky about Apollo's death and what Rocky is going to do.)

~ Duke: Now you're gonna have to go through hell. Worse than any nightmare you've ever dreamed. But in the end... I know you'll be the one standing.
~ Rocky: That's right. That's right.
~ Duke: You know what you gotta do. Do it.

No pain!! No pain!! No pain!!


Race Schedule:
10/10/08- 5K Moonlight Run & Fun Walk- 38:23.80 (First 5K ever!)
10/25/08- 5K Red Ribbon Run & 1 Mi Fun Walk- 34:51.54 (- 3 1/2 minutes!! I only walked for 4 1/2 minutes!!)
11/15/08- 5K Turkey Trot- 32:46 (got vertigo so I had to walk about 1 1/2 minutes)
12/06/08- 10K Reindeer Roundup- 1:07:56 (first 10K ever!) {got vertigo again...I think I need to turn down the music...vibrations are probably knocking off the deposits in my ears causing my equillibrium to go funky}
01/10/09- 10K New Year's Resolution- 1:02:08 (no vertigo!!! Yay!! I had my tunes turned down....too bad my batteries died halfway through the race. If I didn't have to go to the bathroom I could have gotten at least third place for my age category. Oh well what can you do...when you got to go, you got to go!) So that puts me at a 10 min/mile pace...WooHoo!! I am bookin' it now!!!!
01/25/09- CARLSBAD 1/2 MARATHON (in San Diego with my Sis)- WooHoo!!! I DID IT!!!! We did it!!! 2:32:53 (that includes about 12 minutes of bathroom breaks) Read my blog for all the details.
05/31/09- San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon!!!- We did it in 6:05:21!!! We Rocked the Roll BABY!! I am super super excited about the marathon results. I have recovered nicely from it and ready for the next race!
10/11/09- Long Beach Half Marathon


Member Since: 4/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 70,647

My Goals:
10lbs- new purse (done)
20lbs- new hairstyle (done)
30lbs- new moccasin shoes (done)
40lbs- new dress (done)
50lbs- new tennis shoes (done)
Reaching Onederland- girls weekend with Sis at Gram's house (done)
60lbs- new MP3 player (still shopping around for it)
70lbs- books (the other three books in the Twilight series {great read, read it in 2 days}) Or Angel season 5? --DONE {my Sis sent me the three books for Xmas}
80lbs- skydiving with my Sis??? (doing next year after Sis has her baby and recoups a bit)
90lbs- new wardrobe (doing it in bits and pieces)
Keep it off for 1 year- tummy tuck!

My Program:
Making every bite count! I am watching what I eat. I am making my health a priority. I am doing more activities with my kids.
I have caught "the running bug'...come join me!!
I do a dvd workout (usually WATP) with my friend Amie (M-F), I am also doing the Supreme 90 Day dvds and I do Zumba on T & Th.

Personal Information:
My name is Stacey and I live in Yuma, AZ.

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My favorite authors are Maeve Binchy and Jack Cavanaugh. I also love the Sisterchicks series by Robin Jones Gunn.
I can't seem to put down these books...Stephenie Meyer's: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn--I read all 4 books in 8 days...loved them!!
I like all types of movies.
I am a TV junkie.

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  • v KATHYD82
    I'm glad that you stopped by my page and that you are back at your running! This is probably a dumb question, but have you seen a doctor for the vertigo? I am a nurse, so I always think about that angle! Its serious enough to see whats going on, and besides that, I bet it makes you feel nauseous too. No fun!! I am excited about staying in touch with you as I get back in to my routines of exercising and eating right again. Have a great day, looks like we are going to be in the 50's today and tomorrow...crazy for January around here!! emoticon emoticon emoticon Kathy
    1955 days ago
  • v KATHYD82
    Hi Stacy ! I just watched your video that was featured on SP today. I can relate to what you said in it, and I wondered if you were still checking in here. If you are, I want to be your friend on here!! I have 6 children, so I get that, I love chocolate so I get that, and I used to run, but mostly walk...but running was the best for getting in shape. Contact me if you want to stay in touch on here! emoticon Kathy
    1958 days ago
    Congratulations on your success. You are an inspiration to all here at Spark People. Thank you for sharing.
    2160 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    Love seeing your SUCCESS STORY. I hope u have kept off the weight u lost.
    2239 days ago
  • v KATRINIA17
    Hey You!

    I've been randomly active since the baby but tons has been going on. Always keeping you in my thoughts and always look for you when I drop on by. Sorry to hear that the weight has come back on but if anyone can get it off you can!

    Hugs and love-Kat
    2271 days ago
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