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In December 2007 I went on a snow boarding trip with my boyfriend. The snow was great and I was really looking forward to it. on the first morning we went to the hire shop and I had to step on the scales .... OMG the scale only went to 200 lbs and i shot off the top of it. I was absolutely mortified. I had noticed I gained some weight but thought - no big deal. My week boarding was very tough physically, my stomach had gotten so big getting up was actually a problem (most of the time i had to get up backwards).

That was all it took to 'spark me into action. I started my new healthier lifestyle on 1 Jan 2008 at 217lbs and haven't looked back since. Don;t get me wrong it hasn't been easy, there have been 6 month plateau's, time I've gained back 10lbs but I've never wanted to give up or go back to being 217 lbs !

April 2010 and I now weigh 162 lbs, and I'm only 22lbs from my final goal weight. I will achieve a healthy BMI in just 8 lbs so hopefully somtime in May. I'm pretty sure that is the first time I will of had a healthy BMi since college so i'm really excited about seeing that number on the scale.

Feb 2014 and I thought this section needed an update. I fell off the wagon. I never thought it would happen but it did. I managed to gain all the way up to 225lbs I have no real idea why I let it go so far I just wasn't in the right frame of mind to stop. But now I am and I'm fighting my way back down currently bouncing around 210 mark, and have decided to embark on a paleo journey, cutting out all of the processed junk i eat is the first step.

watch this space

Member Since: 3/3/2010

Fitness Minutes: 7,312

My Goals:
My final goal weight has always been 140lbs i will love to be at my goal in time for the summer sun! Although I think more realistically it will be after the summer !

A fitness goal I am currently working towards is to be able to run 5k

My Program:
Eating: Paleo

No diet coke, No milk chocolate, very little processed food.

Fitness: Mixing it up
Spinning, learning to run, bootcamp and yoga

Personal Information:
I am originally from the Uk but currently living in Zurich, Switzerland.

I started my weight loss journey at 217lbs and set myself a goal of 140 lbs - I will of lost 77lbs when I reach my goal.

I'm currently lost 66lbs away from my target

52lbs to go!!

Other Information:
Spinning is my favourite workout.

I love yoga, the stretching helps to stop me stiffening up !

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    Hey, I do appreciate you commenting on my blog. I sure needed someone else's perspective on this exercising hurdle that I am trying to jump across. Thank you for your encouraging words. Look forward to hearing more for you. I will continue to hang in there and hope for the best.
    2546 days ago
    Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I get bored easily and I saw that one of my friends TPETRIE was mixing up her mileage and she's done an awesome job getting healthy, so I wanted to copy. She does WATP but I'm going to walk the dog or do the treadmill. I think it will help mix things up.
    2554 days ago
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    Thanks for the Spark you left on my page! emoticon
    2556 days ago
    Good morning. Just stopping by to say TY for posting on my vlog and HECK NO on the challenge haha I HATE running haha. So I do the Walk Away The Pounds DVD's those are great!
    And feel free to stop by ANYTIME :) I love the encouragement :)

    2560 days ago
    Thanks for your comments! I don't mean to sound thoughtless, it's just that she makes comments about how old I look when thin, and guilt trips me into eating all manner of fatty food, but if I don't I'm anorexic. Sigh...guess we just have a history...
    Thanks again! emoticon
    2796 days ago
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