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It's been 5 years since I started SP which is kind of unbelievable and I never thought I would be still at it after all this time. I actuallly thought I would have made it to my goal weight and been able to wean myself off it it by now. Clearly that is not the case. I've gotten down as low as 127 and then allowed my weight to go back up to I think about 143 at one point. In October 2010 I re-commited and have slowly been losing since then. My ultimate goal is still 118 but for now I'm working towards 127.

When I started on SP I was a working professional with an infant and my husband was a stay-at-home dad. In January 2010 I was laid off and took that opportunity to spend some time with my son who by then was 4 years old. My husband got a job based out of southern Arizona and was able to travel for work throughout 2010. To cut down on some of the travel, we decided to move to southern Arizona and have been here since January 2011.

Member Since: 6/9/2006

Fitness Minutes: 149,032

My Goals:
I am working on my next goal of 118. Once I hit that I'll decide if I want to try to lose more. It is taking a long time to get there so I don't know if I will ever make that goal!

My Program:
I walk about 2 miles 4-5 times a week. I also do a short meditation and yoga session 4-5 times a week. In the winter I swim laps for about 30 minutes twice a week. week and in the summer I ride my bike 20-50miles per week.

I am pretty good about staying in the middle of my calorie range. I have cut way back on my wine & beer drinking which has made a big difference in my energy levels and allows me to be much more active.

I also quit smoking in Jan 2007 which has made physical activity much easier.

Personal Information:
I'm originally from the West Coast but am currently living in the Mid-Atlantic Region after living in Europe for 20 years and Asia for 4 years.

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    You're ticker is way down since I last visited (this winter) your page. Great Job!
    3600 days ago
    Thanks for visiting my page and saying hello.
    I hope you achieve all you wish to here on SP.
    I love love this site. I just made you my friend so I'll check in with you and see how you are doing throughout your journey.
    Don't be a stranger! Thanks for your kind comment!
    3709 days ago
    Oops--I think I just added you as my friend a second time. I wasn't sure if it "took" the first time.

    Thanks for checking out my page and self-portrait. I also checked out your pics from 2006 and then 2007. What a great transition you have made! You deserve a Spark goodie!
    3746 days ago
    Hi, Zen-Mama:

    Thank you for your compliment on my posting.

    You have made great progress, I see. Isn't this an amazing process? I've never really made a life change with a big group of other people doing the same thing. I love seeing how everyone approaches their issues and successes. Take care, and best of luck on the rest of your journey!

    3747 days ago
    I lived in Karlsruhe for a year. Were you with the military? There are lots of military in your town.
    3829 days ago
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