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Sad to be back from our honeymoon, but it was amazing!!

May '14


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I'm Shay: a newlywed as of October 2016 and loving it! Been a part of the Spark community for about 7 years, and have finally become a success story for myself. I have always yo-yoed with my weight, but this time I WILL keep it off for good. I had a goal to lose 30 pounds by my wedding and achieved it! I have since kept it off, and continue working out ~4x a week, and manage my diet.

I'm at a happy place with my life, and now with my body. It has been a rough ride, but I'm here now and I don't want to go anywhere! Spark keeps me motivated, and I love being able to give tips to newbies just starting out, trying to navigate their own weight loss journeys.

I recently started a food blog, shaymelesscooking.com stop by and visit! I will be posting my favorite recipes, that are quick and easy to make at home - no hunting at the grocery store for random ingredients! I strive for balance in my life, and that would be the biggest piece of advice I would give to anyone - find balance, and you will succeed.

Member Since: 2/19/2010

Fitness Minutes: 50,003

My Goals:
Beat my original 5k time - 27:40

Run a Warrior Dash

Comfortably be a size 6-8

Not stop my regimen once I reach my goal weight (like I always do). Instead, I need to create a realistic maintenance program of diet and exercise.

My Program:
Do as much home cooking and experimenting with different proteins and veggies as I can.

Workout 4ish times a week, splitting my cardio between running and the elliptical. I also use 8lb weights at home during HIIT videos and strength training.

I've also been following Kayla Itsines BBG program! No equipment is really needed, and exercises can be performed anywhere! It's a good ass kickin circuit workout :)

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I enjoy writing in my free time, as well as being an avid reader and crossword puzzle-doer. I have a weakness for a good beer or glass of wine, working on keeping those consumed in moderation!

I own and run a residential cleaning business.

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    Thanks for the goodie. I am on the right track. A little harder now than several years ago. It's all about time management. Congrats on all your hard work and achievements. I will get back there again too! Nice seeing you're still here
    88 days ago
  • v JFAIT3
    Your blogs are very inspiring! Thanks for posting them here!
    127 days ago
    You said in my question on the comment board that you use TLS system. Do their products have any effect in raising blood pressure? Wanting to avoid stimulants like that due to hypertension. Thanks
    674 days ago
  • v KAREN2LOSE55
    Hi there, Shay! I just added you and feel free to add me back. I would love to know all your tricks of the cooking trade. Go ahead and SP message me sometime, when you have time. I need to trick my dh in thinking that some of my dishes are full-fat, because that's the way he likes them. I'm so afraid to make things full-fat, because I'll eat way too much of it. I feel that if I have the calorie and fat grams down alot, then I can have a little more! emoticon
    1179 days ago
    Hi! Hope you have a great week!
    1367 days ago
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