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Springing Into Action Challenge Week 1

Sunday, February 17, 2013

About Me!

I'm a 27 year old bride-to-be. I am originally from Philadelphia, but sadly haven't spent much time there in the past 3 years! :( I have my degree in Fashion Design, though currently I'm doing nothing with it. I met my fiance in 2009, we moved in together in Brooklyn (his home) in March 2010, and then moved to the US Virgin Islands in 2011. I've taken to the island very well. The johnny cakes, dumb bread, and pates have taken a liking to me as well. Especially my hips and thighs! Now, in 2013, we are possibly moving back to the states within a month or two. We will be getting married here in August. I work as a salesperson here on island, and absolutely love my coworkers. I have a not-so-secret addiction to Pinterest and facebook games. I also love space, and everything to do with space. I have just begun doing photography, and though I'm not really good, I want to work at it!

Here is a picture I have taken of the moon! It might be my best, so far!

Weight wise, it's been a struggle my entire life. Up and down. Up and down. I wish it weren't so hard for me, but I need to work at it. I need to work harder at it. I am doing the Turbo Fire workouts, which I do enjoy. It's different, and I am definitely sweating.

Here are my week 1 measurements, and body fat! I always measure body fat. I love seeing inches come off, but watching the lean weight and body fat numbers change is remarkable. You ARE changing your body, even if you lose 1/8"!

Neck 13 5/8
Bust 38
Waist 31.5
L belly 38.5
Hips 39.25
Thigh 25.25
Calf 16
U arm 12 ¾
L arm 10.25
Body Fat % 33.25 (Classified as Obese on the Body Fat Chart. WAH!)
Body Fat Lbs 51.20
Lean Body Weight 102.80

Sparkpeople Username: islandbride
Real or Nick Name: Ashley
Long-Term Goal Weight (in pounds): 120
Challenge Goal Weight (in pounds): 130

There will be 50 POINTS possible each week of Springing to Action. Those points will come from 2 categories, a Main Challenge and a Bonus Challenge.

POINT POSSIBILITIES are 50, 30, or 0.
You MUST complete the Main Challenge to be eligible for the Bonus Points.
50 - Completing the Main Challenge and the Bonus Challenge
30 - Completing the Main Challenge, but not Completing the Bonus Challenge
0 - Not Completing the Main Challenge

Challenges run Sunday through Saturday. Trackers should be updated by midnight each Saturday.

Challenge Starting Weight (Your weight on 02.16.2012): 153

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Starting Measurements……2/16…...Total Inches = 225 1/8"
1/2 Way Week 9………..….4/20….. Total Inches =
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    I love this story. Island life sounds fantastic.
    Congrats on your engagement!
    By the way... awesome picture. Maybe you should try some photography classes. Perhaps this is your niche! emoticon
    1888 days ago
    Great picture! Let's rock this challenge!
    1891 days ago
  • CYALE76
    That is a wonderful picture of the moon! Good Luck with the challenge I hope it helps you stay on track to meet your goals !
    1891 days ago
  • -LORI-B
    Looking forward towards an awesome challenge- love the moon picture! Congrats on upcoming wedding.
    1892 days ago
  • KBELLE1224
    Glad to be on sparklers team with you! Can't wait to see where this journey takes us!!! Feel free to add me as a friend and I'm here for support whenever you need it! emoticon Together as a team we sparklers will flourish this challenge!!
    Your picture of the moon is breath taking!! I also enjoy photography, I too am a amateur but just love art in general so its a neat way to incorporate it into my life- when I have time!! emoticon
    Congrats on your engagement and wedding! You will make a beautiful bride!! emoticon

    Lets rock this challenge out!! Go sparklers! emoticon
    1893 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/17/2013 9:46:53 PM
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