Sparklers Challenge 1 w/Bonus Challenge Results

Monday, February 18, 2013


Hello Team! My name is Sara. I'm 36, married and currently have no children and no pets. I am a full-time student studying Medical Radiography. I have struggled with my weight my entire life. I had my 'scare' when I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 07. I lost some weight, got my numbers under control, then became complacent, gained some weight back (not all lost, thankfully), held steady for a while and now my numbers are creeping up where I don't like them and it's time to take control now and keep it under control.

I am a laid back, easy-going person with a twisted sense of humor that runs toward quoting movie lines that I think fit the situation. I only let very few people see that side of my personality simply because most people don't get it. A joke just isn't funny it you have to explain it, lol! I am married to a wonderful guy that has helped me become comfortable in my own skin and has taught me to truly love myself. I thank the Lord daily for bringing him into my life. We have a fairly unique history in that we met on match.com, so yes we are a success story!

One may wonder why I wrote that I currently have no children. This is my sweet angel in Heaven:

I live in the hope of being able to see him again one day!

I am hoping that this challenge will help me to turn my healthy changes into a way of life, and not just for a week or two. I want my healthy changes to be in place and a habit when I start clinicals in the fall. This will be a hectic time that can make or break me, and I want to make it!

Can't wait to meet other team members!


Bonus Challenge Results:
Body Fat%= 49.77 (YIKES!!) Me no likey :(
lbs's of Body Fat= 99.03
Lean Body Wt=99.07

Got to start somewhere, but this does provide me with motivation to see the % and lbs of body fat go down and the lean body weight go up.

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    I'm pre-diabetic. I cried when I got the letter. I'm so happy for you that you were able to get your numbers down! It's a difficult thing to do.

    Your little one is so precious. emoticon I'm sure he's looking out for you!

    I'm pleased to see that you have such a supportive loving partner.

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    2252 days ago
    Great job on your blog Sara! Thank you for sharing the photo of your beautiful angel. I still have tears in my eyes. Good luck in this Challenge! These next 17 weeks should be fun.
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    2253 days ago
    So looking forward to doing this challenge with you. You are obviously a strong, caring woman. We can do this!
    2253 days ago
  • KBELLE1224
    Hey sara!!
    Love all the info and that you shared with us! I appreciate that you shared with us your handsome, precious son! Thank you for trusting in us to do so!!
    I'm in nursing school, so I know the crazy business you will be going through with clinicals and school!! I start clinicals in two weeks!! So we defiantly should stick together and make sure we are sticking to our weight loss journey!!! emoticon

    Let rock this challenged out!! emoticon

    2253 days ago
    Great intro!! what a precious picture of your angel!

    I'm looking forward to getting to know you and I'm excited that you're on the Sparklers with me! emoticon
    2253 days ago
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