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"before" pic taken 7/27/09 and "after" pic taken 5/1/10...will be retaking "before" pic at 260 lb.

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Tomorrow I am starting a 6 week challenge and I know there's no better place to get my motivation back than Spark! This is where I got so close to reaching my goal before. I'm heavier than I've ever been, weighing in at 260 pounds. I never thought I'd see a bigger number than 257! I've got a lot of work to do...both physically and mentally...and I am so ready to make this a permanent change!

*A lot of this page is from when I had started spark way back in 2010. I will be slowly redoing it all to bring it all current, but I think I might blog all of my old progress just to have a record of how I have done in the past before redoing it all.

Member Since: 10/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 11,993

My Goals:
To reach my weight and exercise goals (which are in my intro to the left)...Results so far:

7/09: 257 (Not on Spark)
4/10: 220 (Started Spark)
4/18: 213 (-7 or -44 Total)
4/25: 210 (-10 or -47 Total)
5/02: 208 (-12 or -49 Total)
5/09: 205.5 (-14.5 or 51.5 Total)
5/16: 201 (-19 or 56 Total)
5/23: 197 (-23 or 60 Total)
5/30: 197
6/06: 200...oops!
6/13: 193 (-27 or 64 Total)
6/20: 190 (-30 or 67 Total)
6/27: 189 (-31 or 68 Total)
7/04: 194 (UGH!! bipolar!)
7/25: (hoping to be at 185)

To enjoy this lifestyle, not resent it!

To get 8 hours of sleep a night!

To clean the house according to my daily routine

To do 2 aerobic workouts a day as much as least 3x/wk

To create a poster of my personal goals

To write my affirmations

To create a bucket list

To create a motivational collage

My Program:
Keys to my program:

*note: I am on a High Protein, Low Cal (HPLC) diet

1 - exercise, exercise, exercise...trying to get to at least 400 minutes per week

2 - lots of least 1 gallon a day

3 - logging all of my food and exercise daily

4 - blogging daily

***PLEASE NOTE: writing blogs on Spark daily has been an awesome way to get support and encouragement. I highly recommend blogging, and also reading other members' blogs!

Personal Information:
I am 41 years old

I live in Rocklin, CA, just 20 miles East of Sacramento

I've been married to my wonderful husband, James, for almost 24 years now!

My life revolves around my two beautiful teens...a 13 year old daughter, Lyndsi, and a 15 year old son, Matthew

We have a full house with my parents living with us now! We also have our 2 Springer Spaniels, Roxy and Oreo, a Tuxedo cat, Mister, and 2 demanding cockatiels, Chewey and Sunshine

I was a Realtor for approx. 10 yrs until I had my son, and then I have stayed home to raise my kids ever since

Other Information:
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
Thanks to fellow Sparker SHAUNDRA825

"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn."
Thanks to fellow Sparker SHAUNDRA825...this one definitely makes you think!!!!

"The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!"
Thanks to fellow Sparkers SHAUNDRA825 and AIDA333!

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. " - Zig Ziglar
Thanks to fellow Sparker MAESTRACH !

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    3789 days ago
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    Checking in and saying hi...hoping all is well and that you are doing great! I haven't been on as much, but now I have more time again and I miss my friends.
    Congratulations on your 30 pounds being gone!!! That is AWESOME!!!

    I am down 20 pounds as of today, I can't believe I did it!!! And I like you, will NEVER go back!!!

    3823 days ago
    Hope you are having a great week! I am really enjoying the nice fall weather. emoticon I am looking forward to the holidays but will have to work hard to stay on track! emoticon What are some of your stratigies for staying on track this time of the year? We can do this!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3851 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Running by to wish you a Rocking Sparktober! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3856 days ago
    Have a Supercalisparkalicious weekend! emoticon
    3868 days ago
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