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...I am just as determined as I was when I began.

My journey began on July 28, 2009. I had an annual GYN appt and while getting my blood pressure checked I was told that my BP was high. Even though my dad suffered from high blood pressure I, myself, never had an issue with it. The doctor proceeded to point out that I was weighing more at the time of that visit than when I gave birth to my 5 year old. OMG!!!!!! It was then that I had my infamous 'AHA!' moment.

I immediately began "googling" weight loss sites and on August 1, 2009 I decided that I would do something about my weight. After 4 days of online searches I saw where my local recreation center was offering free evening Step classes twice a week- how could I pass that up??? I signed up and went to all the classes. I couldn't keep up half the time, however, I was determined to keep going.

After 3 weeks, they had to stop the classes. At that point I decided to join the gym at work. No excuse NOT to work out. I started out slow by using the machines for about 15-20 minutes a day. I also started taking classes - Step, Kickboxing, Spinning.

I also changed my eating habits. I added fruits & vegetables and started drinking water. I had to cut back on all those unhealthy, processed foods that I'd eat ALL the time.

Here it is, a year and a half later and I'm STILL working out and eating healthy. When I started working out I weighed about 236 lbs. I am now 170 lbs. I have another 25 lbs before I reach my maintenance level.

Member Since: 8/16/2010

Fitness Minutes: 20,828

My Goals:
- To lose another 33 lbs
- To be a good example to my 3 boys
- Document EVERY bite!!!! Now that I have an app on my phone, there's no reason why I can't remain consistent.

My Program:
*Cardio 4x a week
- 60 to 90 mins
*Strength Training 2x a week
- 60 mins

Nov. 2009 - 48 mins
Mar. 2010 - 33 mins
Mar. 2011 - ??

Personal Information:
33 years old
Mother of 3 boys (13, 11 and 5)
Married since 8/05

Other Information:
"When you think of quitting, just think of why you started."

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  • v STORMY96
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. glad i could share.

    Come and join our team!! Stormy's Challengers!! we want to welcome u all and encourage u to join. In our team, We will be having monthly challenges. In this team, our goal is to lose 10 pounds every month, but whatever u lose is great. Because for us a loss is a loss, no matter how big no matter how small. Our team and its members are here to INSPIRE u to keep going. To ENCOURAGE u when it seems hopeless, and to MOTIVATE u when u fall off track. We are here to laugh, cry, vent, and just talk and chat with u...whatever u may need we are here for u and each other. we have been doing this for 15 months now, with plenty of success stories. Our team is made up of a bunch of determined women and men whose hopes and dreams are to reach their goals. No, we are not perfect but every day holds new challenges and exciting beginnings. We are regular people helping one another reach our goals in a healthy and fun environment. Please come join us to see your goals realized as well...Good luck in your quest to be a thinner and healthier u!!!

    Luisa (Team Leader)
    Stormy's Challengers!!

    click on my icon. it takes u to my Spark page. then go down to my teams and click on Stormy’s challengers and it will take u there as well..good luck!!!!

    3821 days ago
    Thanks so much for commenting on my blog :) Your journey is super inspiring and you look amazing!!
    3822 days ago
  • v SPARTAN40
    emoticon For the warm birthday wishes.

    It was emoticon to see your comment on my page.
    3822 days ago
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    3823 days ago
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    emoticon for the birthday wishes. It really made my day even better. emoticon
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