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172 lbs - September 2010

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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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    Thanks for the happy birthday message..I appreciate it...congrats on the weight loss.....inspirational
    3785 days ago
    Congrats on your nomination for" Gotta Be Something" page of the month for October for the 30 Somethings Team! Very Motivational page! emoticon
    3788 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/11/2010 6:23:17 PM
    Thanks so much for commenting on my blog. It took a lot for me to post those pics so thank you for the encouragement.

    You look GREAT!!! Congrats on all of your success. You inspire me! I added you as a friend so plz feelk free to add me back and keep in touch if you like. Have a good day.

    3788 days ago
    Thank you so much for the sweet comment! Thank you for checking out my page! You are doing (and looking) pretty amazing yourself girl!!
    3789 days ago
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    Hi! Welcome to the Done Being the Fat Girl team.. This truly is a great
    team...lots of laughs and lots of "Wow! Now I get it " moments..Glad to
    see you and hope you post alot...Come on to the threads and have some
    fun...somebody is always around.

    Peace my lettuce leaf,
    "THE Sexxy Strapless Strawberry"
    3789 days ago
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