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GOODBYE, Miss 230 pound Neanie! You ARE my past! 50 lbs down in 6 years--YEAH!!!

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Hi all! My name is Neanie, and I'm a gal who had it all together (fitness wise), and then lost it all. Here's my brief story:

At my heaviest, I was 230. I worked for 3 years to achieve my dream weight range (in the 150s)--and I actually did it! I had my high school body, I looked great, felt even GREATER, and then....

Life intervened and my fitness routine was TOTALLY disrupted. Between working longer, highly irregular hours, increased personal obligations, and a boatload of stress, I slowly began to pack on the fat. In a little over a year and a half, I gained 35 pounds!

Fatigue was hitting me all day long. I was on the 'whatever' diet--whatever I wanted to eat, I did. Heck, I was too tired to care. Exercise went out the window. I was drowning in stress and in need of a vacation.

I finally went on vacay and had a private tour of the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec. I made a remark to my tour guide about how AWESOME it would be for me to live there, and she replied, "Yeah, lots of baby boomers come here to live. You'd fit in."

Oh my goodness! I, the former fitness queen and a PROUD member of Generation X had been mistaken for a baby boomer! I wasn't upset about her comment at all. As a matter of fact, I laughed. I knew she meant no harm by it. After all, I DID look older than my years.

Spark family, I got the message loud and clear. The time had come for me to start my fitness journey again--this time NO MATTER WHAT, this time FOR LIFE--no excuses!

So here I am, at Spark People for the second time around. I am a very happy go lucky, positive, social person who appreciates positive thoughts and support. Feel free to connect with me! I'd love to hear from you! :)


08/02/14: 194
08/10/14: 193
08/17/14: 192
08/24/14: 191

09/07/14: 188
09/14/14: 186
09/21/14: 185
09/27/14: 184

10/09/14: 182
10/19/14: 180

11/03/14: 179
11/08/14: 178

December 2014:

I'm working to break it, though! :)

Purchased a Fitbit Flex

Purchased a Fitbit Aria Scale

I'm ready to keep things going in 2015!

Member Since: 8/2/2014

Fitness Minutes: 23,276

My Goals:

Dear members of the Sparkworld,

Know that I really do appreciate all contact that you give. However, off SP, I am a very busy professional with a limited amount of time. My main focus with being a SP member is my fitness. I do my best to periodically reach out to Sparkfriends and well wishers. For the sake of time and due to my personal life schedule, I am unable to respond to each person individually. If I did, I'd be on here all day lol! :)


Keeping in good spirits and in good health on a consistent basis.


Maximizing my time to make my dreams and goals a reality.


Being a good parent, daughter, sister, and leader.


Increasing my fluency in French.


Visiting the French Caribbean in summer 2015 with a bikini body and then going BACK to Montreal in summer 2016 DEFINITELY at my goal weight.

My Program:
Tracking my food.


Exercising regularly.


Getting enough sleep.

Personal Information:

01/01/15: 184.7
01/17/15: 184.3
01/22/15: 179.9

02/01/15: 181.4
02/13/14: 180.7

03/06/15: 180.1
03/17/15: 184.7
03/22/15: 181.2
03/29/15: 180.1

04/05/15: 180.4
04/15/15: 182.3
04/22/15: 181.3

05/11/15: 182.1

06/05/15: 178.8

Other Information:
I'm 'WALKING' to the Caribbean in 2015! I have 2,227 miles to go! All miles are Fitbit tracked. Start date is January 1st.

JAN: 172.78 mi / 7.76%
FEB: 76.02 mi / 11.17%
MAR: 122.89 mi / 16.69%
APR: 117.25 mi / 21.96%

488.94 mi

5/01-5/09: 30.47 mi / 23.32%
5/10-5/16: 16.26 mi / 24.05%

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    Afternoon Hello

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    Hope you enjoy the following poem...

    Most of All

    Thanksgiving Day brings to mind
    the blessings in our lives
    that usually go unnoticed:
    a home that surrounds us
    with comfort and protection;
    delicious food, for pleasure
    in both eating and sharing;
    clothes to snuggle up in,
    books and good entertainment
    to expand our minds;
    and freedom to worship our God.
    Most of all we are thankful
    for our family and friends,
    those treasured people
    who make our lives extra special.
    You are part of that cherished group.
    On Thanksgiving, (and every day)
    we appreciate you.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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