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My story is long, so I'll keep it short...for now. I was heavy all my life, then lost weight. Not only did I lose weight, but I got lean enough to compete in figure competitions. I even won a show. But after a few years, I became obsessed with perfection. I burned out, developed disordered eating, and hit rock bottom. In a nutshell, I couldn't keep up.

Let me say, I'm VERY PROUD of competing! Ever since I saw a picture of Monica Brant back in 1998, I was determined one day to be on a fitness stage! And I did it! I met some amazing people and saw myself accomplish something I only dreamed of! Unfortunately, strict dieting and over training caused my metabolism to plummet. And I never wanted my daughter to grow up looking at her body the way I looked at mine.

Life has come full circle for me. I'm starting over. Now, I'm trying to find balance between exercise, eating clean, and living life. Sparkpeople helped me back in 2007; and now I'm back. Because it works.

Because THIS time, when I lose weight and get fit, it will be FOREVER.

Member Since: 4/18/2012

Fitness Minutes: 13,738

My Goals:
To find my true "Happy Weight."

As of May 2020, I am 49 years old. I am also a shorty at 5'2". A happy weight, for me, is a weight that is realistic and maintainable with a moderate diet and exercise plan. My in-season (competition weight) is between 119-123; that requires intense dieting and extreme exercise, and that is something I can't maintain. I believe 130-135 is much more realistic at this point in my life.


Weight: 130-135
Bodyfat: 15-20%
Strength: Lift heavier each time I go to the gym; Specifically, I'd like to hit 25 pushups without stopping; 5 pullups.
Endurance: Never been a runner, but I wouldn't mind running a 5K.

My goal is to find ACCEPTANCE of my body, not SATISFACTION. The latter is just impossible. The former is doable.

My Program:

Working out at home, until the gym opens up again!

M/W/F: Full body circuits: Sparkpeople's Premium workouts are fantastic! Double Duty Circuit is my circuit for the next 4 weeks. Then I'll switch it up!

T/Th/Sat: Walk/jog intervals for 30 minutes on treadmill

Walking with my daughter everyday. :)

Personal Information:
Wife to "Biff," and mom to 2 great kids. Live near the beach and loving it!

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    Thanks for the encouragement. Keep Sparking.

    Would love to see some pictures of Buffy and Biff...

    You sound beautiful. Step into the light and take a bow!


    3248 days ago
    Thanks for Spark Buddying me! Sounds like you have a very interesting story to tell. You've been through a lot. P.S. Bepto has been a lifesaver occasionally over the years so I'm totally okay with the color of your page. emoticon
    3255 days ago
    Thanks for the add-back!
    3256 days ago
    heyyy there!! i saw your comment on Ginny's page and i wanted to drop in since i saw that you are new to SP. first of all WELCOME!! that is so awesome that you are with us! and i read your profile. that is one amazing story!! emoticon
    3256 days ago
    I found your page by chance - clicked on your page after seeing what you posted on a message board about how to deal with hunger...by EATING - yes of course!! I LOVE WHAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN ON YOUR PAGE - I too have been all over the map - not in competition - but as a teen my lowest weight was around 119 - achieved through not eating and purging and diet pills...highest weight was a few years back - 267. Now I am healthily shedding pounds - down to 219 - aiming for a healthy goal - but flexible to see where my body wants to stay. In general spark is a healthy place where people are trying to lose slowly and gain strength and health...but sometimes people start to get carried away and play little tricks with the food.. I hope you do some blogging!!
    3256 days ago
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