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This picture made me cringe. The dryer wasn't shrinking my pants I had gained wt!

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I joined SP in July 2010 with the goal to lose 8-10 pesky pounds. My weight loss venture got side tracked quickly when my appendix ruptured in August. By the time I went to the hospital they guessed it had ruptured 48 hours ago (lesson learned--when you're really sick don't keep waiting to feel better). I lost A LOT of weight when I was in the hospital, but eventually I started eating again and couldn’t workout and when I was able to my energy levels just weren’t the same.

Even though I was working out and eating healthy I started to gain weight, which was very frustrating since I was trying to lose weight. I even had a trainer and nutritionist look at my food intake and exercise schedule and no one could figure out why I was gaining weight. I had my blood levels checked-normal, full physical-healthy, so I said the best you can do is keep on going. I bought a new scale only to find out mine had been off and I actually weighed MORE and thus my frustration and weight (142 lbs!!!!) peaked at the end of 2010.

So, I’ve started 2011 with new found motivation. Motivation to push my body harder, vary my workouts, and try to cut out as much processed food as possible and eat more all natural food. My ultimate goal is to be 125 but my goal for now is 132, I’m trying out smaller goals to keep me motivated and my goals within reach. On top of that this year I WILL be good about taking my measurements. I struggled with an eating disorder in the past and I know how obsessed I can get with the scale, so I have to remember the scale is a piece of the puzzle not the whole puzzle.

I’ve also added some other realizable goals for 2011 including: running my first race. I’ve been jogging for years but I’ve never had something to work towards so this year I WILL be doing a 5k in the spring and a 10k by the fall. I’m devoted to making 2011 the year I focus on good health and getting my body where I want it to be, knowing it will never be perfect because nothing is but that doesn’t mean I can’t get it to a place where a bikini is welcomed clothing article and not a nightmare!

Member Since: 7/4/2010

Fitness Minutes: 101,597

My Goals:
1: Lose 10 pounds-142 (BMI 25.2) to 132 (BMI 24.1)
2: Lose Inches & add definiation
3: 5-6 hours of excercise every week
4: Run a 5k this spring
5: Run a 10K by Fall 2011

My Program:
1- Track all of my food keeping my average calorie intake b/w 1250-1400 with 1 cheat meal a week (nothing crazy just not tracked)

Cardio: 200 Mins a week of varied types...no more spinning 5x a week it's NOT working Holly!

Strength: upper body 3x/wk; lower body 2x/wk

Personal Information:
I live in the beautiful city of Boston with my dog, Mackenzie. I have a great job, friends, family, and an amazing boyfriend. I'm a lucky girl and I remind myself that every day!

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    Thanks for adding me as a spark friend! emoticon
    3405 days ago
  • v FIT-WHIT
    Hey girl-- you're too funny!! Thanks for your comment on my blog (as always). :) I don't think you're a creep at all!! We all have those other people we admire and look to for motivation every day, so I am absolutely HONORED and flattered to be one of yours! (Seriously-- it's unbelievable to me MOST days how many wonderful people I encounter here who seem to find ME--of all people--their motivation. It's wild to me, since I'm just ordinary, and struggle like everyone else.) But thank you. You're a sweetie!

    Just remember... your dinners don't need to be boring to still lose weight and reach your goals and stay healthy!! If you like tuna and lettuce, try jazzing it up by mixing in chickpeas (either cook ahead, or drain/rinse canned ones!), parmesan cheese, and salt/pepper. Then drizzle with 1 T. lemon juice mixed with 1 tsp. olive oil. This is a go-to lunch for me when there's not much else happening in my fridge for leftovers! It's tasty, filling, light, and really healthy!! Let me know if you try it... ;)

    3443 days ago
  • v FIT-WHIT
    Thanks so much, friend!! I'm glad you liked it!! Writing "in advance" was awfully tricky, actually. I'm pretty impromptu when it comes to my blog topics, so it was a challenge to write about something when I had a MONTH to mull it over! Yikes!
    3457 days ago
    Thanks for the friend add, so have added you as a friend as well. I read through your page and some of your blows...you are an inspiration. Keep up the great work.
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    3464 days ago
    If you crave sweets it can be from lack of sleep or adrenal issues. I've been there, too much fight or flight................

    3508 days ago
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