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I finally gave it a go... still feel too large for the outfit, but it's getting better! (189lbs)

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In the newer photo I'm wearing one of my old shirts as a dress!

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In June 2013, I had a Nissen fundoplication surgery to fix my weak esophageal sphincter, which was causing chronic acid reflux. Part of my stomach was used to reinforce my esophagus. I lost 30 lbs., which is normal after that surgery, but I wanted to lose more... and I did!

I am now at a "healthy" BMI - lower than I've been since my teen years. I'm focusing on exercises to sculpt my body, so it's more about inches & appearance than pounds for me right now.

Member Since: 1/10/2009

Fitness Minutes: 648

My Goals:
Ultimately, my goal is to be at a place where I genuinely like what I see in the mirror, and to maintain that weight & muscle mass thereafter. (I set an arbitrary numeric goal of 120 lbs. for that, but I'm not certain that will turn out to be realistic for me.)

√ Weigh under 200 lbs.
{Achieved 4 Oct. 2013}
√ 190 lbs.
{Achieved 30 Oct. 2013}
√ 180 lbs.
{Achieved 7 Dec. 2013}
√ 170 lbs.
{Achieved 5 Jan. 2014}
√ 160 lbs.
{Achieved 15 Mar. 2014}
√ 150 lbs.
{Achieved 9 May 2014}
√ 140 lbs.
{Achieved 3 Oct. 2014}
130 lbs.
120 lbs.

My Program:
I am drinking plenty of water and tracking my calorie intake daily, using an app on my phone which is far more user-friendly than this site. (If you think you know what app, feel free to ask me about it; I just don't want to come off as an ad here.)

I am restricting calories to around 1500/day (this number is subject to change) and doing plenty of squats, yoga, and core exercises to help tone my muscles.

I will track my food forever. This is a lifestyle change, not a diet. I will never be able to stop tracking, or I will lose all the progress I have made. I know this from past experience.

Personal Information:
I'm a fan of fantasy, sci-fi, etc. & an avid gamer (if you want to connect with me on Steam, message me here for my Steam info).

I live in Oregon, and I'm an undergrad student working on my BA.

Other Information:
My use of this site has been rather spotty. I like the social networking features, but I've found another calorie & fitness tracker which I like better... so I'm really only here for the social supports.

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    Stopping by to remind you that you're beautiful, you're worth the journey and deserve every dream you have to come true! Happy Hump Day!
    3921 days ago
    Hey you!! Glad to see you back on Spark :)

    I've been gone for a few months, but I'm almost a week into eating healthier and exercising again. (And Sparking!!)

    I just read through your blogs. I think it's wonderful that you and your son are both working on getting healthy together. That is awesome!! Great motivation! emoticon

    It seems like great things are in your future -- for you and your family :) emoticon
    3930 days ago
    Good job on your weight-loss! Looking awesome!
    3930 days ago
  • v HOPE2BE
    Good Luck Kristal on finding your food for your young one. I will look into it. Hope
    3935 days ago
  • v BRAVAH
    Hi Kristal.

    I hear you about finding it hard to track when people take you out to eat! That's nice, though. I hope you are able to get back to tracking... I need to too!

    3939 days ago
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