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Hey Everyone! My name is Elicia. I am married to the absolute best man on the planet! I stay home with my sweet toddler and absolutely love it! :)

I am dedicated to changing my life. Currently I have lost 90+ pounds and am changing my lifestyle- not dieting. I set a goal I thought would be unreachable in December 2010. Drop from 235 to 180 by June 1, 2011. On May 14, 2011, I officially weighed in at 179 pounds. By November 2011, I reached my goal weight of 145 pounds!

I promise YOU can do it too! By being conscious of what goes in my mouth, using portion control and tracking my diet and exercise on SparkPeople I will reach ALL of my goals. I am finally at a normal BMI and I couldn''t more excited! My new goal is to find a good weight that I can maintain!

My husband and I lost our baby girl on November 12, 2010 when I went into premature labor at 23 weeks. This has truly been a motivation to me. Not only do I fight with the March of Dimes to prevent prematurity, I am fighting for myself by becoming a healthier person.

Lydia Grace was born on 12/19/12. She is our pride and joy!

Accomplishments as of 11/9/11:

Height: 5''4.8"

Starting weight: 235
Current weight: 145.9

Starting blood pressure: 120/80
Current blood pressure: 90/60

Starting pulse: 100bpm
Current pulse: 60bpm

Starting pants/jeans size: 18-20
Current pants/jeans size: 4 or 6

Starting shirt size: XL-XXL
Current shirt size: S-M

Starting t-shirt size: XL
Current t-shirt size: S

Starting Bra Size: 40C
Current Bra Size: 36B

Starting Underwear Size: 8 (XL) although they were too small
Current Underwear Size: 5 (S)

Starting mile time: Running was for emergencies only!
Current mile time: 9:20

Member Since: 2/26/2007

Fitness Minutes: 15,513

My Goals:
Reach "ONE"derland- 2/24/2011

Reach 180 pounds by June 1, 2011- 5/14/2011

Get out of the obese range on the BMI chart- 6/10/2011

Single digit jeans anyone?!?!?! - September 2011!!!

Get out of the overweight range on the BMI Chart: 11/18/11

Stronger, healthier!

Striving towards:

Reach 139 Pounds

Healthy Mommy in the future

Learning to enjoy running

My Program:
I follow SparkPeople recommendations for caloric intake and fitness. I eat a lot of veggies and lean protein but allow myself to enjoy foods that are not "diet friendly" foods in moderation. This is not a diet... it is a lifestyle.

I am the master of the elliptical machine! It has been my saving grace! I am branching out to other cardio options such as running, aerobics, etc.

Personal Information:
Happily Married!

Mommy to a super cute dog, Neeko

Medical Biology Teacher

Jesus lover!

Omaha, NE

We lost our precious daughter at 23 weeks of pregnancy to prematurity. I am bettering myself in memory of her and for our future babies.

Other Information:
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

"The past doesn't define you, your present does. It's okay to create a vision of the future because it affects your behavior in the "now," but don't dwell on past mistakes. Learn from them and focus those lessons in the moment. That�s where change can really happen." ~Jillian Michaels

"Believe in yourself, trust the process, change forever." -Bob Harper

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  • v no profile image TIGERLILLYBILL
    You are getting so close to your goal weight! You have worked really hard and it is paying off!

    Good luck to you with your future goals!
    3624 days ago
    Thanks for the add! You are so inspiring. I've added you back and look forward to getting to know each other as we continue these new lifestyles.
    3625 days ago
    I love how even though you're smiling in both pics of your before and after, you can tell in the after that it's a true smile going all the way up to your eyes. Congrats on all your loss and changes so far!
    3625 days ago
  • v no profile image FATANDSASSYINTX
    Congratulations on your amazing transformation! You look so good!
    3627 days ago
  • v EMMABE1
    Thank you for spending the time to read my blog - I think having just put that blog together - the first time I have actually put the developing story together like that and now the penny has dropped - and I am beginning to realise what I have done!! So - I'm just a bit slow in the uptake!! LOL!!
    However it has proved one thing to me – that if I can do it anyone can do it and you will find that the results are way beyond your wildest dreams!!

    3630 days ago
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