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My first 10k! 6/13/10 I'm on the left, Steph's on the right. Finished in about 55 minutes!

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139 lbs.- 9/28/10- Size 6 At Mom's B-Day Party with Emma

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This is a before picture of me at about 255. I never took a picture of myself at 265.

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Well, I am about 5 lbs from my goal and recently found out that I'm not big boned after all. I think back when I was over 200 lbs, I thought I just needed to get to about 165 and that would be all I could do because I was 'big boned.' Then when I got to 165, I talked to a personal trainer at the gym, and he told me the lowest weight I could ever hope for would be 155. But, here I am at 140 realizing that I actually have a medium frame! Maybe even a small frame!!

I am done being the fat girl. I have tried ever diet, like most overweight people have. I was blessed to find SparkPeople. It has really taught me life changes. There is great support here. I track my foods EVERYDAY. This keeps me accountable. I log in every day during the week and read at least a few minutes and check in with my spark buddies. This keeps me focused. I really believe with every part of me that this will be the time I finally get to my goal weight.

Here are some of my favorite quotes:

Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough.

"Im not telling you it is going to be easy- I'm telling you its going to be worth it." -Art Williams

"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." -Carl Bard

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it" -Margaret Thatcher

"Discipline is remembering what you want." 'David Campbell

"Rather than aiming for being perfect, just aim to be a little better than you were yesterday."

"A year from now, you may wish you had started today." -Robert Schuller

"If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin." -Ivan Turgenev

"All things are difficult before they are easy." John Morley

"Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that's true strength."

"Sooner or later, you start taking yourself seriously. You knwo when you need a break. You know when you need a rest. You know what to get worked up about and what to get rid of. And you know when it's time to take care of yourself, for yourself. To do something that makes you stronger, faster, more complete. Because you know it's never too late to have a life. And never too late to change one."

"I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life's greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator seperating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret."

Monday weigh-ins
9/28 217
10/5 209 (-8)
10/12 206.5 (-2.5)
10/19 206 (-.5)
10/26 203 (-3)

11/2 Goal 200.5 Weight 199.5 (-3.5)
11/9 Goal 198 Weight 198 (-1.5)
11/16 Goal 195.5 Weight 196.5 (-1.5)
11/23 Goal 193 Weight 192.5 (-4)
11/30 Goal 190.5 Weight 190.5 (-2)

12/7 Goal 188 Weight 188.5 (-2)
12/14 Goal 185.5 Weight 186.5 (-2)
12/21 Goal 183 Weight 185.5 (-1)
12/28 Goal 180.5 Out of town on vacation-didn't weigh in

1/4 Weight 184 (-1.5)
1/11 Weight 180 (-4)
1/18 Weight 179 (-1)
1/25 Weight 178.5 (.5)

2/1 Weight 176 (-2.5)
2/8 Weight 176 (-0)
2/15 Weight 171.5 (-4.5)
2/22 Weight 170 (-1.5)

3/1 Weight 168.5 (-1.5)
3/8 Weight 166.5 (-2)
3/15 Weight 165.5 (-1)
3/22 Weight 164.5 (-1)
3/29 Weight 165.5 (+1)

4/5 Weight 163 (-2.5)
4/12 Weight 159.5 (-3.5)
4/19 Weight 159.5 (0)
4/26 Weight 158.5 (-1)

5/3 Weight 156 (-2.5)
5/10 Weight 154.5 (-1.5)
5/17 Weight 156.5 (UGH up from too much sodium)
5/24 Weight 153
5/31 Weight 152

6/7 Weight 154.5 (ugh up again from too much sodium!)
6/14 Weight 147!!! GOAL MET!! Reevaluate goal next week...
6/21 Weight 145.5 (moving goal to 135 by Aug 19th)

7/12 146
7/19 144.5
7/26 142

8/2 140
8/9 140
8/16 140

Member Since: 10/12/2009

Fitness Minutes: 26,659

My Goals:
I hit my original goal of wanting to get to 150 on 6/14/10. I am changing my goal to get down to 135.

I am going to start the Insanity program on 6/21 which last 60 days.

My Program:
I am eating between 1,200 and 1,550 calories a day. I workout at lunch for about 40 minutes. I love circuit training! I try to run a couple days a week and always try to keep my body guessing.

Personal Information:
My name is Tifanie and I am from Texas. I live in Rowlett which is right outside of Dallas. I got married in January of 2009 and we had a little girl in August 2009. We also have 2 boys and another girl from his previous marriage. So in one year I went straight to a family of 6! :-)

Other Information:
I have lost weight before, my heighest weight being 265. I got down to 165, so i've already lost 100 lbs before by exercising and working out. I put back on some of that weight and then got pregnant. So now I am trying to take off the baby weight, and continue on my weight loss journey. Then onto the wonderful world of maintainance.

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    Hi Friend!

    Stopping by to WELCOME you to Your Quickfire Challenge Team and to Congratulate you for adding One more tool to your belt

    Check in daily on your Quickfire Challenge Of The Day! Or sign up for "New Team Postings" to keep up with your daily QuickFire! Also, join in the Individual/Team Goal to track your QuickFire & SparkPoint standings.

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    Hey Girl!! welcome to Sparkpeople.. I am so glad I have found this website as well.. its so amazing how supportive people are on here I love it. I am looking to lose about 30 lbs.. or more.. and I am trying so hard.. I am also on WW.. and I do love it I just need to try harder haha.. I hope we can talk and motivate one another! If its okay I am going to add you as a friend and I hope you do the same.. thanks girlie! I hope you have a great day!

    4230 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/15/2009 5:10:37 PM

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    “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles one has overcome trying to succeed.”
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    4231 days ago
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    What a great decision you have made to join Spark People. It is an amazing site! The really cool thing is that it is FREE!! There is tons of information to absorb here and there is always someone around to help if you find yourself having a bit of trouble.

    Want to make another great decision? Come check out my page. I am a co-leader of a team called QuickFire. It is the best team around by far! Yes, I am bias, but what do you have to lose? If you like what you see about the team, feel free to join! We would love to have you on board with us.

    WARINING!! It is proven that QuickFiring can lead to a HOT BODY! I dare you to come play the QuickFire way!!!

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    4231 days ago
    Good luck on your CAN do this!!!
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