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1-25-09 Me and my Sis at the Half Marathon just before the Finish

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Been back for a week. Lost 3.5 pounds! Lots of changes have happened. I am a Zumba instructor!!! It is my passion...I teach 6 days a week.

Well it's been almost 3 years and I have gained back 45 pounds. I am back and on track...doing everything right! I have ran in 3 half marathons and 2 marathons. My last race was in June of last year at the San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon. I started back up on 2-6-12 because I want to be "me" again. I am going to work it like nobody's business and will be "me" again in July!!
6-03-09: Wow!!!
I have reached my last weight loss goal of 150...well I am 149.4!!! WooHoo!!!! I am now in maintenance mode!!! Yippee!!! I have lost over 100 pounds...Wow!!!
I DID my First Marathon on Sunday May 31, 2009!!! I am soo excited about that! With my 5 month prego Sis in tote for the first 7 1/2 miles and the last 7 1/2 miles. We did it! I couldn't have done it without her (mentally and physically). Our time was 6:05:21! WooHoo!!!
I am now going to keep myself in constant training mode. Which basically means that I will be ready to do a half marathon at any given time. I am soo ready for the next race in October. Next year I have a ton of races lined up (in my mind). I am going to do a triple crown in San Diego (3 half marathons), a few other half marathons and at least 1 marathon. My legs/feet are going to be busy busy busy!! WooHoo!! Can't wait!!

4/15/09: I DID IT!!!
I have now reached my goal weight of 160...and I feel like I need to go down another 10 pounds. I am not in any rush to lose these last 10 pounds. I have lost over 90 pounds!!! By the time I get done I will have lost just a smidge over 100 pounds! Wow! I couldn't have done it without SP or my family/friends. Thank you all so much for your support! I am going to be speaking at the SP Convention!!! I can't believe they chose me. Looking forward to meeting my fellow Sparkers there and sharing my story with you all.
This is my life...and I have taken charge of it!!!! You CAN too!!!!

This intro was written on 4/23/08:
My name is Stacey. I am a stay at home mom of five. I am tired of being overweight. I want to lose 90 lbs and keep it off for a year so I can get a tummy tuck. Having five kids did a number on my skin and stomach muscles. I am also tired of being one of the heaviest people in my family. I want to feel good about my body again. I am at my all time high of 251.8 lbs and I want to go down to 160 lbs. I never wanted to have to buy clothes in a size 20, but I had to recently. That was my last straw. Getting back to my family. I have 4 boys and 1 girl. They are 12, 9, 7 1/2, 5 1/2 (girl), and 2 1/2. In the past I have lost weight but I have never been able to keep it off. And when I have lost the weight I ended up pregnant, hence the five kids. Well I am done being pregnant and I want my body back.

Progress check:
I have now lost over 30 pounds. WooHoo!! The last time I weighed this "little" was about 12 years ago. I was 3-4 months pregnant with #1. Wow. Twelve years. Makes me want to cry. I have wasted a lot of years. But there is no use crying over the coulda, woulda, and shouldas. I am doing it now and that is all that matters. I have become a stronger person, both mentally and physically, because of this program and the wonderful friends that I have made here. I still have a long way to go, but I am not alone. Thanks to my supporters. Love ya!

~~~~~I have lost 40 pounds and I don't want to find it ever again!!!~~~~~

~++~++~++~++~OMG!!! I am wearing a size 16 now!!!!! WooHoo!!!!!! It's been about 13 years since I wore a 16!!!! WooHooo!!!!!!~++~++~++~++~

*+*+*+*9-29-08 OMG!!! I have reached ONEDERLAND!!!! I am 199 pounds!!!! WooHoo!!! I did it!!! I am doing the Onederland dance!!*+*+*+*

~-+~-+~-+~-+~-+~-+~10-22-08 Wow!! I am really doing this! This is such an awesome journey. I have soo many supporters here. Thank you soo much. I weighed myself this morning....195.8 lbs. That means I have lost 56 pounds!!! WooHoo!!! I have 35.8 pounds to go! WOW!! It has been about 13 years since I have been this small. It sounds funny to say this small at 195.8. I feel so much better and more toned than I was 13 years ago. Watch out 160, I have you in my sights!!~-+~-+~-+~-+~-+~-+~

~*~*~*~*~11-20-08: Yesterday I weighed myself....187.4 pounds!! WooHoo!! I can't believe how much weight I have lost in such a short period of time. If you would have told me back in April or even a few months ago that I would be at the age of 35 competing in races...5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon...I would have told you that you are crazy!!! But look at me now...I have done 3- 5K races, I am going to do some 10K races in the coming months, a half marathon in January (maybe a couple more after that), and I plan on doing a marathon (the one that my Sis and her hubby did, that inspired me to do this) in May/June. What a difference a few pounds and confidence can do to a person!!!!~*~*~*~*~

*^*12-22-08 -- I have been on this site for 8 months....I have lost 70.8 pounds!, 2 1/4 inches off of my neck!, 11 3/4 inches off of my waist!, and 11 1/4 inches off of my hips! My BMI was 39.4 and is now 28.2....I went from being obese to officially overweight!!!!! I'll take it....for now! LOL.*^*

*~*~*~*~*~3-03-09: I have been here for just over 10 months. I have lost 85 pounds!!! I went from a size 20 to a size 10!!! OMG!!! My BMI is at 26.1. I lost: 2 1/4 inches from my neck, 13 inches from my waist, 13 inches from my hips, and 6 inches from my bust. I have ran in a half marathon, been voted as a SP motivator, and made some awesome friends on my journey. I am in a good place in my life....never would have imagined my life would be this way. I am truly grateful for this site! I am still a work in progress....quitting is not an option....this is my life!!~*~*~*~*~*~

~*~*~*~*~*~*~3-30-09: I have reached my goal weight!!! WooHoo!!! I am now 160.6 pounds!!!!! I am a size 8!!! Holy Cow!! Unbelievable!! I have also been chosen to be on the member panel at the Spark For Life Convention in San Diego on May 2nd!!!! I will be sharing my story with all of you there...I am super excited to meet you all!!!! WOW!!!! What a difference a choice makes!! I think I am going to go down another 10 pounds. My new goal will be 150. I am going to go a little slower on the last 10 pounds (about 1 pound a week) Who knows maybe I will be a size 6 by the time I get done with myself! LOL!!~*~*~*~*~*~*~

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Rocky IV scene: (Just got to Russia. Duke is talking to Rocky about Apollo's death and what Rocky is going to do.)

~ Duke: Now you're gonna have to go through hell. Worse than any nightmare you've ever dreamed. But in the end... I know you'll be the one standing.
~ Rocky: That's right. That's right.
~ Duke: You know what you gotta do. Do it.

No pain!! No pain!! No pain!!


Race Schedule:
10/10/08- 5K Moonlight Run & Fun Walk- 38:23.80 (First 5K ever!)
10/25/08- 5K Red Ribbon Run & 1 Mi Fun Walk- 34:51.54 (- 3 1/2 minutes!! I only walked for 4 1/2 minutes!!)
11/15/08- 5K Turkey Trot- 32:46 (got vertigo so I had to walk about 1 1/2 minutes)
12/06/08- 10K Reindeer Roundup- 1:07:56 (first 10K ever!) {got vertigo again...I think I need to turn down the music...vibrations are probably knocking off the deposits in my ears causing my equillibrium to go funky}
01/10/09- 10K New Year's Resolution- 1:02:08 (no vertigo!!! Yay!! I had my tunes turned down....too bad my batteries died halfway through the race. If I didn't have to go to the bathroom I could have gotten at least third place for my age category. Oh well what can you do...when you got to go, you got to go!) So that puts me at a 10 min/mile pace...WooHoo!! I am bookin' it now!!!!
01/25/09- CARLSBAD 1/2 MARATHON (in San Diego with my Sis)- WooHoo!!! I DID IT!!!! We did it!!! 2:32:53 (that includes about 12 minutes of bathroom breaks) Read my blog for all the details.
05/31/09- San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon!!!- We did it in 6:05:21!!! We Rocked the Roll BABY!! I am super super excited about the marathon results. I have recovered nicely from it and ready for the next race!
10/11/09- Long Beach Half Marathon


Member Since: 4/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 79,104

My Goals:
10lbs- new purse (done)
20lbs- new hairstyle (done)
30lbs- new moccasin shoes (done)
40lbs- new dress (done)
50lbs- new tennis shoes (done)
Reaching Onederland- girls weekend with Sis at Gram's house (done)
60lbs- new MP3 player (still shopping around for it)
70lbs- books (the other three books in the Twilight series {great read, read it in 2 days}) Or Angel season 5? --DONE {my Sis sent me the three books for Xmas}
80lbs- skydiving with my Sis??? (doing next year after Sis has her baby and recoups a bit)
90lbs- new wardrobe (doing it in bits and pieces)
Keep it off for 1 year- tummy tuck!

My Program:
Making every bite count! I am watching what I eat. I am making my health a priority. I am doing more activities with my kids.
I have caught "the running bug'...come join me!!
I do a dvd workout (usually WATP) with my friend Amie (M-F), I am also doing the Supreme 90 Day dvds and I do Zumba on T & Th.

Personal Information:
My name is Stacey and I live in Yuma, AZ.

Other Information:
My favorite authors are Maeve Binchy and Jack Cavanaugh. I also love the Sisterchicks series by Robin Jones Gunn.
I can't seem to put down these books...Stephenie Meyer's: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, and Breaking Dawn--I read all 4 books in 8 days...loved them!!
I like all types of movies.
I am a TV junkie.

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