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Feb 2013, Starting weight 220

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Feb 27, 2013 - One year cancer free, and I'm trying fertility treatments. I am starting my ticker over so I can still try to lose weight and get healthy while trying to conceive. I pre-ordered the Spark solution book today, and started the Spark Coach. I'm excited and ready to learn some moderation and reinstate some healthy habits! Going to be eating real food, walking, and doing low intensity strength training to meet my goals!

March 26, 2012: I have had a slew of health related issues and have regained a lot of my weight. I am now back up to 223 lbs :(. I have just had surgery for kidney cancer, and I am determined again to lose this weight! I want to get back to a healthy size and feel good again!!!

I started trying to get healthy in April 2008 - when I turned 25! I had gained a tremendous amount of weight, at least partly because of my PCOS and Grave's disease (radiation). It was finally a stage to scare me enough in the right direction. I was miserable and always in pain. I started walking every day and trying to cut back eating out. When I stepped on the scale at the end of April and realized I'd lost 7 lbs only giving it half of my effort, I challenged myself to walk every day and not eat out for the whole month of May! It worked - I lost 18.5 lbs that month! Then I read the book "Skinny Bitch" and it changed my life!

I hit a rut after losing 50 lbs which led me to discover my Sparkpeople. The resources here are invaluable, and I am constantly referring my friends to this site!

I started at a size 22 and lost down to a size 8/10 jeans!

04/14/08 ~ 256.5 [beg weight]
05/31/08 ~ 231.5 [-25lbs]
09/14/08 ~ 206.5 [-50lbs]
03/30/09 ~ 181.5 [-75lbs]
01/20/10 ~ 156.5 [-100lbs!]
06/19/12 ~ 228.5 [starting over!]
07/24/2012 - 214 [-14.5 lbs]

Member Since: 10/15/2008

Fitness Minutes: 51,866

My Goals:
*Lose a total of 100lbs (again)
*Then lose 10 more :)
*Tone up these jigglies
*Eat more fruits & veggies
*Eat in my calorie range
*Learn to cook, lol
*Inspire others

My Program:
*Learning to eat healthy
*Low impact cardio

**Trying my best to stay in my calorie range and exercise 5xweek!**

Personal Information:
From the South, but long for broader horizons..

Other Information:
I'm 29, married, and love animals! I have 4 precious kitties, and 4 wonderful dogs. I also enjoy photography and dabble in arts & crafts :)

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    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Summer? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early June. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Spring we had Gardening Time, Help Fill Peter Rabbit’s Basket and Bingo. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Summer challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.

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    According to Fitness magazine, the majority of us are getting enough protein. Most nutritionists agree that active women need about half a gram per pound a day or approximately sixty five grams for a one hundred thirty pound woman. The USDA reports that most of us -even vegetarians - are eating sixty -nine grams of protein daily so we are good. If you are as active as recommended, and exercise for more than an hour five or more days a week you should increase your protein intake to 0.75 grams per pound. Eating protein within thirty to forty-five minutes AFTER your workout rebuilds and repairs the microtears in muscle tissue that occurs when you exercise. Taking in protein right after you workout will make you less sore the next day and increases your lean muscle mass.
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    emoticon for sharing a "SPARK" of encouragement with the goodie you posted on my page! Much appreciated! So glad to see you are still Sparking!!!


    May we inhale the things we needed most and may we exhale the things we didn't need at all.” - Nicki Koziarz
    1161 days ago
    Just a note to say "Hello". I hope you had a terrific Tuesday.

    "The inner speech, your thoughts, can cause you to be rich or poor, loved or unloved, happy or unhappy, attractive or unattractive, powerful or weak."-Ralph Charell
    1161 days ago
    I hope you had a Sparktacular Saturday.

    “Nearly every man who develops an idea works at it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.”-Thomas Edison
    1221 days ago
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