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Good girls do steps. Bad girls do bells. ;)

Find me elsewhere at, @measured_life on Twitter or on Facebook as "A Measured Life"!

HOLY CRAPOLI I'VE LOST 93 LBS WITH SPARKPEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

NOTE: I've lost 93lbs with SparkPeople and have lost ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN POUNDS total! As of August 28, 2014 I am working on maintaining that loss.

My name is Andrea, I'm 35, married, so far childless and looking to lose some extra pounds! I don't want to be a stick, but I want to be healthy, and I don't want to be plus-sized anymore. I'm aiming for an 8 as an ultimate goal, since I've never been thin enough to wear a 8, and it's a single digit, woot woot! (I'm currently in a 10, and if the 8 I wear is a pair of stretchy pants I'm totally cool with not going below a 10.) ETA June 2014 - I currently own a SIZE 8 pair of capris!! ETA November 2014 - I also own a size 6 in dress pants! ETA Sept 2015 I have several pairs of size 6 things!

I have a wonderful husband and a 5 year old Boston Terrier named Bingley who is like my child. (No I don't walk him in a stroller or anything, but I love him just as much as I would my own child.)

Member Since: 6/24/2008

My Goals:
Start - 253 - 4/4/12
240 - DONE 6/19/12
225 - DONE 8/30/12 (technically 225.3 but I'm counting it)
No Longer Obese (213.9 lbs) - DONE 11/11/12
210 - DONE 11/29/12
195 - DONE 4/3/13
180 - DONE 10/26/13
170 - DONE 3/2/14
Ideal - 160 - DONE 8/29/14

My Program:
I'm tracking my nutrition and exercise via SparkPeople, and using my FitBit to try to keep an average of 8000+ steps a day, plus intermittent strength training. I swing, baby! (Kettlebells, that is.)

Personal Information:
Blackwood, NJ.

I was born and raised in South Jersey, just outside of Philly. I've been up and down the East Coast and abroad and I still love my state. Judge not a state by it's Turnpike. =)

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I believe in equality for all people: men, women, whites, blacks, asians, hispanics, gays, straights, transexuals, transgenders, etc. As long as you don't try to take MY rights away or try to cram your beliefs down my throat, we're cool. =)

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    hi! have a great tuesday!
    1 hour ago
  • v ISABELLE84
    Hey Andrea!
    I tried working out with Fitness Blender but there's something missing, I have nothing to do at work so I browse fitness videos! I'll find something I like as much as JS I hope!
    Keep sparking and thanks for the comment on my blog. I actually gave a lot of stuff to charity recently, it feels good!
    Have a great week!
    12 hours ago
    hi! hope you have a great monday!
    1 day ago
  • v ALICIA363
    Per Beck pink page 63, she has you choose two diets on day 2 "the one you plan to start with and a second diet in case the first one doesn't work out."
    Beck doesn't have you Start Your Diet until day 15. It's a good book for the diet-as-a-verb concept; I prefer diet-as-a-noun. So, on day 15, I assume I'll officially start to follow my primary diet of using the spark people tracker and staying in range. Except I'm already doing that. Random I am!
    2 days ago
    So I'm curious, in the end, which one was your favorite! You look lovely and all of them and your weight loss story and continued SP engagement are very motivating. Thanks!
    3 days ago
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