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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

Fitness Minutes: 81,863

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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    thanks again for your support! Hope you had a good time out of town - looking forward to hearing more about your magazine opportunity!
    26 days ago
    Hi Kara!

    Thanks so much for your visit and comment on my blog.
    Appreciate your support and friendship.

    32 days ago
  • v ADF1981
    Definitely tricky, but trying to figure it all out. Too bad there's no magic formula that works for everyone to take the guess work out of it. Then where would the "fun" be, right?! I think my eating is not too bad right now other than needing more protein so I've just got to remain patient with the process. Other than that, I'm sort of enjoying the running. More so after I'm done feeling accomplished than when I'm sweating in the horrible wholesome sunshine.
    32 days ago
    Thanks, I'm pumped! I can hardly wait to decorate, haha! I'll have to post some pictures once I'm all finished.

    I'm hoping meal plans are fairly easy for me too, I'm a leftover queen. It's always the perfect lunch or supper the next day. I definitely do not mind eating the same thing more than once a week.
    32 days ago
    thanks for stopping by and your words about my mom. think she will get out of the hospital today! OH I loved the comment below, about my big fat fabulous life! I just started watching it, and it's good!
    32 days ago
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