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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: 87,408

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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    Yep-- We strain the cranberry juice on demand. DH mixes the cranberries in his yogurt. In the summertime I make lemonade and mix in some cranberry juice--and add a few of the berries in--because it is just so fun. Both my DSs like to add the juice with berries to ginger ale for Christmas.

    Have a great day!

    18 days ago
  • v LUCKEE40
    Man we are on the same page! I just read your comments on my blog and it's very similar to what I just said on yours. ;)

    Thank you so much for your sweet, and I will definitely keep you in mind if I need a chat. I really appreciate it!

    19 days ago
    Thanks for adding me as a friend--I like on you page how you ask for challenges for people not really losing weight.

    I used to do (an even host) weight loss challenges in another forum--yet never meet my own challenges. Some how I managed to reach goal--it is all still a little unbelievable to me.


    PS I added you too.
    19 days ago
  • v OXYGEN9
    Hey hey! Just stopping by to thank you for all your support, I really appreciate it! Have a great start into the new week emoticon emoticon emoticon
    20 days ago
    Awww, thank you for your kind words & support!
    24 days ago
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