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Approx. 195 lbs vs. 144.8 lbs! (Feb 1, 2014)





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A Healthy New Me

In March 2013, I had gotten sick of being unhealthy. I was unenergetic, stressed, and felt...well...fat. I decided to do something about it, so I joined Sparkpeople. My goal, instead of getting "skinny" was to become healthier and feel better.

Since then, I've come a long way! I have tons more energy, feel less stressed, and truly appreciate my body. I've found the joy of making creative and healthy meals, which has really helped me stay on track.

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In March 2013, I had gotten sick of being unhealthy. I was unenergetic, stressed, and felt...well...fat. I decided to do something about it, so I joined Sparkpeople. My goal, instead of getting "skinny" was to become healthier and feel better.

Since then, I've come a long way! I have tons more energy, feel less stressed, and truly appreciate my body. I've found the joy of making creative and healthy meals, which has really helped me stay on track.

I've been maintaining since June 2014. I'm quite happy with the way my body now looks and feels, so my goal now is to learn how to maintain and eat intuitively.
Read More About BANANAMAG (Updated June 20)


Current Status:
BANANAMAG is dropping the nutrition tracker for the week. Just a trial to see how it goes. Feeling pretty good so far!
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Member Since: 3/24/2013

SparkPoints: 18,868

Fitness Minutes: 38,358

My Goals:
Maintain a weight between 137 and 143, with my goal weight being 140.

Trust myself when I feel that I can let go of certain "rules" that I created while losing weight.

Track all food at least 5 days a week.

Relax and enjoy myself when in social eating situations. At the same time, don't overeat to the point I am no longer enjoying my food or the way my body feels.


My Program:
I take a bootcamp class on Mondays and Fridays that mixes weight training and cardio. I also do "at-home bootcamp" on Wednesdays. Each of these are about an hour long.

Tuesdays and Thursdays are my recovery days. I do cardio exercises for about 40 minutes. I do a few of Jessica Smith's walking workouts, as well as some kickboxing and HIIT.

Saturdays are my rest days. I take a gentle yoga class to help stretch my body and clear my mind.

Sundays are a bit more intense cardio days, with about 50 minutes of exercise. I'm currently doing a HIIT workout and a Jessica Smith walk on Sundays.

Personal Information:
I'm from Michigan, and I have been married since December 2010. We have a sweet doggie named Winter who is the light of my life. My husband and I are currently trying to start a family!

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MISSUSRIVERRAT
7/22/2014 7:45:12 AM

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog about dance!



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TALVARADO6
7/12/2014 3:02:34 PM

I didn't end up really being hungry until about 9pm last night. So, I ended up with kind of a weird snack to fit into my nutrient ranges I had left. Pineapple, pretzels, and a hard boiled egg. It was oddly satisfying, so it worked out, haha. I did go over my calories again today, but I will definitely be better tomorrow :) I did go grocery shopping today and walked a lot, so it sort of makes up for it?



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TALVARADO6
7/8/2014 10:47:05 AM

Thanks! I agree, I think it is better to just track no matter what, and hopefully this will help. I think if I have to restart at some point back to 0 days, I will write down my longest held record and keep trying to beat it. It seems like whenever I go over and don't track, I just go "Well, today is out the window - eat everything!" So, tracking does help, even if it's over a bit. I'm going to try to do what I did at the beginning and just try to meet my minimums and then if I start craving something then I have a bit extra I am allowed to have instead of meeting my maximum and restricted in what I can eat or not allowed to eat at all for snack.



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UWHK8STER
7/3/2014 1:21:46 PM

Thank you for the blog love - I always love it when I get an email that you've commented! I haven't used the nutrition food goals on my Fitbit but I might need to look into that. I've gotten away from tracking what with vacation and then not eating well the week after. But the tracking helps and my weight went up five pounds so trying to get back to where I had been and get back on track. I'll do that and let you know.

By the way - I love that haircut - you look great! Good luck and best wishes. :)



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DRPEPPIE121
7/1/2014 2:20:03 PM

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog, again!!! I so appreciate your friendship!!!

I did definitely try my best...and that day OFF...like...ENTIRELY OFF on purpose was needed. I felt slightly guilty, but it did feel good to just laze around. I did realize, however, that last week affected my endurance just a hair as I learned at spinning last night. But no worries! Gotta bounce back, right?

Thanks for the encouragement and lovely reminders!!! Hope your week is going well and that you're doing great!



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