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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.
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Member Since: 3/24/2013

SparkPoints: 21,585

Fitness Minutes: 43,255

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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BIGSISTRUCK
10/8/2014 3:25:36 PM

I love walking as well! I've actually heard a lot of people say they love Kathy Smith workouts, but I have yet to try one. I'll have to check it out! I like Cathe but hers tend to be a little long for my taste, so I mostly do step workouts on YouTube, you should check out Jenny Ford! She has a ton of fun step workouts for free there. Yesterday was one on YouTube that was posted by Workout Hotel...it's kind of a homemade video but I love the music and the steps! I also have step DVDs of Seasun Zieger and Tonya Larson. It's hard to find current step workouts sometimes! Thanks for commenting on my blog! =)



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BIGSISTRUCK
10/1/2014 1:36:05 PM

Thank you for your nice comments on my blog! I haven't tried a chiropractor, but maybe that's something I should look into! You are so right about the workouts, I don't think I've ever felt that bothered by missing them (usually I make excuses not to workout) but with my routine right now I LOVE it and that is such a good feeling! By the way, the Yoplait pumpkin pie yogurt was spot on and delicious! ;)



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TALVARADO6
9/24/2014 12:15:25 PM

I was right, my fitbit was not syncing with my phone. Some reason the bluetooth on my phone got turned off at some point, probably to save battery or something and never got turned back on. So, hopefully now it will update.

I think I will take your advice and combine it with what I like doing. I will see what fitbit recommends for my calorie intake and change my SP goals to match it. Also, I've noticed that Sparkpeople's recommendations for Carbs/Fat/Protein are off, you and I have talked about that before. Should be 50% carbs, 30% fat, and 20% protein. The ranges they give are too low on the low end and too high on the high end for me. So, I'm narrowing the range, going to explain on my next blog, I think.

Thank you for the thoughts!



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TALVARADO6
9/20/2014 11:40:10 PM

I miss you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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DRPEPPIE121
9/17/2014 2:00:13 PM

Totally! It IS nice to have some bit of "normalcy" back to my schedule. I love busyness...but sometimes too often gets very overwhelming because I am a homebody by nature.

Thanks for the congrats and kind words on my blog! It's exciting seeing the changes. I know that I'm far from perfect and that's nothing I will ever be or strive to be... but to be my best at each point in time that I can be. :-) I'm trying!

I'm excited about possibly trying the accounting thing. A wee bit nervous to actually pursuing mostly due to money issue (though some will be reimbursed through my work...), but I just get real freaked out about money.

And Purple Hull Peas are a southern staple very similar to the crowder pea and the black eye pea. They're not similar in taste to the regular sweet pea at all. I love purple hull and crowders WAY better. Less sweet, more bean-like in taste? Best if cooked with a ham hock or bacon in the pan boiling with it. Little salt and pepper...and ouila! Very delicious! I don't know if you have Pictsweet frozen veggies in your grocery store, but those are the ones I got. Let me know if you try them! :-)

Have a splendiforous day!



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