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New dress! June 2011, 127 pounds





My baby! He wants this bike and, secretly, I do too.. ;) Ah, Triumph...*swoon*





RIP, sweet baby boy. I still miss you!



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So close!

July 2010:

I'm so close to my goal weight! I've lost 65 pounds in the past 14 months, most of it with SparkPeople.

I never thought it could be done -- and certainly not so...sanely. Reasonable amounts of good food and moderate exercise? I'd struggled so long I never dreamed it could be so darn simple.

So I'm rocking a size 8 jeans and small to medium tops. I'm still weeding out clothes that are just pathetically baggy on me now. It feels good.
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July 2010:

I'm so close to my goal weight! I've lost 65 pounds in the past 14 months, most of it with SparkPeople.

I never thought it could be done -- and certainly not so...sanely. Reasonable amounts of good food and moderate exercise? I'd struggled so long I never dreamed it could be so darn simple.

So I'm rocking a size 8 jeans and small to medium tops. I'm still weeding out clothes that are just pathetically baggy on me now. It feels good.

I still have a lot of mental work to do though. Many days my brain still sees FAT and I obsess a little more than I'd like over food. But it's still a work in progress and, overall, I am incredibly proud of myself and grateful for SparkPeople and all my SparkFriends!

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May 2009:

I've been struggling with weight most of my life. This time I'm also focusing on eating less, not just "healthier" -- and it seems to be the key to success!

I lost my mom four years ago and drank more than I should have. Then I quit smoking. Then I turned 30. I suppose there's no wonder that I packed on the pounds pretty quickly.

I have a herniated disc that created some arthritis in my low back before I was even 30. (Actually, now they tell me I have TWO herniated discs!) I have always hated sports and NEVER liked being sweaty. And I am known for my baking skills.

Clearly, this whole fitness thing presents some pretty big hurdles for me. But I am finally feeling motivated, and I'm happy to ditch the excuses and embrace the challenge!

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"Assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled." - Wayne Dyer

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become." - Buddha

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Member Since: 1/14/2008

SparkPoints: 34,629

Fitness Minutes: 56,899

My Goals:
I would like to finally be comfortable enough with my own body that I am not constantly comparing myself to anyone and everyone around me. I want to be healthy and feel great!


My Program:
I am focusing on around 1,400-1,500 calories a day of food that I ENJOY and working out in the morning with Leslie Sansone before biking to work and back every day the weather allows it. I've also added some Leslie interval workouts for strength training. I am constantly trying to fit in the likes of yoga, tai chi and chi gong on a regular basis. (The best intentions do not always seem to yield the best results!) LOL

Personal Information:
I was born and bred in Chicago, and so far it looks like I am here to stay. I'm a nerdy copy editor who loves to read and listen to public radio. I live with my amazing husband and his 6-foot-long red-tailed boa constrictor, Eve. :)

Other Information:
I have fibromyalgia. I am working hard at leaving it at that -- a fact I just have to deal with and learn to work around as best I can rather than letting it run my life.

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GHK1962
9/18/2014 12:54:35 PM

Well, even if you have to give up the riding to work at the moment that's ok. Like you mentioned, you can still do a few more leisure rides for a couple weeks on the weekends. And then before you know it ... baby G, baby bike, family outings!
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HIPPICHICK1
9/11/2014 10:26:58 PM

Whenever we had cauliflower while I was growing up it was "creamed" with some kind of goopy cheese sauce that likely involved Cheez-wiz. BLECH!
I never really paid any attention to cauliflower much at all until this past year when JF and I started to experiment with different ways to cook and serve it. Roasted is by far our fave!



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AMABILE75
9/11/2014 10:04:08 PM

WOOHOO!!!! Thank you for dropping by my page and leaving a message. I was hoping to see you! Congrats! I'm so excited for you!!!! How have things been???

HUGS!



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NGCHILD
9/11/2014 2:59:07 PM

Angie, dropping by to see how are you feeling. I saw your feed. I was blessed with no issues during pregnancy sans 1 and it might be TMI for your page. LOL. I would suggest ginger ale, ginger cookies, tea, anything with ginger ... it worked for a friend of mine.

Take good care of yourself.

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GHK1962
9/10/2014 10:47:39 AM

When baby G is old enough you should find family rides ... a lot of them will have costumed themes too ... or if not, you can get dressed up anyway. And if you don't have costumes I could send you those pup ears and noses!



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