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Feb 2010 - I never had a dimple before! It was hidden under my chubby cheeks, I guess??



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In search of my hip bones...

So far on my weight loss journey, I have located my collar bones, wrists, ribs, and ankles. But where the heck are my hip bones? They are still hiding!

May 2011: If one year of law school made me gain 30 pounds, what's gonna happen by the time I am done with all 3 years???!! Starting over, again, and trying to feel fortunate that I didn't gain it all back (plus 10) like usual. Still searching for my hip bones :)

Jan 2010: I decided it is time to change my intro!! ...
So far on my weight loss journey, I have located my collar bones, wrists, ribs, and ankles. But where the heck are my hip bones? They are still hiding!

May 2011: If one year of law school made me gain 30 pounds, what's gonna happen by the time I am done with all 3 years???!! Starting over, again, and trying to feel fortunate that I didn't gain it all back (plus 10) like usual. Still searching for my hip bones :)

Jan 2010: I decided it is time to change my intro!! Original intro is below.

I have always been overweight, as long as I can remember. I tried diets, but they never worked. Well, they didn't work because I didn't really stick with it, not even for a week. I just thought I was destined to be fat forever, and there was no point in trying to change it.

In 2006, I took a vacation to Costa Rica with my family for my brothers wedding. We spent 3 weeks eating fruit and fish, walking daily, and hiking in the jungles. I lost 8 pounds in those 3 weeks without even trying. Once I got home, I realized that a healthy lifestyle felt so much better! Soon after that, I met my future husband and it was, literally, love instantly.

I started working out at Curves and trying to 'eat less'. I stumbled upon SparkPeople one day while looking up the amount of calories in some food. That, too, was love instantly :) I have been hooked ever since!

I have lost 75 pounds, and feel like a whole new person. I run and lift weights and do yoga. I park far away and feel neglected when I don't get enough veggies in a day. I have more self-esteem and confidence than ever before. I was just accepted to my top choice law school (I will start in Fall 2010), and before Spark I would never have been confident enough to attempt that! Spark has, in so many ways, changed my life forever.

If I can be an inspiration to just one person, then all the sweat and sore muscles and hard work is worth it! Feel free to message or friend me - I LOVE new Spark friends!!!


Original intro:
April 2007: I am less than a year away from my 30th birthday, and I am determined to be in the best shape of my life on that day! No matter how much weight I lose or what size I wear, I will be happy as long as I am healthy and fit and feel good!

Update 3/31: Ok, I passed my 30th birthday, and didn't quite meet my goal (total lost to date: 52 pounds). But, I accept it because I am still going (pretty) strong. I am in good shape, but I still have quite a bit of weight to go. Maybe my 31st birthday? :)

Update 9/1: One month after getting the Bodybugg, I have lost over 5 pounds - goodbye evil plateau!! I am in LOVE with this little gadget! Also, I am preparing to take the LSAT (Law school admission test) in October, and am VERY VERY nervous about it! Wish me luck!

Update 1/2009: Phew, this holiday season was a whirlwind!! I finished the LSAT - didn't do as well as I had hoped, but definitely acceptable. I have done a lot of traveling the past 2 months, both for work and fun. We spent Christmas in the Dominican Republic, which was amazing and relaxing and loads of fun. But, I am glad to be back to normal life, dinners at home, and nightly workouts. I joined the New Year, New You bootcamp and I love it. Coach Nicole's videos are awesome. Even my boyfriend loves to do them, and he is very uncoordinated (and lazy!)

Update 8/2009: Lots of changes in my life! I got married, quit my job, bought a house for the first time, and moved across the country with my husband to North Carolina. I have been here about a month, and we are still trying to get settled in. All the chaos has led to a poor workout routine, but I am getting back on track lately. Trying to make that scale keep moving down!!!
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Member Since: 4/24/2007

SparkPoints: 56,383

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My Goals:
Lose about 50 more pounds.

Run a marathon.

Wear cute clothes! DONE

Be able to love my legs.

Have endless energy! DONE

My Program:
My main cardio is running and walking. I am quite slow, but persistent!! I also use kettlebells and a few DVD's. I try to be more active in my daily life - parking farther away, pacing while on the phone, taking the stairs, etc. Every calorie counts!

I still track all my food - very important! I cook every night, and bring leftovers for lunch every day. This keeps me away from a lot of bad stuff :)

I have lots of fun - I laugh at myself, play with my dogs, and love life every day! I don't regret anything from my life - I simply try to learn from my mistakes and move on. This is as important as diet and exercise, for me.

Personal Information:
I am 31, live in N. Carolina, and am a first year law student.

I have the most amazing husband, and I am grateful for him each and every day! I have 2 crazy dogs that love to run (and are my motivation many days) and between my husband and I, we have three cats. Our house is starting to resemble a zoo!

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I am insanely happy. The more I work toward my goals, the happier I get! I feel so blessed to have such a great life, and be surrounded by such great people. Basically, I am that crazy happy girl that is always smiling that you sometimes want to slap...

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FITFRANNIEK
10/1/2013 1:03:39 PM

thanks so much for the input! i'd be interested in seeing the co-op stuff. I've heard a lot about them but never really gotten into it. my fb is Kara Frances. Let me know if you find me :-)



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FITFRANNIEK
10/1/2013 9:51:16 AM

what cloth diapers do you use?? we have ordered an alvababy and liked how it looked compared to the way more expensive ones, however we have only ordered the 1 for now bc we plan to use disposables for the first few weeks until we are more comfortable with the whole "tiny human is my responsibility" thing.



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FITFRANNIEK
9/27/2013 3:59:03 PM

hey girl! I'm doing well and so is baby (at least we think). Have about 5 weeks left and getting a little more anxious each week. Big Daddy is ready, i'm a bit more ok with waiting lol. I can't believe how quickly this whole thing has gone! hope you are well!
--HUGS



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RUMBAMEL
9/24/2013 8:33:59 AM

That desk does sound cool. I love multitasking!!!

I have actually gained some weight and it is driving me nuts. I had gotten down to 110 originally and then up to 115, I was fine with that, (muscle, lots of hot yoga and other good stuff). But now I'm at 128 and have tight clothes. emoticon I really haven't had the time to devote to exercise like I used to and was getting more migraines also.

I started with a new exercise buddy yesterday who had that weight loss surgery and is at a plateau, so hopefully that will help.

I so glad to see you are doing well!!

later,

spark hugs,

Mel/rumbamel



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FITFRANNIEK
8/27/2013 8:54:54 AM

Congrats on those 2lbs! GET IT GIRL!!!!



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