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Wow. I haven't been on Spark in a looong time, and SO much has changed! I've got a new guy, we had a baby and my other two kids have been steadily growing. I am not living in a healthy household. Billy, my boyfriend, well, he isn't exactly counting calories, but he has said that he will eat salad anytime I make it. I hope he's ready... :) I'm going to college 3 days a week too.. I'm not a homebody anymore. :))

So. Like I said, I had another baby and that means I put on a few (more than a few) pounds. Now I'm back and ready to rock and roll once again, but this time, my goal is 165 instead of 180. and I know I will get there in a healthy manner and with a quickness.

~What follows is from my previous successful time on sparkpeople. ~

At the Beginning of my weight loss 2007::: (233lbs)
My nephew Shawn and I are doing a personal Biggest Loser competition.. In 12 weeks, (April 19th) whoever loses the biggest % of weight wins the 100 dollar pot.
When I joined sparkpeople, I didn't know the impact that this website would have on my weight loss.. I noticed that I hadn't logged on to myspace in 2 days. Before sparkpeople, I would go there several times a day. I'm becoming addicted, and I don't think that could happen if it wasn't working, and if I hadn't met all the awesome ppl's on here who no doubt help guide me on my journey. This website is genius.


UPDATE: (4-21-08) My biggest loser challenge is over, I won of course.. LOL I am currently down 40 pounds in 12 weeks, and have lost about 17% of my total body weight. I'm feeling good, and new and fulfilled.

So far, this has been an incredible experience! I LOVE how clothes I once dreamed about actually fit!!! I really like getting to change my display image here on spark too.. It keeps me working hard so I can use the next cute one I've found. My headaches have disappeared unless I splurge and have caffeine. My back doesn't hurt when I wake up, I'm not as moody, I just feel better. I can't hardly wait to see how I will feel another 20 pounds from now. I have 10 to go before I hit the 50 pound loss milestone, and I'm getting an urge to go get on my treadmill just thinking about it. HAHA. I'll update again soon. Perhaps when I can say I'm 50 pounds lighter!

Update. Today, May 26th, I became 50 pounds lighter. It really took me by surprise, but I am so happy about it. I had been slacking for a few weeks, ( you can read about it in the blogs) so to bounce back with this sort of comeback was so nice. I am feeling good, getting looks.. You know. I have noticed guys staring at me lately. I am married, but lemme tell you. It feels good to know that I am not invisible anymore. :)

Update: September 24th. After a long, very fun-filled, (and alcohol-filled) summer, I am ashamed to report I have gained 7 pounds back. Grr. It's alright though, I'll get back down there and then some, and soon. When I first started losing weight, I was so focused. These days it has been harder to retain that focus, and I am really working on getting it back. Hopefully I'll find it today. I have been playing tennis almost daily, which makes me sweat like a hog, so hopefully that in itself will help me drop a few. I need to remember to drink all my water, which I won't lie, is the hardest part of all of this. I'll get there, I know I can, I know I can, I know I WILL!! :)

Update. 10/10/08 I am back down to where I was before the long, fun, alcohol filled summer. A pound less actually. 181.5. 51.5 pounds DONE! I've finally started coming to my senses and making better choices. Still not the best but so so much better. I've lost 22% of myself so far. I have a small goal, of 25 % GONE, and I am 6.5 pounds away from achieving it. I'm back in the game, and I'm gonna win!

Hopefully if you are new and reading this, or in a struggle somewhere along the way, you are realizing that maybe, just maybe you can do this. I remember when I had my moment too. I was just like, "These people are just like me, only they're actually doing something for themselves!!!!" It was my Ahhh Moment.
I guess my mind just needed to get with the program.. Once I wholly put my mind to it, the weight just started falling off. I had to have my mind right though. Basically, dig deep. BELIEVE IN YOU! You can do it. You know you want to. Come on! :)


"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals."

"Success is not measured in achievement of goals, but in the stress and strain of meeting those goals."~Spencer W. Kimball

"Patience and perseverance surmount every difficulty."

"Success doesn't come to you��you go to it."~Marva Collins

If you care at all,you'll get some results.If you care enough, you'll get incredible results.
~Jim Rohn

Member Since: 2/5/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,433

My Goals:
11~24 195 lbs
*new Fatbaby's*
12~22 185 lbs

My Program:
Basically, I know I need to eat real food and keep it balanced. I will watch what I eat. I will steer clear of processed junk. I will stay away from white stuff. I will stay away from butter, oil, salt, and sugar. Stevia will be my new best friend(again).

Also.. my workout regiment is basically 45 minutes on the elliptical, 3 or 4 days a week. I don't like strength training, so quite frankly, I won't be doing any.

I will blog on Spark often. Maybe not daily, but several times a week at least.

This is what worked for me before when I lost 40 pounds in 12 weeks. Thats what I'll do again.

Personal Information:
I live in Yukon Oklahoma

I have 3 kids, Zach is 10, Makayla is 7 and Dustee Rose is 4 months.

I'm a SAHM, but I do go to college part time.

I have an awesome man named Billy who will totally support me in my quest for smaller jeans.

Other Information:
I love being with my family. I'm loving being a new mommy again though I never thought I would say that before she got here. I love my history class.. Odd.
I love going to the lake house and swimming. I love the elliptical. Other things I like include:
Makayla's softball
Taking corners too fast
Being a smartass
Giving advice
Cooking in a clean kitchen

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