LAURUMZ
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Update, August 2015: Hello, everyone! Thank you for all of your kind comments. Almost 10 years since I began my quest to become healthy and I'm still maintaining a nearly 100-pound weight loss. At this point, I don't track regularly and I typically run 2-5 times a week, but I''m going to try and make the push for 170, so I'll need to get back into game mode. :)

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I joined a gym in late November 2006, and started SparkPeople in the beginning of January 2007. I lost the first 50 pounds very quickly and 30 more after going vegan. I''ve avoided all meat and dairy products for about five years now, and I feel great! I''ve been maintaining 190 pounds for over two years. I''d like to burn another 20-30 pounds and build some muscle.

I wrote an essay that is now featured in SparkPeople''s motivational articles section! I have it listed under my favorites if you want to check it out. :)


Member Since: 1/6/2007

Fitness Minutes: 20,480

My Goals:
- Drink more water.

- Focus on building muscle and endurance


My Program:
What I'm currently doing:

- Kettlebells class 3-4 times a week (60 minutes) each.

- Running 2-3 times a week, usually 2-3 miles at a time.

- Not counting calories at the moment, but I'm being mindful of what I eat and paying close attention to my body's signals for fullness/hunger.



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Other Information:
2007_________
January - 11 lbs
February - 6 lbs
March - 11 lbs
April - 5 lbs
May - 7 lbs
June - 8 lbs
July - 6 lbs
Aug & Sept - 6 lbs
October - 3 lbs
November - 5 lbs
December - 7 lbs

2008__________
Jan, Feb, Mar - 2 lbs
April - 7 lbs
May - 7 lbs (189)

2015__________
November - 4 lbs
December - 4 lbs (181)




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  • v XNANNY
    Are you still maintaining your weight or have you gone up again.
    140 days ago
  • v USCHI0762
    You look fabulous... congrats on being Motivator of the Day!

    383 days ago
  • v NEVERORNOW
    emoticon on your weight loss, and on being today's Motivator of the Day!!
    383 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    The Motivator of the Day. What an honor. emoticon
    383 days ago
  • v KAHANGI
    Hi

    Thank you for sharing your story on how you found your spark. I must admit that I have read it more than 5 times, each time I do so, I get reinvigorated when I am in a slump. It has inspired me more times than I can recall.

    I am now 15lbs from my ideal weight, and the journey can be lonely, but as you mentioned, you had to make sure you were doing it for you, for life, as a lifestyle. That too has been my focus, and I am glad it is working.

    From the comments page I see that I am not the only one inspired by your story. I hope many others discover that it is not dieting that helps in the long run. Once again, my profound appreciation for your sharing.
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    416 days ago
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