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***Update - April 16th, 2014***
Life is crazy and so is weight loss! It is one of those things that if not closely monitored can become weight gain, and THAT is where I am at. I weigh in at a hefty 233.2 lbs today, 18 lbs above my lowest weight of 215 lbs. Why did I gain weight? I was tired of focusing on it, I am enjoying being a newlywed, I started eating treats and fast food and kept doing it, and I didn't work out as often. With that being said I am not disgusted. I am glad that ...
***Update - April 16th, 2014***
Life is crazy and so is weight loss! It is one of those things that if not closely monitored can become weight gain, and THAT is where I am at. I weigh in at a hefty 233.2 lbs today, 18 lbs above my lowest weight of 215 lbs. Why did I gain weight? I was tired of focusing on it, I am enjoying being a newlywed, I started eating treats and fast food and kept doing it, and I didn't work out as often. With that being said I am not disgusted. I am glad that I have the mindset to check it before it gets out of hand. And now I have a new goal: to get pregnant! My hubby and I have decided that when I release this 18 pounds of weight gain, that we will try for babies! So I am refocusing my efforts to regain my health and my fabulous jaw line by eating well and exercising more.

***Update - October 7th, 2013***

I am Mrs. Brown now!!!! YAAAYYY! I had every intention of being 200 lbs at this point in my journey. I have actually gained 7 lbs from my lowest weight of 215. I am disappointed but not discouraged. I am enjoying being a wife and I am regaining control of this wacky weight-loss train by joining Weight Watchers.

***UPDATE - May 24, 2013****

Well it has been one year and I have come a mighty long way! A year ago my initial goal was to get to 200 lbs by this date. Instead I chose to live a healthy AND happy life, focused on living while dieting and exercising. I managed to lose 56 lbs and for that I am very proud! There were times when I was discouraged with my progress, but I never quit. Every other attempt in my life, I quit at when it got too hard. This time I stuck it out and tried something else rather than quitting all together. I have had amazing support and I am looking forward to marrying the love of my life in a little over 3 months. At 216 lbs, I am hoping to step on the scale on my wedding day much closer to Onederland!

***UPDATE - Feb 16, 2013***
I have been at this weight loss journey for 9 months and have lost more weight than I ever had before. These 54 pounds feel like a 100 to me. It has freed me from so many health issues, given me more confidence and also made me EXTREMELY tired! I am trying to keep the momentum but with working a second job and preparing for my upcoming wedding, I am exhausted. I originally had a goal of 180 lbs (92 lbs loss) but at 218 I am comfortable with losing 20-25 more pounds and moving into maintenance. I hope to be at that maintenance point by my birthday of July 4th. Wish me luck!

**UPDATE - Oct 21, 2012***
It has been exactly five months since I got my spark back and jumped back on the weight loss rollercoaster. In these five months I have went from a 22W to a 14W and have lost 38 pounds. I have ran a race every month since July and I can now run 4 miles without stopping. I have finished my longest race, a 5-miler in 1:05:38. I am proud of that. Currently I am experiencing a three week plateau of no weight loss. I am disappointed but I am encouraged knowing that I still feel the spark inside. I am going to re-evaluate my current plan, switch up my routine and get tighter on my nutrition.

May 21, 2012
This is my second go around with Sparkpeople. The first time around I lost almost 50 pounds and gained a ton of confidence. Unfortunately I got comfortable and some issues from my past pushed me back to a place I didn't want to be. Food tagged along. I have worked through most of those issues and want to gain my confidence back for the second and hopefully last time. I turned 29 years old July 4th, 2012 and I intend to go into my 30's fit, fun, flirty, and fabulous!

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Member Since: 9/28/2010

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Fitness Minutes: 44,377

My Goals:
-To be a fit and fabulous bride at my wedding Sept 7, 2013. I WILL wear a size 12 wedding dressing!***Update: had to buy a size 16 dress but looked perfect
-To wear a size 10/12 ***Update: I Just want to be a solid 14 misses
-To not be "the big one" in my pictures. -Done 11/12
-To be happy with what I see in the mirror every time
-To be able to wear a swimsuit that doesn't look like a tennis dress. **Done Feb 2013***
-To be able to naked and confident.


My Program:
-4 to 5 days a week of 60-90 minute workouts minimum
-60 minutes cardio followed by 15-30 minutes strength training
-2000 - 2200 calories a day
-High protein
-80 ounces of water daily (getting closer to 100 oz most days)

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Born and raised in Omaha, NE. Mother to an angel, Alicia Jean Coleman. Loved by many.

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AIMEESINGS
1/29/2015 12:23:16 AM

hi! Thanks for the blog comment about our storm! We had a great melt a week after the storm. There was a fear of flooding. The Nation Guard was here helping to remove the snow and keep an eye on our local creek to make sure it didn't over flow. We still have the giant mound of snow in an empty parking lot! The vehicle thankfully wasn't damaged! They had to remove the snow by scooping it up and putting it in dump trucks and dumping it in the creek and in a huge pile. The pile is amazing! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2-tDpaIQAEUEy
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We had a curfew of 10 pm so people were off the streets so they could run the trucks safety in the dark without fear of pedestrians getting hurt. My street wasn't cleared until I believe 4 days after the storm. We didn't move our car for about 7 days and that was only to get to the store and back home. There was a travel ban until then.



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ALLIEALLIE2
1/27/2015 5:35:26 PM

Hey lady thanks for reading my blog about the squat challenge and yes I have been noticing my pants fitting...differently. I don't know if I would say better yet. They certainly feel tighter around the booty. But also around the thighs...I don't know! I think I just don't own a pair of pants that actually "fits" me well right now... Maybe if I complete the challenge I will treat myself to some well fitting jeans. I finished all 135 squats for the day by the way! How is your day going?

Oh I just saw your message about your NINJA and yes I think that would work just as well, as a matter of fact when I was shopping for the Nutribullet the Ninja was the next runner up! I don't have much counter space in my kitchen so that is why I went with the Nutribullet.

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DECLARE74
1/27/2015 5:22:07 PM

Thanks for visiting my blog - yep those processed foods are a killer - shame many of them taste so good





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PAPER_WINGS18
1/27/2015 4:41:16 PM

Also, how long did they put you on BC for(once you got the brand right)?
It just sucks because I was hoping to start trying at some point this year, if I can get husband on board... :(

I am hoping he can get off work and go w/ me to the doctors appt. In case the Endocrinologist is like, "well, if you hope to have a kid, you should start like now." so then maybe my husband will be like ok, I guess we should start trying...! Because I mean really, WHEN is the "right" time to start trying?! LOL. :)



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PAPER_WINGS18
1/27/2015 4:36:47 PM

Thank you so much for the PCOS support girl. I really appreciate it. It helps knowing we're not alone, and that you've gone through it.

It's interesting that you say losing weight helped you reduce the symptoms, because my periods were NORMAL when I was 60 pounds lighter. Now that I've gained the 60 lbs., my periods are out of whack. Also makes me wonder if gaining weight/being extremely overweight can lead to PCOS? I haven't read anything that states this, but I just find it interesting that I never had issues w/ my period until I gained weight back.... Bah!

Not to be too personal, but how did you know that losing your pregnancies weren't attributed to PCOS? xoxoxo

Thanks again boo! I''ll keep you posted how my Endocrinologist appt. goes next week...

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