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Summer 2011- Me on the right....This pic gave me the motivation to make some major changes!





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Adventures of a 30-something housewife

Hello!

The short version of my weight gain/loss journey is pretty simple.

Growing up, I was always fit and at a healthy weight. When I went to college, a number of factors caused me to gain the freshman 50 instead of the freshman 15. Somewhere between the first and second semester, I had forgotten how to eat!

Eating out was such a novelty, and my work study job at the cafeteria did not allow me to eat at regular meal times. A combination of these ...
Hello!

The short version of my weight gain/loss journey is pretty simple.

Growing up, I was always fit and at a healthy weight. When I went to college, a number of factors caused me to gain the freshman 50 instead of the freshman 15. Somewhere between the first and second semester, I had forgotten how to eat!

Eating out was such a novelty, and my work study job at the cafeteria did not allow me to eat at regular meal times. A combination of these factors along with stress and relationship drama helped me pack on the pounds fast!

By the end of college, I'd found a loving husband, but didn't get truely motivated to try to lose the weight until we were happily married for nearly 10 years. My husband has stood by my side through thick, thin, and at least a half-dozen half-hearted dieting attempts.

Now, with renewed vigor, I have set out once again! I joined Spark one month after I'd already begun my weight loss journey.

Starting weight: 250

Sparkpeople join weight: 235

Sept 14, 2012: 199.4! Halfway through!

May, 2013: 175: 3/4 of the way through the 100lb initial goal. Things are getting harder!

Jan, 2014: After struggling for six months and gaining back a little weight, I've decided to shake things up by going low-carb for a while

Let's see what happens!
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Member Since: 5/5/2012

SparkPoints: 4,198

Fitness Minutes: 610

My Goals:
100 pounds in 1 year!

Start: 250 lbs
YEAR ONE
Month 1 end: 235 (-15)
Month 2 end: 224 (-11)
Month 3 end: 218 (-6)
Month 4 end: 213 (-5)
Month 5 end: 206 (-7)
Month 6 end: 199 (-7)
Month 7 end: 194 (-5)
Month 8 end: 190 (-4)
Month 9 end: 188 (-2)
Month 10 end: 186 (-2)
Month 11 end: 183 (-3)
Month 12 end: 181 (-2)

Year one End: 181 (-69)

YEAR TWO
Month 1 end: 180 (-1)
Month 2 end: 178 (-2)
Month 3 end: 175 (-3)
Month 4 end: 174 (-1)
Month 5 end: Lost track!


My Program:
I have a recumbant stationary bike in my home, as well as a set of free weights, some resistance bands, and a second-hand weight machine. I bike for 30 min/ Mon/Weds/Fri and use the P90X strength DVDs on Tues/Thurs/Sat

As for food, I am counting calories and restricting myself to 1400-1500 a day. I am currently working on getting more protein into my diet, and cutting out processed foods.

Other Information:
Hobbies:

Videogames! I love JRPGs, puzzle games, and about 3/4 of things made by Blizzard

Anime/Manga: I'm a big fan of Japonica in general. My favorite manga genres are supernatural, action, and sometimes romance. If you combine those together, that's pretty much my ideal series.

Crafts: I'm teaching myself a little bit about jewelry making. I'm still learning, but it's fun. I also enjoy sewing, cosplay, prop making, and costuming in general. My favorite holiday is Halloween!

Books: I don't read as much as I used to, but I still enjoy a good book. Some of my favorite authors are Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, Terry Pratchett, Anne Rice (Um.. older stuff. Not the new stuff. Sorry Anne Rice! I'm not a fan of your Jesus fanfics!)

I've also participated in NaNoWriMo two years in a row now and sucessfully completed one novel :) I did it just to see if I could. I think it turned out ok. I've revised it twice, but I'm sure it needs more!

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ADARKARA
2/3/2014 9:06:07 PM

haha, thanks! we were making flautas and I tried to roll them cold and the tortillas were disintegrating and I was freaking out because HORMONES and I wanted to throw the pan against the wall, lol.



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SIMONEKP
2/2/2014 1:08:25 PM

Too bad about the expired code, if the suit from last year doesn't fit, they're having 60% off today.



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SIMONEKP
1/31/2014 6:23:03 PM

I found some on swimsuitsforall.com and with these coupon codes I got $85 bathing suits for $8.50 each!

14Jan37- this gives 40% off
Katzfit- gives another 20%

They expire tomorrow.



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ADARKARA
1/28/2014 7:36:27 PM

Short skirts make me feel sooooo uncomfortable! The skirt I'm wearing is hiked WAY up to my natural waist, but it's comfy and I think it makes my legs look longer. I actually have quite a long torso! Unfortunately the shoes are actually too BIG now... and would be impossible to walk in for any length of time, lol. And I literally cannot button the shirt because my boobs are too big LOL. Still, I felt so awesome in this outfit and I can't wait until it actually gets warm enough to WEAR it outside the house!

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ADARKARA
1/28/2014 1:48:30 PM

You have no idea how excited I am that you liked my outfit! You always dress so nice and I am terrible at putting together a "look". emoticon

BTW this is a size 18 Lane Bryant skirt that I took in myself!



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