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Clara and Silas, Cmas 2013

"Flourishing Pink" - One of my paintings. www.wix.com/Edmonton_Artists/SouthSideSavvy




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UPDATE: APRIL 23, 2015 I joined BLC again! It has been a long time and my life seems so busy, but I need to make my health a priority again. Excited to start! ______________________________________ HISTORY: Ever since I was 13 years old, I started gaining 10 to 15 lb per year. I didn't realize until I was 17 years old and overweight. I was 168 lb and 5'6". I didn't feel comfortable with my body and always hated my legs. I dropped to 156 lb without even trying (when I met my boyfriend (now Husband) in 2003 (I was 17-18 years old). Then I stayed around that weight until March 2007 when we were planning our wedding. I didn't want to look back at my pictures and hate how I looked, so I did something about it and joined Spark People. I dropped down to 140 lb for my wedding in October 2007 and was happy with that. I stabilized until I moved to my new house in the fall of 2008. Then a Dairy Queen opened by our house and I was a bad girl and gained around 8 lb. In February 2009 I joined the Biggest Loser Challenge #9 on Spark People and that helped me get to where I am now (low 130s). I haven't been this weight in 10 years, so I am pretty proud of myself! The thing that helped me the most is the Spark Streak I have been on since the beginning of February (20 minutes of exercise per day). Sometimes I can't believe I exercise as much as I do because I have barely exercised my whole life. I have learned so much about nutrition as well. I am thinking about taking a nutritionist course and maybe doing that on the side. I think it would be really interesting and even if I don't use it as a business, it is great to have that knowledge anyways! _____________________________ June 2003: 168 lb March 2007 (found Spark): 156 lb Oct 2007: 140 lb Jan 1, 2009: 147 lb Feb 4, 2009: 144.4 lb March 31, 2009: 133.2 lb June 5, 2009: 131.6 lb Ultimate goal: 129 lb Well, I am happy with my weight and that is awesome because I wanted to feel comfortable when I go to Mexico in October 2009. I haven't been in the low-130s in 10 years, so I am extatic!! Thank you Spark People! Also, I would like to thank my Orange Blossoms and Mocha Maniacs Teams for all you support along the way!! Thanks! --------------------------------- I got this list from GIRL*IN*MOTION and she got it from RAV4GRL's page. Your weight loss = 1 pound = a Guinea Pig 1.5 pounds = a dozen Krispy Kreme glazed donuts 2 pounds = a rack of baby back ribs 3 pounds = an average human brain 4 pounds = an ostrich egg 5 pounds = a Chihuahua 6 pounds = a human�s skin 7.5 pounds = an average newborn 8 pounds = a human head 10 pounds= chemical additives an American consumes each year 11 pounds = an average housecat 12 pounds = a Bald Eagle 15 pounds = 10 dozen large eggs 16 pounds = a sperm whale�s brain 20 pounds = an automobile tire 23 pounds = amount of pizza an average American eats in a year 24 pounds = a 3-gallon tub of super premium ice cream 25 pounds = an average 2 year old 30 pounds = amount of cheese an average American eats in a year 33 pounds = a cinder block 36 pounds = a mid-size microwave 40 pounds = a 5-gallon bottle of water or an average human leg 44 pounds = an elephant�s heart 50 pounds = a small bale of hay 55 pounds = a 5000 BTU air conditioner 60 pounds = an elephant�s penis (yep, weights more than his heart!) 66 pounds = fats and oils an average American eats in a year 70 pounds = an Irish Setter 77 pounds = a gold brick 80 pounds = the World�s Largest Ball of Tape 90 pounds = a newborn calf 100 pounds = a 2 month old horse 111 pounds = red meat an average American eats in a year 117 pounds = an average fashion model (and she�s 5�11�) 118 pounds = the complete Encyclopedia Britannica 120 pounds = amount of trash you throw away in a month 130 pounds = a newborn giraffe 138 pounds = potatoes an average American eats in a year 140 pounds = refined sugar an average American eats in a year 144 pounds = an average adult woman (and she�s 5�4�) 150 pounds = the complete Oxford English Dictionary 187 pounds = an average adult man 200 pounds = 2 Bloodhounds 235 pounds = Arnold Schwarzenegger 300 pounds = an average football lineman 400 pounds = a Welsh pony I lost a MID-SIZED MICROWAVE since my highest weight! _________________________________________
_____________ My artwork website is www.wix.com/Edmonton_Artists/SouthSideSavv

Member Since: 4/24/2007

Fitness Minutes: 31,359

My Goals:
Fit into my small summer clothing that I wore in 2009 and be healthy again.

My Program:
I stay within my Spark calorie range.

I split my calories into 5 meals per day to boost my metabolism.

I drink at least 8 glasses of water per day.

I try to be below 2300 mg sodium per day.

I try to get at least 60g protein everyday.

I usually get between 10-25g fiber everyday.

I workout at least 20 minutes per day.

I try to get at least 7 hours sleep per night.

I weigh myself in the morning.

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My recommendation:

Fad diets probably won't keep the weight off. You need to be committed to a healthier lifestyle!

Personal Information:
I am from Alberta, Canada.

I love painting, cooking and trying out new recipes, traveling, making jewelry, watching movies, music, dancing, and losing weight!

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My favourite book is "The Lovely Bones". Some of my favourite movies are "Man on Fire", "The Fault in Our Stars", "Horrible Bosses1&2", "We're The Millers", "The Equalizer", and "You've Got Mail".

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