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Almost at goal weight!

UPDATE: MAY 7, 2014

I joined a simple challenge on Skinnyo on April 25, 2014 at 147lb. I am now 143 lb in less than 2 weeks. I have been finding it really hard to get the motivation to get healthy and lose weight, but for some reason I suddenly have motivation. I am back using the Spark nutrition/fitness trackers. I need to try to fit my workouts in though. I am finding it much harder to do that now that I have 2 kids that take up the majority of my time. The bikini photo is ...
UPDATE: MAY 7, 2014

I joined a simple challenge on Skinnyo on April 25, 2014 at 147lb. I am now 143 lb in less than 2 weeks. I have been finding it really hard to get the motivation to get healthy and lose weight, but for some reason I suddenly have motivation. I am back using the Spark nutrition/fitness trackers. I need to try to fit my workouts in though. I am finding it much harder to do that now that I have 2 kids that take up the majority of my time. The bikini photo is from my last health kick (before kids). I NEED TO FIND A WAY TO WORKOUT EVERYDAY! I am determined to get to my goal weight of 130lb!
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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!

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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!

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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!

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Member Since: 4/24/2007

SparkPoints: 20,951

Fitness Minutes: 24,939

My Goals:
Fit into my small summer clothing that I wore 2 years ago.



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 (after the washroom and before the clothes).

Get invovled in SpearkTeam goals. It makes a world of difference!

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!

Other Information:
My favourite book is "The Lovely Bones". Some of my favourite movies are "The Notebook", "Knocked Up", "Who's Harry Crumb?", "Maverick", "In Her Shoes", "Man on Fire".

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SNEVIL1
8/3/2012 9:48:40 PM

Way to go on making so much progress! I love your bathing suit pics



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JENS_DOIN_IT
6/15/2012 1:18:35 AM

emoticon Hey there Mel!!! How the heck are ya??? It's been a while since our Mocha days!! How is your little one? Growing ever so fast I imagine!! I know mine are growing like weeds!!! How is your journey going??

Hope you have a great Friday!
(((HUGS)))
Jen
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LUV4CHOCOLATE
5/21/2012 5:08:00 PM

Let's finish our FREGGIE challenge with a BANG!!!!

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Here is a yummy looking desert recipe I am looking forward to trying:
http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/R
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816JIMMIE
5/16/2012 10:06:35 PM

we have similar goals good luck emoticon



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LUV4CHOCOLATE
5/16/2012 8:32:55 PM

Congrats on being MOD!!!! You so deserve it girl!!!



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