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I've been an on-again-off-again Sparkpeople user for years, and for a while, I felt like "I finally got it!" I started exercising regularly in Spring of 2012. I slowly started adjusting my eating habits and increased my workouts. In Fall 2012, I started seeing some serious results. I lost weight, but because I was strength training, I looked better than ever. From January 2013 until June 2013, I was absolutely rocking the healthy lifestyle. I ate healthy. I worked out twice a week (minimum). I had lost some weight, getting down to about 160 pounds, with a good bit of muscle. By my sister's wedding in June, I was feeling pretty confident. I even felt comfortable enough to wear a bikini at a pre-wedding pool party. But then, life got sort of busy... my workout buddy got engaged and stopped finding the time to work out and before too long, I just stopped going altogether. I still made healthy choices, most of the time. But I wasn't exercising anymore. And it showed. I started putting on some weight again (and not muscle, this time). My weight crept up to about 170. Then I met my boyfriend... we enjoyed going out together, introducing each other to our favorite restaurants (and their usually high calorie specialties), and drinking beer/wine. The unfortunate thing is that meant I put on a little more weight. I weighed about 180 pounds at our wedding. Now I'm pushing 220... and I am not happy about that. I need to get back into gear, so here I am.

Member Since: 1/25/2012

Fitness Minutes: 37,920

My Goals:
-reduce BMI to within healthy range
- run up mountains without difficulty breathing
-look fabulous in modern and 18th century clothing

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- work out at least 2 times a week (30 minutes or more)
-incorporate at least 10 minutes of exercise into every day
- eat well-balanced meals
-get 6,000+ steps in every day

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My name is Stephanie . I'm 28 years old and I just got married and moved to upstate New York. I'm working as a substitute teacher, and hopefully working on getting my weight back under control again.

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    aw thanks for your comment on my pic :)
    516 days ago
    thats so so wonderful--the inner mindset is SO important..that was the catalyst for my change..what led to me embarking & finding, pursuing the world of healthy living. And so I continue! So we both!!! :D Centralizing the chaos of our inner being has influential impact on our outer being. keep shining girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    520 days ago
    thanks for the sweet comment on my outfit blog! I still haven't got the photo shoot...have to save up for it..want to get a good photographer, I recently met a lady & she wants me to kinda "health coach" her, and she does AMAZING shots and did actually a gallery in my city!!! So her prices are probably crazy, but we'll see :) But I still wore the outfit a couple times this summer and got lots of compliments...was hoping to wear it late summer or early fall with boots...ha! Might just have to get a mini shoot with my sister (shes great with photography) but a busy mom so hard to sneak her away ;) Anyways hope you have a fabulous weekend!!! :)
    520 days ago
    emoticon for the SparkFriend add. It is greatly appreciated! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    523 days ago
    You're the same weight and height as me. I have to tell you, you don't look bad at all. I wish I looked like you! My body stores fat differently. I'm apple shaped. Uggg!
    524 days ago
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