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Update 3/30/14: Finally hit the 100 lb loss mark after 2 years back at Spark... only 27 more pounds to go til my final goal and it finally seems real that I will get there. A lot of miles, a lot of pairs of walking shoes, but it feels so good to finally be at a healthy BMI...

My name is Ginny and I am a 49 year old wife and mom of 4, living in Southern California. The last 10 years have passed by so quickly, taking care of everyone else that I kind of lost myself. Turning 46 seemed ...
Update 3/30/14: Finally hit the 100 lb loss mark after 2 years back at Spark... only 27 more pounds to go til my final goal and it finally seems real that I will get there. A lot of miles, a lot of pairs of walking shoes, but it feels so good to finally be at a healthy BMI...

My name is Ginny and I am a 49 year old wife and mom of 4, living in Southern California. The last 10 years have passed by so quickly, taking care of everyone else that I kind of lost myself. Turning 46 seemed to wake me up -suddenly I wanted to make changes and live a more active lifestyle. I was listening one day to an old REO Speedwagon song and heard, "If you're tired of the same old story - turn some pages..." That is my new mantra!! I AM tired of the same old story and so every day I am turning some new pages. I have started slowly: first adding regular walking, then drinking more water, then joining sparkpeople, and now tracking my food online and working out with weights. I have now lost 100 pounds - over 40% of my body weight!! But more importantly, my body feels different. I am slowly changing from a slug into a runner- I am logging in an average of 5-8 miles a day - walking outdoors and running on the treadmill. I still have a long way to go - 27 pounds to lose to reach my goal, but every day is better than the way I was living in 2011. I am excited to be on this journey and look forward to making changes in lots of other areas of my life!!

One of the best things to happen this past summer was feeling like I now am normal sized - I fit in every chair, booth and amusement park ride - often with lots of room to spare...I am no longer humiliated or embarrassed by my size. I am not skinny, but I am not huge anymore either... and I am never, ever going back!!

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Member Since: 2/17/2010

SparkPoints: 19,102

Fitness Minutes: 30,839

My Goals:
My big goal is to lose 120 lbs and raise my fitness level from slug to runner!!
My smaller goal is always going to be just 5 more pounds!
I'd like to be able to run and play with my kids without getting tired, to be slim enough to buy a wetsuit and finally meet my daughter's challenge to learn to surf. I'm really looking forward to cuter clothes. Tired of being a fat mama!!!

Recently I find I don't want to just be thinner - I want to be really fit with defined muscles...I want to see if there really is an athlete lurking within!!



My Program:
I am using the 28 day bootcamp workout 3 days a week, and walking on the treadmill 5-6 days a week. I also walk about two miles 3 days a week with a good friend. Have added in some wii step aerobics! Drinking LOTS of water. I am enjoying eating more whole foods. Staying away from sugar and processed foods.
Tracking my calories - trying to stay around 1300 calories. Eating protein at every meal, and 8-10 fruit and veggie servings a day. Whole grains every now and then. A little red wine two days a week as a treat.

Lose 10 lbs: DONE!! 2/25/12
Lose 20 lbs: DONE!! 3/19/12
Lose 30 lbs: DONE!! 4/20/12
Lose 40 lbs: DONE!! 5/22/12
Lose 50 lbs: DONE!! 6/29/12
Onederland: DONE!! 7/12/12
Lose 60 lbs: DONE!! 7/28/12
Lose 70 lbs: DONE!! 9/19/12
Lose 80 lbs: DONE!! 10/27/12
Lose 90 lbs: DONE!! 12/19/12
Lose 100 lbs: DONE! 3/30/14
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Personal Information:
I love to listen(okay sing along with) to music - classic rock from the 70's and 80"s.. love to make jewelry, sew, quilt and cook. I read voraciously - mysteries, chick lit, Rosamund Pilcher novels, the newspaper...anything!

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"There is no try, there is only do..." Yoda

Bucket List:

Wear a bathing suit without humiliation..
Horseback riding.
Climb Half Dome at Yosemite.
Ziplining
Front row seats at a Styx concert
Join a zumba class
Roller skate down the promenade at the beach in Ventura
Guitar lessons
Ocean Kayaking
Learn to surf so I can surprise my family...
Scuba diving or snorkeling
take the kids tubing
go skiing again...

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MISSJULESCA
4/14/2014 2:38:15 PM

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Just read the great comment you left on a message board discussion entitled "Keeping on when the scale won't budge". Those were exactly the words I needed to read today.

I was feeling really blue because the scale hasn't moved in 2 weeks, but your comment gave me some much needed perspective. I think that focusing on 1-2 lbs at a time for a short term goal is a great idea. And the story about the sculpture was something to keep in mind when motivation falters.

Congrats on your weight loss!

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SOUL2SHINE79
4/13/2014 8:32:23 PM

Yaaaay to buying the sour patch kids! Hahaha! Love it! I agree candy just doesn't have the same pizazz anymore! You have a great Easter too Ginny! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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MULTIMOM
4/3/2014 6:11:23 PM

I just read your sparkpage and am so proud of you! Keep up the great work. Go Ginny Go! emoticon



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TRACYNOTGIVINUP
3/31/2014 4:11:49 PM

Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog. I think it sounds like you have made some amazing changes within your whole family! That is awesome. I am hoping that by leading by example and slowly making some changes in my house. It so great to hear how people are succeeding in this lifestyle. It doesn't make me feel so crazy and that it is possible! Have a great day!



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BLUEGUITAR
3/30/2014 7:50:23 PM

that's awesome, congratts. You should be very proud of your self



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