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In December 2007 I went on a snow boarding trip with my boyfriend. The snow was great and I was really looking forward to it. on the first morning we went to the hire shop and I had to step on the scales .... OMG the scale only went to 200 lbs and i shot off the top of it. I was absolutely mortified. I had noticed I gained some weight but thought - no big deal. My week boarding was very tough physically, my stomach had gotten so big getting up was actually a problem (most of the time i had to ...
In December 2007 I went on a snow boarding trip with my boyfriend. The snow was great and I was really looking forward to it. on the first morning we went to the hire shop and I had to step on the scales .... OMG the scale only went to 200 lbs and i shot off the top of it. I was absolutely mortified. I had noticed I gained some weight but thought - no big deal. My week boarding was very tough physically, my stomach had gotten so big getting up was actually a problem (most of the time i had to get up backwards).

That was all it took to 'spark me into action. I started my new healthier lifestyle on 1 Jan 2008 at 217lbs and haven't looked back since. Don;t get me wrong it hasn't been easy, there have been 6 month plateau's, time I've gained back 10lbs but I've never wanted to give up or go back to being 217 lbs !

April 2010 and I now weigh 162 lbs, and I'm only 22lbs from my final goal weight. I will achieve a healthy BMI in just 8 lbs so hopefully somtime in May. I'm pretty sure that is the first time I will of had a healthy BMi since college so i'm really excited about seeing that number on the scale.

Feb 2014 and I thought this section needed an update. I fell off the wagon. I never thought it would happen but it did. I managed to gain all the way up to 225lbs I have no real idea why I let it go so far I just wasn't in the right frame of mind to stop. But now I am and I'm fighting my way back down currently bouncing around 210 mark, and have decided to embark on a paleo journey, cutting out all of the processed junk i eat is the first step.

watch this space




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My Goals:
My final goal weight has always been 140lbs i will love to be at my goal in time for the summer sun! Although I think more realistically it will be after the summer !

A fitness goal I am currently working towards is to be able to run 5k

My Program:
Eating: Paleo

No diet coke, No milk chocolate, very little processed food.

Fitness: Mixing it up
Spinning, learning to run, bootcamp and yoga

Personal Information:
I am originally from the Uk but currently living in Zurich, Switzerland.

I started my weight loss journey at 217lbs and set myself a goal of 140 lbs - I will of lost 77lbs when I reach my goal.

I'm currently lost 66lbs away from my target

52lbs to go!!

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Spinning is my favourite workout.

I love yoga, the stretching helps to stop me stiffening up !





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Member Comments:
TRENTDREAMER
6/18/2013 5:45:42 PM

Thanks for your recommendation. Phillipines is definitely a trek, but I will check it out.



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TRENTDREAMER
6/14/2013 9:11:01 AM

"I'm aimer t obe in a small size before the end of July I have so many clothes just sitting waiting for that day"
* I bought two of the 5 pairs of "fat pants" in 2007. I wasn't able to even button the smaller one at first. The other hurt. I wasn't able to actually wear them until either late 2009 or beginning of 2010.

This was the update blog when the second pair became wearable
http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
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It was totally worth it. I wish the same success to you! We're part of an amazing support system.


"But Congrats to you ! "
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DEBBICZ
2/6/2013 11:06:19 AM

Great to see you here again Bev!! I've been following you on fb but here is where to get lots and lots of support in your health. Hope all is well and we see you here more often! emoticon emoticon



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MOMMY445
6/5/2012 2:31:19 PM

hello and welcome! good luck on reaching your goals! you can do this! you are worth it!



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SYN-CA
5/25/2012 1:09:44 AM

"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"



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