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I'm Shay, back to Spark for the I-can't-even-tell-you-what time, I've lost track. I do the same thing, time and time again: lose the weight then just go back to my old, lazy ways. Of course I know what is going to happen! Why do I continue to do this to myself? *I always have a goal (bathing suit, look good in shorts in the summertime), but this time it's a WEDDING DRESS! I recently became engaged, and we are getting married this October! I found and ordered my dress - now I want to look slammin' in it - so back to work I go! I'm still in search of making it an entire year with seeing my goals through. Basically, getting to maintenance and sticking with it. And the thing is, I love to cook, and love to cook healthy! I also really do love running, especially when it's outside in the summertime. I truly enjoy these things, and they're two of the most important components of this whole process. So I'm back, admitting my failures again, restarting that weight ticker, yet again..each time my start weight a little higher than the year previous. It's ok. I'm thankful for a very forgiving body..but I do realize it won't always be this way. I'm 30, and I know that as we get older, weight is harder and harder to lose. Here's to making this year MY year! The start of the permanent healthy, slimmer me!

Member Since: 2/19/2010

Fitness Minutes: 27,882

My Goals:
Beat my original 5k time - 27:40

Run a Warrior Dash

Comfortably be a size 6-8

Not stop my regimen once I reach my goal weight (like I always do). Instead, I need to create a realistic maintenance program of diet and exercise.

My Program:
Do as much home cooking and experimenting with different proteins and veggies as I can.

Gym 4-5 days a week. Run a minimum of 4 miles on the treadmill, or do half treadmill half elliptical. I also use 5lb weights at home for arm toning.

I've also been following Kayla Itsines BBG program! No equipment is really needed, and exercises can be performed anywhere! It's a good ass kickin circuit workout :)

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I enjoy writing in my free time, as well as being an avid reader and crossword puzzle-doer. I have a weakness for a good beer or glass of wine, working on keeping those consumed in moderation!

I own and run a residential cleaning business.

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    You said in my question on the comment board that you use TLS system. Do their products have any effect in raising blood pressure? Wanting to avoid stimulants like that due to hypertension. Thanks
    219 days ago
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    Hi there, Shay! I just added you and feel free to add me back. I would love to know all your tricks of the cooking trade. Go ahead and SP message me sometime, when you have time. I need to trick my dh in thinking that some of my dishes are full-fat, because that's the way he likes them. I'm so afraid to make things full-fat, because I'll eat way too much of it. I feel that if I have the calorie and fat grams down alot, then I can have a little more! emoticon
    724 days ago
    Hi! Hope you have a great week!
    912 days ago
    Hey, just stopped by to let you know that I made the cauliflower sauce. OMG! Why did I not know about this until now. I took some of the base sauce and added some parmesan and part skim mozzarella to make an alfredo/cheese sauce with some whole wheat linguine. My eight year old LOVED it and ate two helpings! Thanks so much for the idea.
    1064 days ago
    Hey!!! Yes I had twin boys on January 9th, thank you. Now I am back to SP to try losing the rest of the baby weight and get my body back in shape for bikini season. Glad to see you're back doing the same.
    1084 days ago
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