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UPDATE: Jan 1, 2019:

Happy New Year! I’m back and I’m excited to join the Minion Cadets Squad! I gained ten pounds last winter and I’m looking to lose around 20 this round. Good luck to everyone!

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!


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!


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!

My artwork website is www.wix.com/Edmonton_Artists/SouthSideSavv

Member Since: 4/24/2007

Fitness Minutes: 61,019

My Goals:
Fit into my small summer clothing that I wore in 2009 and be healthy again.

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.

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:
Some of my favourite movies are "Man on Fire", "The Fault in Our Stars", "Horrible Bosses1&2", "We're The Millers", "The Equalizer", and "You've Got Mail".

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    Hey girl! I just came back to Sparkpeople... and saw that unlike most of my friends, you have been on this year. :) Taking hold of my health during this time of uncertainty and craziness.
    425 days ago
    The flowers and blossoms are filling the air with the smells of Spring. This is the time to start preparing for the Summer. Are you ready to join a Challenge? The Biggest Loser Challenge is looking for members for it’s next Challenge starting the first week of June. The challenge consists of 11 Teams, that participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs, allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

    Here are some of the members comments written on a Survey Monkey poll:

    “It helps me stay focused on my goals. It also keeps things interesting and not boring.”

    “I find that the challenges make me be more cognizant of my food intake, better choices etc. The fitness ones encourage me to try new exercises and to keep doing exercises. I think there is a good possibility I wouldnt do as much if I didnt track it for challenges or tried to do better on challenges”

    “My leaders are all wonderful...they stay in touch with team members and do their best to keep us involved and feeling a part of the team.”

    “They motivate me to eat healthier and to be more active. “

    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the the link below, or click on my username and leave me a message or click on the BLUE BIGGEST LOSER Icon on my page. Join the team and sign up for the next challenge on the Spring Waitlist thread.

    Note when using the link above you may have to drop the // or even the //www.

    783 days ago
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    When you accomplish a goal, don't look at it as the finish line;
    Look at it as being the starting point for your next achievement.

    Let's finish BLC 39 strong, carry momentum into the Spring Break Challenge, and have a great starting point for the next round!

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    813 days ago
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    Whatever we are waiting for - peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance - it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.

    -Sarah Ban Breathnach

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    839 days ago
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    Random fun fact... 2/9 is National Kite Flying Day!

    "With tuppence for paper and strings
    You can have your own set of wings
    With your feet on the ground
    You're a bird in flight
    With your fist holding tight
    To the string of your kite
    Oh, oh, oh!

    Let's go fly a kite
    Up to the highest height!
    Let's go fly a kite and send it soaring
    Up through the atmosphere
    Up where the air is clear
    Oh, let's go fly a kite!"

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    862 days ago
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