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I stepped on the scale right after my 'baby' turned 10 and weighed as much as I did the day I went to the hospital to deliver her. While she was 10, I lost 41 pounds. Over 15 months I lost a total of 50 pounds. I have been working on maintenance since October 2011.

Now that I am at a healthy weight, I am working living a more active lifestyle and finding ways to help others do the same. I am a NASM-certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and a member of our school district's Wellness Committee. I am furthering my education (in nutrition, fitness, and other areas) by taking MOOCs.

In 2013 I focused more on mental balance, centergy, and running after injuring my shoulder lifting heavy early in the year. As the year went on I began to struggle with maintenance. This year I am renewing my commitment to positive thinking and balance in all things.

Member Since: 2/25/2008

Fitness Minutes: 23,263

My Goals:
1. Be overweight, not obese. Achieved September 2010.
2. Be at a healthy weight based on BMI. Achieved July 2011
3. Be at a fit body fat percentage (21-24%). Achieved August 2011
4. Be at an athletic body fat percentage (14%-20%). Achieved October 2011
5. Maintaining 50 pound loss since 10/21/11.

My Program:
My eating habits are a mix of clean eating and South Beach Phase 3 but NOTHING is off limits.

I strength train 3 days a week, run a 5K 2-3 times a week, and go to 2 group centergy classes a week.

Personal Information:
6 pounds lost - 9/2010 - new clothes that actually fit so I feel good about myself even when heavy
16 pounds lost - 10/2010 - new underthings in proper sizes
21 pounds lost - 4/2011 - new outfit - starting to need smaller sizes
26 pounds lost - 6/2011 - new gym shoes, fat analyzer, and myotape
31 pounds lost - 6/2011 - bras, bikini, size small shirts and shorts
36 pounds lost - 7/2011- shopping spree! - new underwear (size 5), new exercise bottoms (size small), size 4 jeans and jean shorts, size 4 and size 6 capris, size small shirts, yada yada yada!
41 pounds lost - 8/2011 - heart rate monitor, size small racer back bra top and shorts
46 pounds lost - 9/2011 - Living in this body is reward enough! :-)

When I finished The Female Body Breakthrough - 2/2012 - I got my navel piercing.

Other Information:
My healthy living blog is at

Fitness bucket list: via ferrata (Mont Tremblant?), snowshoeing, whitewater rafting, mountain climbing.

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    Congratulations on your recent accomplishment - it's great to see that hard work pay off!
    3690 days ago
    Just wanted to say thanks for taking time to comment on my blog post. You're an inspiration, as I also want to be fit and forty. Keep up the great work, you're doing awesome!
    3692 days ago
    Definitely go for the ab bootcamp! About 15lbs ago I did Jillian Michael's 6 week 6 pack and it made a huuuuuge difference in my abs and they were super padded at that point. I saw amazing results. I lost about 12lbs and a TON of inches all over, especially in my waist. I added u as a friend btw, hope u add me back :)
    We can do this!
    3696 days ago
    Thanks so much for dropping by my blog and being so supportive. I really feel that just by sharing with people here and having them be so wonderful and kind back it makes such a big difference. I just wanted to let you know that you made a big difference for me. So thank you very much. Best of luck in loosing those final few pounds you have left!
    3701 days ago
    Thank YOU and you GO girl!!! You can totally do it! Stick with it and have fun! - Tia

    3702 days ago
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