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I own and operate an organic essential oil candle company (www.franciselliscandles.com) am a licensed Esthetician and am in school for Holistic Nutrition. I gave up dairy & wheat (and meat) about 4 years ago (and lost 70lbs!) and, unfortunately, gained it all back within the last year and a half. It's been a hard and amazing adventure, but I'm ready to live my best life and get back on the big girl horse! I love HOT YOGA, walking & swimming but have a hard time getting motivated. The biggest thing, (in addition to my health) is that my boyfriend and I are trying to have a baby! I want people to NOTICE when I'm pregnant... not *gasp* when they find out I'm not just Super Fat! I was a chunky kid once I hit middle school and I've been getting bigger and bigger ever since. It's time to stop the trend and start living life the way I WANT to! I'm striving to lose 2.5 lbs per week.
Starting Weight: 230lbs 1/7/13
Chest: 44
Ribs: 38
Waist: 45.5
Hips: 46
Butt: 48
Arm: 15.25
Thigh: 28
Neck: 14.5

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Member Since: 2/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 3,962

My Goals:
In 2008 I had had enough. I was 229lbs and 29 years old. I decided I didn't want to enter my 30's in the 200's... and I didn't. By March of 2009 I weighed 165lbs! I've been riding the coattails of my success since then and need to step it up a notch to lose the rest.


My Program:
I don't eat dairy or wheat and have given up all meat except fish, (the next on my list.) I walk to and from work (7 miles round trip) at least 3 times a week, (trying to make it 4-5.) I also do hot yoga an average of 3 times per week, (trying to make it 5.) Looking into kickboxing as well.



Personal Information:
I'm originally from WI and have lived in Chicago since 2003. I'm loving the city more and more each year. Being physically active definitely helps out the process! There's so much to do!


Other Information:
http://franciselliscandles.vpweb.com




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  • v CHICAGOHEALTHY
    It's HOT outside Chicago Women! Remember to stay hydrated today!
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    And Stay...

    S – Smart Choices
    T – Taking Time For Ourselves
    R – Reaching Towards Your Goals
    O – Overcome Obstacle
    N – Never Give Up
    G – Getting What We Want

    3418 days ago
  • v CHUBBYVEGAN
    Hey I am just checking up on you, hope everything is going well!
    3463 days ago
  • v HONEYBEEGRL77
    Thanks so much for the link! Your program looks amazing. Good luck with your career!!
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    3729 days ago
  • v HONEYBEEGRL77
    I saw you on the "Skinny Bitch" team and was completely inspired by your Spark Page. Congratulations on all of your successes!!! I noticed that you were working on your degree in Holistic Nutrition. Can I ask where you're getting your degree? I've been exploring getting into this field myself and I've been searching for a great program.
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    3735 days ago
  • v AUALIBRA
    Hi, today is my first day after not having logged on to SP for a VERY long time. You messaged me about a year ago about pet dander etc. I just wanted to say, so sorry for the delay in response, I did not ignore you, I took a very long hiatus.

    In case you are still interested in the information ... Indeed I am allergic to pet dander and have been since childhood. My allergies turned from skin rashes as a child to nasal congestion and eye discomfort now as an adult. I have been prescribed different allergy medication over the years but the only one that seems to work for me is Zyrtec. BUT, like you, the thought of having to take pills everyday is concerning. I love dogs and in particular, I love my dog and I am not willing to give him up or any other dog I might have in the futre. What I do is skip a day or two between my meds. And, yes, it makes for a sneezing and uncomfortable day, but it is the choice I made to have my dog in my life and to minimize the exposure to meds.

    If you have found any better ways in the meantime, I'd love to hear about it. Take care!
    4006 days ago
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