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Me at 138 in Apple Hill

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Wedding day with hubby. 130 lbs--My goal!

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This picture motivated me to start working out again. I felt so frumpy and out of shape.

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I am 28 years old and I have been married for 4 years now to the man of my dreams. I've had a lot of changes in the past few years including knee surgery, getting married, and changing jobs so I am trying to get my body back into shape and regain some confidence.

I started getting into shape my junior year of college. I lost around 20 pounds (I went from about 170 lbs to 150) and felt soooo good about myself. I felt like I could do ANYTHING if I just put my mind to it. However, I tore my ACL and Miniscus a few months before I was supposed to be married. One big knee surgery later in addition to my hubby's eating schedule (my hubby who can eat ANYthing he wants and not gain an ounce--grrr) but put on 15 since my surgery :(

I am trying to eat healthier and learn how to enjoy my body again. I want to have the energy I did when I started getting in shape the first time (in addition to all that confidence!!). I have lost 8 lbs. so far and am working on being patient with myself.

*Slow and steady wins the race!
*Seasons will go by and I will probably have either lost or gained a few pounds. Which do I prefer?

Member Since: 4/7/2008

Fitness Minutes: 50,253

My Goals:
Go from 140 to 125!

135- New workout outfit

130- Weekend getaway with hubby

125- 2 new outfits for my new slender body :)

My Program:
I have been cutting back on refined sugar (my weakness-- baked goods are my nemesis). I have also been working out 6X/week including Kick Boxing classes at the gym, running, beach volleyball and various work out videos. I am also eating more fruits and veggies and having a salad for at least 1 meal per day.

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"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" ~Philipians 4:13

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  • v DI136229
    Hi :)... thanks for friending me. I used to be so active on this site, but since going back to school I really fell off the sparks wagon. I feel like I've lost touch with all the people I'd met here who helped keep me accountable, and it is really nice to meet someone else in a similar situation :).

    I had a similar, but much smaller scale) situation with my knee a few years ago. I was running and accomplishing my goals and feeling great, then developed a knee issue called illiotibial band syndrome (ITBS). Such a frustrating thing that goes dormant and comes back.... it felt like i was being cheated out of everything I'd worked for... so I can only imagine how you felt when you had to have knee surgery. That is so so hard. You look like your doing really well though!

    I just graduated from college and am very excited to be able to sleep at night now rather than pull homework all-nighters! lol. It's a very exciting concept and I think it's going to help me with my fitness goals! I'm rededicating and hopefully we can help each other keep motivated :).
    2833 days ago
    I haven't been on sparkpeople as much as I should be. This summer has been hectic, but I still have been active and losing weight. Even though I gained back up to 121.6 from my birthday week. But, that's OK. I will lose it again. When September comes, I will be much more determined and driven to get out on my 120s completely. I would love to reach between 112-115. I learned that the best way to maintain your weight is to pick a 3-5 pound range to stay in. So I'm hoping to stay between 112-115. But I will figure it out when the time comes. Right now, I will focus on maintaining then lose the weight in Sept.

    How is your summer going?
    3162 days ago
    Just checking in. How are you? How are you doing with your goals? Hope you have a positive, healthy week! :)
    3208 days ago
    Hey! How are you? Thank you for your sweet comment. You making great progress as well. Stay motivated and positive!

    I was stuck between 123-125 lbs for over a month. I started going to the gym since mid-Feb and haven't lost any weight. I think it was because I was eating enough calories to maintain my current weight, not lose weight. So I started tracking my caloric intake yesterday and I'm finally back to my lowest weight: 122.2. I'm 0.2 pounds away from losing 40 pounds! :) I'm hoping I reach 120 by the end of March.

    What helped me lose lots of weight is zig zagging my calories. I eat more calories on my active days and less calories on my less active days. It helps me avoid hitting plateaus. I realized that I have to adjust your caloric intake every 10 pounds or so... because the more you are closer to your goal weight, the more harder it is to lose weight.

    Since I'm about 7-10 pounds away from my goal weight, it's getting much harder to lose weight so I started tracking my caloric intake so I can make sure I get there before summer!

    What is your workout schedule? Here's a link to calculate your daily caloric intake... Click the zigzag button to show you how many calories you need:


    My advice is to eat between Fat Loss and Maintenance. :)
    3318 days ago
    The next 365 is waiting for you on a blog. Recognize and receive your blessings my friend and I will see you around.
    Love,Luyah emoticon
    3390 days ago
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