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y'all...check out the definition in my shoulders!!!

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doing the CrossFit 17.5 workout

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I look kind mean when I'm squatting :)

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My name is Sandy and this is me getting healthy and finally losing this extra weight. Before the birth of my son, I had NO problems maintaining a healthy weight. I was thin and if I felt like I needed to drop a few pounds, I just stopped eating junk food, as well as breakfast and lunch. So I was at a healthy weight, but I wasn't healthy.

Then I got pregnant. And I put on something like 60 pounds. And I found out that losing 60 pounds is TOUGH! It's been a hard road but I also found out that IT IS POSSIBLE!

I've done a lot of thinking throughout this journey. I thought about why I joined SparkPeople. I thought about why I wanted to lose weight. In the beginning, it was to lose weight, fit into my clothes and not feel like crying when I looked in a mirror. My motivations shifted as the months went along. Suddenly I wanted not only to lose weight but to be healthier, and to raise healthy children. I want to be healthy and happy and I want my son to see that in me. I want to not only be able to motivate myself, but also others. I want to get back to a place in my life where I can go outside, start running "just because" and keep running until I want to stop, not have to stop. I want to have more children and be healthy enough to have no complications. And VERY long term, I want to grow old and be healthy.

It is definitely a lifestyle change for me...and I really don't think I'll ever go back to the old lifestyle. This one is proving to be not only rewarding but also FUN!

Member Since: 1/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 202,611

My Goals:
get stronger, lose body fat and love myself more.

My Program:
I run, I lift heavy things, I have fun with my workouts.

Recently discovered I have a problem with gluten (full body rash for over a month!). So As of November 2015, I've been gluten free. In March of 2016, I went completely grain free, sugar free and starting eating primal/paleo/ketogenic.

2017...this is my year to drop body fat below 20% and build some impressive muscles!

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190 - **The beginning...**

180 - **January 4, 2008**

170 - **March 20, 2008**

160 - **April 21, 2008**

150 - **May 30, 2008**

140 - **August 12, 2008**

135 - **April 15, 2010**

130 - **October 31, 2011**

125 - **September 2nd, 2012**

120 - **June 27th, 2016**

115 - **April 5th, 2017**

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    Things are crazy here too!! Moses will be a month old on the 7th, still trying to get use to the sleepless nights... haha finally started losing some of the almost 60 pounds I gained.. haha I have been trying to drink more water and not eat so late. It will be a long journey but I am more determined than ever, especially knowing this is our last baby and I can finally focus on me!! How have you been???
    2822 days ago
    oh my goodness so exciting!!! CONGRATS! My first was born at 35 weeks, he stayed in the NICU for 5 days. So glad she is home with you :) cant wait to see pictures!
    2838 days ago
    thank you!!! any day now for you, cant wait!!!
    2838 days ago
    3 weeks left on Friday, all my babies have been early, hoping this little guy decides to show before my due date! It has been a crazy pregnancy full of sickness, stress and body aches... Ready for it to be over and to see my little guy and hold him in my arms!!! I am beyond excited, how about you?! How are you feeling?
    2877 days ago
    Yeah!!! Congrats on the baby girl, how wonderful!!!! Now you don't have to feel the pressure to keep going, every time I have another boy, people always tell me to try again for a girl. HAHA No way, I am done now! I am sure she will be beautiful. We are getting close already!
    The weather is is always awful, my husbands work and sons school actually got cancelled today thanks to ANOTHER blizzard.

    2900 days ago
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