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Good girls do steps. Bad girls do bells. ;) Find me elsewhere at, @measured_life on Twitter or on Facebook as "A Measured Life"! HOLY CRAPOLI I'VE LOST 93 LBS WITH SPARKPEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOTE: I've lost 93lbs with SparkPeople and have lost ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN POUNDS total! As of August 28, 2014 I am working on maintaining that loss. My name is Andrea, I'm 35, married, so far childless and looking to lose some extra pounds! I don't want to be a stick, but I want to be healthy, and I don't want to be plus-sized anymore. I'm aiming for an 8 as an ultimate goal, since I've never been thin enough to wear a 8, and it's a single digit, woot woot! (I'm currently in a 10, and if the 8 I wear is a pair of stretchy pants I'm totally cool with not going below a 10.) ETA June 2014 - I currently own a SIZE 8 pair of capris!! ETA November 2014 - I also own a size 6 in dress pants! ETA Sept 2015 I have several pairs of size 6 things! I have a wonderful husband and a 5 year old Boston Terrier named Bingley who is like my child. (No I don't walk him in a stroller or anything, but I love him just as much as I would my own child.)

Member Since: 6/24/2008

My Goals:
Start - 253 - 4/4/12
240 - DONE 6/19/12
225 - DONE 8/30/12 (technically 225.3 but I'm counting it)
No Longer Obese (213.9 lbs) - DONE 11/11/12
210 - DONE 11/29/12
195 - DONE 4/3/13
180 - DONE 10/26/13
170 - DONE 3/2/14
Ideal - 160 - DONE 8/29/14

My Program:
I'm tracking my nutrition and exercise via SparkPeople, and using my FitBit to try to keep an average of 8000+ steps a day, plus intermittent strength training. I swing, baby! (Kettlebells, that is.)

Personal Information:
Blackwood, NJ.

I was born and raised in South Jersey, just outside of Philly. I've been up and down the East Coast and abroad and I still love my state. Judge not a state by it's Turnpike. =)

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I believe in equality for all people: men, women, whites, blacks, asians, hispanics, gays, straights, transexuals, transgenders, etc. As long as you don't try to take MY rights away or try to cram your beliefs down my throat, we're cool. =)

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    Thanks for your comment on my "Society Made Me CUSS!!" blog! I appreciate your support! I actually did cuss at him a bit, but could not put that in the blog as SP would have taken it down, so I had to give the clean version there. ;) haha XO
    3083 days ago
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    Thank you for taking the time to comment on my photo. This kind of support really makes difference! Keep up the good work, you're doing a great job!
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    3084 days ago
  • v CHRISTINA791
    Family food is the best/worst. I'm pretty lucky - My family didn't see me while I was losing most of my weight, so the change when they did was pretty dramatic. I think that gave me a little more bargaining power in eating the way I want (instead of "take a day off your diet!" it was "Oh, so this is how you've been eating to lose all that weight?"). Still, my dad likes to cook and eat. One of his favourite things is to make a big breakfast when the family is together and it's so hard to keep the portions reasonable when it's all so good.

    The booze thing bugs me too. I rarely drink. A single beer or a glass of wine is enough to get me tipsy, and I only drink when I actually feel like having something alcoholic. A lot of people have trouble with the idea that you can have fun without drinking and that some people actually prefer water over all other drinks. I'm not depriving myself if I order water. It's really what I want, and if I wanted something else I'd order it!
    3084 days ago
  • v SHRINK_U
    Thanks for the blog support. I am scared about college... but excited, too :) Thanks again!
    3086 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. You're doing fabulous! Just keep on doin' it and before you know it, you'll no longer recognize yourself. 14s sound so exciting!
    3089 days ago

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