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My hubby and I March 2012

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LEFT: 218lbs on 1/3/06 RIGHT: 155 on 8/3/07 loss in pic 63lbs TOTAL LOSS: 104 lbs as of 12/3/07

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Not changing my Page Title... because I am back. again! I knew it would be a lifetime struggle, and a lifetime commitment. I watched the finale of the Biggest Loser the other night and realized I've done too much and come too far to botch it up!

I used last year's diagnosis of "hypothyroidism" to explain it but seriously? I know better. I went gluten free about six months ago and I am on meds.

So here I am... February 6th, 2014 at 172. I've put 25 pounds back on and I will tell you, I can tell. And I will tell you another thing, working out MATTERS! I haven't been and oh my I can tell! Arms that were once well defined... not any more! Thighs that were tight and muscular, hello cellulite! Okay. Enough complaining! Let's do this!

From March 2011:
I started Spark in January 2006. I took some time off from August 2008 with a few stops back here and there but no real commitment. I fell in love with my "forever guy" last January and we now live together with my three kids (residential custody) and his three kids (joint visitation custody) all under the age of 11. It's the new millennium Bradys and yes, we are a little crazy!

Brief run down that I had up here from previous intro:
I started losing weight in June of 2005 when I weighed in at about 253 but not committed or serious about it really. Then in September my marriage was over. From Sept. to Dec. I lost 30 lbs. My brother, who is a personal trainer, came home for Christmas and told me, among other things, to use the loss as incentive and not gain it all back.

I found Spark on New Year's Day and started the program on the 3rd. Since then I have lost more than another 70 lbs. with their help.

I have been reading a lot lately, getting myself healthy on the inside. It surprises me that all this time I thought that my outside appearance defined me but I never took a look at how my inside effected my outside. A lot. So along with working on getting to my goal of 135, and then 125, I have become aware of so much and know that I create my own destiny. And it is good.

I am still healthier and happier than I have been in years. I now know that change happens and new beginnings can be started no matter where you are in your life.

Member Since: 12/31/2005

Fitness Minutes: 1,305

My Goals:
I lost over 100 lbs from September 2005-December 2007. I have bobbed up and down the scale between 145-165 the last 5 years. I would like to see myself hit the lower end again by mid-summer... But more importantly, get exercise back on my daily schedule. I have seen the difference it can make, now I have to implement it.

My Program:
Currently I maintain my weight by staying in a calorie range, making healthy choices and fitting in some physical activity every day, though I want/need it to me more. I am getting back on track with drinking water, not eating at night, watching my calorie intake and adding exercise to my schedule.

Personal Information:
My name is Beth, I'm 36 and recently got remarried to Bill, in a real Elvis Vegas wedding! I am the proud mom of an awesome 12 year old boy & beautiful twin 9 year old girls, Bill has 3 great kids, 6 year old son, a 5 year old son and a 3 year old daughter. I have my Masters in Education, working on my Masters in Library Science and currently work at a local library.

Other Information:
I read Jemima J. right before joining Spark. I have read/heard both pros and cons of this book, but for me, personally, I liked it a lot and believe that it really helped motivate me to get off my butt and do something about my weight.

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  • v BARBI1223
    Hi Beth,
    You are doing a great job. Thanks for all the encouragement. I'm loving the purple team. Go girls go!
    5561 days ago
    Hi Beth thanks for your incouragment I have been having a pretty tuff week but, hearing that somone understands helps. You are doing so good with everything in your life so keep up the hard work! I really enjoy reading all of your posts and look forword to our continued weight loss together as the purple power house team! Way to go!

    5561 days ago
    Beth, I can only imagine the stress of being a single mom! And you've managed to lose 55 pounds?!?! WOW!!! That gives ME motivation! I completely understand the lack of energy. Maybe you can promise yourself just 10 minutes a day to start with? When I started here at SP, I found SparkGuy's 10 minutes a day challenge. That got me going and eventually I bumped it up to a minimum of 15 minutes. Many times, once I get going I do more than my minimum, but at least I'm doing something. Today was day 127 for me! I know, it will be hard at first, but if you have tapes and a treadmill, YOU CAN DO IT!!!

    We're here for you!

    Michele : )
    5564 days ago
  • v LADYBUGK03
    You truly inspire me to be a better person. I value your words of encouragement always. You amaze me and I am so proud of you. Keep up the hard work. You are doing great!
    5565 days ago
  • v BARBI1223
    Hi Beth thanks for being so supportive to all of us. I am enjoying the purple power houses.
    I love the comment thing. And I'm really beginning to enjoy exercising.
    Go figure.
    5565 days ago
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