ENVIROCHEMIST
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Christmas 2009 ~ 193lbs, size 9/10 (with my mom)



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Summer 2010 ~ With my instructor



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Summer 2018 ~ 375lbs, size 26 (200lbs to lose)


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Formerly known as GemGoddess, now EnviroChemist. I've moved into a new professional phase in my life...a lot of new life phases since I started my Sparkpeople account in 2009. Since I've recently come back to Spark, and am trying to begin a new health and fitness phase -- one that I want to last the rest of my life -- I decided that I needed to bring my page up to date as well.

I've been on and off the fitness train over the past 15 years. Began and ended a marriage, multiple miscarriages and fertility treatments, weight losses and gains, moved across the country, discovered several fitness activities, spine injury from a car accident in October of 2010, re-injuries, chronic back problems, both parents battling cancer, and somewhere over that time, getting two bachelor's degrees and a master's degree. Entered my 40's. Time to make health and fitness a permanent part of my life. It isn't over.

Laying it all out like that shows me the downward spiral that began with the car accident in 2010: the year leading up to the accident, I was the most fit I'd ever been (see photos of me with my belly dance instructor and with my mom). Not all the way to ultimate goal, but not far off. Life kicked my teeth in multiple times, and I fell down. It's time to get back up, once and for all. I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired. I'm entering new phases right and left, and I want to be ready to live them, fit, healthy, and content.


Member Since: 10/17/2009

Fitness Minutes: 34,732

My Goals:
Overall goal: 170lbs, with a normal BMI. Size 8.


My Program:
5' 9" hourglass.

My Fitness: swimming, walking on the beach, stationary bike, belly dance, Tai Chi.

My Diet: Mediterranean with a bit more poultry and fewer olives. Lots of berries, oats, salmon, shrimp, turkey, chicken, green veggies, hummus, and popcorn.



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Tampa Bay area


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