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about to run through the rice on our wedding day! 2.2.08


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Started 30 Day Shred today. Too tired to type more. :P

Well- it's been a while! Since the last time I logged onto SparkPeople, I got pregnant, gained about 40lbs, had a beautiful baby boy, lost 20lbs and have just been sitting here at this higher weight! Gotta get it off!

I have been a "tad" overweight my whole life, and college really did just make it worse (bars and pizza shops open til 4am? right.)
My husband and I are both trying to get back to a comfortable weight- we both have gained since high school (me- about 20 lbs, him- around 40 lbs maybe?) and it's just not healthy!
I have lost weight before using the prescription appitite suppessant Meridia, but, of course, gained it back. Hopefully this time I will change my habits for good!

UPDATE 4-1-08

I have been running for a week now (4x- Couch to 5K) and have done the Element Ballet Conditioning video (3x) and I have actually GAINED 3 lbs! (?!?!?) I understand that I'm probably gaining muscle (I have been SO sore after the conditioning), so that's good, but it's so frustrating!

I have decided that I am not going to weigh myself again until after the 3rd week of c25k- I think it will be better to not worry about it. We'll see how THAT works!

Also, I have new motivation to work hard: today I was sitting at my computer as a 7th grade class was coming in, downloading something for a student while she (an 8th grader) got something out of my office for me. One of the students walking in looked in my office and said "Who's in the office? Oh, it's just Meghan- I was like 'Dang! Mrs. Phillips got skinny!'" Now, I realize I do not have the body of an 8th grader, but still- that hurt! I'm only 9 years older than these kids! What's the deal?! There is absolutely no reason that "Mrs. Phillips" shouldn't "get skinny"!

UPDATE 4-18-08

After staying in my calorie ranges and running 3 weeks of couch to 5k with no cheating, I weighed myself this morning and GAINED 3 pounds. WHAT? My husband says it's probably just a pound of muscle but I think that's crap. I'm so frustrated!

UDATE 4-26-08

I have officially LOST due to running! Even after mexican food and a margarita last night (I know, I know) I lost 1 lb (well .9 lb)! WOOT! No more up- only down from here!

UPDATE 2-27-08

Ok, so I know I updated yesterday so no big changes, but today I have been running for ONE MONTH! My goal was to run (/walk) 30 miles in a month (what was I thinking, right?). HOWEVER, I have officially ran 27 miles in the past month! HOORAY! I have now added running goals! I hope to up my milage every month!

UPDATE 5/1/08

RAN 20 MINUTES, NO STOPPING!! (end of week 5 c25k) Might not seem like a big deal, but I couldn't run 20 SECONDS without wanting to stop when I started! I now realize that just because I WANT to stop, doesn't mean I NEED to!


... or so I've been told. I have slacked. MAJORLY. I ran this morning for the first time in almost a month. Sure, I can say it was the end of the school year, and I had my concert to prepare for then all the craziness of cheerleading summer scheduels (that is what I told myself, after all)- but it's just not true. I could have excercised and SURELY could have eaten better! I have gained 4.9 lbs since I last ran- coincidence? I think not. This morning I started back on c25k- I went ahead and did the first workout of week 3 because I don't think I need to go all the way back to week 1 (60 seconds of jogging, 90 seconds of walking). I did pretty well, but had to slow it down on the last minute of the run. Tomorrow I am going to do w3d1 again and plan on running a little each day this week. Mistake made, plan to fix it executed. The End.


Well, reading my updates from before sure is humbling. I have slacked off all summer- just ate and did NOTHING. I watched the scale go up and down (mainly up- all the way to 197!) and it has settled around 195. I have got to get my weight under control now. Today, for the first time since probably that last entry, I walked on the treadmill tonight. I am going to a spin class on Tuesday with 2 friends- hopefully this will kick-start my butt back in gear!


Back in gear! I missed my 5% goal by 1 lb, but that's not stopping me! I haven't been the best on excercising, but both my husband and I have been watching what we eat and trying to make healthier choices! 9 lbs down for both of us so far!
RANDOM: Also- Biggest Loser is awesome this season. I love the purple team- REALLY DISLIKE THE BROWN TEAM! haha Love that show!

Member Since: 2/25/2007

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My Goals:
-My husband and I are GOING TO run a 5k in 2010!!! He's done it (actually he ran a 10k) before, but I don't run... without complaining the whole time.

-I am just really hoping to be back to my comfortable weight and shape!

- I'm going easy on the goals for now. I want to lose about 15 lbs by my birthday- March 8th! It will be tough to get through the holidays without gaining, but I've got to for my health and my son!

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I am one of those "Eh, I did so well yesterday, I DESERVE a burger today" people. ugh. I need to work on that!

Personal Information:
I'm the director of children's music at a large church in SC and an alumna of the University of South Carolina! I love being at the beach and in the mountains too. It's kinda pathetic, but I have never flown in a plane or been above the Mason-Dixon line.

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I knit!

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    Haha yeah I thought that was pretty funny myself!

    Oh and you did look GREAT on your wedding! You should be so proud of how great you looked. I think that I will look good at the wedding because I just LOVE my dress....it's the honeymoon that I am worried about because I have not quite gotten my body bikini ready! BUT I WILL! Anyway girl keep pushing for that 150 mark and you will be there b4 you know it!!

    4829 days ago
    Haha...he's just being supportive! Be glad for it..I'd love to have a treadmill.

    I miss you too! Maybe I'll call to catch up this weekend...a lot has been going on since we last talked! :)
    4829 days ago
    Congrats to you girl! you looked so beautiful in your wedding photos! i hope it was such a wonderful day.
    4834 days ago
    From the Teachers Learning to Lose SparkTeam...HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We hope you've been able to spend the time with your husband and friends having FUN (yay for Saturday birthdays!).. Congrats on your marriage too, you looked GREAT!
    4848 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my sparkpage!

    by the way your wedding photos are beautiful...congratulations!!
    4850 days ago
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