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Desperately in need of an update here! I've been on Spark since 2009 and went from 148 lb. to 112 lb. at my lowest. Although 112 was a bit too low for me, I did find a happy weight somewhere around 117. Most importantly, my dietary choices were the healthiest they had ever been and I was very disciplined about working out 4-5 times a week. I got in the best shape of my life and maintained for a couple of years! My weight started to creep up a bit after my wedding in 2011, but still was ok at around 124-ish and I maintained that until my husband and I decided to start a family in 2013. I had my precious baby girl, Margot Ruby on Feb. 5, 2014 and gained a total of 30 lb. during pregnancy. I am now down to 140lb. and would like to still lose 22 more to get back to my happy weight! I am exclusively breastfeeding, which burns around 500 calories a day (woo hoo!) Because of this, you'll notice my calories are higher than they used to be to lose the weight (great of course to eat more, but nursing makes me sooo hungry!) I am still trying to get back into my exercise routine before I head back to work in April. I am getting in some walks twice a week or so, but at 6 weeks postpartum and feeling great, its time to ramp it up!!

Some things I still struggle with mostly stem from my obsessive tendencies-anxiety over bad food choices, occasional binging, etc. My biggest food weaknesses are probably peanut butter, cereal & ice cream! I do well with structure, so i really like the calorie and exercise logs. They help to keep me accountable & honest. I LOVE sparkpeople & the tools its provided me with to lose the weight once--and I know I can do it again and truly 'have it all!!'

Member Since: 9/11/2007

Fitness Minutes: 47,748

My Goals:
-Maintain a weight range of 112-116 (no higher than 118).

-Make better food choices and eliminate ALL binging.

-Keep up my exercise schedule, and mix it up to keep it interesting.

-Have a BANGIN' bikini bod for summer (and for always!)

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Height: 5'4 (and a half!!)

I live in atlanta with my amazing fiance. I'm a recent college grad with a BA in English, and i am currently looking for a job/career to actually USE this, haha.

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  • v ETGRIP
    Hey doll - how goes it?
    2892 days ago
  • v DIANAS
    Your page, progress and pics are just so motivating!! I'm just about the same height as you are and my ultimate goal is to be the same weight as you are now (oh well, that's ages away for me now, but stilL!)
    You go girl!!! emoticon
    3015 days ago
  • v SHMARA
    Hey there! Thanks for the comment :)
    It's been a while, how are you doing?
    3036 days ago
  • v SUN_N_SEA
    Thanks for the friend add! I've added you as well. I'm looking for motivation this holiday season, especially after I lost my "mojo" visiting family for a week. I think I'm finding it slowly, the tracking is such a big help, just have to stick with it. Anyway, keep up the good work! You're doing great, and I can only hope to have a tummy like yours some day soon!!

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    P.S. By "tummy" I meant: incredibly toned, flat abs!!
    3052 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/28/2012 10:04:10 PM
    so motivating!
    3167 days ago
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