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On my way to Spinning Class 5/29/2013 :-) (245 lbs)

Home from Zumba :-) 254 lbs (May 2012)

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"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."

"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."

"Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values."

"People create ...
"Happiness is that state of consciousness which proceeds from the achievement of one's values."

"A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others."

"Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values."

"People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don't sit looking at it - walk."

"I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine."

"Love is the expression of one's values, the greatest reward you can earn for the moral qualities you have achieved in your character and person, the emotional price paid by one man for the joy he receives from the virtues of another."

"The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me."

~Ayn Rand quotes


I'm a young professional, with a great new job in NYC. Career related depression have evaporated. I am happy to have achieved that goal. Now to study for the GMAT and go to business school!

Goals I have that WERE impacted by lack of happiness in my PREVIOUS job are weight goals, spirituality goals, community involvement goals, romantic involvement goals and educational goals.

Now I am content in current job and looking to jumpstart all of the above goals!!!

My confidence level is connected how I feel about my body in a large way. Between 2009-2011 I gained 42 lbs (to total 250 lbs) which has added to my depression. I hope to change a lot of things and this website seems like a great place to connect with others on a similar path.
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 current weight: 270.0 


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Member Since: 8/10/2011

SparkPoints: 6,570

Fitness Minutes: 2,785

My Goals:
Adopt Ayurvedic practices and Paleo eating habits in my healthy routine.

My ultimate goal is to lose over 100 lbs and reach 135 lbs.

Goals / Rewards:
[X] 248 (4%) Join yoga center & get yoga gear
[_] 238 (8%) Zumba gear
[_] 225 (12.5%) Massage/New gym clothes
[_] 208 (50 lb) Spa & Hair Day
[_] 199 (22.8%) A bicycle, natural hair/skin products. New outfit.
[_] 180 (78 lb) Professional pictures, new work clothes and all
[_] 160 (38%) Lingerie!
[_] 150 (108 lb) Anime convention
[_] 135-145 (123 lbs) Spiritual/Yoga/Meditation Retreat (Kripalu)

Non Scale Goals:

* Jog comfortably on treadmill without getting out of breath
* Walk 5k
* Run 5k
* Cycling class w/o sitting
* Learn to swim confidently and comfortably
* Run a triathlon
* Work up to 10lb free weights in my class
* Be able to do all of the moves in my work out classes at the gym
* Be able to let my boyfriend pick me up without bein

My Program:
Wake 30 minutes before the sun. Sleep by 9pm.

3.5 - 4.0 liters of water a day.

Gym twice a day before and after work. Freeform mornings. Group classes evenings.

Rest Sunday. Only morning exercise on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Healthy filling breakfast, lunch and dinner with healthy snacks in between. All consisting of primarily fruits and vegetables (organic if I can afford to buy organic)

Nuts, fruits, salads, veggies. Lots of protein and good fats.

No hydrogenated oils, corn syrup. Less than 300 mgs sodium. Low sugar. No dairy. No grain & no legumes.

Personal Information:
I am back in NYC for the time being. Great new job too.

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Religious/Spiritual Views: Pagan with strong influence from syncretic African religions and Philosophy and some Eastern (Buddhist, Hindu, Shinto), Celtic and Native American.

Zodiac: Pisces (with a lot of fire in my chart)

Other Information:
I love science fiction and fantasy books and movies. Steampunk is my latest interest.

I am Pagan, Poly, and Pan.

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In Pisces, the Sun is sensitive and idealistic. You are "tuned in" to your environment, and aware of everything happening in your world, and to everyone around you. Pisces is the dream sign of the zodiac. You may be one of the true dreamers of the world, often getting caught up in impractical plans and ideas. You absorb the ideas and the mental outlook of those around you, for better or for worse. The decisions that you make may be workable, if sometimes emotional and erratic. Often these decisions are made on hunches and feelings with little or no foundation in fact. Creative, spiritual and often a bit mystical, you can be impractical and illogical.
The Pisces child often is the Scapegoat in the family, being blamed for the families problems, but that isn't true at all. Little Pisces hears these conversations and feels she is the fault and takes on the feelings of those around her. Pisces never has an easier life. She needs to surround herself with positive, upbeat people because if she is around depressed people they will pull her down. She is a natural healer. She can have problems with her feet. She can be a fat person if she turns to food for comfort from her emotional issues, but yet, dance, yoga and swimming can be ways she stays slim and healthy.
You're a moody and introspective person, and it's hard for others to understand you. It may be hard for you to understand yourself sometimes. Your temperament varies from being optimistic to being acutely pessimistic.
Although you may be very shy and unassuming, you care deeply about your stature and succeeding in your endeavors. You may feel vulnerable and anxious when you are unsure of your status and circumstances. You have a deeply hidden inner pride and when this is attacked in any way, you react emotionally.
Compassionate, tolerant, kind, and loving, you are easily influenced by others because you don't want to hurt anyone. Always charming and likable, you are good to those in distress. You are as fond of animals as you are people. You are sympathetic to the world's unfortunate, including every stray animal and helpless soul you meet. You are more concerned with others' well-being than your own, and you want to save people from themselves. You are easily taken in by a hard-luck story and often leave yourself open to be used. You are always there with a shoulder to cry on for your friends in need. Frequently people take advantage of this compassionate nature.
If you are a typical Pisces, you're likely to suffer from an inferiority complex. You probably lack an adequate sense of self-confidence, as you are so very sensitive, shy and introspective. You never feel that you do enough, so you often overwork, putting stress on your physical body. In your quiet way, you accomplish much. Having a natural tendency to become a workaholic, you must have a generous amount of escape time, preferably with total solitude.
Pisces, more than any other sign, draws strength or weakness from the rest of the horoscope. The nature of Pisces is very adaptable and pliable. You may have to fight for a sense of stability and to resist the impulses of the moment.

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What a lucky day Friday the 13th was this month. You came into the world.

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