Me and my bestie Mamachef ... 5/2/2010
Grand Canyon, May 29th, 2010 ~213
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Alley's Journey to Skinny
Another year has passed, and life has changed once again. The only constant--everything always changes. Dad has passed, and I will be switching jobs on my birthday of July 8th. Figured it was a good time to start this journey once again. I have joined as a Beachbody Coach and am using Shakeology to help with my weight loss this time around. With the support from Spark and the help of my fellow Beachbody coaches I will actually make this healthy lifestyle happen and ...
Another year has passed, and life has changed once again. The only constant--everything always changes. Dad has passed, and I will be switching jobs on my birthday of July 8th. Figured it was a good time to start this journey once again. I have joined as a Beachbody Coach and am using Shakeology to help with my weight loss this time around. With the support from Spark and the help of my fellow Beachbody coaches I will actually make this healthy lifestyle happen and stick this time.
Well, my life has changed drastically once again. I am back in Indiana now as things on his end didn't work out. We are still friends, but ... yah. I am struggling with things back in the midwest. I found a job fast, but am dealing with a lot of internal, personal struggles with the break up.
I re-joined a gym here, and I am managing to go 2-3 days a week. Right now, that is a good thing. The heat is unbearable, I hurt all over again and have had to double my RA meds since moving back from CA.
I have decreased my goals to lose about 30-40 pounds this year, although I am not quite on that track yet. I will get there eventually though. Changing where you buy foods is a big thing. I am slowly adjusting back, although it has and will be a hard road since I loved the Bay Area so much.
I want to start this year healthier than last year. I lost hardly any weight in 2011, but I also did not gain any. This year I want to at least lose 30 pounds.
I will have insurance in January, and I am planning on getting into a doctor's office and figure out why my hips and back have been bothering me. Time to get myself healthy again!
I haven't lost the weight I wanted to, and a trip back home to Indiana set me back about 15 pounds (can definitely tell how much fast food packs it on). I am currently still trying to lose what I gained when I went home. I am currently on Week 6 of the Spark Running Program. I am feeling good, I have somewhat hit a plateau, which means I need to increase my exercise and work on getting my veggies in daily ( I still struggle with this daily). I have lost inches though, and clothes are finally starting to fit better again. I am determined to shop through my closet this winter! So I am keeping on with Spark, and at least I have not hit my heaviest weight again!
As of April 1st, 2011 I have lost about 25 pounds. I am taking this journey slow and steady. I am not losing nearly as fast as I would like, but I am losing and making changes that are sticking with me.
I have recently moved to California and I am finally ready to start living my life! I am ready to get healthier, BE healthier so I can live a longer fuller life! You only get the one life, it is time I started living it!
Live for today, love for tomorrow, and laugh at all your yesterdays. Never regret the past, always hope for the future, and cherish every moment you have.
| current weight: 208.4
Member Since: 7/9/2010
Fitness Minutes: 10,433
Long term: My goal is to lose 80 pounds and keep it off the rest of my life.
I am trying to stay within the calories recommended, eat my fruits and veggies daily, and work on getting consistent with exercise.
I am trying to set smaller goals because I think the main goal of 80 pounds makes me sabotage myself.
I am from Southern Indiana and have lived here my whole life (save a 2 year stint in CA).
Starting BMI 38.2
Current BMI 36.2
I am an avid MMORPG gamer, I love to read sci-fi/fantasy books. My favorite series of books is The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. I also like the Twilight Series, Anne Rice, Terry Brooks, House of Night Series, Harry Potter, CL Wilson (Tairen Soul Series), The Nobel Dead Saga. Adding to this list ... The Fallen Series, Vampire Academy books, ( I am heavy into the fantasy--can you tell?)