Hi, I'm Angie. I'm 33 and frustrated (and have been for about 16 or so years) at being overweight. I'm an Occupational Therapist. I just left a job after 3.5 years that was mostly a desk job, since I worked in a Behavior Health world with soldiers with PTSD and mild TBI. I am now looking for a job, but it's extremely likely that I will be much more on my feet and doing actual physical work that most OT's do. I'm excited about that. But, for the first time in my life, I'm worried that because of how out of shape I am, I might actually run the risk of injuring my back (we do a lot of lifting) or something like that. Even though I've always been heavy, I used to at least work out regularly and stay in some sort of shape.
I don't like how much my weight (only one (heavy) part of who I am) affects so much of my life. I don't like how much I think about it, and how much I loathe it. I don't like that my self-identity has changed and suffered because of my weight.
Today, I am starting the change to become the person that I really am, both inside and out!
~ Lose over 100 lbs
~ Run at least a 5k in every state
~ Be able to wear a backless dress... and look HOT!
~ Be happy, rather than scared, to fly (because I know I will fit in the plane seat without bothering my neighbor)
Right now, I am trying to:
1) start eating healthier - Though I love fruits and veggies, I realize I almost never eat them out of laziness.
2) Smaller portions!
3) Track my food intake.
4) Drink more water.
5) Go to the gym 3x/week.
Originally from Nebraska, then moved to NY for several years and then traveled for my job to several states. Then was was in Germany for 3.5 years, and am now just getting back to the States!
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| Pounds lost: 11.2
"Transformation is not five minutes from now; it's a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it's these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self esteem."
"Make a pledge to yourself right now, to declare that you are worth your time and energy."
Just stopping by to wish you a happy, healthy and fun Summer, Sparkfriend! Keep making those daily choices that will help you move closer to your goal, one step at a time. Right now there are just a little over 90 days until the first day of Autumn. Imagine how much progress you can make by then if you just keep doing your best each day this Summer! Don't forget....you are worth the effort!
1195 days ago
"Every day of our lives we are faced with a choice.
The choice to BE, or to be truly AMAZING.
Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
No matter who you are, or what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE."
Hey Sparkfriend, I hope your week is going great so far. Make the most of each day as it comes, and choose to be amazing! Put forth your best effort....because you are worth it!
1205 days ago
"Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long.
Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals.
No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders.
How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come."
Just stopping by to wish you a healthy week, Spark friend! If you fall down, get back up and keep pushing forward. I hope you know that you're always worth your best effort...because you really are!
1221 days ago
Thanks for the comment!!! Things get a little bumpy sometimes, but I am trying very hard to put positive energy out there. Things will work out for you!!
1225 days ago
"Three of the most powerful words in the English language are 'I AM RESPONSIBLE.' It's tough to do, but when the day comes that you can say those words, believe them, and mean them, it will be the most liberating moment of your life. Taking responsibility for all of your results, for better or for worse, is taking back your power to create results in your life."
Its up to you to make your goals and dreams a reality, Sparkfriend! Take responsibility, and do your best each day to make progress. You are totally worth the effort, you know!
I hope your week has been great so far!
1232 days ago