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TODAY IS THE DAY...

I have been a Sparkmember for quite some time. When I first joined, I loved the site, the sparkfriends, amazing ideas and all the support. I was able to shed the pounds I set out to and then the other shoe dropped... I've worked in a chaotic career for the past 8 years and it has taken a huge toll on me. With all the chaos and trauma, I've lost sight of taking care of myself... It is time to regain balance in my life and make myself a priority.

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I have been a Sparkmember for quite some time. When I first joined, I loved the site, the sparkfriends, amazing ideas and all the support. I was able to shed the pounds I set out to and then the other shoe dropped... I've worked in a chaotic career for the past 8 years and it has taken a huge toll on me. With all the chaos and trauma, I've lost sight of taking care of myself... It is time to regain balance in my life and make myself a priority.

I re-embarked on this journey for the 5,000,257th time to get healthy, shed excess pounds and to feel better about myself --The main focus each time I try to shed pounds after re-gaining 20-30 pounds of stress induced self-loathing. I had allowed my stressful job to take over (yet again) lost touch with important people in my life & with myself, didn’t prioritize anything other than work and made the stress inducing, demanding job #1 and my only priority.

"It didn't take a week to put the weight on... why would we assume it'll take a week to take it off?"

I'm choosing to stop:
-Making Excuses!!!!
-Eating my emotions
-Feeling sorry for myself
-Being dormant
-Allowing everything and everyone to take precedence over my health and happiness




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Member Since: 6/4/2009

SparkPoints: 39,640

Fitness Minutes: 28,260

My Goals:
Long Term Goals:
**Lose 50 pounds total
**Run a 5K
**Make it a LIFESTYLE, not just a crash diet!
**Get Healthy!!!
**Stop Emotional Eating!
**Feel Good In My Own Skin!! Have a positive self-esteem!

Fitness Goals:
**Use my treadmill consistently & hit the pavement!
**Run a mile without stopping (Completed 4/6/12-- Do this again!)
**Complete C25K Training
**Sign up for & complete a 5K race/event
**Complete 30 day Shred

Weekly Goals:
*Log 10 Miles per week (run, walk, jog, skip, just do it!!)
* Eat within calorie range each day and eat quality foods. When it comes to packaged foods-- If I can't pronounce it, I try not to eat it
*Drink 8 glasses of water a day
*SLEEP!! at least 8 hours a night
*Eat Vegetarian at least once per week


My Program:
*Eating Healthy... Eat to Live, not Live to Eat!! (NO EMOTIONAL EATING)

*Drink at least 3 liters of water a day... (12 glasses)

*EXERCISE!
I'm aiming for at least 150 minutes a week.

*Include strength training/yoga at least 3 days per week.

*Maintain a positive attitude. Weight loss and health are a journey, not a destination. I'm trying to limit the amount of times a week I weigh myself. The scale has controlled my emotions often in the past.

REWARDS!!
*5 lbs: Manicure
*10 lbs: Tanning
*15 lbs: Pedicure
*20 lbs: Manicure
*25 lbs:Pedicure
*30 lbs: Day-trip
*35 lbs: Long Weekend
*40 lbs: Definitely a dress fitting appointment!!!

Personal Information:
I am now 30 years old and still a work in progress. I've worked in child welfare for the last 8+ years. I live in Virginia with my fiance and our 2 furbabies: a "catdaughter" & "babyboy".

I want to live a healthy life, be a good person and figure out what and where I want to go in life. I want to reach my ultimate goal of living a healthy lifestyle!

Other Information:
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." ~Maya Angelou

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Member Comments:
EDENFELL
7/5/2014 10:11:25 AM

Hi! Thanks for stopping by with some great advice. It is difficult sometimes to get that exercise in. Hope your 4th of July weekend is going well. emoticon



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TEENY_BIKINI
7/3/2014 9:00:02 PM

Have a great holiday! Stay cool!

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KOOKERBEE
11/28/2013 6:02:00 PM

Happy Thanksgiving!



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MOTIVATIONFOUND
11/18/2013 12:23:11 PM

Good morning! Just wanted to say thank you for the goodie. :) I hope you have a great week!



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TINAJANE76
11/17/2013 3:23:32 PM

Thanks so much for your great comments on my blog about bullying. Here's to kindness and compassion all around--maybe even in academia, lol!



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