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"Fat Ash" no more!

From the title above one might conclude that my name is Ashley. Indeed, this is correct. And while my inner analyst/feminist/intellectual bristled at the scoff-worthy concept of creating a username that sounds much like the ever derogatory “fat ass,” I decided to keep it as is. The truth is, there really is a war waging between what we know and what we feel. Am I over-weight? Yes. I know that. Am I all of the things that the word “fat” has come to stand for (dirty, lazy, ugly, and unlovable)? ...
From the title above one might conclude that my name is Ashley. Indeed, this is correct. And while my inner analyst/feminist/intellectual bristled at the scoff-worthy concept of creating a username that sounds much like the ever derogatory “fat ass,” I decided to keep it as is. The truth is, there really is a war waging between what we know and what we feel. Am I over-weight? Yes. I know that. Am I all of the things that the word “fat” has come to stand for (dirty, lazy, ugly, and unlovable)? No. I know that, too. But unfortunately sometimes I still feel like crap because of what I weigh. So when I say “Fat Ash No More” I mean I want to lose weight, of course, but regain something far more valuable in the process- a new mentality. (Besides, it's also kind of an oxymoron given that no matter how big I get, the butt of my jeans will always be baggy. My fat thinks it needs to take a detour and heads straight for my stomach. My body type is not Apple, nor Pear, nor Hourglass. Alas, it is Marshmallow-On-A-Stick!)

I have weighed 286 pounds, 164 pounds, (and it goes without saying) everything in between. I lost 126, regained 45, and am finally creating a new Spark People profile because I am finding it difficult to quiet the deafening shame fest in my head. I am searching for accepting, optimistic, supportive, and altogether uplifting weight loss friends whose clamor will perhaps be more positive.

Albert Einstein once said, “We can not solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” My mentality as of late has been rather backwards. I keep telling myself I will approve of myself when I get “there,” wherever the hell “there” is. In reality, I will continue to go nowhere (and possibly even go backwards) until I give myself some of that unconditional love stuff. Needless to say, Mr. Einstein would be mortified.

So no more compulsive overeating, fat-shaming, and self-doubting and/or loathing. It’s depressing and unproductive. Sooooo let the body acceptance, health, and blogging begin. :)
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Member Since: 6/8/2013

SparkPoints: 9,573

Fitness Minutes: 6,025

My Goals:
High Weight: 286 lbs.
Low Weight: 160 lbs.
Current Weight: 245.8 lbs.

October Goal = -15 pounds





My Program:
-Get 6 - 8 hours of sleep/night
-Drink 8+ glasses of water on a daily basis
-Eat approx. 1800 calories a day
-Prepare meals at home
-Write down food regularly
-Update "Fitness" playlist bi-weekly



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"Don't do nothing just because you can't do everything." -Colleen Patrick

A winner is just a loser who tried one more time.


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BAREFITNESS
10/6/2014 10:49:34 PM

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Thanks for the recent friend add and comments on some of my pics! You look great....and definitely know some chicks who would love to have a "fat @ss" or any @ss at all! lol Own your body, be proud of it~hope to be a great spark friend and motivator! emoticon



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
10/6/2014 8:27:49 PM

"Above all, challenge yourself. You may well surprise yourself at what strengths you have, what you can accomplish."
– Cecile Springer
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Thanks a bunch for the pumpkin goodie! Have a healthy Autumn!
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Pixie



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ERICAANN44
10/6/2014 7:50:41 PM

no problem! We all need a little reminder once in a while :-)



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MYYEAR13
8/7/2014 9:01:44 PM

Just wanted to drop in and say Hi! It's been a while, but I'm back and hope to make some progress! :) Hope that you are doing great with your goals!



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CORKYTHEMOM1
7/9/2014 10:27:31 AM

Ashley, I didn't know if you heard about the head-on collision accident that I was in. I posted an updated blog about my current injuries. I'm so proud of you for making daily healthy choices and permanent lifestyle changes, resulting in fulfilling positive results! I'm giving you a STANDING OVATION for the goals you have achieved and the progress you continue to make! You are:


emoticon * S * P * A * R * K * T * A * C * U * L * A * R * emoticon


S = Set goals! Develop plans! Take action! Make progress! See results!
P = Promote regular medical checkups to achieve optimum health!
A = Approach each goal with optimism, dedication and completion!
R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun!
K = Keep track of nutrition intakes, fitness minutes, weigh-ins and body measurements!
T = Trust your choices, decisions and actions in all that you do!
A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and personal well-being goals!
C = Create a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results!
U = Utilize behavior modification to break bad habits and challenge yourself to change!
L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth!
A = Assemble a support system to help one another stay on track!
R = Record emotions, setbacks, adjustments, progress and achievements in a journal!


~ Monika ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon



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