My name is Hope, I'm a pre medical student, and I am taking action of my health! I am doing great school-wise, but I won't get into med school being obese (nor do I). As of today (2/3/2013), I have approximately 19 months to lose weight before medical school interviews start (which will set me around 9/1/2014). I have literally waited until the last minute, I can be terrible with procrastination!
I'm very friendly and encouraging, and actually know quite a bit about exercise, nutrition, wellness, and the like. This is either due to my academics and classes I've taken, or research out of personal interest. My goal is to treat weight-loss as I treat school. Not necessarily perfecting things, but striving for excellence. I can no longer push this back, or half-ass it anymore.
Where I am now:
SW: 265 (2/3/2013)
CW: 258 6/21/2013
Next goal weight: 254 by 7/19/2013
I also have insulin resistance, which I hope to reverse with weight loss.
Other than to lose weight, my goals are:
~ Maintain a consistent exercise regimen
~ Find motivation/Inspiration everyday
~ Move forward with my academic/professional goals every week
~Cardio and strength training 4x/week
I mostly enjoy watching detective shows such as Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Minds, and NCIS. Although, I do watch other dramas such as Suits. My favorite movie is A Bronx Tale, favorite music genre is country, and my favorite books are written by Mitch Albom.
| current weight: 246.0
Happy birthday, Hope! Have a wonderful day!
847 days ago
"It is rewarding to find someone you like, but it is essential to like yourself.
It is quickening to recognize that someone is a good and decent human being, but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable.
It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect and admiration and love, but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things."
I hope you're having a good weekend so far, Sparkfriend! I just wanted to stop by and share a couple of great quotes with you. Keep pushing to reach your goals, one day at a time. Always believe that you are worth your absolute best effort...because you are!
"My invitation to you is to begin living every moment as though you are miraculous and deserve to live an extraordinary life.
Fake it if you must and keep faking it until it’s real to you. The gift you will be giving yourself is a lifelong journey of discovery, one that is infinite and infinitely rewarding. Begin the journey. Today. This moment. Now."
1021 days ago
Happy Sunday! How are things going?
1076 days ago
"I believe in waking up every day and taking a good step toward health, and honoring your body." -Troian Bellisario
“In terms of days and moments lived, you’ll never again be as young as you are right now, so spend this day, the youth of your future, in a way that deflects regret. Invest in yourself. Have some fun. Do something important. Love somebody extra. In one sense, you’re just a kid, but a kid with enough years on her to know that every day is priceless."
Just stopping by to encourage you to make the most of each day, my beautiful young Sparkfriend! Keep your goals in mind, and do something every day that will move you one step closer to attaining them. Don't ever forget that you are always worth your best effort!
Have a healthy week!
1077 days ago
"I believe that we are who we choose to be.
Nobody's going to come and save you. You've got to save yourself.
Nobody's going to give you anything. You've got to go out and fight for it.
Nobody knows what you want except for you.
And nobody will be as sorry as you if you don't get it.
So don't give up on your dreams."
Just stopping by to encourage you to keep doing your best, Sparkfriend! You don't have to be perfect in order to make progress. Be your own hero today and every day, and keep fighting to reach your goals. It isn't easy, but you are worth the effort!
1085 days ago