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Giving It 120% From Now On...

"Last time I looked 70% was still not an A... Last time I looked, it was still not a B..."

- Eric Thomas, ETthhiphoppreacher
"Last time I looked 70% was still not an A... Last time I looked, it was still not a B..."

- Eric Thomas, ETthhiphoppreacher



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147 Days since:  exchanging free time & nickel activities for success

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Member Since: 9/14/2013

SparkPoints: 43,058

Fitness Minutes: 22,048

My Goals:
I've lost 30 ounds and I'd like to like to lose the rest by June 1, 2014, which would mean 1lb a week..

Workout 1 hour a day.

Walk in the morning.

ST 6 days a week

Dance Practice 3x/ Week

Be published by City Lights with 2 finished (to be edited) books of poetry (SF; pub'd Ginsberg, etc.). Penguin would also be acceptable!

My Program:
I am a Challenger of Hogwart's Hufflepuff

I was a Determined Daisy Fall 2013 & Winter 2014

I am a Turquoise Titan in the BLC Warmup

I was a Violet Virtuoso in the BLC

I am an Orchid Oasis in the BTS

I completed the Skinny Jeans Challenge!

Program includes walking outdoors, Leslie Sansone, restorative and other types of yoga, Pilates, dumbbells & body weight ST.

Eating clean whole foods, avoiding processed foods.

Drinking 8 cups of water a day.

Taking a multivitamin and vitamin C gel (cured my cracked feet!) when money permits.

I would like to get a ball but have no place to put it.

Improvising with a furry green shag mat for a yoga.

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Other Information:
I am a dedicated professional musician and you will find me in the afternoons honing my craft. I'd like to do it all day but the neighbours won't allow it, so in the mornings I'll just dance, quietly, lol!

I am a professional actor and currently attending improv workshops.

I am perfecting Garage Band Skills at Apple weekly and learning more about my computer (starting May 20).

I hope to move to the States by July 2014.

I have graduated from programs in Professional Theatre and Film Studies and have an MA in English and creative writing.

You can find my work in several publications including Leonard Cohen: You're Our Man, The Toronto Quarterly, Lemon Hound, and Hidden Lives: coming out on mental illness, which is a text in schools in British Columbia, Canada.

My Community Journal:
Emmy"s Determined Virtuoso Transformational Desk

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Member Comments:
9/16/2014 5:46:25 AM

Hello! Welcome to the Champions in the Kitchen Fall Challenge! The Summer Challenge was my first experience with this group. It was a lot of fun, interesting, and chocked full of support along the way by a great bunch of sparkers.

Today they've asked us to share our strategies for success. I'm sticking with what worked for me over the Summer Challenge, as I lost 5%, and lost weight each week, all while managing a record number of food events over the 8 weeks; the management of the food events was remarkable. For me, two things were key: I restricted my calories daily to 1200-1300 and stuck to my food plan of lean proteins, most of my carbs were fruits and vegetables, with 2 servings of bread over the course of the day. Food event days were less strict on food content, but I made myself stick to the 1200-1300 calories a day. Was it easy? No, but worth it. Patience is sooooo key.

What strategies work best for you?

All the best during the Challenge! Looking forward to doing this Challenge with you! emoticon

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9/13/2014 11:32:51 AM

I'm pretty sure the Jewish is, like, the one hospital I've never been to lol

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9/12/2014 4:01:39 PM

It's not a race but yes it is a biking event. 200km from Repentigny to Quebec City in 2 days. Raises money for the Jewish General's Segal Center. Min. to raise is $2,500. That's the part I'm most worried about lol. Silly I know.

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9/9/2014 8:11:41 PM

Yes, Absolutely! Let's have a wonderful season! ~Risa emoticon

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