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Update 1/7/13: So even though I have gotten back to virtually where I started, I am encouraged by the fact that it was a medication side effect rather than a setback in my behaviors. I got down to being within 7 lbs of my goal. I am now at the point where I am 30 lbs away from my original goal of 150. The funny thing is though, despite the uphill climb I have ahead, that I feel it is so possible because of my earlier success. I won't let my current circumstances dictate my attitude or my ...
Update 1/7/13: So even though I have gotten back to virtually where I started, I am encouraged by the fact that it was a medication side effect rather than a setback in my behaviors. I got down to being within 7 lbs of my goal. I am now at the point where I am 30 lbs away from my original goal of 150. The funny thing is though, despite the uphill climb I have ahead, that I feel it is so possible because of my earlier success. I won't let my current circumstances dictate my attitude or my motivation. I am so looking forward to getting my body to look more like what I feel like on the inside and getting back to feeling my best.


Update 5/10/11: Still on the journey. I am not where I want to be, but I'm also not where I started. I have finally FINALLY gotten to the point that I understand myself enough to have a lifestyle that works for me. Now it's all about getting these last 10-15 lbs off and getting to maintenance. I am all about balance these days and now that my life is more balanced, I feel like I can get to a balance in my health. Grad school has done it's damage and now that I'm on the tail end, staying active and eating right over the long-term feels more attainable.



3/29/10: Things are going pretty well for me. I am not gaining weight and given what's going on in my life, that's a small victory I can celebrate. I am no longer eating fast food (although I will go to the occasional restaurant) and I am only eating foods that are natural, have no artifical perservatives, or man-made products in them. I am still working on portion control but I have decided that I am going to stop listening to the voice of my inner fat kid and start listenting to the voice of my "inner goddess" (for lack of a better term...thank you Ceci). It's really been about keeping supportive people around me and slowly making lasting changes. Goal, here I come.

10/18/09: I am in a good space. I am motivated. I am about 20 lbs away from my goal (I have lost about 10 lbs so far) and I know that THIS IS IT. It's kind of funny because that puts me back where I started when I began this SP journey about a year ago, but I have a new outlook and am refocusing my attention on me. It sounds selfish but I have to put myself on my priority list! I learned a lot from my past mistakes and this just feels different. My desire to live healthfully comes from a different place. I am not losing weight to feel better about myself because I am already ok with my body (minus my love handles :) ). I am doing it to fit better in my clothes and get healthy. THIS IS IT!


05/17/09: So I have had yet another setback. I have decided though that I will not let myself be defeated. Success doesn't mean you never failed; it just means that you had more good days than bad days. Yes, I am back where I started. Yes, I did it with my eyes wide open. And yes, I can and will still achieve my goal. It may take a few more months than I expected but all in all I feel like that setback was necessary to show me that I really have to get a hold on my eating habits. There's a BIG difference between eating for hunger vs eating for boredom, stress, sadness, happiness, loneliness, sleep-deprivation, and any other reason. I am going to do this.

First post (circa August 2008): I have already lost 30 lbs and kept it off over the last two years. I am trying to shed the last 20-25. These last pounds have been the hardest with a lot of setbacks due to life (deaths in the family, getting busy with grad school, HOLIDAYS (:)), and honestly getting lazy). Now I'm in the mode where I need to just do it for my health and to finally finish what I started.




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Member Since: 7/30/2008

SparkPoints: 25,708

Fitness Minutes: 19,377

My Goals:
Goal Weight
9/15/14: 165
actual:

9/30/13: 161
actual:

10/15/13: 157
actual:

10/31/14: 153
actual:

11/15/14: 150
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11/15/14 -5/1/15: maintenance

My Program:
1) Work out 5-6 times/week for 45-60 minutes

2) Strength train twice a week

3) Stay within range on calories and nutrients 6 days per week

4) Give myself the day off once per week

5) Reevaluate every 2 weeks to see what's working and what isn't

6) When I get the urge to emotionally eat or eat for reasons other than hunger, I will a)jump rope for 5 minutes, b) take a walk around the track outside, c) journal, or d) give someone a call

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GODDESS181
6/28/2011 4:26:20 PM

Love your page. Keep up the good work!
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NOTGUNNAQUIT
3/21/2011 12:02:58 PM

Great job on hitting the 10lb mark! Keep up the great work!!



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TRADTRAV
10/31/2009 9:03:34 AM

Hi there!
How are you? Haven't seen any comments or actions from you lately! :-)



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SHEILA1505
9/27/2009 2:00:21 PM

Hi there! Was also struck by both your light-bulb comments - Consider the Source - oh, how true!!! and Everyone doesn't deserve a front row seat in your life - reminds me of another one that I hear from a lady to her fiance - It's not always about you! I reckon we can apply that to ourselves when we believe others are thinking critical thoughts - they probably aren't thinking at all!

I wish you well with your new goals and STRENGTH! emoticon



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JAZZYDOC
9/26/2009 12:05:28 PM

Hi I read your comment in one of the community pages about how to respond to negative body comments...and I just loved it.
It will be one of my new mantra's:

"Everyone does not deserve a front row seat in your life"- Every person you come into contact with shouldn't be allowed to make you feel bad about yourself because they are just not that important."





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