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What an adventure life is!!! But here I am... working out, trying new recipes and trying to make being healthy fun! :-)

I am 27... and a youth minister for a church in Scotland....a job that requires I work crazy hours, and have had to learn to work my food and exercise into that schedule!

I have always been overweight, and always hated myself... it wasn't until I learned to love myself, that I cared enough to get healthy!
What an adventure life is!!! But here I am... working out, trying new recipes and trying to make being healthy fun! :-)

I am 27... and a youth minister for a church in Scotland....a job that requires I work crazy hours, and have had to learn to work my food and exercise into that schedule!

I have always been overweight, and always hated myself... it wasn't until I learned to love myself, that I cared enough to get healthy!




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Member Since: 2/20/2012

SparkPoints: 18,849

Fitness Minutes: 29,729

My Goals:
I want to half my weight by July 1 2013

Start: 275
1 year Spark anniversary: 185
100 pounds lost: March 2013

Goals met:
Do 1 push ups
Do 10 push ups!
Run a 5k without stopping
Run a 10k Without stopping
run 15k without stopping
run 1 mile under 10 minutes
Run 1 mile under 9 minutes
run 5k in under 30 min
Run a half marathon!

Goals to meet:
do 20 pushups
do a pull up
Run a full marathon
run 1 mile under 8 minutes

My Program:
I am pretty good at sticking to my calories. I don't keep junk in the house but don't think of any food as off limits!
I practice calorie banking (eat at my lower limit during the week, and have one day a week to eat whatever I want (within reason!)) This way if I crave something during the week I promise that if I still want it on Saturday ill get it! it keeps me from feeling like I am dieting, and sets me up with something I am willing to stick to long term!


I have joined a gym and tend to spend 60-90 minutes there 5-6 days a week... I love the bike because I can exercise and read, I love the cross trainer because it really gets my heart rate up, and I love the treadmill because running feels like the best measure of progress!

I don't really like the weight machines so I tend to stick to free weights, and various forms of push ups and crunches :-) I love crunches!

Personal Information:
I am a youth worker in Scotland and always on the run! it's been a challenge to plan food on the go, but I have really started to get the hang of it!

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CARLING33
8/7/2015 10:58:22 AM

Thank you for the comment and CONGRATS on your upcoming wedding! I know how exciting and stressful this time can be. How awesome you are 1 lb. from goal during such a roller coaster of a time in your life. I need to work on getting more pics. As soon as I do, I will post them. You too! Especially beautiful wedding pics! Good luck and enjoy your day! emoticon



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CARLING33
3/13/2015 10:02:05 AM

Thank you so much for the kind words! I have missed seeing your posts and blogs. I've been in a rut for a while, but I finally got back to my low this morning so I'm hoping to see more progress soon!



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FREESELFROM
9/27/2014 2:31:51 AM

emoticon on the weight Loss. !!! emoticon



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TRACYNOTGIVINUP
3/21/2014 3:25:26 PM

Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog. I am disappointed that my sugar threshold is such a small window, I will keep experimenting with it. I do love fruit so much too. I rely on it in the summer. And I am addicted to taking those frozen bananas and making them into "ice cream". I hope you have a good day and a great weekend!



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WISHICOULDFLY
12/4/2013 8:19:42 PM

if you want the F&V emoticon emoticon and water emoticon trackers back at the top of your food tracker, PLEASE go to to the SUGGESTION BOX: http://www.sparkpeople.com/community/help_
suggestion_box.asp

If everyone suggests this maybe they will put it back. emoticon



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