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2/24/14: still don't know what I weigh, and I don't want to. I'm tired of counting and measuring my happiness with numbers; I'm ready to gauge my fitness by my training successes and how clothing fits. It will be challenging to get away from counting everything, but challenges are made to be met.

12/4/13: dunno what I weigh, but I'm stoked on embracing the fitness journey. I'm falling back in love with SparkPeople! love the sense of community here. I might have been at my goal ...
2/24/14: still don't know what I weigh, and I don't want to. I'm tired of counting and measuring my happiness with numbers; I'm ready to gauge my fitness by my training successes and how clothing fits. It will be challenging to get away from counting everything, but challenges are made to be met.

12/4/13: dunno what I weigh, but I'm stoked on embracing the fitness journey. I'm falling back in love with SparkPeople! love the sense of community here. I might have been at my goal weight one year ago, but I certainly didn't feel 'good'. I felt something was missing. Today, I accept myself more as an individual, someone who's got goals and aspirations and is doing her best to stay on the right track! That's all we can do, right? Also, I'm training for a full marathon in April. Here's to long runs :)

8/26/13: at 126.6 lbs. gained a few lbs prepping for the half marathon. had a PR of 1:34:27, placed 1 of 13 in my age+gender, 2 of 18 in my age group, 3 of 173 in my gender, and 22 of 300 in the race. I feel so strong after this, I can do anything I set my mind to. This includes continuing my commitment to fitness and fixing my diet to go the last mile!

8/1/13: at 123.8 lbs, but not considering weight an indicator of my health. getting back into strength training because I miss my abs, and I want muscle definition!!! also getting back into yoga and juicing. cutting back on the nut butters (it became an issue again a couple months ago), and training for a half marathon. averaging 2400 cals/day... will need to adjust/cut this down after the half.

1/22/13: Above my UGW by 2.6 lbs. I'm doing well in planning meals, and we've solved the nut butter issue: my sister licks a knife and stirs up the jar in front of me when she opens it :) and I'm proud to say I can eat only one serving of oats at a time now! I'm lucky to have fast metabolism, and I'm taking it one day at a time to get over nighttime snacking. Next step is controlling sodium intake during stressful college deadline meeting.

12/22/12: Above my UGW by 4 lbs. Finally admitting to severely disordered eating and ready to get the support I need outside of sparkpeople.

12/1/12: Finally at my goal weight. Now I'm just focusing on maintaining! I'm CHOOSING a healthy lifestyle, not forcing myself to live it! I'm combining running, yoga, intermittent dancing and intense laughter, and roasting lots of squash through the holidays :)

10/25/12: at 123.6. gained 5 lbs and lost 5 lbs over the course of 2 days; it was very stressful! focusing on healthy snacks and portion control. I'm great at working out and love it; I need to get back into strength training, though.

10/23/12: at my lowest in a while: 123.8 lbs. averaging about 2100 calories a day; I'd like this to get down to 1800, then these last 3.8 lbs would melt off! 120 is just right for someone my height (5' 8").

10/5/12: farther away now than I have been in a while. I can't stand school stress. I was at 122 lbs just a week ago; now I'm at 127 at the end of week! This yo-yo needs to stop. I've really got to focus on healthy food.

9/7/12: goal not met, but closer!

8/16/12
As of TODAY, I am going to try my hardest (and SUCCEED!) at not eating either PB or oatmeal because I'm very sensitive to them. I get headaches and severe bloating after bingeing on them, and I can't stand it.

I'm 5 lbs away from my goal! I'm going to try my hardest to get there by 9/7, but if I don't, I'm glad with how far I've come. I'm happier with each pound lost.

7/20/12
Throughout life, I have struggled with a negative self image and disordered eating. Forever dissatisfied with my diet and exercise regime, I've yo-yo'd between being severely underweight and pushing the needle on the scale up into the upper 140's.

This time around, I'm vowing to do it right: focus on portion control, cut out the crap and follow a clean diet for good, get into the meanest, leanest shape of my life, and maintain my social life. I know that changing habits won't be easy, but I'm ready to conquer the challenge to get fit and happy.
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Member Since: 7/20/2012

SparkPoints: 12,085

Fitness Minutes: 26,449

My Goals:
1. Drink 16 oz. water prior to each meal.
2. Start every single meal with 2 servings vegetables.
3. Lose 3.5" total (1" from thighs, 1.5" from waist, 1" from hips).
4. Do yoga twice weekly.
5. Do cardio five times weekly.
6. Do strength circuits twice weekly.
7. Be social 1-2x weekly.



My Program:
Fitness:
- 15-20 miles running/wk
- 3-4 strength circuits/wk
- yoga 2-3 times/wk

Nutrition:
paleo. gluten and lactose intolerant. shifting to all-organic foods.


Personal Information:
Working to lose body fat and show off the muscles that keep me moving every day! Learning to be grateful for what I can do every day.

Historically, my weight has fluctuated from 109 lbs to 147 lbs. not healthy for my 5'8" frame!

Other Information:
Update:
3/5/13: I'm working on banning self-criticism and judgment. at 20.5",27",35.5"... focusing on positive state of mind, not necessarily changing my body.

8/24/13: ran a 1:34:27 half marathon at 126.6 lbs. Signed up for a full marathon 4/26/14. Focusing on cutting inches (goal 19" thighs, 25" waist, 34" hips).

8/3/13: not weighing. measuring. 20" thighs, 26.5" waist, 35" hips.

12/22/12: at 124 lbs: 5 lbs to go.

12/5/12: at 123 lbs, BMI 18.7; 4 lbs to go!!!

 
 



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Member Comments:
CANES4EVER63
12/21/2013 1:38:07 AM

Thanks so much for that comment, it really is appreciated! I know better than to buy into any sort of picture posted on a magazine cover (that's as far as I get!) or advertisement. I base my views of real life people who I see at the pool or beach. I have two friends who same height as me and I'm probably 5-10 lbs lighter, but they look amazing, they have that flat stomach (although one says it isn't, but I disagree!), look awesome in bikinis, etc. I totally do not. I know that these 5-10 lbs won't change that. Right now, my boobs are shrinking, I know I'm a cup size smaller (c'mon semi annual sale!!), but I want my rolls and pouch to shrink! Maybe, if I'm brave enough, I'll post a picture. I honestly feel like, however, that it will cause vindication on my behalf. Like "look everyone, see, my stomach is hideous!" I haven't been diagnosed with BDD, but I do have a very related disorder. Most people with my disorder have it due to BDD, but I think the extents of my BDD are due to pure shame, not due to seeing what isn't really there.



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JADAKNOWLES
12/9/2013 3:47:56 AM

Wishing you all of the luck in the world towards crushing your exams! You got this!!!!! emoticon



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GINAV2
12/8/2013 10:32:35 PM

Thank you SO MUCH for your comment! I am all in favor of getting our butts in gear and making good choices. Good luck to you! We can do this!



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JADAKNOWLES
12/8/2013 2:26:05 AM

Thanks for the comment on my photo! Have a great weekend!



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KATRICK528
12/3/2013 9:32:04 PM

My degree is electrical and computer engineering. My job currently is an application engineer for an authorized Autodesk (makers of AutoCAD) distributor and training center.



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