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A Healthy Balance.

What I remind myself of often:

"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
- George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian

Hi, I'm Lindsey, I'm 26, and attempting to find what I've been looking for most of my life - a ...
What I remind myself of often:

"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
- George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian

Hi, I'm Lindsey, I'm 26, and attempting to find what I've been looking for most of my life - a healthy balance between how I think I should look, and how I actually look. I've wrestled with my weight since elementary school: a byproduct of emotional eating from family stress and those "mean" girls we either were or know of. I'm tired of making excuses, of feeling sorry for myself, and I'm taking control to ensure a healthier, happier me!

Backstory:

I was a premature baby with a hole in my ear, therefore was allergic to basically every food you can imagine. I was a twig growing up, and always had the “weird” food, or what I would call ‘healthy’. By the time I entered 3rd grade, I had outgrown my allergies (unleashing me on a whole new genre of food) but remained extremely shy. I became the go-to girl when the popular group would outcast one its members for a day or so. I started turning to food by 4th grade, and even though my family ate healthy, I started to eat the other kids lunches, opting for theirs over mine. I gained gradually, and the ‘fat talks’ began. Every summer I would fly out to visit my dad, my parents are divorced, and he would take me aside and explain how no one would want to be with me when I’m older if I was bigger. That was the basic message. I continued to gain, and the talks happened with more regularity from both sides of the family. This combined with some other family stressors wasn’t the best combination. I was extremely depressed and finally switched schools for junior high. I lost some weight entering into 8th grade, but started gaining again my sophomore year of high school. I was at an all-girls school, and with some problems at school combined with family stressors, and the stress that is college apps, etc. I was increasing in size.

I went to college on the other coast (CA→ DC) and September 11th happened. There was so much chaos mixed with homesickness that I continued gaining and hit my all-time high of 235. Every summer I would come home, join a gym and lose a few pounds here and there but was never truly committed. I graduated 15 or so pounds lighter from my Freshman year, but I was still in the 200’s. I was ashamed and was convinced of what I was told as a young child, I truly would be alone forever. Weight became security for me, familiarity, and a self-fulfilling prophecy. I’ve continued to lose since graduating over 4 years ago, but I have a long ways to go. This year I was a bridesmaid in a wedding and purposely got a dress size lower than what I was so that I would be forced to lose to fit into it. I fit into it, and lost 12lbs! And for the first time I saw the direct correlation between being committed, having a goal, and living a healthy lifestyle. I’ve felt I’ve always been healthy, generally in regards to what I ate, but that I would binge or sabotage myself on a regular basis.

Each day I struggle, as I think we all do, but each day I’m happier because I’ve made the decision for me to be a better, healthier version of myself. By my birthday next year (9/27/2010) I will be at my goal weight, and I can’t wait!
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My Goals:
1. Lose Weight - I want to be thin, and not be inhibited from the things I feel like I "can't" do because of how I feel about myself or my size.

2.Gain self-confidence - I feel like I'm one person on the inside, and someone different to the outside world. And it's all purely based on how uncomfortable I am in my own skin.

3. Be able to wear sleeveless clothing items without a cardigan - As simple as that sounds, it would be life-changing for me.

4. Learn to love to run - I have the hardest time with this physical activity. It's one of the best, but it's a true love/hate relationship.

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I already try and eat organic and buy foods where I understand their ingredients. I plan to eat healthy, eat 5 small meals a day, and exercise as much as possible, but at least 3x a week....I've started training for a half-marathon taking place in October 2010. Getting to that point and to have the ability to finish it, will truly be one of the greatest achievements.

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A 26-year-old girl wanting to travel the world, fall in love and find peace within herself. I've found every excuse to stop all of the above from happening. I'm a firm believer in: "the only thing you have to fear is fear itself." I've let fear guide me for far too long.

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WOLFKITTY
9/27/2011 11:40:48 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2011!!!
Where are ya, Done Girl!? I hope no matter where you find yourself in life, you are definitely enjoying it this birthday!!

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9/27/2011 8:31:45 AM

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Happy Birthday to You!!

Born today, September 27, you are the kind to keep going until you are able to keep going no longer -- and anyone who might try to stop you can count on quite a fight, for you're not one to pull up short for any reason, even when doing so might be the sensible thing to do. You have been blessed with creativity, tenacity and the potential for great longevity -- but if you abuse your mind, your body and your talents you are not likely to fulfill your destiny. You must always treat yourself as if you are your own most valuable resource -- as indeed you are.

You can go it alone or you can strive in tandem with another -- but you're not fond of large groups or projects that demand the involvement of a whole team of participants. You like things to be more concentrated, more controlled and more intimate than that.

Today’s Libra Horoscope: You'll be assessing your own recent progress throughout the day; some things will be going just as planned -- others, not so much.

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4/29/2011 6:31:30 PM

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?" - Marianne Williamson



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3/6/2011 10:52:15 PM

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