MINEA999
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How to celebrate 40! With a tiara and a tutu. Yeah baby!




My 40th Birthday with my fabulous niece Emi (4.5 months old)


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I struggle. I struggle all the time. I am a compulsive overeater and binger and will readily admit that I 'eat my feelings'. And while I may be dormant socially on SP sometimes, I keep coming back because even a distant connection keeps my head above water in this ongoing struggle!!

I'm searching for balance and acceptance in myself more than I'm searching for big weight loss. I haven't quite figured out how to balance and maintain weightloss. I lose, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot, then I gain it back. And boy can I gain weight easily! I swear I can gain 5 lbs just by LOOKING at the food.

I want to be strong, healthy, and happy. I want to get out of my comfort zone, (which usually involves food!) and actually live life, not just watch it go by.

I love the support that SP gives me - the more friends the better!

These are my goals:

Think Positively
Exercise Daily
Eat Healthy
Work Hard
Stay Strong
Worry Less
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Be Happy


Member Since: 1/24/2008

My Goals:
While I don't want to be defined by a number, I do want to have things to strive towards:

I will NOT get on a scale more than once per week.

So I lost 90 lbs between March 2013 and March 2014. And then gained it all back again over the next 2.5 years. So I'm back where I started. But I'm back. So there's that.


Start weight


Goals:
- 320
- 310
- 299
- 289
- 279
- 266
- 259
- 249 (lowest adult weight and general 'finish' line goal)

Other goals:
- to be a positive person
- to not feel like the largest person in the room all the time
- to shop in regular stores
- to be able to do things like kayaking or fly on airplanes without concern of not fitting
- to be someone that says 'well, I just got back from my run, but SURE I'll go for a walk with you.'


My Program:
Lots of veggies and fruit, lean meats and whole-food snacks (nuts and seeds etc.)
No grains, corn, potatoes, dairy or sugar.
Generally higher protein and fat, lower carb, but not Atkins low-carb.

Making good choices. Eating to satisfy, no to stuff.

Incorporating exercise.

Cardio - elliptical, swimming, walking, hiking, occasional video

Strength training using plan designed by a trainer utilizing free weights, bosu, exercise ball.

Yoga




Personal Information:
I'm single, work full-time and live alone in Victoria BC Canada. I have my fur babies, Bonnie and Clawd though!

I'm 41 yrs old and I'm a little over 5'9" tall (I tell you this just cause when I see pictures of people at certain weights everyone is so different and I always wonder - how tall are they!!?? So now you know how tall I am. :)



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  • v ROX5CAR
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    613 days ago
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  • v SPARKHUGS
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    Two random things came to mind ...

    1) I've always wondered about people's heights, too ... I'm 5' 8"

    2) Found it interesting you mentioned grocery items for Christmas; well nothing wrong with that, because I asked for coconut water & my sis asked for honey mustard ... so I'd say, you're right on track.

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    640 days ago
  • v SPARKHUGS
    To motivate others,
    1st look in the mirror ...

    Hello Self,
    from this moment to the next --
    WE GOT THIS!
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    651 days ago
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    emoticon Good luck on the Jingle Bells WEC! Making our way through Week 11!

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    Stop by the chat room and visit with us! The QOTD have to do with the WEC. You get WEC points for sharing AND thread post count!

    654 days ago
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