Kelly Brook showing off my ideal body.
My exercise motivation - thank you, XKANDI2005X!
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"The difference between try and triumph is a little umph!"
Let me start off by divulging something: I am never happy with having to write intoduction texts about myself, and as a result I am always rewriting them.
So, with that out of the way, please allow me to have a go at this. After all, I do want to make a good first impression and I dislike profiles with nothing on them, and I am not allowed to be a hypocrite.
Like so many other Sparkers I have been overweight, or considered myself to be overweight, ever since things like that started to matter, and, perhaps like you, tried a wide variety of diet pills and fad diets. Well, the diet pills never worked and the fad diets only brought on dizziness and binging - oddly, it took me five years or so before breaking that cycle. I swear, I am not usually that dense!
I am sociophobic, triggered by eating and moving (especially at the same time) in front of others. Unfortunately, I was not diagnosed before I was well out of school, meaning I had to force myself through Physical Education and come to hate, hate, hate exercise of all kinds. Add the fact that I was incredibly lonely and my only comfort was food...you can see where I am going with this. I started exercising at the university gym in 2005, and for that reason managed to keep my weight reasonably in check (at about 80 kg/176 Ibs); however, my mental health had started spiralling and eventually I stopped going, for some reason. In January 2009 I reached my all-time high at a whooping 90 kg/198 Ibs. That is when I decided to lose weight.
I came to SparkPeople in July 2010. By that time I had managed to lose quite a bit of weight but had completely lost control; I see now that I was well on my way of developing an eating disorder. I had spent summer of 2009 as an in-patient at a phychiatric ward, and I had promised myself that I would do my absolute best never having to go back there again, for whatever reason. SparkPeople has been an incredible tool and I can happily report that my ED tendencies have lessened dramatically.
What, then, am I still doing here? Because I know I need to lose a little weight but I want to keep those ED thoughts well at bay. I hate feeling isolated in my efforts of toning up and slimming down, and at the same time I want to keep this little project to myself. Virtual friends are therefore ideal!
So yes. That would be me.
Oh! I forgot to add - I have a fetish for cupcakes, butterflies, stationary and non-black tea. Just in case you wanted to know something non-diet related.
Helzie and Nedyfay's C25K Sparkgoodie system:
Week 1 - Flower week:
Tuesday: Carnation (!)
Thursday: Orchid (!)
Saturday: Rose (!)
Week 2 - Fruit and vegetable week:
Tuesday: Peppers (!)
Thursday: Bananas (!)
Saturday: Blueberries (!)
Week 3 - Handy stuff week:
Tuesday: Measuring cups (!)
Thursday: Tupperware (!)
Saturday: Food scale (!)
Week 4 - Fitness week:
Tuesday: Jump rope
Thursday: Yoga mat
Saturday: Roller skates
Week 5 - Random week:
Saturday/race day: ???
1. Be happy.
2. Tone up.
3. Have a healthy lifestyle.
1. Healthy eating during the week, but a bit more relaxed during the weekend.
2. Working out between three and five times a week.
3. For every five pounds lost, I get to treat myself to something special (that has nothing to do with food).
Lives: With her boyfriend, the west coast of Norway.
Phone number: Yeah, sure.
"It's just an ordinary day, and it'll all your state of mind."
| current weight: 157.0
Happy Sunday. Hope you're summer is going great. Are you still on track to do all you can today to reach your goals tomorrow? If so, great! If not, what can you change today that will help you feel accomplished? One little thing. Drink more water? Cut out soda? Go for a walk? Small changes add up.
1067 days ago
Happy Belated Birthday, DONE GIRL
The Sagittarius girl was a "tomboy" at heart, wanting to be outside near her Dad. She is a hard worker but really much to smart to be a Stay-at-home-mom as she wants to be out in the world. She finds housework boring and she needs more to keep her happy. Higher education is important for her. She gets along well with Leo, Libra, Gemini, Aquarius, and Aries.
In Sagittarius the Sun is idealistic and optimistic. Sagittarius is the sign that espouses such high principles as universal love and world peace. As this period of the year is associated with the spirit of giving and good cheer, the Sagittarius personality is recognized for its generosity and expansive demeanor.
You are very gregarious, enthusiastic, and open, in all that you do. You have an ability to understand a broad perspective, and to see everything from a total point of view. Your foresight and an ability to visualize the big picture make matters work out well for you most of the time. Always thinking in broad abstract terms, you usually have trouble focusing on details that arise.
In many ways you are spontaneous, but with this comes an inclination to be bluntly honest and frank, or at least, straightforward and much to the point. You never intend to hurt anyone, but the truth is all important to you, and you never hesitate to tell it like it is. Tact and restraint can be issues of concern, but you probably don't care. You are so independent. You can rarely be pushed an inch in any direction unless you decide the direction your being pushed is where you want to go.
These blows are softened only by your warm, jovial and outgoing friendliness. Even when you stick your hoof in your mouth you can recover and show up as a winner. Often "lady luck" just smiles on you. Sagittarius has a happy-go-lucky, honest, cheerful, and ever optimistic approach to life; but then can turn right around and be so careless, restless and extravagant.
You have a natural love of the outdoors and may develop strong enthusiasm for sports and outdoor adventure. Sagittarius is the sign most often associated with sports, and you are inclined to physical activity and active endeavors, particularly outdoors.
Future-oriented, you rarely allow problems or setbacks to get you down for long. You put disappointment behind you and start working toward your next adventure. Never satisfied with moving along in slow lane, you want to set the pace on a grand scale. Whatever you set out to do, must be the biggest and best. You want to live life to its fullest. You can work well with anybody, accepting them for what they are. You are the natural, open-hearted extrovert, an easy person live and work with. Relying on your glibness and complete self-confidence, you are a natural in the world of selling. Still in the area of organization and perseverance you may need help from other factors in the chart. If you are like most Sagittarius natives, you can be down right irresponsible and unreliable at times. Your personality is such, however, that people don't get upset about it. It's that natural Sagittarius charm that carries you through the tough spots.
Sagittarius is the sign of higher education. You live to expand your horizons in every possible way, wanting to see the world and experience it. You want to meet interesting people and try everything. Your curiosity is boundless and your desire for knowledge is paramount.
1297 days ago
Wishing you a Belated Sparktacular Done Girl
1299 days ago
Have an AMAZING belated birthday!
1300 days ago
A Belated DG Happy Birthday to ya! Hope you had a great day and a really good weekend! I know you had a great day, just looking at your ticker
1300 days ago