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Hello!

The short version of my weight gain/loss journey is pretty simple.

Growing up, I was always fit and at a healthy weight. When I went to college, a number of factors caused me to gain the freshman 50 instead of the freshman 15. Somewhere between the first and second semester, I had forgotten how to eat!

Eating out was such a novelty, and my work study job at the cafeteria did not allow me to eat at regular meal times. A combination of these ...
Hello!

The short version of my weight gain/loss journey is pretty simple.

Growing up, I was always fit and at a healthy weight. When I went to college, a number of factors caused me to gain the freshman 50 instead of the freshman 15. Somewhere between the first and second semester, I had forgotten how to eat!

Eating out was such a novelty, and my work study job at the cafeteria did not allow me to eat at regular meal times. A combination of these factors along with stress and relationship drama helped me pack on the pounds fast!

By the end of college, I'd found a loving husband, but didn't get truely motivated to try to lose the weight until we were happily married for nearly 10 years. My husband has stood by my side through thick, thin, and at least a half-dozen half-hearted dieting attempts.

Now, with renewed vigor, I have set out once again! I joined Spark one month after I'd already begun my weight loss journey.

Starting weight: 250

Sparkpeople join weight: 235

Sept 14, 2012: 199.4! Halfway through!

May, 2013: 175: 3/4 of the way through the 100lb initial goal. Things are getting harder!

Jan, 2014: After struggling for six months and gaining back a little weight, I've decided to shake things up by going low-carb for a while

Let's see what happens!
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Member Since: 5/5/2012

SparkPoints: 4,526

Fitness Minutes: 610

My Goals:
100 pounds in 1 year!

Start: 250 lbs
YEAR ONE
Month 1 end: 235 (-15)
Month 2 end: 224 (-11)
Month 3 end: 218 (-6)
Month 4 end: 213 (-5)
Month 5 end: 206 (-7)
Month 6 end: 199 (-7)
Month 7 end: 194 (-5)
Month 8 end: 190 (-4)
Month 9 end: 188 (-2)
Month 10 end: 186 (-2)
Month 11 end: 183 (-3)
Month 12 end: 181 (-2)

Year one End: 181 (-69)

YEAR TWO
Month 1 end: 180 (-1)
Month 2 end: 178 (-2)
Month 3 end: 175 (-3)
Month 4 end: 174 (-1)
Month 5 end: Lost track!


My Program:
I have a recumbant stationary bike in my home, as well as a set of free weights, some resistance bands, and a second-hand weight machine. I bike for 30 min/ Mon/Weds/Fri and use the P90X strength DVDs on Tues/Thurs/Sat

As for food, I am counting calories and restricting myself to 1400-1500 a day. I am currently working on getting more protein into my diet, and cutting out processed foods.

Other Information:
Hobbies:

Videogames! I love JRPGs, puzzle games, and about 3/4 of things made by Blizzard

Anime/Manga: I'm a big fan of Japonica in general. My favorite manga genres are supernatural, action, and sometimes romance. If you combine those together, that's pretty much my ideal series.

Crafts: I'm teaching myself a little bit about jewelry making. I'm still learning, but it's fun. I also enjoy sewing, cosplay, prop making, and costuming in general. My favorite holiday is Halloween!

Books: I don't read as much as I used to, but I still enjoy a good book. Some of my favorite authors are Neil Gaiman, Tanith Lee, Terry Pratchett, Anne Rice (Um.. older stuff. Not the new stuff. Sorry Anne Rice! I'm not a fan of your Jesus fanfics!)

I've also participated in NaNoWriMo two years in a row now and sucessfully completed one novel :) I did it just to see if I could. I think it turned out ok. I've revised it twice, but I'm sure it needs more!

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MISHAMW
7/12/2014 10:16:15 AM

Hey! Thanks for the advice on my blog.

We do have a high turnover, and i have been there for 6 or so months, which makes me on of the longest employees at my level. Only two others that work at my level in the lovely hierarchy are still there, and they work at the kennels. My coworker, who I consider to be above me, is thinking about quitting, as is the other two girl that I mentioned before. They are reformatting the way the company operates which is causing a lot of tension, which is making people act weird, and thus sounding like the are going to try to change over.

I want to stay, and I will in hopes that it will get better, but this week has been awful. Jon my coworker is away, so one of the managers (that has nothing to do with us at all) is constantly yelling at me, telling me to do something, and when I try to let her know not to talk to me, she NEVER FREAKIN' LISTENS. But no one likes her.

Plus we had that puppy mill/breeder pull, so people have been going ape crazy over that. The new part timer they hired to work the front (and clean while Jon is away) isn't exactly cutting it though. She has been doing stuff like walking off durning our busiest times to go play with the cats. I need her to pull her weight.

It's just a bad week. Hopefully it will get better, and I am going to be cross trained in working in the kennels which means I can get out of the office and away from that managers nagging.

I think want I meant about going back to school, is that if my parents allow me do still rely on them finically for the next few years, I can get some more qualifications. And that's a big issues. I don't have much qualifications for anything.

I'm tempted to find a way to move back to San Antonio though because I miss it. Even though my family is here, SA feels like home. I just have no faith in myself to get another job at this moment. And I feel like once everything calms down, hopefully things will get better.

But I am really not getting paid much at all. It's just barely over minimum wage and I am doing the duties of two (or nearly three) people this week, plus having to train the new girl, which is not my job. It's getting harder and harder to justify working there. But I know it will calm down soon.

Sorry, if that makes no sense, but I hope this is a little bit more understandable.

I don't know what I want to be honest. I guess what I really want is a killer body, enough money to live on my own in San Antonio. But again, no confidence in doing so.

Well that's it. Sorry for the rant!

Thanks again for reading my blog! Have a good one!



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CKMATHERLY
7/6/2014 12:50:21 AM

Thanks for the comment. I'm dealling with a major issue right now and I'll eat what I want. It won't stay down any way. I'm not giving up, just making a strategic retreat for a little while. I'll still be here though.



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LOLATURTLE
6/17/2014 12:13:32 PM

I'm glad Dr. Google was helpful! and that you don't need to worry! emoticon

When I ask Dr. Google things the answer is always "... yep, you're dying." emoticon THAAAAAAAAAAAAANKS.



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LOLATURTLE
6/16/2014 9:50:43 AM

Hey, I hope your sore throat is better!

Thanks for your comments. Yeah so many thoughts swirling around... gym class is only the beginning!



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PUNKY100
6/13/2014 11:17:24 PM

Well 15 is better than 50! I'm glad you're doing ok, surgery is scary. :-(

I look forward to getting to cheer each other on too, it should be a fun summer. :-)



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