POXYFAIRYPLUME   11,666
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9/19/13: The dreaded "before" picture, ~173lbs





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Mission: Dream Body

I lost 30lbs with SparkPeople back in 2009, and maintained for a while. I got serious about fitness, and learned all sorts of things. Then I went from a warehouse job to a desk job, herniated a disk, and gained too much weight from inactivity. This is me doing it all over again.

If you need a SparkBuddy, feel free to add/message me :)

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Some things I have learned along the way:

* Weight loss is a mind game. You have to know exactly what ...
I lost 30lbs with SparkPeople back in 2009, and maintained for a while. I got serious about fitness, and learned all sorts of things. Then I went from a warehouse job to a desk job, herniated a disk, and gained too much weight from inactivity. This is me doing it all over again.

If you need a SparkBuddy, feel free to add/message me :)

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Some things I have learned along the way:

* Weight loss is a mind game. You have to know exactly what your boundaries are and stick to them no matter what.

* Once you're at goal weight, there's a LOT more work to be done. You won't look like you think you will in a bikini. You'll still have all the pockets of fat, but less of it. It takes a while to tone and even out, be patient! Don't stop working out just because you hit goal weight.

* While you're maintaining, it's very hard to change your mind frame from "No, I can't eat that" to "Yes, I need to get my calories in." This doesn't mean eat junk, it means eating more calories in healthy foods. Add some eggs to your burgers, add a little butter to your sandwiches, put a little coconut oil in your smoothies, etc.

* Know your body. If something doesn't agree with you, don't eat it. Even if it's on the food pyramid, and labeled "healthy" for you. It will cause you much more problems down the road. It's your body, not whoever it was that decided this or that food is healthy for you. Every body has different chemistry.

* Enjoy your workouts. Find something you find fun to do. If you don't enjoy it, chances are great that you won't continue after reaching your initial goals.

* You don't have to have a gym membership. Yes, ellipticals are great, and weight machines are handy. There are a lot of exercises that you can benefit more from that use your own body weight. There are also great workout videos out there. Do some research and find what works for other people.

*I focused more on strength training, rather than cardio, because I hated cardio with a passion. For that reason, my flab never went away. The easiest way to get rid of it is cardio cardio cardio!

* LOVE YOURSELF. Embrace who you are and run with it. You have one life, make it healthy and happy!
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Member Since: 1/1/2008

SparkPoints: 11,666

Fitness Minutes: 7,333

My Goals:
1) Live and maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle.
2) Build muscle back up from when I injured my back.
3) Get myself to a weight that looks healthy on me.
4) Find a diet that loses this bloating I've had for 5 years.

My Program:
Low FODMAP diet
Walking
PT exercises
C25K Program
Walk Away the Pounds for Abs
Carmen Electra's Fit to Strip
Turbo Fire (modified)

Personal Information:
I am 32 years old, and love my cat and boyfriend to death. I have my BA in Art, and am a Licensed Massage Therapist in Illinois. I have a day job full of inactivity sitting at a desk, boo.

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HOLLYINKY
4/3/2014 2:22:50 PM

Thanks for stopping by! Yes, the black stretchy pants. I probably own 15 pair. After this is over I don't know if I ever want to see another pair of black stretchy pants.
I feel like when I'm picking out my clothes it's a choice between which black stretchy pants. So over it! emoticon





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HOLLYINKY
4/2/2014 1:41:43 PM

So glad to have found you in the 30 somethings with 25-49 pounds to lose group page!

I too could use a SparkBuddy if you want to team up!

Can't wait to follow along in your journey

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SPICEMWE
2/24/2014 1:37:17 PM

I just wanted to say congrats on your progress so far this month for the February 5 lb challenge! You're doing a FANTASTIC job. Congrats and keep up the good work!

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LDERSCH
2/10/2014 8:00:56 AM

I took your advice. I'm back on SP. It is free. I know how to eat right and tracking should help. It will be inconsistent when we are gone, but while I'm home going to give it a try.



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TEDCABEL
2/9/2014 1:14:26 AM

Hi. . . Yeah, I started this spark team a little over 3weeks ago, but just started the first day of week 2 today so I'm kinda behind. Did 3/3 (walk/jog) 6 times and went a little over 3miles. My problem is doing too much too soon. A tiny suggestion 4 you: stretching program for calves/hamstrings/quads until you feel ready to hit the road. . . Good luck. emoticon emoticon

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