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After five years on SparkPeople, I have made some noteworthy self-discoveries. This is the first time I have ever made a lasting commitment to exercise regularly, made a deliberate decision and consistent effort to lose weight, and believed myself capable of reaching my goals. At the end of the day, the degree of your mental fortitude is the determining factor in your success. Whatever your situation that is something you have the power to control!

Member Since: 2/20/2010

Fitness Minutes: 153,151

My Goals:
-Get a waist below 30 inches

-Get a healthy BMI . . . goal met!

-Earn 2,000 fitness minutes per month

-Have healthy cholesterol and triglycerides

-Reach 159 . . . goal met!

-Reach 149

-Reach 139

-Reach 129

-Reach ultimate goal of ballpark 119

My Program:
-Track nutrition daily, with a goal of eating 1500 calories or less with 75% accuracy

-Exercise daily

-Weigh-in daily

-Record measurements monthly

-Persevere no matter what!

Personal Information:
Name: Prot (rhymes with "wrote")

Location: suburbs of Dayton, OH

Age: 28

Height: 5' 3"

Starting dress size: 12

Current dress size: 8

Other Information:
Interests and hobbies: playing the piano, knitting, crochet, reading, creative writing, and zumba.

Favorite books: The Count of Monte Cristo, Gone with the Wind, Tess of the D'Urbervilles, Lolita, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Germinal, Great Expectations, Les Miserables, the Bible.

Currently reading: Soldier X; The Call of the Wild; the Bible

Favorite movies: Atonement, Pride and Prejudice (2005), Schindler's List, The English Patient, Inglourious Basterds, The House of the Flying Daggers, Kill Bill Vols. 1 and 2, Anna Karenina (2012).

Last good movie I watched: The Rise of Evil mini-series

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    Trisha... Oye Chica! Que paso! Haven't seen any blog activity from your magical fingers lately, praying all is well with you and yours... How's the teaching job going?

    Take care,

    Ted emoticon emoticon
    24 days ago
    Hey Trisha, so glad that you're enjoying the great outdoors... It's really cool when the weather's nice, huh...

    Blessings, Ted
    56 days ago
    Hey hun not a problem :) I enjoy motivating and encouraging others!
    137 days ago
    You left some great comments on my blog -- it's OK if it doesn't make popular blog, I just like to introduce thought provoking ideas into as many people as I can, and blogging is a way of doing it.

    (((Hugs))) Eve
    189 days ago
    Hey Trisha!

    So glad to hear that you finally got outside and enjoyed nature (I hope)... But I am sorry that you developed shin splints, try taking it a little easier as you get used to trekking outside, it's definitely NOT like walking the treadmill...

    I did get a bike, but not a stationary one... It's a hybrid, a cross between a road bike and a mountain bike... Haven't had the opportunity to ride it yet, perhaps this weekend.

    I'm also glad that you're reading The Thirteenth Tale also! Hope you like it, am really interested in your review...

    Regarding racquetball: I don't know if you enjoy court sports, but if you do and you want to try rb, take a few lessons first! Don't want you getting bashed in the eye or something... When you're ready, find someone who's a "B" player or above to teach you, OK?

    I really enjoy keeping in touch with you and reading your "Weekly Wrap-ups". I commend you on your stick-to-itivness, you among a very few are an inspiration to me, so thank you...

    Had to spend a couple of days in the hospital last weekend, I ask that you keep me in your prayers as you go about your day, right now I'm looking at a possible angiogram in the next few weeks, hoping I won't have to have it though...


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    191 days ago
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