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I finished out August strong - my goal is to make September even better. 24 = 80%.

ME - just got back from a walk! Starting weight 195 pounds...March 27th, 2007

90% what you put in, 10% what you put out.



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I have gotten to a point where working out is no longer an option. I just pulled myself out of a severe 7 month depression over the loss of my mom. During this time I could barely get out of bed and definitely wasn't hitting the gym or running like I used to. This earned me ALL the weight I'd lost back and plus some, and a tearful meltdown with my therapist about how I had "no motivation" and that I "hated running". Thanks to God that He got me out of it. I'm now finishing up week 2 of exercising regularly again. The eating is still out of control due to my addictive personality and love for food. My goal for September is to work on my eating habits and to also incorporate more self-care, which my therapist has strongly recommended. It takes a lot of help to "fix" me. I have a therapist, sponsor, recovery community, husband, friends, and family all supporting me and most importantly I know (this has been proven on multiple occasions) that when I ask God will help me - but I have to ask.

Member Since: 3/12/2007

Fitness Minutes: 9,962

My Goals:
Current Weight:
174.8 pounds

Goal Weight:
150/130 pounds

Short Term Goal Date:
Thanksgiving 2017 (honeymoon)

Long Term Goal Date:
May 6, 2018 (my 1 year wedding anniversary)

My Program:
Mon - weights
Tues - run
Wed - weights
Thurs - run
Fri - abs class/30 min circuit
Sat - run
Sun - rest or bike with hubby

I am trying to cut myself some slack here and also change things up, I like variety. Running is nonnegotiable from here on out - I am doing Couch to 5K which keeps me on a schedule, I need the structure. My abs class is also a requirement, I have a trainer that I use. Monday/Wednesday, my goal is to go lift weights but if I end up staying home instead, I am ok with doing P90X, 90 Day Shred, Kinect Star Wars, Dance Central 2, or Kinect Adventures - it just has to be SOMETHING that gets me moving and sweaty for 45-60 minutes. Lately I've been doing my C25K and then rewarding/pushing myself with 20-30 mins of the dance game because it's fun and I really enjoy it.

Personal Information:
Cessation date - April 24th 2017
Sobriety birthday - May 7th, 2014
Anniv. (dating) w/John - July 13th, 2015
Anniv. (wedding) w/John - May 6th, 2017
Birthday - October 21st

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I like to read, go to the gym, and go to concerts and movies. I heart Batman and Harley Quinn. I'm a LOTR nerd (my engagement ring is "the one ring"). I'm a Netflix junkie. I have a lot of scars and wounds that need healing and I'm utilizing the help of a student therapist and a sponsor for this. I am trying to learn to have more balance and not beat myself up so much but also challenge myself and hold myself accountable.

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    Stephanie, thank you so much for your sweet response to my purple shoe blog. I appreciate your kind words about my writing. I have always admired your writing, too? I remember when a couple of years ago I found your treasure trove of blogs (you were posting lots of nature photos back then, too) and read a whole bunch in one day, some from years earler. That's one reason why your present-day happiness just blows me away--because I know how much pain and heartache you've been through. You have worked so hard and been so blessed to get to where you are now. Talk about miracles! Your beautiful self, your loving husband, and your adorable stepson--the most wonderful miracle!

    Hope you're enjoying your new life!
    81 days ago
    Hi! In answer to your question about the grouping function - if you look at the nutrition tracker and see there's "Search", "Recent", "Favourites", "Groupings" and "Recipes". If you click on Groupings you can create your own grouping of different food items - this can be actual foods or ingredients - whatever you do to make your meal. So I have a breakfast one where I have just 1 boiled egg, 1 toast, 1 pat of butter, 1 cup of tea with 1 sugar and a serving of turkey deli slices. This is a routine breakfast I have - so instead of tracking each individual item into the tracker, I just click on grouping and select what I've already entered into there - Named it "Egg and Deli Breakfast" You can name yours whatever you want. It just makes it quicker than having to enter everything manually.
    83 days ago
    Stephanie, I love, love, love your wedding photos!! I will remember those for a long, long time, as they are incredibly striking and full of the beauty and joy of the day. Congratulations on having found such a wonderful man, and congratulations to him, too, on having you in his life forever after!
    107 days ago
    Stephanie!! Thank you so much for your thoughtful comment on my Learning to Cope blog. I am very touched that you took the time to compile those quotes and to share your thoughts about addiction. I want to go back and reread everything more carefully and get back in touch with you, but please know how much I appreciated that.

    You are married!! Congratulations! I am over-the-moon happy for you, knowing a lot of what you went through before finding happiness. May this be the beginning of the best rest-of-your-life you could ever imagine!
    127 days ago
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