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Hey there! Time to update my introduction. As of April 2013 I committed to becoming a healthy vegan. I had been a vegan in the past, and although it always helped initially, I still ate quite a bit of junk foods and sweets and not enough fruits and veggies, which made it difficult to get truly healthy with. I also had trouble sticking with veganism even though I knew it was the best choice for me for a variety of reasons.

When I was diagnosed with some severe health problems-high ...
Hey there! Time to update my introduction. As of April 2013 I committed to becoming a healthy vegan. I had been a vegan in the past, and although it always helped initially, I still ate quite a bit of junk foods and sweets and not enough fruits and veggies, which made it difficult to get truly healthy with. I also had trouble sticking with veganism even though I knew it was the best choice for me for a variety of reasons.

When I was diagnosed with some severe health problems-high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, and close to being pre-diabetic, as well as having iron deficient anemia (mostly unrelated to my eating habits, but thought I'd mention it anyhow) I recommitted to veganism, and vowed to cut down on the amount of junk I ate. I also signed up for sparkpeople and followed my plans religiously.

Now, as of November, I have lost more than 60 lbs, have reduced my hemoglobin a1c results (for diabetes testing) down -.1 (my doctor says I am now nowhere close to being pre-diabetic), have improved my blood pressure, and have started running for longer periods of time than I ever thought possible, as well as exercise about 6 times a week.

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Member Since: 4/27/2013

SparkPoints: 21,481

Fitness Minutes: 12,902

My Goals:
-Lose at least 50 pounds
-Stay vegan
-Lower blood pressure
-Exercise more
-Ride my bike to places
-Be more sociable

My Program:
-Eating vegan
-Tracking my calories and keeping them within a lower range
-Exercising regularly
-Portion control
-Way less sugar than I ate before, and no soda or artificial sugars

Personal Information:
Send me a message on sparkpeople if you'd like my email or facebook or something first...I may not give it to you right away though, would prefer to communicate through sparkpeople a bit first.

I have polycystic ovarian syndrome...it can be a pain in regards to weight loss but I'm trying to get past it. I'd be interested in meeting more people with this condition.


Other Information:
I love to cook my own meals.
I love animals, I have three cats.
I am a student in college.
I have many academic and general interests. I am very intellectually curious.
My favorite show is Game Of Thrones.
I sometimes spend too much time online...
I love my iphone.
I'm a feminist.
I proofread and am aware of my writing, I love to write and am decent at spelling although it took a lot of work to get to be good at it when I was a kid. I know some French and very minimal Spanish but I love languages and learning from other cultures.
I have three cats in my home, love them. But I equally love dogs, I just don't have any.


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GYPSYGOTH
4/15/2014 8:05:25 AM

Ugh. As someone who has submitted many articles and published a few, I feel your pain about having your words changed. Bad editors should be put in the stocks!



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MAGNOLIA416
3/16/2014 7:02:41 PM

Ah! I have some of the Vega energizer, I should try it!



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GYPSYGOTH
2/19/2014 9:51:34 AM

Sorry, keep forgetting your complicated college schedule ;)
Glad you are not frustrated with food as an entity! Hope you can get a handle on the eating that's bothering you. I had been overdoing it at night after pretty good days and sabotaging myself. But I have to be in a swimsuit in 30 days now, so NO MORE!



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
1/22/2014 5:01:28 PM

"Many things are simply not going to happen with just one, or three, or even a dozen attempts. Yet anything becomes possible with enough persistence.
Keep going, and allow your efforts to build upon one another. Keep going, and transform the disappointments into achievements.
You have what it takes to keep going, because all it ever takes is just one more step forward.
Keep going, and work your way steadily to the richest rewards you can imagine."
-- Ralph Marston
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Hope your week is going great, Spark friend! Keep taking those steps towards your goals. Never give up! As long as you keep going, you will succeed. You are always worth your best effort!
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Pixie



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
1/5/2014 6:38:13 PM

Success is a Choice
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"Today I will make many choices, and each will have a consequence. Today I can choose to tell myself that I am worth the effort, or I can tell myself doesn't matter, I'll do it tomorrow. Today I can choose to journal, or I can choose not to. Today I can choose to drink my water, or I can choose to be
dehydrated. Today I can choose to stay in my points range, or I can choose to hinder my goals. Today I can choose to be more active, or I can choose to take the easy way. Today I can choose to be motivated, or I can choose to tell myself "I can't." Today I can choose success. IT IS MY CHOICE."
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Stopping by to wish you a great week, Sparkfriend! Keep doing your best to reach your goals...its up to you, and you know you're worth the effort, right?
Hugs,
Pixie




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