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"If you're going through hell, keep going." -- Winston Churchill

I am a 25-year-old recent college grad and bank teller/retail employee trying my best to win what has been a constant and life-long struggle with weight. I've made real progress--but I am so not done yet! :-)

I really reached this point when I began to realize there were real issues with my body and my attitude toward food. Eating had become part of a terrible cycle of depression for me...I was tired all the time. I found myself often using food as a motivation for things, ...
I am a 25-year-old recent college grad and bank teller/retail employee trying my best to win what has been a constant and life-long struggle with weight. I've made real progress--but I am so not done yet! :-)

I really reached this point when I began to realize there were real issues with my body and my attitude toward food. Eating had become part of a terrible cycle of depression for me...I was tired all the time. I found myself often using food as a motivation for things, giving in to every craving, indulging my terrible eating habits, just to keep myself feeling motivated and even close to happy.
In 2011, I decided it was time to make a change. I remember my boyfriend opening the internet browser on my laptop, and the SparkPeople homepage popped up as my homepage--he said "Wow--you really are serious!" But it wasn't until I'd lost 25 pounds and changed most of my habits, that I felt I had made a difference.
In September 2012, I moved 1,000 miles from NJ to FL to be with my bf, and among other things, turmoil with my job, my financial situation, etc., threw me into a pretty serious funk/depression, and I'm still struggling with that now. So, my solution is to start from scratch and get myself going from the beginning!! (At least I'm still 20lb lighter than I was in 2011!!)

Let's do this ish.
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Member Since: 12/12/2009

SparkPoints: 23,090

Fitness Minutes: 12,703

My Goals:
Weight Loss Goals:
155 - 12/25/2013
150 - 02/08/2013


For Life:
1) Lose Weight. (This one is, of course, compound.)
2) Exercise willpower. (Again--compound, and in numerous parts of my life.)
3) Read more.
4) Stay positive.
5) Honor the body.
6) Take a little time for me, everyday.

My Program:
1) Cook more, eat out less.
2) Get some exercise every day.
3) 8 glasses/8 ounces, every day.
4) Follow the doctor's advice: 5-6 servings of fruits/veggies the size of my fist, every day.

Personal Information:
I am 25 years old, from New Jersey, and relocated to Florida a little over a year ago! I currently work at a local bank and at Bath and Body Works, and have a wonderful and supportive long-term boyfriend (who, in addition to being wonderful and supportive, is the man with whom I cook and work out--so that's why he gets a profile mention, lol)!

Other Information:
Books I've Read in the Past 6 Months:
1) My Story by Marilyn Monroe
2) The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
3) Drown by Junot Diaz
4) My Alexandria by Mark Doty
5) Uprock Headspin Scramble and Dive: Poems by Patrick Rosal
6) Up Jump the Boogie by John Murillo
7) The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
8) Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
9) The Philosopher's Diet by Richard A. Watson
10) Daisy Miller by Henry James
11) House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
12) Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
13) The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
14) Sandman by Neil Gaiman (books 1-4)
15) The Amazing Adventures of Diet Girl

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MILLYMOUSE1
3/27/2014 6:46:49 PM


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Hello and welcome to our very supportive team Chair Exercise ... we have challenges to help you to get moving, chat where you can meet the team and have a chatů.. We have challenges to help you to get moving, brain teasers to keep your mind moving, enjoy your journey with us to health, happiness and feeling great
You have made the right choice to become a part of our team and from my experience I can say that you will be greatly be benefited here. Help in the form of our leaders.
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WEIGHT GAIN JOKE: Most people gain weight by having intimate dinners for two...alone.

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RUBECCAL
12/28/2013 9:23:21 AM

Hi! I'm sorry I'm such a flake! I was thinking about you and your awesomeness this morning so I went over to your SparkPage to leave a comment only to see that I left a comment months ago offering you bellydance DVDs if my mom's friend didn't want them. So, I talked to my mom again. She hasn't heard back from her friend so she said to give two of the DVDs to you, and she'll give the rest to her friend if she ever hears back from her. If you still want them, I will need your address. I hope things are going well for you. Have an awesome day!



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RUBECCAL
9/22/2013 9:03:02 AM

Hi! Don't worry about taking a long time to reply to my SparkMail. I don't always get back to people right away either. Well, that's obvious since you sent that reply over two weeks ago, and I'm just barely replying to it now! Are you still looking for Bellydance DVDs? My mom has offered the DVDs I told you about to another friend, but if she doesn't want them, I can still send them to you. Just let me know. Have an awesome day, and good luck with your goals!



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WADINGMOOSE
9/4/2013 9:40:17 AM

Glad to be your distant running buddy! After a month off being sick and only running once or twice? I struggled through 1.5 miles last night. But hey, we ran!



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KIM_POSSIBLE77
4/22/2013 7:02:26 PM

just stopped by and read one of your blogs and was moved to ask you to be my spark friend emoticon



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