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6/15/11 - White summer dress, Approx 135










January, 2009. Who knows what I weighed? 155?



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September, 2014, Journey REDUX!
I had lost ~17 lbs, with the great help of Spark people and being really dedicated in my life, I was in the best shape of my life. I got down to 131 at one point but, also, I was super strong, healthy, happy, capable.

Well. I guess its hard to really understand what happened, but, the main conclusion is that doing "maintenance" mode is a different skill set and I didn't succeed there, this time. I gained all the weight back...

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September, 2014, Journey REDUX!
I had lost ~17 lbs, with the great help of Spark people and being really dedicated in my life, I was in the best shape of my life. I got down to 131 at one point but, also, I was super strong, healthy, happy, capable.

Well. I guess its hard to really understand what happened, but, the main conclusion is that doing "maintenance" mode is a different skill set and I didn't succeed there, this time. I gained all the weight back...

I'm back here again to look for help from SP and also the great SP community is supporting me getting back to achieving my goals and those great feelings of pride about being the healthy me I had found.
LET'S DO THIS!




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2009 intro:
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I was in a couple of car accidents (ala person v. car) when I was young, and subsequently have a spinal condition. Since then I have felt very limited in what physical activities I am capable of or allowed to do. The fear of vertebral progression has hovered over me.

It has now been a full ten years since my diagnosis and my condition has remained stable. I feel empowered to explore ways of being active and fully believe that becoming more fit will only benefit my life in many ways.

My goal is to eat better, be more active, stronger, and lower my body fat percentage. Weight loss would be a delightful bonus but not my main goal.
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THELILEA Seltzer water is delicious, and zero calories! I even like the lemon flavored one, though I wonder what "natural flavoring" really means as an ingredient.
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Member Since: 9/17/2010

SparkPoints: 21,856

Fitness Minutes: 25,271

My Goals:
Summer 2011:
I feel like I'm doing it on my own for the first time, now that my 2 day a week class has ended. The test is on to see if I can maintain my momentum for myself. I am very close to my goal weight, what's left is basically vanity pounds. I do however have some room to improve on my inches, so I want to keep at it to lower my body fat percentage to the "fitness" level.

Objective goals:
-Be able to run the 4 miles without having to stop
-Get in good swim work outs regularly
-Do more effective ST sessions more regularly
-Swim 650 meters in 12 minutes ( I can do 550 now)
-Waste less calories on alcohol

- Wear a bikini for the first time (hey, I can dream, right? :P )


My Program:
Diet:
-Get back into making big, healthy meals at home for left overs. Getting home late after working out has left me with less chances that I eat well these days...
-BRING FOOD TO WORK
-drink less booze! Those calories are fun but this plateau between me and abs is killin' me

Fitness:
-Monday 3 or 4 miles community jog downtown
-Tues and Thurdsay do legit GYM workout with Strength training the main focus!
Wednesday-awesome swimming
There! That's four! Get in at least one on the weekend and we're GOLDEN

OVERALL: Try to get at least 30 minutes of movement in 6 days a week.


Personal Information:
From sunny Tucson, Arizona!! AWESOME place to be outdoor all those NON-summer months. I LOVE summers here, though! Bring it on! :D

Other Information:
I love
-nerdy sci fi shows (seriously, everything with Star in the title: Star Trek, Stargate SG 1, Battlestar Gallactica...) Buffy, Firefly, Big Bang Theory, oh god too many to admit...
-50's pin up beauty that I'm not girly enough to really do
-Good beer
-Looking at my fledgling muscles as I walk
- Surprising myself
- The feeling I have on the walk home after a kick ass swim
- Being silly with my friends
- Telling the WHOLE STORY (otherwise, what's the point?)
-Getting that bonus spin on the SP wheel, haha


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FITGIRL15
10/20/2014 11:58:19 AM

I'm always here for you! I have faith in you, I know you can do it girl! I've seen you do it before!!!!!
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FITGIRL15
10/16/2014 7:41:56 PM

$25.00 is a pretty cheap gym membership! I'd hang on to that too, if I were you!

But I have been doing my own ST workouts in my office (yes, at work) with dumb bells (sometimes I double them up for added work.) and I get great workouts with that alone, adding in plyometric drills, abdominal exercises and sometimes even sets of stairs!
I never thought I'd be the type to advocate AGAINST gym membership... but honestly, if you want to do it, it can be done (working out from home or anywhere really!) :)

If you ever need a little help (free!) with putting together a workout routine, let me know :)



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RR1_RR1
10/16/2014 7:23:57 PM

Im off and on feeling good and bad about it lol. But when I see his rude Facebook posts I feel better and happy I broke up w someone so childish. Your so right about breaking up w the other guy. hopefully Ill find someone good eventually.



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SPARKASAURUS
10/15/2014 7:10:25 PM

Well, thank you ma'am! I appreciate your comments on my blog emoticon



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RR1_RR1
10/13/2014 7:58:27 PM

Thank you. She goes in for surgery Sunday. Also broke up w my boyfriend again lol- but this IS the final time because it got real ugly and I determined he just likes nothing about me. So its over. And Im ok with it-because the more I think about how rude he is, the more Im glad it ended. And Im ok with being alone. i don't think I really want to date anyone anytime soon either. Hopefully he mails my key like he said. Anyway- good stuff is happening- I sold a painting today! A long lost friend found a painting I did of himself on fb lol. Hope your doing good:)



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