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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 ~20 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 ~20 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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Current Status:
THELILEA 6 lbs down now since beginning of new health journey chapter! Sure, its been almost double 6 weeks, but I'm feeling good about it ! :)
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Member Since: 9/17/2010

SparkPoints: 23,300

Fitness Minutes: 26,660

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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NETGYRL
11/19/2014 1:27:27 PM

Thank you sooo much for the sausage/cabbage recipe. I will definitely be making that soon. here is the link to the green bean casserole. The only change I make is to use fresh green beans. I steam them a little bit first and then follow the recipe as shown. http://allrecipes.com/recipe/tasty-green-b
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KRYS210
11/7/2014 7:30:34 PM

Welcome to the the 10K Steps a Day team. I am looking forward to getting to know you. Spark research has shown that people who use the threads and posts tend to lose more weight on average than those who do not. So what are you waiting for? Start posting and get your weight loss going!

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JULS_MARIE
10/30/2014 4:12:49 PM

Hey sorry for the delay!! I just noticed you're blog comment. Thanks for taking the time to read and let me know you enjoyed it!! I friended you back!! I plan on compiling all of the random food pictures I've taking while doing whole30 and putting them up here soon!



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ARUNNINGKAT
10/29/2014 4:08:36 PM

Thanks so much for the friend add and your kind words! I am so glad you added me and I look forward to getting to know you better! And it goes without saying, I added you as a friend too! emoticon



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DANIELLESAUTUMN
10/29/2014 3:37:21 PM

HEY There!! thanks so much for your (long, but awesome) comment on my blog. There is definitely an eb and flow to being healthy and the lifestyle. Am I ebbing or flowing right now? haha not sure. Anyway- I love the idea of telling my boyfriend my HARD goals that I need his help in achieving. We're both known for giving into the other's wants. Its not good- and we need to stop! Enabling is very bad!

I think I am going to do my best to eat well the rest of the week- Saturday is a throw away day 1. because I have a halloween party that must be pumped up. 2. because I want to eat poorly and 3. help get it out of my system.

I just made a bet with my friend that I will only drink 3 times in November. If I love the bet- I have to wear my tightest pants for 1 hour. Maybe I should add that I should wear them OUT in public haha.

Anyway- thanks again for your advice and support- you're great!!



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