THINNYMINNY   34,863
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So miserable inside, I can't even fake a good smile for the camera.





This birthday wish came true--I reached my goal weight at last!



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 current weight: 185.0 
 
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Member Since: 1/15/2006

SparkPoints: 34,863

Fitness Minutes: 20,365

My Goals:
Originally, my goal was "I would like to get to my goal weight of 155 and develop lifestyle habits that will enable me to maintain that weight." I reached my goal and actually appeared in PEOPLE mazazine and on the ELLEN show with two of my spark buddies! But I have found that reaching my goal weight is not the end of my story. It takes the same consistency and commitment to maintain that weight loss, and I still need the support of SPARK PEOPLE to keep it up.

My Program:
I am strength training at least twice a week and doing at least 30 minutes of cardio on most days. My favorite "long" cardio is cycling. I try to get in a long ride (25-40 miles) at least once each weekend.

Personal Information:
I started back to school last August and have found the stresses of being a student can undermine my weight loss success. I don't have the time to exercise as much as I used to (I used to get in at least an hour a day!). It is so easy to choose less healthy foods (like crackers from a vending machine) rather than planning ahead, shopping for, and preparing healthy meals and snacks. But it really is worth the effort because I feel better when I eat better.

Other Information:
I have found that the principles and behaviors that lead to weight loss success lead to success in other areas: Being consistent. Making good choices most of the time. Having a positive attitude. Tracking your goals. Reaching out and helping others. Seeing new behaviors as a lifestyle. Doing the right thing instead of the easy thing. Giving up on the idea of magical or instantaneous success. Realizing "it takes what it takes."

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SLAYINGDRAGONS
1/5/2014 9:16:13 AM

Dropping by to give you a emoticon
and to wish you a Happy New Year!!!



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SUNFLOWERS
1/3/2014 7:13:23 PM

Happy New Year emoticon



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SUNFLOWERS
8/31/2013 8:59:18 AM

Glad to see you are enjoying the weekend. I just finished my first 2 weeks of my last year teaching. Yea!!! Best wishes! emoticon We will see if I can get rid of these last pounds before I retire. emoticon



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CUDDY521
6/27/2013 4:20:31 AM

Hi, emoticon
Just stopping by to say hello & hope you are doing well.
Summer is here & I have been walking alot, but its getting hot, emoticon so now its pool time... Fun & great exercise emoticon

Enjoy your summer & thanks for always being here emoticon

Cuddy emoticon



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NEWMEISHERE
6/22/2013 4:16:32 PM

saw your page on the community home bit,I'm still fairly new at this but your pictures are truely an inspiratin,I'm glad I stumbled by emoticon emoticon



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