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Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by. In 2008 I just wanted to lose the grad school 15. I had no idea what what I was getting into. Eating better, exercising, and stress-relief were not things I had thought a lot about. Now that I'm at a normal weight, I want to get healthier, more fit, and more consistent.

I just restarted Sparking after finishing a killer year of grad school. Its time to reboot!

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New reboot goals ...
Hi everyone! Thanks for stopping by. In 2008 I just wanted to lose the grad school 15. I had no idea what what I was getting into. Eating better, exercising, and stress-relief were not things I had thought a lot about. Now that I'm at a normal weight, I want to get healthier, more fit, and more consistent.

I just restarted Sparking after finishing a killer year of grad school. Its time to reboot!

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New reboot goals (starting simple):
-- exercise regularly
-- drink 8 glasses of water / day
-- set a regular sleep pattern

Things to think about:
-- try to develop better outlets for stress
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MY STORY
Early in graduate school I started gaining weight. My mom had just passed away, free time was short, and there was definitely some work/school/research related stress!

Finally I'd had enough! The weight I gained wasnt a HUGE amount but I felt miserable. At ~165lbs I knew that I had to make a change. I found Sparkpeople and started to break my old bad habits.

The road hasn't exactly been smooth! I've had ups and downs. But the most valuable thing I've learned from Sparkpeople is that ups and downs are OK. I found that I have the power to change my habits/body. Now I'm slowly learning how to live healthier (not just thinner) and how to build consistency.


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Member Since: 10/23/2008

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Fitness Minutes: 4,793

My Goals:
In general, I want to get fit, lose the weight I've gained, and feel better.

Height: 5'6''
Max Weight:
10/20/2008 = 160lbs
Weight at restart:
09/20/2010 = 150lbs


Short term goal: 135lbs
Goal weight: 125 lbs



My Program:
-- Start exercising regularly (cardio, weights, and stretching)
-- Eat healthier
-- Commit myself to learning how to live a heath-oriented lifestyle.

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The Sagittarius girl wanted to be like her dad, and is really a "tomboy" at heart as she'd rather be outside than in the house cleaning, cooking, washing and taking care of kids. She's a hard worker, but since she is so smart, she needs work where she uses her mind. She loves to travel and is open to new cultures. She gets along well with Libra, Aries, Leo, Aquarius, and Gemini. She has a blunt mouth, but never sets out to hurt anyone with her honesty, and she gets over being mad quickly. She loves to spend money and buy gifts, but she is always sure she will make more money because she will keep working. She has to watch for injury to her hips.
She can have a weight issue since she is ruled by Jupiter who expands all things, (including her good luck), but she is a Fire sign who can easily exercise and keep the weight off if she wishes. She has lots of energy. She loves to entertain friends, so food can be about fun times, but she can discipline herself, so she can control her weight. It is her choice as she makes her own decisions.
In Sagittarius the Sun is idealistic and optimistic. Sagittarius is the sign that espouses such high principles as universal love and world peace. As this period of the year is associated with the spirit of giving and good cheer, the Sagittarius personality is recognized for its generosity and expansive demeanor.
You are very gregarious, enthusiastic, and open, in all that you do. You have an ability to understand a broad perspective, and to see everything from a total point of view. Your foresight and an ability to visualize the big picture make matters work out well for you most of the time. Always thinking in broad abstract terms, you usually have trouble focusing on details that arise.

In many ways you are spontaneous, but with this comes an inclination to be bluntly honest and frank, or at least, straightforward and much to the point. You never intend to hurt anyone, but the truth is all important to you, and you never hesitate to tell it like it is. Tact and restraint can be issues of concern, but you probably don't care. You are so independent. You can rarely be pushed an inch in any direction unless you decide the direction your being pushed is where you want to go.
These blows are softened only by your warm, jovial and outgoing friendliness. Even when you stick your hoof in your mouth you can recover and show up as a winner. Often "lady luck" just smiles on you. Sagittarius has a happy-go-lucky, honest, cheerful, and ever optimistic approach to life; but then can turn right around and be so careless, restless and extravagant.
You have a natural love of the outdoors and may develop strong enthusiasm for sports and outdoor adventure. Sagittarius is the sign most often associated with sports, and you are inclined to physical activity and active endeavors, particularly outdoors.
Future-oriented, you rarely allow problems or setbacks to get you down for long. You put disappointment behind you and start working toward your next adventure. Never satisfied with moving along in slow lane, you want to set the pace on a grand scale. Whatever you set out to do, must be the biggest and best. You want to live life to its fullest. You can work well with anybody, accepting them for what they are. You are the natural, open-hearted extrovert, an easy person live and work with. Relying on your glibness and complete self-confidence, you are a natural in the world of selling. Still in the area of organization and perseverance you may need help from other factors in the chart. If you are like most Sagittarius natives, you can be down right irresponsible and unreliable at times. Your personality is such, however, that people don't get upset about it. It's that natural Sagittarius charm that carries you through the tough spots.
Sagittarius is the sign of higher education. You live to expand your horizons in every possible way, wanting to see the world and experience it. You want to meet interesting people and try everything. Your curiosity is boundless and your desire for knowledge is paramount.



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