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Hello!

My name is Lauren and I used to be a SparkPeople junkie!

I battled weight/self image issues all my life, but recently have had some changes...For some reason, I have come to accept myself for who I am! I am OK with my body, what I eat, an the amount of working out that gets done!

During my college years I was obsessed with working out and eating healthy--to the point where it wasn't mentally healthy (this obsession and dietary changes did help me ...
Hello!

My name is Lauren and I used to be a SparkPeople junkie!

I battled weight/self image issues all my life, but recently have had some changes...For some reason, I have come to accept myself for who I am! I am OK with my body, what I eat, an the amount of working out that gets done!

During my college years I was obsessed with working out and eating healthy--to the point where it wasn't mentally healthy (this obsession and dietary changes did help me lose and keep off about 20 lbs!). Once I entered the "real world" I realized there was much more to life than working out and eating a restricted diet. SO, for the past three years or so, I have eaten OK, done SOME workouts, and am happier than I have ever been!

That being said, I feel that it is time to push myself-yes, I am happy with me, but want to see if I can upgrade a little bit-more a "Lauren 2.0".
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Member Since: 9/9/2009

SparkPoints: 9,551

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My Goals:
I really want to challenge myself and see if I can lose just a little bit more! I have always wanted to be 135 (I know...the number on the scale isn't that important), but I think I am ready to attempt this!

My Program:
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I live in a VERY isolated town (the nearest gym is 30 minutes away). So I have stocked up on workout DVDs-yoga, sculpting, and even some games for our playstation that get me up and moving! I am not ready to commit hardcore to working out, but every little bit helps!!

Personal Information:
I am a high school social studies teacher in a rural town in Colorado. My husband is a police officer in the same area. We would like to get back to civilzation in the near future (probably next spring) so we can start a family!

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You must begin to think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be.

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OOLALA53
6/17/2011 1:49:58 AM

Where are you, sweetness? emoticon



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FITFORMYKIDS
4/14/2011 7:23:38 PM

I recently started the same type of weight traing program. Even though I last weighed 140, after a binge week, I still am in a size 6. It is weird because the way I binge I go up or down every other week. I am pro weights. I love the look...wish I could just loose this 10 lb fat layer!

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OOLALA53
3/23/2011 6:24:32 PM

Good for you thinking of planning your meals. I used to think it was too much like dieting, but then I thought, well, lots of slim people have to know ahead of time what to bring for lunch, and a lot of them probably plan at least in general what to buy when shopping for a week's groceries, so I did it for a long time. Now I just use my three plates, but I have a pretty good idea ahead of time what I'm going to have just from what's in my fridge and cabinets. I can still wing it pretty easily, if the need arises. emoticon



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OOLALA53
2/20/2011 9:16:43 PM

Lauren, do you know what the International Baccalaureate program is? For middle and high schoolers, the goal is for students to be able to earn college credit before they leave high school. I teach one class of English to seniors. Talk about spilling coffee. I spilled coffee on about 10 student papers that I had collected to submit to evaluators in another state. Other people laughed when I told them, but it was as close to crying as have come at work in 14 years. I hated having to tell kids what I did and that they had to reprint copies for me. But it's over now and the papers are ready to be mailed Tuesday morning... emoticon emoticon

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HHI0901
9/16/2010 11:43:00 PM

Those are excellent goals... and I'm really impressed you get up at 5! I hope that means you are getting 8 hours of sleep though ;)
What do you do for work? If possible maybe you shouldn't keep snacks at your desk unless they are baby carrots or something, hehe...
I want to be at my goal weight by November! That's about 17 pounds, but I've never lost more than 5 per month so it might take me 3 months. I'm determined to work harder and track more carefully.

How do you want to keep each other accountable?!



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