ALANDRAS_SILVA   49,321
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I am the one wearing the Sublime shirt, posing with my cousin and best friend, August 2010





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June4 2011, 146 lbs



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I suppose I started my journey with as many negative reasons to increase my health as there were positive ones.

I was tired of being poorly treated as the "fat" friend in social circles, tired of a slim sister who picked on me from time to time, and most definitely jealous when I saw an adorable outfit on a department store manequin, an outfit that I myself wouldn't be able to wear.
I had one too many early morning tantrums with work clothes.
Getting dressed for an ...
I suppose I started my journey with as many negative reasons to increase my health as there were positive ones.

I was tired of being poorly treated as the "fat" friend in social circles, tired of a slim sister who picked on me from time to time, and most definitely jealous when I saw an adorable outfit on a department store manequin, an outfit that I myself wouldn't be able to wear.
I had one too many early morning tantrums with work clothes.
Getting dressed for an evening out was even worse.

No matter how depressed I became with myself, however, these reasons were never enough to motivate me. I had to start listing much more serious, long-term reasons to put myself in the position to get in shape. On both sides of my family history lies the danger of diabetes, as well as thyroid issues, and at my heaviest I suffered constant headaches, hormonal issues, and an added bonus of rolling my left ankle more often than I thought was possible.

Since being a serious member since March 2011 (I technically joined in 2009, but never committed myself to utilizing the site until now) the beneficial changes have been more than I could have expected! I ride my bike to work every day, excercise and swim on a regular basis, and eat some of the best, healthiest stuff!

Since the beginning of this year my achievements include:
-Quitting smoking in January
-Buying an ankle brace to rid of the constant fear of ankle injury
-Eliminating fast food from diet since February (as well as soda)
-Conquered various health issues linked to thyroid
-Becoming a lover, rather than a fighter, of excercise
-To date, losing 40 lbs with 10 more to go!
-Comfortably wearing a two piece swimsuit in public for the first time ever!!

All these successes I have gained not because I committed myself to a short term diet in quiet revenge against mean people and unfair fashion standards, but because I made the lifestyle change for some bigger picture reasons and I'm TEN TIMES HAPPIER for it!!




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Member Since: 8/21/2009

SparkPoints: 49,321

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My Goals:
I have 10 more pounds to lose, then it is the maintaining phase! I also hope to take a long needed trip to europe within the next year.

My Program:
The greatest game changer that worked for me was to focus solely on the eating habits for the first month, leaving out any planned or recorded excercise. In the past it had been difficult to keep up with sudden urges to workout AND diet all at once, two separate yet daunting things that would compete for my energy.
So instead, I decided to take the first month slow, began tracking my nutrition, learned and practiced many new recipes, and made measuring food second nature. By the time the second month rolled around, I was ready to tackle an excercise routine because my body was already feeling great from the balanced meals and the 8 glasses of water a day. This made it possible for my body to accept the added (good) stress of a workout without feeling wiped out or too tired afterwards.

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I love comic books, video games, science fiction novels, anime, metal and electronic music. I also love to draw and paint, swimming, and learning useless trivia knowledge (and sharing it =P)

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LOLA_FALANA37
11/4/2011 1:28:12 PM

Im back on track! Day 5 of 90 under way! I know I can do it!!!!



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LOLA_FALANA37
8/14/2011 11:49:14 AM

We are planning to bring the chain saw the weekend of September 10th.....can you wait that long? Hope you are doing well. I drank tons of beer last night and ate pizza....ugh.....will I ever be skinny? love you



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8/8/2011 1:17:14 PM

I had a OK weekend. Tried to remember this is 80% what you eat. It helped! I have done the zumba before and love it.....high energy and F-U-N!

What do you have going on the Weekend of September 10th? We could bring the Chainsaw down and work on the back yard? Let me know.



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LOLA_FALANA37
7/31/2011 6:17:16 PM

I'm not sure if your mom would use this site or not. I think the key for her is exercise! That will get her motivated. I have been to the store and stocked up on all things healthy! Tomorrow is the big day! It's going to be great! I love you.

P.S. YOU ARE SO SKINNY emoticon

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LOLA_FALANA37
7/30/2011 11:17:45 AM

Good morning girl! Just ordered the scale and containers for my fitness/weight loss launch on August 1st. You have to keep me in-line! My goal is to lose 15 pounds by Thanksgiving! I WILL DO IT! You are my total inspiration of doing it on your own, through pure determination! I think I am up to 160 again after the river trip....stupid beer and oreos! I will be taking a short break from the beer drinking to try and kick start! I love you, I love you, I love you! Jenn

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