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My name is Alina. Thank you for visiting my page!

I live in the US since August 2005 and gained about 10 pounds in the first 3 months after I came here. I thought that US meant unhealthy food, but now I understand that that's not true. I hope to be get to 110 pounds so that I could feel good about myself. If I can get lower than that, it's great. If not, at least let me get rid of all the fat around my waist and thighs :)
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My name is Alina. Thank you for visiting my page!

I live in the US since August 2005 and gained about 10 pounds in the first 3 months after I came here. I thought that US meant unhealthy food, but now I understand that that's not true. I hope to be get to 110 pounds so that I could feel good about myself. If I can get lower than that, it's great. If not, at least let me get rid of all the fat around my waist and thighs :)
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I started my relationship with SP in November 2006, but at some point I stopped and wanted faster results. So I tried Atkins one more time. It worked (I got to 52 kg=116lb), but after I stopped, I realized I was missing carbs so much... And I gained all the weight back and more. So I started SP once again, more motivated this time and I intend to wait to see the results.
I restarted SP on 05/14/2007.
SW: 58.9 kg (130 lb)
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12/02/2007: I hit my goal of 50 kg!!!

At that time my CW: 49.6 kg (109.3 lb)
GW: 50 kg (110.2 lb)

According to a website (not very accurate):
BF%:19.30
Kgs of Body Fat: 9.57
Lean Body Weight: 40.03
I estimate my BF% to be 20-21%.

Measurements:
-Waist: 25.8"
-Hips: 34.3"
-Thighs: 18.9"

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Starting September 5, 2007, I CAN RUN!!! I finished my learning how to run program and am challenging myself every month to run a certain number of miles.
- October: Goal: 29.6 miles
Actual: 25.44 miles
-November: Goal: 38 miles
Actual: 38.82 miles
-December: Goal: 41 miles
Actual: 31.19 miles
-January: Goal: 38 miles
Actual: 33.04 miles
-February: Goal: 44 miles
Actual: 27.15
-March: Goal: 37 miles
Actual: 35.35
-April: Goal: 40 miles
Actual: 31.77
-May: 22.65
-July: 45
-August: 6 (bad, bad girl!)
-September: 18.5
-October: 12.5
-November: 23.8
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04/10/2008: I got engaged!!!!
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~~11/10/2008: I gained a lot lately (lack of exercise + poor eating):
53.3 kg
23.7% body fat (using: http://www.healthcentral.com/cholesterol/h
ome-body-fat-test-2774-143.html)

The weight went back up after the Holidays, but managed to get back on track starting January 2009. In January I also started the "30 Day Shred" DVD with Jillian Michaels and noticed incredible results in terms of inches lost, muscle gain and endurance. I am also playing badminton with my FI 2X a week (about 1h30min on average a day) and that is the only form of cardio I'm doing until the warm weather comes back and I can return to my outdoors running.

~~3/1/2009:
52.9 kg
20.7% bf


Goals: get a caloric deficit every week. I will use as an important resource:
http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calo
rie_calculation101.asp
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~~ 2/25/2010 - I got married in Las Vegas! I was 53.3 kg (or so) on my wedding day. I actually had to lose weight before my wedding (I wanted to get to less than 53 kg, but the scale did not want to go there... oh well...) due to an "huge" jump of about 2 kg since before the Holidays.
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~~August 2010: got my doctoral degree and my first job!!

My new plans are to incorporate exercise and eating in range into my busy schedule. And to reach 50 kg (again) by the end of the year.
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Member Since: 11/25/2006

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My Goals:
Updated my goals on 8/30/10, fighting to lose those stubborn last 10 lbs:
Goal 1: 52 kg (115 lbs)
(I am only 1.56m short=5'1")
Reward: new suit
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Goal 2 (Final GW): 50 kg (110 lb)Reward: I'll think of something


My Program:
The recipe is simple:
-eat healthy and within my calorie range (track at least 3-4 days a week; try to eat when I'm hungry the other 3-4)
-drink at least 64oz water a day
-exercise on a regular basis (I'll try 3 days cardio + 3 days ST)

Personal Information:
I am from Romania and came to the US as a PhD student in economics. I finished the doctoral program in 2010 and got my first job as Assistant Professor in August 2010. I really love being here. I love everything about the US: people, places, everything :-)
The only "bad" thing is that I miss my family and friends...

Other Information:
Favorite quote: "Tomorrow is another day!" (Scarlett O'Hara-"Gone with the Wind") (not when I am eating too much or not exercising, but when I am feeling down)

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SENSEIIRENE
10/18/2011 12:06:14 AM

Blog has been posted...! Feel free to slog through it...it's LONG! :)



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SENSEIIRENE
10/12/2011 9:18:28 AM

Hey Alina, of course I remember you!! I was pleased to see you pop up again on my page - thanks for the comment!

I have been a runner on and off for many years, but never very seriously. The idea of training for the half-marathon came from a friend at work, and I couldn't see a reason NOT to do it, so here I am...just a few days away! It has been a real fun adventure (as you probably read). Thanks for the encouragement!

Hope you're well!!



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SHAKE_IT_CALI
6/6/2011 5:16:20 PM

Hey Alina! I'm finally back on Spark after having my baby (it's a boy!).
I wanted to check in on you and see how you're doing. Hope all is well!



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TIPYRAIN
3/16/2011 5:10:54 PM

I just saw your comment on my pup! As awesome as she looks, her personality was even MORE awesome! So sweet and loving and easy to love. SUPER LOW MAINTENANCE. Bath when stinky! HAHAHA!! emoticon



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TIPYRAIN
3/16/2011 4:29:56 PM

I KNOW! We are NOT fat by any means. We are just normal really. I think the media has a lot to do with it. Also, my sister is 5'81/2" and weighs 106 pounds. Ya, she's REALLY thin but her build is completely different than mine. She WOULD LOOK chubby at 130 pounds. We have the same parents!!!

Honestly, I don't have issues with my body except certain spots and one of them I can't or wont do anything about. Those would be my belly, too big, Upper arms, just need more definition & my boobs, WAY to SMALL! Other than that I'm fine with what iI look like.

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