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Me and Hubby. At 184 lbs.





Photo Shoot in NYC, close to my goal weight. 18 years old, and 125 lbs.



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Alyssa's Journey to a Better Life

I have chronic illnesses. I try not to let them define me, but I feel it's important to be open about them, so I will list them off here, physical ailments first, then mental ones:

1. PCOS
2. IBS
3. Migraines
4. Chronic pain (hasn't been diagnosed yet)
5. Chronic fatigue (hasn't been diagnosed yet)
6. Adenomyosis
7. Hypothyroidism (possibly Hashimoto's)
8. Sleep apnea (possibly other sleep disturbances)
9. Recurrent Mononucleosis ...
I have chronic illnesses. I try not to let them define me, but I feel it's important to be open about them, so I will list them off here, physical ailments first, then mental ones:

1. PCOS
2. IBS
3. Migraines
4. Chronic pain (hasn't been diagnosed yet)
5. Chronic fatigue (hasn't been diagnosed yet)
6. Adenomyosis
7. Hypothyroidism (possibly Hashimoto's)
8. Sleep apnea (possibly other sleep disturbances)
9. Recurrent Mononucleosis
10. High Cholesterol
11. Prediabetes
12. Major Depressive Disorder
13. Severe Anxiety
14. Panic Disorder
15. Borderline Personality
16. Mild Delusional Disorder
17. Manic tendencies

Well, there you have it. I'm on medications for some of my problems, therapy for some, and am working on getting some of them fully diagnosed. I am also seeing a pain management specialist, as I know pain is a huge factor in my life and my ability to exercise.

I am hopeful that my journey has brought me to a point where I can and will get healthy. 2016 will be my year. I will make sure of that.




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Member Since: 10/10/2009

SparkPoints: 10,476

Fitness Minutes: 4,218

My Goals:
Weight goals:

239 – 5 Pounds Lost
234 – 10 Pounds Lost
231.8 – 5% Lost
229 – 15 Pounds Lost
224 – 20 Pound Lost
219.6 – 10% Lost
219 – 25 Pounds Lost
211.6 – No Longer Obese Class 3
207.4 – 15% Lost
195.4 – 20% Lost
194 – 50 Pounds Lost
185.2 – No Longer Obese Class 2
183 – 25% Lost
170.8 – 30% Lost
169 – 75 Pounds Lost
158.6 – 35% Lost
158 – No Longer Obese Class 1
146.4 – 40% Lost
144 – 100 Pounds Lost
134.3 – 45% Lost
132.2 – No Longer Overweight
122 – 50% Lost
119 – 125 Lost
115 – Goal Weight

Fitness Goals:

*Standard Push-ups
*10 minutes on the treadmill
I know there's more. I'll add them as I think of them.

My Program:
Eating less than 1600 calories at least 5 days a week, and always staying under 2000.

20 minutes of deep stretching at least 5 days per week, cardio 3+ days a week, and some basic calisthenics thrown in until I get to a point where I can do real strength training again.

Personal Information:
My name is Alyssa Shively, I'm 29. Happily married in a polyamorous relationship. I also have a non-legal husband. No living kids, just a couple of furbabies and a shellbaby. I was born in South Carolina, but have lived most of my life in Columbus, Ohio. Anything else you are interested in, just ask.

Other Information:
I love reading, especially Stephen King and Lovecraft.

I also LOVE performing (join my Team if you do, too!) mostly acting, but I also enjoy singing, dancing, and magic! My last experience was playing Maria in Twelfth Night, and I'm now back on hiatus because of my weight and pain.

I like to knit, though I can currently only do so on a loom. I'm trying to teach myself to needle knit. I also like to sew, and make jewelry.

My absolute favorite way to spend down time, though, is Wizard101, which I play with either of my husbands, or solo. I also enjoy Facebook or mobile games and watching Netflix.

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RADIANT_ROARS
4/12/2016 6:53:58 PM

Happy Tuesday to you my friend thanks for sticking by me in my absence fun filled week and now back here fully Amanda (MiMi)



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RADIANT_ROARS
4/2/2016 8:26:50 PM

Happy Sat to you hope it was a great one



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3/31/2016 10:10:30 AM

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Is it really the last day of March already? Three months of the new year already behind us?!?! Wow! A fourth of this year already done?!?! Makes me think I need to look at my goals for 2016 and see how I'm doing. I hope you are doing well this last day of March. Let's finish week 1 of the challenge strong! emoticon emoticon Go Clovers! emoticon



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MRSBROWNLIE16
3/27/2016 7:01:09 AM

I hope you are having a successful weekend with the holiday! emoticon emoticon I love getting to spend time with family...don't forget to log you "air miles" emoticon in the Clovers team each day so that we can track what time we land! It is my first challenge and I really want to land the first week in the top 3 to kick it off with a bang! See you around the challenge emoticon



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DESKJOCKEY925
3/25/2016 12:39:35 PM

Glad to see you back for the Clovers Spring Challenge :-)
Wishing you much success over these next 8 weeks !!

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