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'Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.' -- Harriet Tubman

'Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.' -- Dr. Martin Luther King

I've struggled with my weight from a very young age and my body has gone through a series of extreme fluctuations throughout the years, particularly these past ...
'Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.' -- Harriet Tubman

'Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.' -- Dr. Martin Luther King

I've struggled with my weight from a very young age and my body has gone through a series of extreme fluctuations throughout the years, particularly these past few. Currently, I am sitting at borderline obese going by all the charts I can find online, and what my doc says, which really knocked my socks off when I found out. My overall goal is to reach a healthy weight for my height and transform from an awkward, stumpy 5'0 to a graceful, comfortable-in-her-own-skin 5'0.

Getting started has never been hard for me, but going the distance and reaching a goal, and harder yet - maintaining it, are really difficult for me. I believe I can do this; it will be tough but I know I can achieve this goal if I put my heart into it. I'm just taking it a day at a time, even when I make mistakes, I'm going to keep on going and not let anything hold me back anymore. Anything is possible if you just have the courage to hope, work, and believe.

'When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word "succeed," you find that it simply means to follow through.' -- F. W. Nichol
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Member Since: 1/13/2011

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My Goals:
Weight loss goal for 2011: lose 25 pounds.
Life goals for 2011: finish my Bsc with a 2:1 -- DONE!; start living green and protecting our planet -- DONE! (tho a work in progress much as a lifestyle change I guess!); get involved in some volunteer work - preferably an animal sanctuary; and.. start my dream career!!


My Program:
I'm really taking it slow, I've had so many strong starts and very quick failures - but I've learned from them. I've just started jogging, only 30 mins at the mo, but am going to build up gradually and also integrate yoga, pilates, and other cardio activities into my lifestyle.

I have set up my own personal goals, and mini-goals to help me reach those big ones :)

~ get re-motivated - check!
~ get back on track with monitoring my efforts (and lack of!) - check!
~ start losing some lbs - awaiting results =P
~ CHANGE MY LIFE! =D - currently underway ;)

MINI-GOALS:

~ check in to sparkpeople every day for motivation
~ use the nutrition tracker every day
~ use the fitness tracker every day

So far I'm hitting these mini-goals which is building my confidence day by day!

Personal Information:
My name is Ashleigh and I'm 22 years old. I have moved to England from N.Ireland which has been exciting. Just graduated from college with a BSc (Hons) in equine science and want to work with horses (naturally), although I really want to work with children, perhaps volunteering at a nursery in my free time.

Other Information:
My three favourite things in the entire world are animals, music, and reading.

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KARSTASAURUS
11/3/2014 3:29:28 PM

Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my page! :) It won't always be easy but it will always be worth it! Good luck with achieving your goals!



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CHANGE4THEBEST
3/6/2012 7:09:31 PM

Hi

Hope you are having a productive week and all is well with you! emoticon



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TAKINGBACKLIFE
12/27/2011 9:37:52 AM

Hello. Thank you for stopping by my page. Sorry I didn't respond sooner, but haven't been to well after surgery and wasn't online long.
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BERGBA7
12/22/2011 3:41:38 PM

Thanks for your encouragement on my blog! Yes, I am struggling with the Christmas goodies too, but we people with the spark can do a lot together! Go Girl and Merry Christmas
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CHANGE4THEBEST
11/19/2011 8:46:47 AM

Hi

Wishing you a great week ahead! Hope all is well



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