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Hi my name is Ashley. I'm from a small town in new york and work at Morrisville State. I'm 27 years old and fell off the wagon in 2012 after losing over 100lbs from 2010 to 2012. After that I went from 190lbs to 323lbs that I am today.
My initial weight loss was a life style change gone awry that became unhealthy. Kind of like a businessman who starts humble, gets rich, and then loses his moral code. I didn't want to go back to where I was.
Before losing all of that weight I had been on every fad diet you can imagine from the age of 5 on. When I was 12 my mother even bought me diet pills. So diet has been ingrained into my brain since a very young age.
My earliest memory of trying to diet on my own was when I was 10. It was 10 year old logic. I thought that if I ate the same amount every day i would lose weight... too bad that same amount was too much amount.
Into the future I had my little successes with weight loss, but I always gained it back. It wasn't till I got to college that I really put in an effort to be healthy... not diet.
I had hit my heaviest that summer before college at a whopper of 307. After my first year of college I got down to about 270. Lost effort, but didn't lose control completely. I did however sink back into a sedentary lifestyle and went back to 184 which is where I started off on Sparkpeople.
I was able to get down to 273 in one semester . I focused on why I've failed in the past and how to triumph over those failures. I kept losing weight and being active until I hit my lowest weight while abroad in Egypt for my internship.
When I returned things were not the same. I quickly went up to 215. I found myself in a relationship with someone who didn't have the same lifestyle as myself and did not want to change. I respected that. Unfortunately it changed me and I began living like him. I ended up gaining over 100lbs and hitting the highest weight I've ever been. Which is where I am now.
I refuse to allow myself to live like that any longer. I don't want to fail again. I wont stop until I succeed. I am eating healthy with a 1200 to 1400 calorie diet and starting to get my muscles back.
This time around I have my best friend of 15 years by my side to go through this with me. I'll be doing my best.

Member Since: 1/6/2011

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Not eat processed foods. Go for a walk each day. Do exercises while watching TV

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Eating between 1200 and 1400 calories. Start Isagenix, and become more active.

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    hey there,
    glad to hear ur getting better at saying no...its definately something that takes time! i know what you mean about being your own worst enemy! i find if others are around i feel like i have to be good (with the exception on lasts nights hot chips :S) but when im alone i feel like "ill just have a little bit no one will ever know" hehe ive been having trouble sticking to the 5min rule but found when i do it works really well :)

    hope you have a great easter! i think im going to get my chocolate fix on sunday by making up a chocolate fondue thingy for me and my boyfriend and have it with fruit that way im getting fruit and chocolate so i should fill up quicker than if i just have chocolate haha well thats the theory anyways :)

    good luck
    2402 days ago
    hi there ashley,
    My names Jane, im from Australia and noticed that you seem to have the same problem as me...not being able to say no :P ive been trying really hard in the last two weeks to focus on just saying no :P i even managed to say no to a free chocolate bar which is a first for me!! how are you going with saying no? ive been trying to make it a habit that anytime anyone offers me anything i say no thanks straight away and then after about 5 mins if i am still thinking its a good idea and they offer again i will then take it, i figure that i should stop and think about whether i REALLY want it or im just eating it cause it was offered to me. So far im going ok but i have had a few brain snaps :P

    hope your journey is going well! i love that you have smaller short term goals! theres nothing as motivating as successfully crossing off a goal :)
    2413 days ago
    Haha ah that's so funny!! I know right, it is a small world! I haven't seen him in a long time either. Right now I think he's living out near Avon I think.
    2448 days ago
    Haha you probably know my cousins then, Katrina and Michael (I'd rather not say their last name, haha). I graduated from OHS in 2008
    2448 days ago
    I joined spark about a year ago I was looking for workouts to do in my dorm room some videos poped up on youtube and that's how I found Spark. Like you I didn't really get into it at first, but a few months in I joined some groups and just kept exploring the website more.
    2449 days ago
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