BRILLIANTAQUA   37,493
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Recommitting

(January 8, 2015) I've almost gained back all of the weight I had lost. Most of that has had to do with moving in with someone who does not keep the healthiest habits & following suit. This year I am recommitting to movement (physical, emotional, and spiritual) as well as making healthy choices with my food.
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Achievements, Goals, Stumbles (i.e., My Journey):

09/08/07 Started SP, aim ...
(January 8, 2015) I've almost gained back all of the weight I had lost. Most of that has had to do with moving in with someone who does not keep the healthiest habits & following suit. This year I am recommitting to movement (physical, emotional, and spiritual) as well as making healthy choices with my food.
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Achievements, Goals, Stumbles (i.e., My Journey):

09/08/07 Started SP, aim for 1 lb/week--no exercise (245 lbs)

02/06/08 Met 1st weight loss goal! (220 lbs)
07/01/08 Started maintaining, 40 lbs lost!! (~204 lbs)
09/08/08 1 year Sparkversary (~204 lbs)
10/30/08 Defended dissertation/received PhD (~210 lbs)

07/01/09 Moved to CA, started new job (~205 lbs)
09/08/09 2 year Sparkversary (~205 lbs)

02/05/10 Recommitted to SP, aim for 1.5 lbs/week (214 lbs)
03/08/10 Started C25K
03/17/10 Started wearing a size Large!!
03/20/10 Met 2nd weight loss goal! ONEderland!! (198 lbs)
04/03/10 Santa Anita Derby Day 5K (walk) (53:36)
04/06/10 50 lbs lost!! (194 lbs); fit into tight size 14 jeans!!
05/10/10 C25K Graduate!!!
05/16/10 First 5K race!! Santa Monica Classic 5K (run) (36:48)
05/22/10 Size 12 jeans!!!
05/29/10 Met final weight loss goal!! 60 lbs lost! (185 lbs)
06/01/10 New scale
06/02/10 Size Medium tops!!!
06/05/10 Below driver's license weight!! (179.6 lbs)
06/12/10 First date in ~8-9 years!!
06/16/10 DGOTD!!! Thanks DONE Girls!!!
06/16/10 Size 10 jeans!!
06/26/10 175 lbs!!
07/10/10 New 5K PR! Pasadena City College 5K (run) (35:32)
07/18/10 30% lost from highest weight: 171.5 (171.2 lbs)
07/19/10 170 lbs!!
09/02/10 164.8 lbs!!! DONE!!!
09/08/10 3 year Sparkversary (168.6 lbs)
Started maintaining, 80 lbs lost!! (~165-170 lbs)

06/06/11 Gained back 5 lbs (in a week): 175
08/30/11 Gained back 5 lbs (in a week): 180
11/30/11 Gained back 5 lbs (in a week): 185

02/25/12 Gained back 5 lbs (in a week): 190
05/28/12 Gained back 5 lbs (in a week): 195
07/01/12 190 lbs!!
08/11/12 185 lbs!!
09/01/12 Awesome 80's 5K (run/walk) (45:15.3)

01/19/13 Moved to Santa Barbara for new job

01/31/14 Moved in with boyfriend

01/08/15 231 lbs, recommitting to SparkPeople

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I'm a DONE girl:

I'm DONE being the fat girl.
I'm DONE with being the pretty girl who is photogenic from the shoulders up.
I'm DONE with plus sizes.
I'm DONE with Spanx!!
I'm DONE with being scared of ONEderland because of my former eating disorder.
I'm DONE with cover-ups at the beach.
I'm DONE with year-round long pants--bring on the shorts!
I'm DONE with worrying about taking up too much space on an airplane.
I'm DONE being asked if I'm on a diet when I turn down unhealthy food.
I'm DONE with making excuses.
I'm DONE with putting work first.
I'm DONE with telling myself I can't do it.

I am so, so DONE!!!

DONE girls Bahama Mamas Team!!
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Member Since: 9/8/2007

SparkPoints: 37,493

Fitness Minutes: 33,088

My Goals:
Long-term/mid-term (set on 1/8/15): Get back down to 165.

Short-term Goals:
Reach 220 by 2/28/15

Reach 200

Reach 185

Reach 175

Reach 165

My Program:
Eat Less, Move More!!

Track weight, food & exercise daily. Listen to my body...eat when I'm hungry, stop when I'm full.

Cardio:
Run 2-3 days/week.
Walk on 2-3 of the other days.
Boogie board or go for strolls in the afternoon.

Strength/Flexibility:
Use yoga DVDs twice a week

Personal Information:
Training to become a marriage and family therapist in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA.

Originally from Alabama.

Other Information:
Completed C25K: 5/10/10

SW (9/8/07): 245 lbs
Maintenance (7/1/08-12/31/09): 205-210 lbs

SW (2/5/10): 214 lbs
Maintenance (9/2/10-5/1/11): 165-170 lbs

SW (1/8/15): 231 lbs
GW: 165 lbs
CW: See ticker! :)

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Member Comments:
SPUNKYDUCKY
1/16/2015 12:48:12 AM

Thanks for checking in on my blog and leaving some encouragement. It is always hard to get back to basics but it is great to get started. Hope you are having a good week.



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FULLMOONJP
1/12/2015 12:01:39 AM

I started at the same day as you, with the same weight (231)! emoticon

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RED_WRITINGHOOD
1/11/2015 9:48:07 AM

So glad to see you are back! I am too. I gained back so much of the weight I had lost and I am ready for it to be gone for good!



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DEEDAYE
1/11/2015 9:10:45 AM

emoticon for visiting my page and being so supportive & encouraging! 2015 is the our year! emoticon



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SHELLE13
6/30/2014 4:41:29 PM

Hello! I found your page via a SP friend who is doing Whole30 and I was interested in learning more. Thank you for sharing your journey and I hope you don't mind me adding you as a friend! You're doing great! Truly an inspiration! emoticon



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