8,500-9,999 SparkPoints 9,862

High Five
I Heart Food Bl...

Candy Cane
I Heart Food Bl...

Fruit Salad
Raw Foodies

Shared Fitness Tracker
Interact with CHICATSUN
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts


I've been trying to lose weight for 3 years, almost four now. I have gone up and down and struggled for one reason or another. I've been through some traumatic times in recent years, and am hoping to use exercise as a way to release and move forward.

I am now focusing on regular exercise and a healthy diet, with things I enjoy in moderation, making small changes one by one in my life. It's slow, but better.

I'm looking for spark friends to help motivate each other and keep me coming back to this website, which will keep me thinking about my goals. Please feel free to add me if you think we have things in common!

Member Since: 4/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 14,009

My Goals:
My goal is to set myself up for success each and every day by making room for cooking healthy meals and exercising.

My Goals and rewards:
3% weight loss marks.

Starting weight 182

#1: @176.6
Get that massage!
MET 1/29! YAY!

#2: @171.4
Get nails done!

#3: @166.2
Get hair cut and styled

#4: @161.4
Get a facial!

#5: @156.6
Get another massage, you deserve it.

#6: @152
Order a new stitch fix personal stylist box!

#7: @147.4
Go shopping and buy some new pants (at least)!

#8: @143

#9: @138.8

My Program:
I'm eating right and exercising.

Trying to get at least 30 minutes of cardio & strength training six days a week. See my fitness tracker for what I'm doing.

Alternating between riding my bike, running training outdoors, elliptical machine, swimming, yoga classes, and working with my virtual personal trainer on my new Xbox Kinect.

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Read More About CHICATSUN - Profile Information moved here. (Updated July 5)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:

My Program:

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
My Ticker:
 current weight: 176.4 
Login to Leave Comment
    Saw your notes on having issues with running. I wonder if your potassium intake it high enough? Maybe add that to your tracker and see if increasing it helps. Also I wonder if you need to look at the mechanics of your stride? I tend to run on my toes which blows out my calves way quicker than my quads. A more experienced runner or possibly runners world magazine might help you better diagnose...Bike ride Wed early evening?
    2029 days ago
    bike riding is always an option!!! emoticon
    2038 days ago
    Aw, thanks for the comment on my photo! What's hilarious is that the last time I was in Cincy (to do "Herschel Gertz"), I was the weight I JUST NOW returned to -- in other words, it's in between then and now that I gained weight, so really, YOU are the person who's seen me at the "bookends" of this process. :D Also, um, I never ever ever thought of you as someone who needed to lose weight, just so you my memory, you are tiny and petite. emoticon
    2102 days ago
    Hey, I know you!!! Heeee! Alex, how are you? I saw that you had "liked" SparkPeople at one point on Facebook, but didn't think to try to find whether you had a page and a username here until I saw you on the Actors/Actresses community list. (I think I had been a member there and dropped out of the community when I realized I never did anything with it.) So glad to see your smiling face! Hope you're doing well in the New Year! emoticon
    2116 days ago
  • v YICHE12
    emoticon for adding me as a Spark Friend emoticon . This will make it so much easier to stay in touch. Many emoticon
    2147 days ago
Member Comments (31):  < Previous12345Next >Last >>