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TODAY IS THE DAY...

I have been a Sparkmember for quite some time. When I first joined, I loved the site, the sparkfriends, amazing ideas and all the support. I was able to shed the pounds I set out to and then the other shoe dropped... I've worked in a chaotic career for the past 8 years and it has taken a huge toll on me. With all the chaos and trauma, I've lost sight of taking care of myself... It is time to regain balance in my life and make myself a priority.

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I have been a Sparkmember for quite some time. When I first joined, I loved the site, the sparkfriends, amazing ideas and all the support. I was able to shed the pounds I set out to and then the other shoe dropped... I've worked in a chaotic career for the past 8 years and it has taken a huge toll on me. With all the chaos and trauma, I've lost sight of taking care of myself... It is time to regain balance in my life and make myself a priority.

I re-embarked on this journey for the 5,000,257th time to get healthy, shed excess pounds and to feel better about myself --The main focus each time I try to shed pounds after re-gaining 20-30 pounds of stress induced self-loathing. I had allowed my stressful job to take over (yet again) lost touch with important people in my life & with myself, didn’t prioritize anything other than work and made the stress inducing, demanding job #1 and my only priority.

"It didn't take a week to put the weight on... why would we assume it'll take a week to take it off?"

I'm choosing to stop:
-Making Excuses!!!!
-Eating my emotions
-Feeling sorry for myself
-Being dormant
-Allowing everything and everyone to take precedence over my health and happiness
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Member Since: 6/4/2009

SparkPoints: 39,906

Fitness Minutes: 28,344

My Goals:
Long Term Goals:
**Lose 50 pounds total
**Run a 5K
**Make it a LIFESTYLE, not just a crash diet!
**Get Healthy!!!
**Stop Emotional Eating!
**Feel Good In My Own Skin!! Have a positive self-esteem!

Fitness Goals:
**Use my treadmill consistently & hit the pavement!
**Run a mile without stopping (Completed 4/6/12-- Do this again!)
**Complete C25K Training
**Sign up for & complete a 5K race/event
**Complete 30 day Shred

Weekly Goals:
*Log 10 Miles per week (run, walk, jog, skip, just do it!!)
* Eat within calorie range each day and eat quality foods. When it comes to packaged foods-- If I can't pronounce it, I try not to eat it
*Drink 8 glasses of water a day
*SLEEP!! at least 8 hours a night
*Eat Vegetarian at least once per week


My Program:
*Eating Healthy... Eat to Live, not Live to Eat!! (NO EMOTIONAL EATING)

*Drink at least 3 liters of water a day... (12 glasses)

*EXERCISE!
I'm aiming for at least 150 minutes a week.

*Include strength training/yoga at least 3 days per week.

*Maintain a positive attitude. Weight loss and health are a journey, not a destination. I'm trying to limit the amount of times a week I weigh myself. The scale has controlled my emotions often in the past.

REWARDS!!
*5 lbs: Manicure
*10 lbs: Tanning
*15 lbs: Pedicure
*20 lbs: Manicure
*25 lbs:Pedicure
*30 lbs: Day-trip
*35 lbs: Long Weekend
*40 lbs: Definitely a dress fitting appointment!!!

Personal Information:
I am now 30 years old and still a work in progress. I've worked in child welfare for the last 8+ years. I live in Virginia with my fiance and our 2 furbabies: a "catdaughter" & "babyboy".

I want to live a healthy life, be a good person and figure out what and where I want to go in life. I want to reach my ultimate goal of living a healthy lifestyle!

Other Information:
"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty." ~Maya Angelou

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BYEFATNANNY
11/6/2014 4:13:45 PM

Hey, You are allowed to "fall off the wagon" at your own wedding and honeymoon! Good grief we are all human. Don't worry about it. I have been terrible but am so busy at work I haven't had time to snack, so I have lost a couple lbs. by default. I have a wedding to go to next May and will use that as the "dangling carrot" to lose some weight. I'm sure your wedding was beautiful and the honeymoon heavenly. Hope you are very very happy. Take care.



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EDENFELL
7/5/2014 10:11:25 AM

Hi! Thanks for stopping by with some great advice. It is difficult sometimes to get that exercise in. Hope your 4th of July weekend is going well. emoticon



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TEENY_BIKINI
7/3/2014 9:00:02 PM

Have a great holiday! Stay cool!

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KOOKERBEE
11/28/2013 6:02:00 PM

Happy Thanksgiving!



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MOTIVATIONFOUND
11/18/2013 12:23:11 PM

Good morning! Just wanted to say thank you for the goodie. :) I hope you have a great week!



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