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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.

I re-embarked on this journey for ...
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: 39,657

Fitness Minutes: 28,260

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!

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"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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JULIAMOONCHILD
11/13/2013 1:27:02 PM

Thank you so very much for both your comments on my last two blogs concerning privacy. Wow, I understand exactly what you mean when referring to certain kinds of people out there. And, sadly, for some of us, some of those malicious people can be members of our own family.
Anyway, I sort of think of Spark People (using a Doctor Phil saying here), as my "Safe Place To Land". The world can be so wonderful at times and at other times overwhelming and overbearing.

So we come here to our safe haven ... A place where everybody knows our name (remember the theme song from the TV show Cheers?) .... LOL .... but, as for me, they really don't. emoticon

Wishing you a great week!
Oh, and I added you as a spark bud. Hope that's OK. emoticon




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WHISPERINGPINEZ
11/11/2013 8:02:27 AM

WELCOME to the.......LITTLE BLACK DRESS TEAM



You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

Welcome on board for some fun and challenges.

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10/31/2013 10:59:08 AM

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10/28/2013 8:14:28 PM

Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by with a goodie. I love spa visits emoticon . Hope your week is going well. emoticon



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9/15/2013 12:21:59 PM

Happy Sunday!

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