January 30/10 - After 6 hours of exercise for a fundraiser for breast health! (190lbs)

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"Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you believe that the future can be better, it’s unlikely you will step up and take responsibility for making it so. If you assume that there’s no hope, you guarantee that there will be no hope. If you assume that there is an instinct for freedom, there are opportunities to change things, there’s a chance you may contribute to making a better world. The choice is yours."
— Noam Chomsky

"Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn't have it in the beginning."
— Mahatma Gandhi

Member Since: 1/13/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,535

My Goals:

To be able to run a 5k by October, 2010

To lose 65 lbs by my 28th Birthday (2011/01/09)

To live a more active and healthy lifestyle.

To not feel bad about myself if I have a bad day or two.

To not use a bad day as an excuse to have another bad day.

To make this a life-long, lifestyle change.

To no longer be "obese"

My Program:
Keeping it simple for now - watching calories, fat, and fibre (with Weight Watchers) and trying to incorporate activity (through C25K, Zumba, strength training, etc.)

Personal Information:
I'm a 27 year old female from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Other Information:
Weight loss goals and milestones:

202.4 5 lbs (DONE!)
199.9 under 200 (DONE!)
197.4 10lbs down (reward: new running sneakers) (DONE!)
197 5% lost (DONE!)
187.4 20 lbs (reward: new purse!)
186.7 10% lost
177.4 30lbs (reward: pedicure!)
176.3 15% lost
174.2 No longer OBESE!
167.4 40 lbs (reward: 1 hour massage)
165.9 20% lost
157.4 50 lbs (reward: tattoo)
155.5 25% down
147.4 60lbs
145.2 30% down
145 GOAL! (reward: trip somewhere warm)

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    Happy Birthday to You!!

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    1893 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Did you quit, DONE GIRL?

    emoticon I certainly hope you are working on getting to your goal, since I know you want to be slim and fit and PROUD of yourself. You DESERVE to have this in your life. You are WORTH the effort, since I know you LOVE yourself.

    The Team needs you!! emoticon Being a CAPRICORN you can organize your life and set goals, as you have the willpower to stay and follow through on a project. You LOVE to show others how it should be done. You never want people to think less of you.
    2518 days ago
  • v SHELLYGON321
    Hey there fellow "done" girl! How are you doing?? I see it's been a while since you've stopped by to play with us!! I hope you come back soon!
    2623 days ago
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2011!!!
    Where are ya, Done Girl!? I hope no matter where you find yourself in life, you are definitely enjoying it this birthday!!

    All the very best,
    2625 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    I'm reading the BECK DIET SOLUTION, which isn't a "diet" but she teaches how to THINK like a THIN person. (Got a copy from the library.) I recommend it to everyone. (We have a support team here at Sparks.)


    1. I’ll look better.
    2. I’ll be more attractive.
    3. I’ll be able to wear a smaller size.
    4. I’ll be able to wear nicer clothes.
    5. I’ll like what I see in the mirror.
    6. I won’t feel so self-conscious.
    7. I’ll be healthier.
    8. I’ll be able to exercise without discomfort.
    9. I’ll live longer.
    10. I’ll feel better.
    11. I’ll have more energy.
    12. I’ll be fitter.
    13. I may actually have romance in my life!
    14. I’ll like myself more.
    15. I’ll feel like I’ve achieved something important.
    16. I’ll be MORE CONFIDENT.
    17. I’ll have more self-esteem.
    18. I’ll be less self-critical.
    19. I’ll be more outgoing.
    20. I’ll do more things!
    21. I won’t have to listen to anyone commenting on what I’m eating.
    22. I won’t have anybody bugging me re: my weight.
    23. It might help my career.
    24. I might make friends in the vicinity.
    25. I might get a new love life.
    26. My back won’t hurt any more.
    27. People won’t make snide comments behind my back.

    Cravings are usually more emotional and physiologically intense than hunger. The moment I decide I will ABSOLUTELY NOT EAT cravings will diminish.
    When I experience a craving my attention gets fixated on food. It is important to remember that the experience of eating goes far beyond the actual time that food is in my mouth - It includes everything that happens afterward: feeling weak, guilty and out of control and gaining weight. In the past when I tried to diet, I gave into cravings, and I felt upset with myself.
    I know I don't care at this moment, but pretty soon I'm going to feel really bad that I ate this. When I get on the scale, I'm going to care very much. If I don't learn to resist eating food I'm not suppose to have, I'll never be able to keep off the weight I lose.
    I have to become an expert at resisting all food that I haven't planned to eat. If I want to lose weight and keep it off, I just can't eat what I want unless it is on my plan.
    I am choosing to say NO CHOICE.
    If I want to lose weight, I have to do what I need to do, not what I feel like doing.
    Successful dieters and maintainers stay successful because they don't eat whatever they want, whenever they want it. They stick to their plans.
    It is true that I don't care at this moment. But if I eat this unplanned food, I'm going to care quite a lot in a few minutes. I know I'll feel really bad if I give in now, but I'll feel really terrific in a few minutes if I resist. I need to do something else!
    2824 days ago
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