the future me would LOVE to dress up like this! and not only for halloween ;)
i want to be vivid and colorful ... just like this flower
can we say road trip?!
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I've spent about half of my life being overweight. Thus, I can barely remember the last time I looked and felt thin. It was, however, when I was a child and the only evidence I have to remind me now are old photos.
Well, I'm tired of looking at old photos. I'm tired of looking at myself in the mirror and despising the image I see. I'm tired of putting my life on hold as I continue to carry an extra person around. I'm tired of wasting the best years of my life.
I no longer want to be insecure about my body. I no longer want to hide the best aspects of my personality under a bushel. I no longer want to live life unhealthily, halfheartedly, and without purpose.
It's time. Time to get off the whole weight loss merry-go-round that I've been on for too long now. Time to take control of my body and my life. Time to transform the glorious mental image I have of myself as a beautiful, strong, vivacious woman into a living and breathing person. It's time for change.
My ultimate goal within the next year is to lose 150 pounds. It's an ambitious goal but one that I intend on reaching. I have tried and failed too many times now to let myself fail again. This time will be different. Let the countdown begin.
FG20's QUOTES FOR SUCCESS:
Some pursue happiness. Others create it.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
I wish all of my fellow Spark members continued/renewed success on all of their weight loss and healthy living goals. Feel free to add me as a Spark friend. We are all in this together! :)
*Engage in moderate physical activity
*Cook healthy, flavorful foods
*Practice better eating habits
*Be at my goal weight of 140 by the end of 2012
--Start Weight: 300
--Current Weight: 290
--Pounds to Lose: 150
--Goal Weight: 140
Pounds Lost/Reward Ratio
(mostly in 15 lb. increments)
**285 -- Ear Piercing
**275 -- 2 Board Games
**260 -- 2 Books
**245 -- 2 Old Movies
**230 -- Calling Cards
**215 -- Bowling w/pals
**200 -- Grad. Pics
**185 -- Amusement Park
**170 -- IPOD
**155 -- Spa Day
**140 -- Glamour Pics, Vacation, New Wardrobe
*Eat no more than 1450 - 1800 calories per day
*Incorporate more fish into my meals
*Incorporate more fruits and veggies into my meals
*Incorporate more key nutrients that I am deficient in (folic acid, magnesium, vitamin b, etc) into my meals
*Eat less processed foods and sweets
*Cut down on excess snacking & binge eating
*Do some form of cardio 6x per week for 45 min
*Strength train 3x per week
*Burn at least 2770 a week
I am 24 going on 25. Sunny southern California is the place I call home. I am in my last year of school and will soon have my bachelor's degree in Mass Communication. I look forward to making a difference in the world through my writing.
I am continuing to discover who I am as a person on a day-to-day basis. In the process, I am learning how to deal with change and how to be more confident in my own skin. This current period of my life is a transformative one and at the end of it, I intend to be a happier, more beautiful, and more independent woman.
I am a hopeful (rather than hopeless) romantic. My main motivation in life is to love and be loved.
I'm part modern, part old fashioned. I appreciate technology and new age philosophies. But I'm also interested in any and all things vintage. Fashion, movies, music, art, you name it.
I love to laugh and play. I also enjoy the art of meaningful communication. Deep, intellectual discussions inspire me.
| current weight: 173.0