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"forget the past, for it is gone from your domain! forget the future, for it is beyond your reach! control the present! Live supremely well now! This is the way of the wise..."
― Paramahansa Yogananda

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I maintained ~130 lbs for over two years. Life circumstances (a surfacing schizoaffective disorder, and my subsequently moving back in with the parents) caused me to gain it all back!!
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"forget the past, for it is gone from your domain! forget the future, for it is beyond your reach! control the present! Live supremely well now! This is the way of the wise..."
― Paramahansa Yogananda

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I maintained ~130 lbs for over two years. Life circumstances (a surfacing schizoaffective disorder, and my subsequently moving back in with the parents) caused me to gain it all back!!
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I haven't been on spark in a while. I've moved out of my parents house. I have a job (this is actually my second job; I was with Kroger for over a year and now work in a college cafeteria kitchen as a vegetable cook)!

I've lost some of the weight, but still have a ways to go. Here's to one step at a time!

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Member Since: 5/16/2006

SparkPoints: 51,963

Fitness Minutes: 74,342

My Goals:
+ be able to practice Yogic Arts "Source Power" DVD by 15 March, 2016

+ weigh in at 138 by Halloween 2015

+ practice Yogic Arts "Awakening Level" DVD 3x/week

+ go for a 1-3mile walk/week
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My Program:
+ SWEAT: Burn at least 1310cals/week
walking
hiking
biking
yoga

+ STRENGTH training 3x/week 20 minutes: M,W,F

+ make wise lacto-ovo vegetarian choices for my body from ALL FOOD GROUPS; practice moderation, variety, & balance (and GRATITUDE)!

+ drink lemon-WATER, grasshopper....
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Personal Information:
I'm 5'6.5 with a small-medium frame; RECENT MEASUREMENTS:
N/A

MY 1ST WEIGHTLOSS JOURNEY:
2007: 195+ lbs; size 16's tight.
(began steadily losing winter '08)

May 2008:
178 lbs
size 14's
waist 37.5" hips 42.5" mom got me a haircut & pedi^^

Sept.2008: 41.5-34-40

October 2008
~163 lbs
size 12's
41.5-33-40
healthy waist-hip ratio; time for yoga pants^^

November 2008:
154lbs
41-32.5-39.25
healthy bmi; begin "source power" yogic arts^^

Winter '09 (1 year since weightloss began):
146 lbs
size 10's
40.5-31-38.25

May 2009:
GWR (133-138)^^
size 6-8's

April 2010:
MWR 128-133
size 4-6

-------- MY PRESENT WEIGHTLOSS JOURNEY:

Feb 2013
205 lbs!!!

178 lbs

154 lbs

127-132 lbs
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Other Information:
~I'm *not* "naturally" flexible--but I'm a yogic artist.

~I lost 70lbs by gradually making changes I *wanted* to make in my lifestyle (and I'll lose it again the same way).

~I embrace my darkness with my ever new blissful LIGHT.

~I'm proud to be a Yogini-Buddhist-Hindu-Christian-mystery-di
ving-Sponge-for
-Truth (in case there is ever any confusion about that).

~I enjoy beading and jewelry making.

~The surfacing of schizoaffective disorder when I was 30 depressed me into gaining all my weight back--but none of that will stop me.

~I heart kombucha, yoga, hugs, and fire.

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Happy New Year! Hope this year brings you joy! :-D



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Brought your beautiful bell words to our Sangha tonight. Thanks again! Rachel



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10/3/2013 11:38:43 PM

So glad for your post on the the Thanksgiving community. Rachel



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