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"There is no failure except in no longer trying."

I've been Sparking for a few years now and I have had some great success with figuring out how to make myself healthy, but I'm coming into the 2015 Spring 5% Challenge a bit flabby from grad school stress. I have a whole closet full of clothes I would like to be able to wear again, not to mention getting my self-esteem back!

I began this journey by idly flipping through "Oh, The Places You'll Go". I realized that I was ...
"There is no failure except in no longer trying."

I've been Sparking for a few years now and I have had some great success with figuring out how to make myself healthy, but I'm coming into the 2015 Spring 5% Challenge a bit flabby from grad school stress. I have a whole closet full of clothes I would like to be able to wear again, not to mention getting my self-esteem back!

I began this journey by idly flipping through "Oh, The Places You'll Go". I realized that I was stuck in The Waiting Place. ("...waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting.") At the time I was feeling a bit stuck in my job and my weight was creeping up courtesy of Messrs. Ben and Jerry. I decided then that I needed to kick myself into gear. No more waiting; I wanted to "find the bright places where Boom Bands are playing!"

Since joining SparkPeople I have learned oodles about health and wellness, and now I am working to get back down to my goal weight of 135 pounds. It's not easy to balance the persistent stress of a PhD program with being healthy but I am determined to make it work.

On that note, I bid you welcome to my little corner of the SparkPeople universe. Enjoy your stay!
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Member Since: 8/1/2010

SparkPoints: 52,611

Fitness Minutes: 73,998

My Goals:
-Get down to a heart-healthy 130 lbs
-Run 1 mile without walking
-Complete a 5k
-End emotional overeating
-Wear an itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini (bikini purchased...waiting for my body to catch up!)

My Program:
-Keep it paleo-ish - veggies, unprocessed meat, fish, fruit, and some seeds, nuts, and dairy.
-Log on to SP daily
-10,000 steps a day
-Daily stretching
-Strength training 2-3x/week
-Intense cardio 1x/week (running, swimming, or hiking)
-Sleep 7+ hours each night
-Blog/journal every day
-Have fun!

Personal Information:
I love to geek out, hang out with friends, do outdoorsy things, and read/watch various forms of escapist fiction. I'm halfway through a PhD program studying molecular microbiology and geology, and some of my favorite things are hiking, camping, reading, photography, juggling, ice skating, board- and video- games, self-sufficiency, my boyfriend (aww), my family, my cat, and being cheeky!

To me, Sparking is a way to fight idleness, get healthier, work on my moxie, and develop something that looks a lot like gumption.

Healthy feels so good!

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Remember: "Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."

Be kind to yourself, and have a lovely day!

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OKBACK2MEAGAIN
6/6/2015 5:04:08 PM

emoticon Losing a pound isn't necessarily a reward. Being Healthy and feeling good about yourself is the reward.
~Nancy Peterson emoticon emoticon emoticon

Have a wonderful weekend!



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DIANEDOESSMILES
5/14/2015 10:16:59 PM

WOW Gina!!! That's quite a goal!!!! Congrats!!! Hope the time passes!!!



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CHERIRIDDELL
4/28/2015 2:24:50 AM

LOL Gina ,Lord Google has even become my friend ! I have two degrees one in art and one in linguistics so I speak many languages my husband used to phone me to check when he was sending out emails from work and the others in his office would say "Why don't you use spellcheck and he'd say spellcheck is only set up for English and French , my wife is hard wired for 9 languages have you not ever wondered why I never rewrite a German email?Besides she does grammar spellcheck does not "



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DBEAU57
4/27/2015 11:44:56 PM

When you said you got most of it done, were you talking about the to-do list? I got all but two items done yesterday. Today? Not so good. Rainy days are hard for me - no motivation!



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DIANEDOESSMILES
4/27/2015 10:40:46 PM

Love that u got out to the parks. Sounds very nice!!!



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