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My name is Emma or Vane (real-life nickname), and I've always had issues with my weight, since childhood. I love food, both the healthy and the not-so-healthy types.

I suffer from depression so a lack of motivation to cook/prepare meals (meaning too much convienience/take-away foods) or do exercise (even getting out of bed and leaving the house is an issue) has resulted in me being obese (according to my BMI).

My parents weren't active people, and my diet as a child was rather limited, though I probably ate healthier than some, just with a larger apetite. I was also put off of sports in school due to bullying, so when I do exercise it tends to be solo, or in the form of something fun, such as dancing (usually when drunk) or active video games.

I have a gym membership, but haven't used it for a few months. I need to get back to it, or cancel it and stop wasting money (problem is, it's a 25 minute walk just to get there).

I hope that by joining this community I will find people who will poke me and encourage me to succeed, as I find I hate disappointing other people, but never do things just for myself.

At the moment I am trying to change my sleeping pattern as I currently wake at around luchtime and stay up til 4 am in the morning. My goal waking are 8:00 - 8:30 am til 11:30 - Midnight, Any tips for fixing this will be appreciated.

Vane =)

Member Since: 5/27/2012

My Goals:
Lose weight, get fitter, gain confidence and regulate my sleeping and eating patterns.

My Program:
Trying to eat healthy the majority of the time, cook/prepare more of my own meals, leave the house more often, increase activity levels and trying to use calendars and planners to stick to it.

Personal Information:
I live in Plymouth, UK.

I am on my computer a lot, so feel free to Skype me (insane_vane).

Other Information:

Romantic novels
RuneScape (MMORPG)
The Sims 3
Digital art

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    I got my delivery box!

    £106 worth for £31, got some amazing deals!

    Thanks for sharing, added you as a friend BTW :)
    2099 days ago
    Sounds great! I'm so glad you found something that works for you! emoticon
    2110 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my blog! It's my first one and I appreciate all of your great ideas! :)

    Are you new to SP too?
    2111 days ago
    emoticon on taking the first steps to a healthier you. A emoticon toast to a healthier and more enjoyable life! emoticon emoticon emoticon And emoticon prayerfully you will find that you can enjoy it more than you would ever imagine!!!
    Some thoughts and suggestions as I say emoticon to Spark People.
    emoticon This sight has so much to offer! One of the easiest ways to learn a lot about what it has to offer is to go to your "My SparkPoints" tracking Page. Next to each opportunity to earn Sparkpoints there is a link that will take you to the place on the site that helps you complete the task. Some are one time opportunities, others are daily tasks. Complete as many tasks as possible per day.
    emoticon don't emoticon to the temptation of making the journey all about the numbers. It is not about pounds taken off or inches trimmed, it is all about creating a healthier and more fit you. emoticon
    emoticon Be on the lookout for the many, many, many non-scale non-tape measure victories you will achieve. Feeling healthier, breathing easier, enjoying activities that were once a drudgery, trying something new and enjoying it, choosing a healthy snack versus an unhealthy option, choosing a less than healthy food option over a decadent food option! The possibilities for non-scale victories are ENDLESS. emoticon
    Some things to remember: emoticon drink plenty of water every day!
    emoticon sleep well, it is probably more important than you know. emoticon healthier every day. emoticon Don't go the way of total deprivation, it is apt to set you up for failure and a binge that will leave you feeling devastated. Look for opportunities to emoticon every day. emoticon when you need to --it is healthier than emotional eating! Find ways to emoticon emoticon emoticon exercise that you ENJOY. The right form of exercise is the one you can stick with regularly!!! Something else may burn more calories in a shorter time, but if it makes you give up you won't burn any calories! emoticon
    emoticon MAKE EVERY STEP COUNT. Even steps that seem to move you backwards or to the side have a purpose. Sometimes it is just to get another look at something you passed by without noticing.
    Perhaps most importantly from my perspective DON’T LOSE weight or inches…TAKE THEM OFF, emoticon KICK THEM TO THE CURB. You aren’t interested in FINDING them again. GET RID OF THEM through hard work, determination, accountability, whatever it takes!!!
    Finally, join teams, make friends, encourage others, be encouraged, take challenges, write out SMART goals regularly and track! Track! TRACK!!! It will help with both accountability and motivation, and You will be glad you did!!!
    Feel free to stop by my page, let me know if there is anything I can do to help you in the journey!
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    2120 days ago