signature elevator picture( besties and i always take one!)
May 9th,2010 :)
a little costa rica inspiration
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Well my story is probably similar to everyone who has ever struggled with being overweight. I've never felt comfortable in my own skin. In grade eight i got a nasty message from some jelous biotch, that basically said i was fat. Here began my long battle with weight and self confidence and later on eating disorder. In grade nine i decided enough was enough and that i was putting myself on a diet. I went to the ymca every morning before i started my job as a day camp counsellor for the day, I would run for 45 mins straight and then do 15 mins elliptical or bike. i ate totally healthy but in an unhealthy way. I would have bran flakes for breakfast, plain tuna with plain greens for lunch and 1 egg with a teensy bit of ketchup for dinner, i was essentially starving myself. I lost 20 pounds over the course of six weeks, Here began the start of my eating disorder. I had begun dating My boyfriend Jeremy that summer, well jer had been supportive of me losing weight at first, he had no idea how i was doing it. I continued this crazy workout/eating thing well into grade ten except took it a step further. I didnt eat, and when i absolutely had to id have a piece of fruit or some veggies. Most of the time if i felt hunger pains id curl up in a ball until they went away. Id workout, go to the gym for three hours until i felt like passing out. Well one day i got called to the office and while talking to my guidance counsellor, fainted and feel straight to the floor. They paged jeremy to the office. Jer was so mad at me and from then on basically babysat me while i ate. And that got me where i was six month ago, overweight and still not comfortable in my own skin. Thankfully six months ago i made the decision that it was time to do this once and for all, except healthily this time. I have lost 25 pounds so far. I hope to lose 30 more in the next six months, maybe even 40! I am finally starting to feel better in my own skin, and i truly have all my amazing spark friends to thank, id name you all, but there are so many... you know who you are!
After sticking with this for a while and being here for quite some time , I feel like I will actually do it this time. I've been blogging my way through the ups and downs of losing weight and learning very quickly that this is a commitment and a lifestyle change thats going to be completely worth it. Most importantly I've changed my mindset. i splurge when i want to, if i want a piece of pizza i have it,I dont deny myself because i truly want this to be a lifestyle change for me. Thanks to my sparkfriends and the amazing support they give me everyday, I am confident i will get to my goal weight. I deserve to feel fot and healthy and confident about myself. My goal is to try and get down to goal weight for my trip to puerto vallarta, mexico in february, and finally have the confidence to strut my stuff in a bikini around the pool.
I hope you all have great sucess in your weight loss journey, feel free to drop me a line, Im here for you.
rock a bikini in mexico in FEB 2011.
short term 170
long term 135
start tracking food on here and becoming more active in the spark community.
working out 5 days a week for about an hout, half hour at the very least!
strength training 3 days a week
unless you faint, puke or die, keep going! - Jillian Michaels
It's never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be... I hope you live a life you're proud of. And if you're not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again."
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
"This is where it matters the most. This is where lives are made, in these moments when you choose whether or not to say "I can't" or "I can". It is a choice that will either make or break you for life."
When you are physically strong, you are strong in all aspects of your life
| Pounds lost: 25.0
Hey darlin'!!! How are you doing? After being away from Spark for a while...I'm back...again!! lol Whats new? Hope you are doing well!! :)
1109 days ago
Hey sweetness!! How's it going? I'm dropping by to say hi! I'm back on spark after a long wedding planning hiatus! Hope all is well!! :)
1436 days ago
Thanks!!! How have you been doing?? Where have you been
1643 days ago
Aww thank you so much! I'm glad to hear that your back! It's hard sometimes when life gets crazy to keep up with spark. I'm definitely guilty of that, lol. How are you? What have you been up to?
1679 days ago
Glad your back :)
1683 days ago