Starting Weight: 160lbs
Goal Weight: 120lbs
I'm a singer doing everything I can so that I can pursue my dream of singing for the rest of my life. Music is the center of my world, but I also spend a lot of time learning languages, reading like a maniac, watching movies and anime obsessively, drawing, writing everything I can think of, buying new clothes, and spending time with my wonderful, wonderful friends. I speak Spanish and Japanese fluently, read Farsi and speak it at an intermediate level, and have been teaching myself Cantonese, ...
I'm a singer doing everything I can so that I can pursue my dream of singing for the rest of my life. Music is the center of my world, but I also spend a lot of time learning languages, reading like a maniac, watching movies and anime obsessively, drawing, writing everything I can think of, buying new clothes, and spending time with my wonderful, wonderful friends. I speak Spanish and Japanese fluently, read Farsi and speak it at an intermediate level, and have been teaching myself Cantonese, Gaelic, and Russian for two years now. I'm part Guatemalan, part Iranian, and part Blackfoot, and usually just check "Other" on applications in regards to race and religion. I travel, I rant, I live my life as best I can however it unfolds.
As far as weight loss goes, I have an extremely difficult time losing weight despite my age and activity level because I suffer from hypothyroid, hypoglycemia, and polycystic ovarian syndrome, all of which lead to increased weight gain and retention, slow metabolism, frequent hunger pangs, and lack of energy. I'm still fighting the good fight, though, and even if I lose more slowly than most people, I'm trying not to lose hope!
Goals and Rewards:
*145lbs (10 lost)-Dinner at Kiki's, my favorite Japanese restaurant
*140lbs (15 lost/10% of starting weight lost)-Book shopping spree!
*135lbs (20 lost/healthy BMI)-Take in my favorite clothes and donate those I can't
*130lbs (25 lost/15% of starting weight lost)-Night out at Dave&Busters
*125lbs (30 lost/20% of starting weight lost)-GOAL! Shopping spree time!
Overall goal: Get within a healthy BMI (about 132lbs or less) before graduation
1. Only eat out 1 MEAL a week (except on vacation, but even then only when I have to)
2. Exercise 6 days a week, no matter how long
3. Drink 8 glasses of water a day
Daily calories: Between 1200 and 1550
Monday-30 minutes cardio (either DVD or walking in the park)
Tuesday-30 minutes cardio (park exercise) , 30 minutes strength training
Wednesday-120 minutes cardio (Tap and ballroom classes)
Thursday-30 minutes cardio (either DVD or park walk), 30 minutes strength training
Friday-30 minutes cardio (park exercise)
Saturday-30 minutes strength training
| current weight: 146.0
okay, so i found a comment you left in one of the featured conversations... and i thought "hmm, that handle sounds awfully familiar..." so, are you one of my ml's for nanowrimo?? =)
2632 days ago
Hello I just wanted to comment about your "unusual fitness goals" message board topic.
You sound exactly like me! I do Tang Soo Do and then I went to college and there are no studios in my area and I fell out of it. I never get much out of just practicing and attending classes in the summer but I really enjoy it. My sister just passed me by and became a black belt so I get to hear about all my old friends and it makes me miss it.
I decided now at school that I would have my own private karate classes to work on and get back to where I was four years ago before college happened. I thought I would post here on your page so that you would know that though your goal is unusual it is shared by me!
Good luck in your journeys and keep up with your shotokan!
2650 days ago
I would like to add my welcome to Linda's to Scotlands Brightest Sparks. I'm sure you will love living here.
Good luck with all your goals, Nell.
2654 days ago
Welcome to Scotlands Brightest Spark. Hope to see you on the board some time.
2654 days ago
HI! I just wanted to formally welcome you to the Benefits of Tea Spark Team! We have a wonderful St. Patty's Day Challenge! Come join it and see what it is all about! Can't wait to see you on the message boards!
2655 days ago
Comment edited on: 2/17/2009 12:11:44 AM