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
This is the posse riding through. My trusty mustang is strong enough to give both of us a lift. Hop on....
2817 days ago
Some and many DwD Posse
2817 days ago
I'm impressed out of my mind by how many languages you speak! And gaelic? I've heard a few recordings on the net and it just sounds lovely. With so many different interests I'm sure you make a spellbinding musician.
Hope your weight loss will go as planned!
2949 days ago
Hello...I saw on the Huddle Wall that you were in need of support. Please know that whatever is troubling you can be brought to the attention of our team. We are very supportive and we are here for you. If you would prefer to SparkMail me or one of the other leaders, you may do that. We are here to help in any way that we can. Take care hon, and keep in touch.
2959 days ago
As I said before you are an inspiration to me... and now that I've looked at your Sparkpage, I can tell that you inspire others also.
Keep you chin up, you may not feel like you are doing much, but apparently you are helping others. That in itself is more than some can handle at this point.
Keep up the good work!
3054 days ago