This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don't like something, change it. If you don't like your job, quit. If you don't have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing the things you love. Stop over-analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. ...
This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don't like something, change it. If you don't like your job, quit. If you don't have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing the things you love. Stop over-analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost will help you find yourself. Some opportunities only come once; seize them. Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them, so go out and start creating. Life is short. Live your dream and wear your passion.
"The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most, for what you want now." Zig Ziglar
"Discipline is remembering what you want." 'David Campbell
There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.
My new goal is to lose as much weight as I can by October 2010. My cousins wedding is then. I would love to look sassy in a beautiful dress. I have about 40 pounds to lose. Not bad. I know I can do this. We can all do this. I started my weight loss journey last year while I was in college and I lost 30 lbs. I regained 10. But I'm going back down now! Woot! I just need to focus on eating veggies and protein. And eating less. Tell me your story. I would love to hear it.
I've gained five pounds over the holiday season unfortunately but I'm not doing this to be a number like 150 lbs or a size 6. I'm doing this because I want to be the best version of myself and feel amazing with who I really am. This extra baggage is teaching me how strong I am, how far I've come, and how far I am going to go. :)
Summary of reasons for weight loss:
I wanted to stop hearing about how I could be so pretty if I lost some weight. That is one statement that will stop a girl in her tracks. I mean come on people. My number one reason though is to feel beautiful in my own skin. To be 100% comfortable. Not tugging at clothes or determining if they are too clingy. I just want to wear, what want to wear! Just be fabulous!
I feel like I've learned so much on this journey already to my weight loss goals. I've lost about 30 pounds already and am half way to my destination. I've lost 8.5 inches off of my stomach and a few off my legs. But I've been paying way too much attention to the scales. It's just a number what does it mean to my life anyway? I want to feel AMAZING. I just want to glow when I see people I know who haven't seen me in forever. You can't put a number on that. Throughout my entire 7 month journey I've learned that persistence is key. Just keep going, to become healthier and fitter for myself. I've found many people talk about becoming "thin". I would never want that for myself. I want to be the fittest, healthiest, version of myself, and no one else. I want to feel like I could climb a mountain right now! Let's go.
For me, the hardest part is not using food in a negative way. I eat simply out of habit, boredom. Nothing complex, no traumatic event in my life. It is simply the habits I learned growing up. But where did they lead me? 215 pounds later. Oh yeah. That was me. I was the dreaded word. Obese.
But here I am. Right now. I feel amazing. I've never been more motivated to do anything my entire life. I've shed 30 pounds from my body. That's huge! I still have another 30 to go. Sometimes I say I want to be like a size 8, but I want to feel amazing in my own skin. I want to talk down the hall and have people be like damn, that girl looks good today. But everyday. Hmm.
I love to walk. I'm a huge fan. I'll walk anywhere with you. Please just ask me. I'm ready, I've already got my shoes on. Haha. I want to get into riding my bike. Swimming, tennis, any cross training really. I don't have an expensive gym membership, so the fate of my weight loss depends on exercise dvds, my treadmill and exercise tv.
I'm doing this for a lot of reasons. Initially it was because I felt disgusting with myself. I'm a pretty confident person on the outside, but on the inside I was incredibly self conscious. I always tugged at my clothes, pulling them down because they wouldn't lay down over the vast hills. After getting down to a size 12! (Oh yeah), I feel so much more confident in the way that I look.
But I'm so ready to do this! I've been waiting my entire life to go on an adventure. This is it, it's finally here. And I'm going it alone. I can rely on no one else to transform my body.
Because I have the power.
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Hello everybody. My name is Kate, but you can call me Kmoe. I am 18 years of age. I'm a sophomore in college majoring in Photography / Graphic Design. My fitness goal is to weigh 150, my starting weight was 215! YIKES. My current weight is at 186. So let's get to it. Leave me some love. :)
*GOALS FOR 2009*
-Feel completely comfortable in my own skin. And I mean completely.
-no back rolls
-completely flat stomach
Mmm. Thats it!
Starting Weight: 215 Dec 2008
Current Weight: 185
Goal Weight: 150 by December 24, 2009
Starting Size: 16
Current Size: 12 - WOOT!
.5" away from being a 10!
Goal Size: 6 or 8
Goal 1 180 Reward- New work out pants
Goal 2 175 Reward- New work out jacket
Goal 3 170 Reward- workout tank
Goal 4 165 Reward- work out shorts
Goal 5 160 Reward- Mamma Mia CD
Goal 6 155 Reward- Wicked CD
Goal 7 150 Reward- new hair cut!
My new goal is to love my body. To feel comfortable and confident with the way I look. For the longest time I've been so insecure about how I look so all I want is to feel good about my body.
Healthy BMI goal-
My program is to eat 3 healthy meals a day - breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I work at a daycare center now so they keep me really active. The weight has been falling off me ever since. :))
My name is Katie. I'm 20. At this point I just want to lose all of my excess weight. I'm working at a daycare center and have no idea where my life is going. I feel like the more I try to figure it out, the crazier it gets. I'm a Christian and I love it. It is the most beautiful and wonderful thing anyone can ask for. Thank you Lord for all that you have done for me. :)
This is your life. Do what you love, and do it often. If you don't like something, change it. If you don't like your job, quit. If you don't have enough time, stop watching TV. If you are looking for the love of your life, stop; they will be waiting for you when you start doing the things you love. Stop over-analyzing, life is simple. All emotions are beautiful. When you eat, appreciate every last bite. Open your mind, arms, and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences. Ask the next person you see what their passion is, and share your inspiring dream with them. Travel often; getting lost
"Rather an aiming for being perfect, just aim to be little bit better today than you were yesterday."
"Never, never, never, never give up." - Winston Churchill
"No one can make you feel inferior without your permission." -Eleanor Roosevelt
Those who wish to sing, always find a song.
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.- Eleanor Roosevelt
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| current weight: 164.0
Thanks for stopping by. Im having the worst few weeks ever. Your kind words brought me my first smile of the day. Thanks!
~God Bless you on Your Journey!!~
2041 days ago
Hi! Just wanted to respond to the question you left on my SparkPage. My current program for cardio is as follows:
Day 1: Treadmill - 45 minutes total
5 minute warm-up walk, 28 minute run (week 8 of C25K), 10-12 minute cool-down walk
Day 2: Stationary Recumbent Bike - 45 minutes total
I do an endurance program my bike has and try to really push my speeds along with the resistance
Day 3: Treadmill Again - same as above
Day 4: Rest
Rinse and Repeat. So, it's treadmill - bike - treadmill - rest - treadmill - bike....
For strength training I keep the following schedule:
Monday: Lower Body
Wednesdeay: Upper Body
Friday: Lower Body
Saturday: Upper Body
I also do physical therapy exercised for my knees every day, since I had issues with them back in the late winter/early spring.
For food I simply follow the ranges that SparkPeople sets for me. Right now I have my fitness goal set to burn 2400 calories a week through cardio, which is about what I average. Based on that, SparkPeople is currently recommending that I eat between 1200-1550 calories per day. I am trying to stay toward the high end of that range, because I think my Base Metabolic Rate is a little higher than SparkPeople is estimating. SparkPeople has my BMR set to 1981 per day, but by my own estimates it's really around 2200.
In addition to my calorie range, I try to focus on staying within my fat and protein ranges and I keep a close eye on sodium, though I don't always manage to stay under the 2300 that SparkPeople recommends.
2251 days ago
Hey there! Thanks for the add! Way to go on your weight loss so far! Keep it rockin girl!
2300 days ago
Yeah I am in college! And I've just been trying to eat healthier for right now. I haven't been doing very well at exercising but I've cut back on fast food and regular soda a lot and I've just been trying to eat smaller portions and stuff. What have you been doing to lose weight? You're doing great!
2350 days ago
Thanks for the add, and good luck with your goals!
2354 days ago