May 10th, 2009 in Naples, Florida
I have been struggling with my weight for my whole life. I went on my first diet at the ripe old age of 10, and have fluctuated ever since. I love exercising, but I also love food, so I have to find that balance. I have been browsing articles on Spark for over a year now, but I recently started using the nutrition tracker, which I think will really help me finally achieve my goals.
I was happy with my weight at 145 a few years ago, but I still wanted to get down to 135. Since then I have fluctuated to the high 170's until I hit my all time high of 191 in December of 2008. Blame it on falling in love and eating out all the time, but I'm ready to get serious!
Update as of July 25th, 2009:
I have committed myself to eating clean and lifting heavier! I think this is the change I really needed to finally succeed.
My Favorite Motivational Quotes:
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
- Charles Burton
Make it happen, help it happen, or get the hell out of the way. –
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald
I have not failed; I have just found 10,000 ways that don't work.
- Thomas Edison
Listen to all, plucking a feather from every passing goose, but follow no one absolutely.
- Chinese proverb
The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
- Chinese proverb
Being fat is hard.
Losing weight is hard.
Choose your hard.
If you don't want to do something, one excuse is as good as another.
- Yiddish Proverb
The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.
The definition of insanity: Doing the same thing while expecting different results
It's never too late to be what you might have been
- George Eliot (1819-1880)
To be as healthy as I can possibly be, to feel confident enough to wear shorts in the summertime, and finally win this life long struggle with weight.
I don't want my happiness to be affected with the numbers on the scale.
Also, I am getting married in 2012, so I want to achieve my goal by then :)
Exercise: 4-6 days per week
Running, jogging, elliptical, weight training, exercise classes and pilates.
Using the nutritional tracker to make sure I am eating within my calorie range.
Eating an abundance of fresh fruit and veggies.
Trying to eliminate artificial ingredients in foods/drinks.
I was born and raised in Chicago, IL
Hobbies: Drawing/painting, learning how to play the guitar.
Want to brush up on Spanish so I can speak to my future in laws.
Want to brush up on Polish to keep up my heritage.
What I'm watching on TV:
Say Yes to the Dress
Re-runs of Frasier
Can't wait for new seasons of:
I love the city, but I would eventually prefer to move to an area with lots of land around my big house.
I am a big nature/animal lover.
I am lucky to be in love with my best friend, and we are planning a wedding for September 2011.
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
| Pounds lost: 1.0
Thanks for your comment on my blog. There definitely is a high turnover rate. It's a total self-fulfilling prophecy. They don't give us the right tools to succeed because they figure we wont succeed and it's not worth their time... but we don't succeed because we aren't given the right tools! The girl who had my 'fitness specialist' position before me left after 3 months. I think that, while I would like to just train people... there is just so much about the business that I am not cut out for. I guess I was being naive. But I'm 24... it's that age to make those kind of mistakes. Live and learn! I just don't know what else to do for now. I'm glad I took the chance though.
2440 days ago
Thanks so much for the comment on my blog, it is so good to hear from you!!!
How are you coming along, what's new???
Have an awesome day!!!
2444 days ago
Hey there! Thanks for the add and congrats on over 15 lbs lost! HIGH FIVE! Loko forward to sharing in your future successes on here! :)
2445 days ago
Thank you for your blog comments. I can't tell you how re-assuring it is to know someone one hears the same kind of things.
2445 days ago
Thanks for the add! Anytime you want to swap motivation or need a kick into gear, let me know.... kicking someone else into gear gets me moving too!
2447 days ago