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
Thank you for the add, you are such a fun and gorgeous girl!!!!!
Thank you for not minding that I used your quotes, they are really good ones!!!
Anyway have a great weekend and I will keep checking in to see what awesome progress you are making!
2421 days ago
Sounds much more delicious than coffee... but it also sounds like it'd take a ton more effort haha. I was actually thinking I'd LOVE to get a juicer. Still doesn't help me much when I'm falling asleep at work and don't have the materials to whip up some juice! It'd be great to plan ahead in the morning. I intend to register for a nice juicer for my wedding. I did eat an apple this morning, and that does always help a little.
Where are you at in Chicago again? I can't remember.
2421 days ago
Comment edited on: 2/12/2010 10:49:26 AM
thanks!! are you getting ready for a great weekend... do you live in chicago? my husband grew up in naperville and I LOOOVE Chicago
2421 days ago
I don't think I could ever do a fully raw diet... I think i'd have to rely too much on supplementation, which I would like to avoid. After I get more into the clean eating though I'd definitely like to incorporate a good deal of raw eating into my diet. Then who knows? It's all gradual. Even now I'm not being 100% clean since there's still a lot of stuff around the house to get rid of, but I am definitely moving in that direction and finding myself preferring to eat that way even after just one week! I hope your new year is off to a great start!!
2426 days ago
thanks for your sweet message darling!
polish chicks rock!
2431 days ago