What a difference a year makes... 2015 to 2016, 70lbs down!
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Hi! I'm Liz, welcome to my page! :) I hope you can find something interesting, motivational, and/or helpful for achieving your own goals :)
When I was in high school (graduated in 2006) I was very active. I wasn't in perfect shape, but I was doing pretty good. You wouldn't look at me and think I was overweight. In college the focus went from being active to studying and having a social life, which made me gain 20lbs or so in my first couple years. And then during my junior year I became incredibly depressed. I stopped going to classes and hanging out with my friends and I stayed at home sleeping and eating. This caused my weight to skyrocket... I gained over 100lbs over the next 3 years and have been battling the last couple to get it off. I have had some success in the past, but each time have gained it all back. This past time I gained it back and then some, putting me at my heaviest weight ever (just over 300lbs). I really think I can do this, and I'm finally at a point where it seems like things are coming together for me to succeed :)
Lose 80lbs in 2015!
My overall goal weight is 150
-I participate in DietBets often, they really keep me on track.
-I use an app called Water Your Body to remind myself to drink more water.
-I'm active everyday- my fitbit is set to a goal of 15,000 steps a day
-I track my food everyday... all the time... not just when I'm doing well!
-Not feeling bad if I slip up or do something unhealthy. I'm not dieting, I'm making long-term, permanent changes. It's okay to have a cookie every now and then! :D
I'm Liz, and I'm just trying to live a healthy and active life :)
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My Running Events:
Run Scream Run 5k
Shamrocks and Shenanigans 5k
Trail to the Victors Big House 5k (GO BLUE!)
Moonlight Bootlegger 5k
Charlevoix Half Marathon
Warrior Dash Obstacle Course
Shamrocks and Shenanigans
Trail to the Victors Big House 5k
Charlevoix Half Marathon
You gotta swim, swim in the dark. There's no shame in drifting, feel the tide shifting and wait for the spark. Yeah you gotta swim, don't let yourself sink. Just find the horizon, I promise you it's not as far as you think. -Swim, Jack's Mannequin
| current weight: 265.6
Thanks for responding on my page. I don't want to inundate your comments section with sounding like I'm a know-it-all, but I have some ideas, if you're interested. I'll send them to you separately, if you are. Please don't feel obligated. One important skill for all of us is to recognize when we feel we need to bide our time a bit on the journey. I know for several months before my turnaround, I recognized that I wasn't willing to do even one dang thing different, so I quit asking myself to! Even now, I know I could probably be thinner, but I'm not willing to eat A LOT less, and exercise A LOT more right now, and I'm pretty sure that's what it would take, so I don't hold it over my head. I leave the option open that that could change, and I have the freedom because I have no complicating health conditions.
No matter what, warmest wishes for now and the new year!
150 days ago
Saw your post on LBF and saw also that you lost quite a bit of weight. Have you been relapsing? Or is the binge behavior new? Just curious. You don't need to answer.
160 days ago
Welcome to the Spread the Spark team!
240 days ago
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison
414 days ago
Here is a little Thursday motivation:
* Persist along your journey no matter what.
* Endure those times when progress is not coming fast enough.
* Request help and support from your Spark friends.
* Steadfastly hold on to your beliefs and values.
* Envision triumph when you reach your ultimate weight goal.
* Very consistently and persistently keep focused on your goals.
* Embrace adversity as your teacher.
* Refuse to give up.
* Enjoy and celebrate every tiny bit of progress because...
YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!!
433 days ago