MARTYRED4LOVE   11,577
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December 2013 Approaching Happiness New York, NY










170 - July 2010 This is me in denial of being overweight again, after making goal the first time.



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LIFE UPDATE (2014):
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So much has changed in the past year, since I last updated this thing! I'm much more active on MyFitnessPal than SP these days. If you have a profile there, ADD me, my username is AllisInWndrlnd!

2013 was the first, in my entire adult life, that I maintained a healthy weight range.
I FINALLY started strength training regularly at the gym and am seeing better results than ever. DO STRENGTH TRAINING. IT IS WORTH ...
LIFE UPDATE (2014):
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So much has changed in the past year, since I last updated this thing! I'm much more active on MyFitnessPal than SP these days. If you have a profile there, ADD me, my username is AllisInWndrlnd!

2013 was the first, in my entire adult life, that I maintained a healthy weight range.
I FINALLY started strength training regularly at the gym and am seeing better results than ever. DO STRENGTH TRAINING. IT IS WORTH THE EFFORT.
The elliptical and I have become buddies, I still cherish slowing down with yoga, and I love to dance.


MY STORY:
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Over the years, I've learned what's most important is to have the confidence to live your life to the fullest, regardless of your weight/size/shape. I've learned to focus on eating foods that nourish me.

After yo-yo dieting since I was twelve, I've come to accept that my weight will likely go up if I don't track nutrition and push myself to exercise. This truly is a lifestyle. I'm still in the process of changing my idea of "normal" eating and activity levels, but I'm getting closer to my ideal. I still have bad days.

"You don't drown by falling in the water. You drown by staying there."

Starting Weight (2008) : 189
First Time at Goal of 125 - August 2008
Stopped Tracking & Starting Regaining
Back on the Wagon Weight (2011): 186
Second Time at Goal of 125 -
New Goal of 119 - July 2014
Current Weight : 124



TIPS:
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Drink your water! It will keep your system clean and hydrated.

Reduce portions, measure with cups and a food scale, and don't let food touch on your plate.

Make a rainbow on your plate (of whole foods) for balanced nutrition.

Measure yourself with a tape measure once a month or so.

TAKE BEFORE PICTURES and progress pics! They are motivational reminders of how far you've come.

Toss clothes that don't fit.

Reward your success, but don't use food as a reward.

Exercise, exercise, exercise!

Journal your intake EVERY day and be honest with yourself about it!
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Member Since: 4/14/2008

SparkPoints: 11,577

Fitness Minutes: 8,846

My Goals:
To be a fit, healthy, happy me.

To reach my new goal of 119 and begin maintenance.

Run a 5k.

My Program:
NUTRITION:
Eating Local & Seasonally
1,200 Net Calories a Day

EXERCISE:
-Cardio
(4x / week)
I use the elliptical, stationary bike, yoga, hula hoop and dance
-Strength Training
(2-3x / week)
Starting Strength Program

Personal Information:
5' 5"
Small Frame
Pear Shape

Starting Size 15/16 - XL top
Current Size 7/8 - S top

Starting BMI 32.7
Current BMI 20.6

Waist-to-Hip Ratio: 0.69
Body Fat: 24%

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1/29/2014 12:27:30 PM

hahah thank you so much for finding me after all of this time!! you are totally still an inspiration, and i can't wait to get to where you are now!!!



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You have a difficult time staying with things, but make this year one you don't change your mind about. You try to people others and you neglect yourself.
Those born on the Aquarius-Pisces cusp are sensitive. They are more open to their personal space and universal space than they are to worldly concerns. They spend time digging within themselves for better understanding. Managing day to day life may be more challenging for them because it is hard for them to focus on these mundane things.
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