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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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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.
When I started strength training regularly in 2013/14, I began 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.
I'm finally running that 5k, a goal I had since about 2011. It took my four years to sign up for one, but 3/15/15 is the day!

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 getting closer to my ideal nutritional and exercise habits, but I still have occasional binges on junk food.

Now in 2015, I've changed my focus from the scale, to lowering my body fat percentage.

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

Starting Weight (2007) : 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 - May 2014
Current Weight : 130

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

Measure your food with measuring cups and a food scale.

Fill yourself up with fruits and veggies. Eat a variety of them.

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!

Member Since: 4/14/2008

Fitness Minutes: 8,846

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

To maintain 120-125 pounds while lowering my body fat percentage.

My Program:
Eating Local & Seasonally
1,200 Calories Non-ST Days
1,450 Calories ST Days

(4x / week)
I use the elliptical, walk/jog/run, do yoga, hula hoop, and dance,
-Strength Training
(3x / week)
Self-Customized Strength Program

Personal Information:
5' 5"
Small Frame
Pear Shape

Starting Size 17/18 - XL top
Current Size 7/8 bottom - 3/4 top

Starting BMI 32.7
Current BMI 22.8

Waist-to-Hip Ratio: 0.68
Body Fat Estimate: 21.6%

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