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England! I love traveling so much, I'm hoping my weight loss journey will help me be more confident!





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UPDATED 11-19-13
I'm plugging back into Spark People! I just love the community and inspiration that exists on this site. Still interested in losing weight but don't want to drill sergeant myself into hating it again.



I've been on and off again with SP since the New Year, and I'm hitting some road bumps along the way. I try not to let it get me down, but I am disappointed in myself, since I keep having to push back my weight loss goals, as I'm not meeting the ...
UPDATED 11-19-13
I'm plugging back into Spark People! I just love the community and inspiration that exists on this site. Still interested in losing weight but don't want to drill sergeant myself into hating it again.



I've been on and off again with SP since the New Year, and I'm hitting some road bumps along the way. I try not to let it get me down, but I am disappointed in myself, since I keep having to push back my weight loss goals, as I'm not meeting the deadlines.
I'm ready to re-commit to myself, losing weight the old-fashioned way, diet and exercise.
I've been fat (not using "fat" to be insulting to myself, just as an accurate descriptor) since I was really really little. I don't want to blame my parents, but they didn't really understand about how healthy habits can be learned by modelling (or not modelling). So my first weight loss attempt was at age 10 (!), which involved "natural" pills. I wish I could go back in time and tell my 10 year old self not to worry about how I looked- I probably would have ended up a lot smaller!
So when that didn't work (since I was a growing child!) I moved on to Richard Simmons' food mover at age 13. This actually did work! I lost 100 pounds over the course of 5 years. Doesn't sound like much, but since I was still maturing, I was okay with it. Unfortunately, I learned some very unhealthy behaviors and adapted a pretty negative body image, both of which I'm still trying to un-learn.
Then I got to college, and instead of the Freshman 15, I had the Sophomore Slump and became really depressed. I gained twenty pounds, then another twenty. To be honest, I still felt okay. My weight wasn't conflicting with my active lifestyle. Then my hormones got all jumbled up and I gained about 50 pounds in 6 months!
I'm still at this pound, though I have lost 20 pounds, thanks to a change in medication, diet, and exercise. It's still slow-going thanks to craving binges.
I'd appreciate the support of this community with reaching my goals. I love reading other people's blogs- you all are such an inspiration!
Thanks for reading! Friend me and I'll be sure to friend you :D
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Member Since: 5/25/2010

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Fitness Minutes: 9,286

My Goals:
Health and Wellness
Confidence
Athleticism

My Program:
Low on the processed and refined foods
High on fruits, veggies, and protein!
Taking baby steps into loving self-care again

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RUTHIEBEAR
8/4/2013 9:00:20 AM

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Cheering you on for being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week. You inspire with your determination! Continue strong! SUpporting you all the way! Ruthie emoticon



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12/2/2012 9:00:24 AM

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Just stopping by to do a happy dance with you for being in the top five fot team fitness minutes this week! I applaud your determination and commitment to YOU! Stay strong during the holidays and keep up the great work! Ruthie emoticon



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RUTHIEBEAR
2/26/2012 10:40:21 AM

emoticon WooHoo! You are in the top five for team fitness minutes! emoticon I celebrate your commitment to a healthy lifestyle! emoticon Keep up the great work! Ruthie



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RUTHIEBEAR
5/6/2011 9:21:02 AM

Just stopping by from the Jane Austen team to say hello. Hope you have a happy, healthy weekend.



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CLPOLLY
4/11/2011 6:55:47 PM

So jealous of your background picture!



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