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Hiking, October 2009. Around 173 lbs.



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February 5th, 2010
I'm turning over another leaf after almost giving up for good the last couple of months. I've gained a lot of weight and undone the hard work it took to lose 25 lbs last year and reach my ideal weight. I've decided the south beach lifestyle is the only one for me. I've tried it in the past and failed b/c my heart just wasn't in it. I've learned now that I am addicted to sugar and that I cannot just have a 'portion' and leave it be. It has got to go.
As of today I will be doing phase one of the south beach plan for two weeks. It's time to get this junk out of my system and stop the binging cycle for GOOD.
1. Be out of the 180's by end of phase one: March 1st 2010.
2. Reach 172 lbs by March 21st, the first day of SPRING!
3. Reach 165 lbs by Easter.
4. Final goal: 158 lbs and a healthy BMI by May 1st.
5. Buy new workout dvd, possibly power 90 or 30 day shred, and no excuses work out at least 5 times per week.
*purchased through amazon, awaiting arrival 2-13-10*
6. Make an inspiration board.
7. As soon as warm weather begins start C25K training outside.
8. Sign up for a 5K around my birthday in June.
9. Get a job at the hospital.
10. Read Bible everyday, even if only a few verses.
11. Get rid of clutter, old clothes, things I don't need and don't use, or don't ever wear.
12. Get my finances in order and organize all of my paperwork.

Merry Christmas!
This year, I'm giving myself the best Christmas present I could ever imagine. I am giving myself a fresh, new start. I am starting with this new sparkpage, alive with new goals, positivity, and hope. I am discarding past failures, past setbacks, past should've, could've, would'ves. I am DONE with the past.
I am embracing my body. My strengths. My personality. What makes ME, ME!
I am forever DONE with 114 lbs. I'm not worried about what the number was, what it could be now, what it should be now. I'm celebrating my new body and taking baby steps some days, other days leaps and bounds, towards a leaner, stronger, more peaceful self. I am setting goals, which I will monitor through regular blogs. I am going to become a runner. I am going to be in control of my food intake and be accountable for it. I am no longer letting my past dictate my future. It is a brand new day, and a brand new me.
If God is for me, who can be against me? AMEN!

Member Since: 3/16/2009

Fitness Minutes: 3,029

My Goals:
DVDs during the winter: Biggest Loser, Jillian Michaels, 3-5 times per week
Couch to 5k program
Run 5k June 2010
Run 10k October 2010
Diet: South Beach/ low carb/healthy carbs in moderation
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Love my body, love myself.

My Program:
Exercise 3-5 days per week using exercise strength training/cardio DVDs
Absolutely NO refined sugars, white bread, pasta, or processed crap.

Personal Information:
I am married and live outside of Asheville, NC. My email is I have a little boy, who will be 3 in January 2010, named Gabriel, who is my life!!!
I love a good book, coffee, long walks, Autumn, Snow, my Pomeranian Prince, learning, overcomers, kind people, 'chick' flicks, being silly, random dancing, and the Christmas season!

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No one can make you feel inferior except yourself!

Discipline is remembering what you want.

"Be the change you want to see in the world" -Ghandi

"Anything worth doing is not supposed to be easy"---ME

"Unless you faint, puke, or die, KEEP WALKING!!!"-Jillian Michaels, The Biggest Loser

Being fat is hard. Losing weight is hard. Maintaining your weight is hard. CHOOSE YOUR HARD!

"I can do anything through CHRIST who gives me Strengh"- Phil. 4:13.

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