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I am a 22 year old with a bizarre obsession with all things Disney , the color pink and robots :)

I recently graduated with my associates degree in English Liberal Arts. When I first joined SparkPeople, I wanted to be under 200 pounds by the time I graduated. Unfortunately I'm still at 220. But that doesn't mean I didn't gain anything at all during the time I spent off and on the bandwagon. I'm still much more health conscious than I ever was before joining SP. I may not be what I'd imagined I'd be at this point, but I'm getting there. Even with graduation done and over, I do know I'm stronger and healthier than ever, which was my ultimate goal before taking off on the next journeys in my life such as career, marriage, children, etc.

Some of my other goals include doing some acting, singing, songwriting and political work among other things. With weight loss, and just a more fit lifestyle in general, I find myself wanting to step out of my comfort zone talent wise. I'm thinking of trying to launch a musical career via YouTube...so we'll see :P Pretty much, the song "This Is Me" from the Disney Channel hit movie, Camp Rock describes exactly how I feel and how being a big girl has always affected me in terms of self esteem:

"I've always been the kind of girl that hid my face.
So afraid to tell the world, what I've got to say.
But I had this dream, bright inside of me.
I've got let it show. It's time to let you know. To let you know...

This is real. This is me. I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be now.
Gonna let the light shine on me.
Now I've found who I am. There's no way to hold it in.
No more hiding who I wanna be...
This is me.

Do you know what it's like to feel so in the dark?
To dream about a life where you're the shining star?
Even though it seems, like it's too far away.
I have to believe in myself. It's the only way!

This is real. This is me. I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be now.
Gonna let the light shine on me.
Now I've found who I am. There's no way to hold it in.
No more hiding who I wanna be...
This is me."

When not studying, I like to chill with some good music or my trusty laptop. I still like doing "immature" things such as watching anything Disney. I'm one of those "crazy Christians" but am not ashamed of it. I won't beat anyone over the head with a Bible, because I believe that if I'm living my own convictions according to the Word, then it will be more effective than anything I could ever say. But that doesn't mean I won't speak up when the time is right either!!

When words fail, music speaks. There is nothing truer. I can even listen to a break up song and find a way to connect it to my life (something strange since I've never dated let alone broken up with someone!). For example, when I hear Selena Gomez sing: "I used to accept it. I didn't know I could be free. But I am and I won't go back cause you so don't deserve me" all I can think about is the fact that I've been freed from so much in my life. There are things I used to just accept, but now I realize I don't have to anymore and there's no way I am going back! That way of life doesn't deserve me! That's just one example.

I look up to the singer Mandisa. She is such a beautiful person who has struggled with weight. Her album, My Deliver is the soundtrack to my life at the moment.

BTW - Owl City is awesome. God bless Adam Young!

Member Since: 10/11/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,325

My Goals:
Current Goals:

10 percent gone at 212lbs

Overall Goals:

I'm looking to lose between 50 and 100 pounds.

I want to be more than just skinny...I want to be healthy.

I want to establish better self-esteem. I know it's more than weight. It will involve learning about the person I am on the inside too.

Starting Weight - 236 pounds
215 pounds - mp3 shopping spree and Toy Story 3
200 pounds - CreationScapes DVDs
180 Pounds - Currently Undecided.
150 Pounds - Currently Undecided.
136 Pounds - New Camcorder

My Program:
I am trying to cut out unnecessary snacks and fatty foods.

I try to exercise daily.

Leslie Sansone!!

Still looking for something best suited for me :/

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I am a Christian, singer, writer, wannabe princess!

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    I can't believe I let myself get so off track. This is the first day I've logged on since a week ago. I haven't been doing as well as I've liked so am starting to log again cause it's really the only thing that has worked for me. Now, if I can just find a way to stick with it. We've been having record heat here in the Seattle area. I'm in Tacoma and we had a record yesterday of 103 degrees! It is supposed remain hot until Mon. when they expect it to cool down to a (comfortable, okay tolerable) 85 degrees. We Seattlites are wimps LOL, and just not used to this kind of hot weather. The upside is I've not been as hungry but the down side is I just can't exercise when it's sweltering hot! Stay cool and keep doing the best you can.
    3152 days ago
    You'll laugh but my husband took me out to dinner last night to celebrate and because we got a coupon for free appetizers and dessert we both over- indulged and I mean to the point I got bad indigestion and he nausea, soooo, this is a good lesson for me; be aware of when I'm truly full and then stop EATING! LOL So I was back on my nutrition plan today and feeling much better. emoticon How are you doing btw?

    3160 days ago

    If you look at the orange link in the dailySpark Blog on eating disorder (The Eating Disoder Center of Denver) is the list of all the BED symptoms. Just click the link...I hope this helps!

    3160 days ago
    Thanks! I haven't been working out the last couple of days since I've been out of commission with a kidney stone but am feeling tons better today (it varies day to day). Can hardly wait for my surgery on the 24th then this will finally be over and I can concentrate on living a more healthy lifestyle. Here's to your health.
    3163 days ago
    Hey! I just wanted to say thankyou for sending me a message, it's nice to feel welcome! :D
    3164 days ago
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