Two years Sparking ;)
Jan 2010 / July 2012
Before my first 5K (Aug '12) w/ my dear co-worker Tonya!
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Hello Fellow Sparkie,
Thanks for dropping by.
My name is Whitney & I'm from Maryland.
I found this site a few years ago after losing about 17lbs (I started at about 190) and instantly fell in love. I looked through all the sparkpages and as many before and afters as I could for motivation. My "transformation" is still ongoing, but the hardest lesson I've learned is that everyone's journey is different and it is what you make it.
Trust me, if you stick to it, it will be more amazing than you can imagine :)
One of my favorite inspiration quotes "If you take all the energy you use into putting yourself down into changing yourself you'd be amazed with the results." ... Or something like that. :)
This site gave me the tools I needed to change my life.. for FREE! :P
With SparkPeople I've stopped smoking (ok, tiny fib here - I smoke when I drink again :/), lost crazy inches and 60lbs altogether (though I've gained a few back a couple times, gotta love vacation :P).
Year End GOALS:
*Stay committed to non smoker lifestlye
*Keep (electronic) food log
*Keep to a consistent workout schedule
*Cardio 5x /wk
*Keep basic grocery list for healthy foods
*Lose about 37 lbs
*Save $ from EACH paycheck I receive
* Break the 150's (AGAIN!)
* Drink all kinds of water
* Keep committed to my non-smoker lifestyle
* Somehow find the time and/or money to reward myself
* Plan my meals and cook meals ahead of time
* Choose not to drink my calories (love Mio)
* Work out at least 5 days a week
* Stay accountable!
I enjoy a lot of the at home fitness programs: (anything) Jillian Michaels, Windsor Pilates, (anything) Tae Bo , Insanity and P90X.
At the moment I'm following P90X.
I'm basically following my own meal plan adapted from my years of trial and error and P90X (the shrimp stir-fry is the bomb!) & Insanity Nutrition.
I eat good (healthy) food I know I enjoy and can prepare easily. Fresh is best. I love snacking on raw fruits and veggies. I don't have a lot of free time to cook, so when I do I usually cook 2 meals at once. I don't deprive myself of anything, just take it in moderation.
I'm 27 & a huge geek. I LoVe working out and challenging myself. I could NOT LIVE without music, I have an eclectic taste. I'm kind of obsessed with Sci-Fi (Stargate SG-1 and all the spin offs, Firefly, Dr. Who, even Anime). I love reading as well - very into Game of Thrones and the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice (Team Kill Twilight!)
Passions - Cosmetology, All forms of Art and expression, Sculpting (clay mostly), Sketching, Digital Media, Reading, Music, Love
| current weight: 156.8