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Carpe Diem!

I'm done with constantly falling off the wagon, it's time I seize the day! This time around I'm ready for a lifestyle change while doing things the healthy way. I'm tired of bouncing between feeling sorry for myself and avoiding my problem of being overweight.

Last time I went shopping and tried on clothes in the dressing room I had a breakdown. NOTHING fit and I looked awful. I felt terrible and so I went home and ate. ATE! That's when I knew I had to stop feeling sorry for ...
I'm done with constantly falling off the wagon, it's time I seize the day! This time around I'm ready for a lifestyle change while doing things the healthy way. I'm tired of bouncing between feeling sorry for myself and avoiding my problem of being overweight.

Last time I went shopping and tried on clothes in the dressing room I had a breakdown. NOTHING fit and I looked awful. I felt terrible and so I went home and ate. ATE! That's when I knew I had to stop feeling sorry for myself and stop feeling jealous of others and DO something about it!

So I'm being proactive. I know it's not going to be a quick fix. I know it's not going to be easy. But it will be SO worth it to feel like myself again. I'll finally have a reason to do all the things I've always wanted to try, and feel good about myself when doing them.

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Motivating Quotes:

~ "If you went running when you first started thinking about it, you'd be back by now."

~ "Others aren't staring at you. They're thinking how they should be running, too."

~ "Don't let your memories mean more than your dreams."

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Goal Rewards:

5 lbs - fitness magazines
8 lbs - pedicure
12 lbs - new book (Sizzlin' 16 by Janet Evanovich)
15 lbs - new audiobook
20 lbs - new dress
25 lbs - massage
30 lbs - rock climbing
35 lbs - new shoes
40 lbs - new workout gear
45 lbs - Shopping spree w/Macy's gift card
50 lbs - GW new American Apparel dress

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Weigh-ins:
05.28.11 - SW 195
06.05.11 - 195 [-0]
06.10.11 - 194 [-1]
06.18.11 - 194 [-0]
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Member Since: 6/13/2010

SparkPoints: 4,345

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My Goals:
- Lose 50 lbs at a consistent & comfortable pace (do NOT set a date!)

*Personal Goals*
- fit comfortably into size 8
- lose the double chin
- enjoy clothes shopping again
- learn to enjoy food in a healthy way, without abusing food or binge eating

*Fitness Goals*
- attend spinning class
- rock climbing
- run 5k race
- run 10k race
- learn yoga



My Program:
This isn't just about dieting; I want to learn how to adapt a lifestyle change - one that includes diet AND exercise.
I also need to remember that no one is perfect, and I'm sure there will be bad days, but as long as they are outweighed by good days then it's okay! :)

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♥ naps
♥ flowers
♥ music
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♥ parks
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♥ 50s movies

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ZIRCADIA
5/28/2011 12:50:47 PM

Of course I don't mind! :) Thanks for the lovely comment on my page! :D



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TABALICIOUS
3/29/2011 1:29:40 PM

Thanks for the add, have a great day!



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BEEBEA
3/27/2011 11:56:20 PM

Hey, I really appreciate your thoughtful comment on my running blog. I have been a little overwhelmed with the comments lately, but I do love reading them all. Endorphins are amazing! I read that they can fulfill the role of the brain chemicals (dopamine?) that are produced by eating delicious-but-bad-for-you food. Awesome.



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REALITYCHECK86
3/27/2011 11:48:37 PM

Hey! Thanks for the add and the goodie!! I really appreciate your support! You are the first person to add me as a friend on here who I did not already know from work (with the exception of SparkGuy).. I know we can do this together! Feel free to hit me up anytime with an email or comment! I'd love to get to know you better! What kind of work do you do? What have been your greatest hurtles so far? Etc.
Thanks again,
Jessica
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TIANA740
3/27/2011 8:37:48 PM

Hi! Thanks for reading my blog I really appreciate the support. I wanted to drop by and return the support!

Yeah, sweets have always and still are a weakness for me. I've learned to be proactive, as in I don't cut sugar out of my life, instead I'm trying to exchange and find better ways of getting my sugar fix lol. In the beginning it was stuff like 100 calorie packs, frozen yogurt, and graham crackers. Now it's fruit. The best way to avoid the temptation is to be compassionate to yourself. I always have sweet snacks around, in the form of a bowl of fruit etc and I let myself indulge whenever I feel like it. And I've avoided being around the hard stuff (cakes etc.) until I felt like I was capable of saying no. It's been and is a long process, but it's possible and I know you are getting there!

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