What a difference in 5 months
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RAVEN227 is a SparkPeople Motivator!
A little about me. Today is May 2, 2015. I am 44 years old and I am fighting to get my life back on track. I have gained 22 pounds over the last few months. I sit back and ask myself, how did I get here.
First, of all this weight gain has been totally emotional. I do not eat a lot, but I have definitely made the wrong choices in food and drinks. I hardly ever drink soda, but I found myself drinking COKES OFTEN. COKES became my coping mechanism.
I found out the guy I was dating, 100% lied about himself....that was the biggest form of betrayal to me. I have since moved on. Currently, I am not interested in dating. I have decided to take this year off and get myself together mentally, emotionally and physically.
I am definitely in need of accountability partners, people who honestly understand the struggle I am dealing with.
Goal 10 pounds per month, actual lost 05/02/2015
Making healthier choices
1. Cardio 5 x week
2. Strength training 2 x week
3. 99 oz of water daily
4. Meditating daily
5. Keep a journal
I enjoy reading, traveling and meeting new people!
To lose 10% body fat by the end of July
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 265.0
Glad to see you are in the challenge. I hope we can help each other! sandy
513 days ago
Hey Ms. Raven
Good luck getting back to the basics! Me too...
514 days ago
Good morning ladies. come join our 10 pound challenge in October already posted. the link is below or you can access on the bottom of my post is the link...or cut and paste..
515 days ago
Happy Belated DONE GIRL Birthday
Those born on the Virgo-Libra cusp enjoy beauty and all things sensual. They may find themselves drawn to the arts, attractive people, and precious objects or wish to make themselves and their surroundings more pleasing to the eye. They have a great mind for details, and do a terrific job running a business or planning a large gathering because of this talent.
Virgo-Libra may be conflicted in some areas. While both signs Virgo and Libra are concerned with taste and aesthetics, they can lack in emotional or intuitive areas. They may find that what is pretty on the outside isn't so nice on the inside. Ultimately to be happy, they need to make the inside beautiful, too.
If they want to succeed, they should stop being so concerned with appearances. They should keep their search for beauty alive, and try to keep from becoming compulsive or cynical. They should not neglect their spirituality or get too caught up in materialism.
Virgo-Libra is responsible and they attempt to be as fair as possible. They are good team workers, but they can lack self-confidence. They are polite and open-minded, but they love a good debate. Kind and considerate, they rarely show their anger in public. Instead, they may use some subtle way to get even.
Virgo-Libra is health-conscious, which helps them take good care of themselves and their children. They like to exercise, though they do have a definite lazy streak. Think of the cat, stretched out in the sunny patch on the sofa: that is Virgo-Libra. Exercise is more appealing when they can socialize at the same time.
In love, those born on the Virgo-Libra cusp are romantic, devoted and playful. They pick up the important little details that delight their partner. They want a peaceful, harmonious relationship. They can see all sides of a situation which can make them very just, but can prove maddening to those around them at times.
They may have issues with being satisfied. No matter how good something is, they can still see flaws. If something is imperfect, they are inclined to get rid of it. Tiny flaws will eat at them until they can get them fixed.
Persons born on the cusp of Virgo-Libra are practical, hard working, diligent, meticulous, attractive, logical, charming, shy, modest, efficient, romantic, devoted and polite. They can also be unfair, aloof, easily influenced, self-indulgent, fussy, insecure, have hypochondriac tendencies and indecisive. The Cusp of Beauty sounds pleasant, but it can be a harsh taskmaster.
They love nature and their feet are firmly grounded. Their heads are still way up in the air, though. They may be artistic, or be able to design their home in the most aesthetic styles. They like science.
517 days ago
Happy birthday, Done Girl!!
521 days ago