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Aviendha was the cutest rat in life, and posed a lot nicer than my other four





Me with all my children. I love them so. =]





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January 2014:
Seeing as how it's been three years, I thought it might be time to add something to this.

In my time here, I have come to understand myself more. I have gone through good times and bad, weight losses and gains, victories and errors. I even went through a complete career flip from a professional baker to a personal trainer.

Old goals were met, new goals have been set. As I grow into this new person I have become, new challenges make me determined to ...
January 2014:
Seeing as how it's been three years, I thought it might be time to add something to this.

In my time here, I have come to understand myself more. I have gone through good times and bad, weight losses and gains, victories and errors. I even went through a complete career flip from a professional baker to a personal trainer.

Old goals were met, new goals have been set. As I grow into this new person I have become, new challenges make me determined to overcome them, which causes even loftier goals.

I am still a work in progress. I will ALWAYS be a work in progress. And that is exactly how I want it to be.


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January 2011:
I'm Raven (Before you ask, yes. That -is- my legal name), and I'm hoping that finally being able to talk to people who understand how hard this road to a 'healthy new you' can be will be what I need to get down the last end of that journey and start anew. Most of my friends are skinny/fit people who really don't get how difficult this is. Although my boyfriend is very supportive of me, he's also one of those people who can eat a whole pizza and not gain a pound. Somehow I don't think he really gets it either.

Although I'd always been fairly chunky, even as a child, my highest recorded weight was 265lbs at age 14. This came about after an operation at age 13 restricted me from doing the only thing I really wanted to do, so I stopped doing everything and ate through my unhappiness. Many failed attempts, and even more failed starts, later, I finally started taking off some of the weight during high school. I got down to 190 in grade 12 and have been about that, give or take a few pounds, since I graduated in 2007. I'm determined to shed the rest of it so I can finally be in a healthy BMI range for the first time.

Hopefully 2011 will bring me the ability to finally be a healthy, happy, and active person.
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Member Since: 1/22/2011

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My Goals:
•Reach and maintain a healthy body fat %

•Compete in figure at a national, and eventually international, level

•Love myself, without reservation

•Compete in muay thai

~Fitness Related~
•Do a pull up
•Do 50 consecutive standard pushups
•Do the splits!

~Other/General Life~
•Make my mark as a personal trainer

•Help others love themselves and see their true potential

My Program:
~Fitness~
•Weight training, including Olympic lifting

•Muay thai kickboxing

•Boxing

•Military-level bootcamp

~Nutrition~
•Mostly whole food focused, minimal junk

•LOTS of water

•Mindful eating

•Portion control

Personal Information:
I'm a nerd, a bookworm, and a self-confessed loser. And I wouldn't change it for anything.

Other Information:
I love animals more than I like most people, but sometimes it's nice to talk to something that can answer in a language you understand.

I'm lame on the fly, exceedingly sarcastic, and can spit out puns easier than most people breathe.

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JSMC10
11/17/2012 7:09:27 AM

I hope you're having a wonderful day! As you can tell, I love quotes lol and I thought this would apply to pretty much everyone, especially myself! Hope you like it emoticon

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
Thomas Jefferson

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JSMC10
11/15/2012 5:14:17 AM

I was looking through some quotes about dreams and this really made me think. It is completely right. I hope to try and live my life by this quote aswell. I hope you enjoy!

Our waking hours form the text of our lives, our dreams, the commentary.
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JSMC10
11/12/2012 8:20:16 AM

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is a quote I am trying to live by. I just wanted to share it with you too!

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JSMC10
11/8/2012 6:35:48 AM

I found this poem and I thought you might like it emoticon

Today You Can
by Catherine Pulsifer

Today you can choose to count your blessings
or you can count your troubles.
Today you can live each moment
or you can put in time.
Today you can take action towards your goals
or you can procrastinate.
Today you can plan for the future
or you can regret the past.

Today you can learn one new thing
or you can stay the same.
Today you can seek possibilities
or you can overwhelm yourself with the impossible.

Today you can continue to move forward
or you can quit.
Today you can take steps towards resolving your challenges
or you can procrastinate.

You see today the choices are up to you
in deciding what you do today.

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JSMC10
10/31/2012 3:24:44 AM

Happy Halloween my very much appreciated Spark Friend!
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