HOOYAH! Sgt Ken and I at the Canfitpro World Fitness Expo - Aug '15
Competition debut, very under-prepared. Walked away with 5th place (Figure division) - Nov '14
Designed this two years ago. After six hours in the chair, it's finally mine. ^_^
I am renewed, I am excited, I am learning from my previous mistakes and pitfalls, and I am ON FIRE!
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.
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.
Train the movement, the aesthetic will follow.
I'm a nerd, a bookworm, and a self-confessed loser. And I wouldn't change it for anything.
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.
Secrets of Success
Happy Halloween my very much appreciated Spark Friend!
1455 days ago
Always remember I am there in the crowd cheering you on, I will stay there supporting you even if the others disappear, I will help you to your feet should you fall and I will see you conquer the world!
1463 days ago
'Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming, swimming'- Dory, Finding Nemo
1468 days ago
I hear ya! I don't have any animals to take with me right now, but my boyfriend and I want cats, so I won't move to a place that doesn't allow them. That said, I also don't want to live in a place that allows dogs... I can't sleep with barking during the night or anything like that.
Good luck, I hope you find a place soon!
P.S. - Did you try looking at people renting three-family houses? A lot of times they tend to be more forgiving about animals.
1483 days ago
Just wanted to drop in and say that I hope you're journey is going well, i'm always here to listen and to talk to. I fully support you. Have a great day
1484 days ago