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My name is Roya - I am 26 years old, live in Los Alamitos with my husband and two german shepherds, and am trying to change my lifestyle! I love to swim, plan special events and trips, knit, crochet, cross stitch and do ceramics. I am currently getting my masters in Counseling at CSULB.

The day I stepped on a scale and it said 201 pounds (I was 20 years old) I decided I needed to lose weight. I lost 50 pounds on my own, but have gained back 25. I realize now I need community - ...
My name is Roya - I am 26 years old, live in Los Alamitos with my husband and two german shepherds, and am trying to change my lifestyle! I love to swim, plan special events and trips, knit, crochet, cross stitch and do ceramics. I am currently getting my masters in Counseling at CSULB.

The day I stepped on a scale and it said 201 pounds (I was 20 years old) I decided I needed to lose weight. I lost 50 pounds on my own, but have gained back 25. I realize now I need community - which is why I am here on sparkpeople! I am learning the definition of success - doing a few good habits every day.

12/2/2010 - One Time Goals
1. Lose 5% of my starting weight
2. Lose 10% of my starting weight
3. Be at my goal weight of 150
4. Participate in a Sprint Triathlon

Completed goals:
1. Earn my blue belt [completed April, 2009]
2. Earn my blue black stripe belt [one stripe earned 5/09] [2nd stripe earned 5/28/09]
3. Run a 5k [COMPLETED! THREE TIMES! Disney funrun, Survive and Thrive 5k, SurfCity 5k on July 4, 2011]



12/2/2010 On-going goals
1. Track my food every day
2. Get 10 min. of exercise every day
3. Post on sparkpeople daily

Race Schedule
9/4/09 - Disneyland Fun Run [completed, 35 min.]
10/10/09 - Survive and Thrive 5k [completed, 35 min.]
7/4/2011 - SurfCity 4th of July 5k [completed 36:27]
7/23/2011 - Cypress 5k
8/27/2011 - Wild Rivers 5k

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Member Since: 2/9/2007

SparkPoints: 20,346

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My Goals:
1. Run a 5k (did it!)(and then did it again!)
2. Earn my blackbelt
3. Get married, homeschool my kids (engaged 11/28/2009!) (MARRIED August 7th, 2010)
4. Have an art camp
5. Weigh 145 pounds
6. Get my MS in counseling (School starts on August 25th 2010)
7. Do a Sprint Triathlon


My Program:
Cardio: 10-30 min. per day, 5 x a week - mix of running/walking, biking, elliptical
Track my food using weight watchers
Strength training 2x/week

basically, I can't ever stick to any one thing and not get bored. I try to mix it up as much as possible, using sparkpeople videos, going jogging with my friends, swimming at the gym, walking on my lunch break, karate on a regular basis, riding my bike, couch to 5k program on occasion, etc. etc.!

Personal Information:
I live in Southern CA. You can find out more about me at royaboya.etsy.com, and royaboya.blogspot.com

Other Information:
I do a lot of arts and crafts and sell everything on royaboya.etsy.com. I am also royaboya on twitter, and flickr.com/people/royaboya.

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AWAKENTHESOUL
1/6/2011 4:35:51 PM

Thank you for your post on the Forum page. I was highly discouraged but thanks to comments and encouragement from this community, I'm not anymore! Good luck with your goals!! :-)



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AMYISSUCCEEDING
1/5/2011 6:42:51 AM

Welcome to the Slowest Loser. Glad you have joined us.
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ZEN_WOMAN
1/5/2011 1:20:01 AM

Wow I just posted my blog. Glad you liked it.

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COURAGE40
1/2/2011 5:27:53 PM

Thank you for your thoughts on Zumba. I will consider the DVD.



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SANYA_SHNICK
1/2/2011 11:13:22 AM

thanks for commenting on my blog.. i think you're right - routines are key - especially on the weekend. since i have started fly lady a month ago - it has become harder to sit down in front of the tv after raiding the pantry. i just don't have it anywhere in my control journal! haha



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