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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 - 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

Member Since: 2/9/2007

Fitness Minutes: 16,625

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.!

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I live in Southern CA. You can find out more about me at, and

Other Information:
I do a lot of arts and crafts and sell everything on I am also royaboya on twitter, and

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    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
    2458 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my Remind Me Why I Care blog and offering me encouragement and support during a very difficult time. Thanks for not condemning me for putting my thoughts out there, but rather encouraging me. I am feeling stronger right now, and even though my situations have not changed, I am feeling better able to cope, and trust that during this time I can see my way through some things that I am unable to see when in despair. Blessings for your support, and best wishes on your journey.
    2464 days ago
    Happy holidays, Merry Christmas, and peace for 2011!
    2011 looks like two legs standing tall and strong (that could be you!)
    2011 has double #1s, for personal victory and private focus for yourself!
    2011 has all the promise of a bright and shining new year!

    Life is what you make of it, right, my SparkFriend?!
    All the best for you!
    2466 days ago
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    Happy Holidays all the way from the East Kootenays of BC!!!!
    Let's make 2011 the best year ever!!

    Have an awesome weekend and let me know how your holidays go!

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    2468 days ago
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    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I really appreciate your sweet comment.

    Your wedding pictures are gorgeous!!

    Have a great week =)

    2470 days ago
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