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Sept 2012

September 1st 2009 - Front View. I weigh 197lbs.

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Hello there! I'm trying to incrementally lose weight. SparkPeople is the first (and only) site in a long time that's actually had me come back- whether its for the articles, or the message boards, or just the calorie tracker... I can't stay away!

I mean, I've had my downtimes, when I'd only pop in maybe once a week.. but now, I'm back, checking in daily.

Currently, I'm on my- I can't even count- time re-starting. The last time I was here, I was stuck in the 180s... since then, I've moved and have done minimal work at trying to upkeep the weight loss I did get. The end result? I'm back in the 200s! *cry*

This is a kick in the pants. I'm still trying to figure out the best routine for me right now (it changes with the seasons, literally!), so I need to focus more on the nutrition aspect than fitness - at this point.

Behind the Name:
I like to role-play a lot, and the name Shinako is that of a character of mine.. a high spirited, high energy young woman whose got a strong outlook on life.

I would eventually like to end back up to my pre-pregnancy weight of 140lbs. (That was over 10 years ago!) Ultimately, I'd like to end up somewhere in the range between 110 and 130. My short-term goal is 180lbs for now, though.

Non-Weight Goals:

- Resize, or get a sizer, for my rings because they're so small!

- Fit into lingerie I never thought I could fit into! (2013 Update: It wraps around, but still doesn't snap closed completely- yet!)

- When looking at my body in a mirror- when just wearing my underclothes- I would like to be able to see the side of my underwear NOT be hidden beneath a roll of fat at my hip.

- Run/jog a full 5K!

Member Since: 2/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 49,663

My Goals:
Below 200lbs: MET!

Short Term Goal: 160

Begin Maitenence: Below 140lbs.

- Wear smaller clothes
- Resize my wedding rings.
- Run a 5K!

My Program:
M-F - Walk 30 minutes. Weather permitting.

Time allowing- My random draw program... I have written down exercises on index cards, Cardio or Strength (or both), and follow at least one section of the card.

I also incorporate exercise into chores like laundry and dishes.

I'm also going to start incorporating at least one Freggie into all of my meals, beyond the sauces!

In addition to that:
- I weigh in every Wednesday... IN MY CLOTHES!

- I try to take measurements at every 10lb milestone.

Personal Information:
I live in the Space Coast of Florida with my wonderful husband and imaginative son. I spend a lot of time at home, but I do love getting out for walks around the neighborhood as well!

Other Information:
"Never worry about numbers.
Help one person at a time,
and always start with
the person nearest you."
- Mother Teresa

"Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be."
- William Hazlitt

"One important key to success is
self-confidence. An important key to
self-confidence is preparation."
- Arthur Ashe

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    I've been thru Cocoa Beach but never stopped there. My mother has lived in Flagler Beach since 1994. I had planned to move there when my youngest son got out of school. It was something that I looked forward to and when I finally got to move there it was a dream come true. I was beyond sad when things didn't work out and we had to move back up north. I just hope that someday we can try moving to Florida again, God willing.

    To me, Florida is the best place on Earth. I could spend the whole day just driving up and down A1A or at the Ripley's Believe it Or Not Museum in St Augustine. I also love Gatorland. Not a Disney fan, tho. I guess I'm strange, lol. I just don't like all the crowds.

    Have a great evening!

    1087 days ago

    “You can't just wish change; you have to live the change in order for it to become a reality.”
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    Thank you for visiting my page to let me know that you like the quote. I hope your week is going great.
    What part of Florida are you in? As a kid I lived in Jacksonville...and then in 2006 I lived in Flagler Beach for a year. (I still miss it lots.)
    1087 days ago

    “How would your life be different if…You didn’t allow yourself to be defined by your past?
    Let today be the day…You stop letting your history interfere with your destiny, and awaken to the opportunity to release your greatest self.”
    -Steve Maraboli
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    How very nice of you to stop by my page to let me know that you like the quotes! I appreciate that! I hope you're having a very healthy day!
    1088 days ago
    “Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth.”
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    Thank you for commenting on my "Positive Self Talk" blog. Have a great day...remember to always be negative thought intolerant!
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    "Be sweet to yourself in this moment. What you say to yourself matters. No matter what has come before, this minute is new. It's up to you."
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    1088 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my page.
    I finally got my Spark back. I joined the Onyx Outlaws BLC team this challenge and it's really helped me. I'm still running. I've completed 23 half marathons and 13 full marathon in the last 4 years. But with all that running came justification for eating more and I ended up putting some of the weight back on.
    So, back on track and yep....almost to goal again!
    Good luck to you on your journey!
    Keep it up!!

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    1090 days ago
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