August 2008; weight 143, size 8. Wearing a sari for my best friend's wedding....
December 2008; approximately 145lbs, size 8. Wedding of a friend (bride is center)
SKYWATCHERRS is a SparkPeople Motivator!
I've been away from Spark for about 2 1/2 years. I log in every once in a while when I see an article on Facebook that I want to read.
Things are going fine in my journey - I'm a totally different person than when I left.
My focus has been on healing my relationship with food, and I am happy to say that I have made HUGE healthy progress on this.
I stopped going to the gym, too - didn't stop exercising, but stopped going to the gym. I don't really miss it too much, either.
Focus now is mainly on being healthy and happy, and giving up the temptation to be compulsive about my weight.
I'm never going to have a six pack or a flat tummy, and I am perfectly okay with that. I no longer have the time, energy, or willingness to worry about it, obsess about it, or make it my unofficial job to attain it.
I'm happy, I'm working out my purpose in life - of which having a healthy body is only one part.
I may not be on here every day or even every week like I used to be back in the day, but checking in to help others and constantly reaffirm my health and happiness in positive ways is something I can commit to.
to be strong, healthy, and happy.
Circuit-style bodyweight training and jogging, being active with dogs in my volunteer work, and eating a healthy diet of whole and unprocessed foods.
I'm Rachel, from Texas - D/FW metroplex
seriously into essential oils and natural, holistic remedies for health and longevity. I like to read, to discover new cultures and learn new things, love to play volleyball and do my volunteer work
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HAPPY THURSDAY! Haven't seen you much on my friend feed until this morning! I hope all is well. Enjoy your day!
1622 days ago
Hi and thank you for you comment on my blog it was very helpful. I am loving this lifestyle but like anything, I know that it will take time to reach the right balance. I was one of those people who would eat 5 - 6X's per day and got minimum results. Obsessing about food all day was really tiring, so it is refreshing to be able to follow a nutritional program that is more natural and in tune to what my body "signals" to me that it needs.
Again , thanks, and enjoy your day! ~ Dee
1625 days ago
Comment edited on: 5/14/2012 11:19:12 AM
Thank you so much for the words of encouragement and all the info about "weight" gain on the scale. I don't let myself get too hung up by the # as I know it doesn't necessarily mean anything. I just try to figure out why the #s and I'm glad to have you give me a lot more possibilities. I read your post the other day about your weigh-in at the doctor and I love how you showed the scale didn't determine your health, it's how you feel and what your clothes say about you. That's pretty awesome!
1642 days ago
Thank you so much for the comment that you left on my blog the other day! It was really encouraging.
1648 days ago
Thanks for that quote !! I'm going to have to stash it some where. How's school coming along ? Anything new and exciting ? Old and mundane works too. LOL !
1650 days ago