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Hi, My name is Michaele a competitive figure skater . I have lost 45 lbs over the time span of a few years which was reallly hard work that I wouldn't give up on. I joined this site in December 2007. With my passion for figure skating, running and support from friends and family & using Spark people
I have found how important it is to put your needs first ,make an effort to make time for fitness and stick to it to live the healthy life style everyday, not just " go on a diet" . Fit for life

Five years over weight has taught me a lot but I will never go back. It's important to move on and make a difference. Work hard on one goal at a time.

Today I am on the road to fitness.
I am feeling thinner today.
I'm losing weight now.
I look and feel lighter today.
I'm enjoying how I'm feeling now.
I love the feeling of making progress.
I love the food that makes me thin.
Losing weight is effortless.
I am going to fit into the next size smaller any minute.
I enjoy being healthy.
I'm making things easy for myself now.
My body is getting stronger, slimmer, and healthier every day.
I feel so thin inside, my outer is just about to catch up.
I love to challenge myself.
I deserve the best.

2013 will be the year of getting stronger, happier and moving forward !!

Member Since: 8/23/2012

Fitness Minutes: 56,067

My Goals:
Goals to reach: Up and coming skating competition in NJ skating Adult Eastern Sectionals
Reached !! First place

Work on getting my core stronger.

Lose 2% body fat by January 2016
Highest weight : 194
Current weight :
Lose the last 20
Lower BMI down to 18
Highest size clothing 18
Goal to get back in a 4

Continue to gain confidence remembering that I am worth living my life stronger and with more passion. Set higher goals
Big one is to celebrate myself
And this is just the beginning

New Goals:

Competition season is over this year but I will be training for Adult secontionals again and going to Utah to compete in Nationals this April, along with Darien Open

Signed up a 5k in May then take it from there. Big goal for me is to race in the Bethel firecracker 8K again and try to beat my old time of 44 mins flat in 2001
(Will try my best)

My Program:
My diet is all Clean Eating
I'm a vegetarian now for 5 years
Some raw foods

Adult competitive figure skater. I skate as much as I can plus a 1 hour lesson once a week with the coach
I get in 6 days of exercise in a week

I run or walk as much as I can

Use treadmill for HIT programs or long walks with inclines

Ride mountain bike for fun when the weather is nice here in CT.
Long walks with my girlfriends

Lift weights 3 xs a week
lifting 8-10 lb weights using CATHE or Jackie Warner workouts

Personal Information:
Name: Michaele living in CT
I have one 19 year old son in college

I've been a competitive Figure Skater for 12 years now and a runner for 6 straight years but ran off and on before I gained my weight 3 years ago.

M Make short term Goals one day at a time

O Out with the old negitive thoughts in your mind

T Think of why you want this and remind yourself why

I Imgine how you will feel

V Visualize how you will look when your reach your goal weight

A Acknowledge your success with each goal reached

T Treat yourself with love and respect

I Intergrate new ideas for your goals to keep moving forward so you avoid rebooting

O Observe your healthy lifestyle each and everyday

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Inside you lives an inspired dream maker ! Become a warrior of your dreams by taking action and fighting to make them a reality !!

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  • v PJC19671
    So proud of you for maintaining your weight loss for so long. I hope I make it to goal this year. I lost alot this year with being sick. Doing better today, They have so many antibiotics hanging off this IV machine you wouldn't believe it. I don't know how I got all these infections just have some ideas that the doctors have given me. Is your page still private? Happy New Year friend. emoticon
    640 days ago
    you can do this!

    698 days ago
  • v PJC19671
    Love that top picture. You look great. Did you put some red in your hair for Fall? I went back to cardiac physical therapy but, I feel 90 every bone in my body hurts. It's not suppose to be like this. Hope you had a great time in Ohio. Loved seeing all your pictures. You look amazing. Proud of you for maintaining your weight loss all this time. Happy Fall emoticon emoticon emoticon
    744 days ago
    Sending you a lot of LOVE!
    767 days ago
  • v PJC19671
    How have you been? Pretty background. I see your busy with all kinds of exciting news. Busy time of year for me here with Tim playing football and doctors appointments you know how the Fall is for me. It really helps with Tim having his license now I'm not so tired taking him around every where. Glad your back on the ice how is that going? I want to play tennis again so bad but, I don't know when it's ever going to happen. More issues lately. Oh well I just figure every morning I wake up it's a good day. Have a great weekend. So HOT here still. I bet your probably enjoying cooler weather on the East Coast. emoticon emoticon
    769 days ago
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