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“Don’t use the excuse, ‘I don’t have the time.’ Getting up an hour earlier is tough for a month; then it becomes routine, and you’ll actually feel better for it.” – Howard Elakman

Hey everyone! I am here because I want to get in shape and stay in shape and I know that this is the place to be for it to happen. Last year, Sparkpeople helped me lose 25+ pounds, but since I went back to school, I gained it all back.

Although I have never been terribly unhealthy and only slightly overweight, convenience while I'm in school is leading me to eat unhealthy snacks and take-out too often. Because of this, I want to start eating better, and experimenting with new meal ingredients and snacks to take with me to school.

I also want to get into the habit of working out in the early morning. I used to work out early, but my living arrangements for a while didn’t permit it, and that is where my motivation trailed off last year. Now I want to get back into the habit. I am finding it difficult to get up before the sun comes up, but at least when spring comes around, the sun will be a pleasant addition to my work out!

Member Since: 2/8/2010

Fitness Minutes: 4,650

My Goals:
Short term:

Lose a bit of weight
Feel more confident about myself
Learn new recipes, especially vegetarian and vegan recipes.
Take the stairs instead of the escalator at school.
Run a 10k in early spring.
Walk/run a 1/2 marathon in March (with

Long term:

Ultimately, I would like to eat a healthier, vegan diet and lead a more active lifestyle.

My Program:
- I will be doing at least 10 minutes of exercise a day (I will try to walk my dog!)
- I will slowly work up to fully working out 5 days a week.
- I will no longer drink soft drinks; my biggest junk weakness.
- I carry my reusable water bottle with me everywhere.

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  • v KRYS210
    Welcome to the Teachers Learning to Lose (TLL) team! Nice to see you here. Spark research has shown that people who use the threads and posts tend to lose more weight on average than those who do not. So what are you waiting for? Start posting and get your weight loss going!

    Krys + team leaders
    764 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my limitations blog.
    Wishing you much success in your Spark journey... emoticon
    1703 days ago
  • v JEWLSM
    Hi Steffy,

    I saw on the Montreal team that you are looking for friends in the West Island area. I live in Lachine :)

    1781 days ago
  • v LEESTEF87
    Yeah it has been quite while i fell off the track as well this past year, it's hard to lose weight and easy to gain it figure that out. But i haven't given up, i'm back on track somewhat again thanks to my new job as stock girl, i'm unloading truck with 80lbs or more and then putting them on carts and putting the stuff away i have lose 2lbs since i satrted this job, it's hard work and well it keeps me moving plus on days i don't i go down to the school track to walk as much as i can to keep me going. so don't give up we can do this together, little things make a big difference. hope to talk to you soon, and if you feel like your gonna fall again or need help getting thru this i am here. No one should be alone in this fight.
    1826 days ago
  • v BOBBIJO201
    We sent out an email to staff inviting them to participate in "Be Fit While You Sit." Our committee frequently does different things - walking, "lunch & learn" sessions on different topics, etc. - so our staff are used to getting emails about various activities we come up with. Thanks for your comments on my blog. If you still have questions or want more info, just let me know. emoticon
    1828 days ago
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