SYLVIEGIRL   4,011
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30 lbs lost, June 2011





me at my smallest after 114 lbs lost - i've since gained 15-20 back, but want to get back here!





my old pants after 114 lbs lost.



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Working on my recovery with OA, as i am a recovering COE (compulsive overeater)/binger & bulimic, sugar addict & working on bettering the quality of my life.. The struggles each day for me are overwhelming, and needing tools in my life *such as this site* which put me in a better place emotionally as well as building my strengths and motivation. i am on a journey to a happier, healthier & more well balanced me..

April 28, of 2011 i made the decision that i had enough. my self ...
Working on my recovery with OA, as i am a recovering COE (compulsive overeater)/binger & bulimic, sugar addict & working on bettering the quality of my life.. The struggles each day for me are overwhelming, and needing tools in my life *such as this site* which put me in a better place emotionally as well as building my strengths and motivation. i am on a journey to a happier, healthier & more well balanced me..

April 28, of 2011 i made the decision that i had enough. my self esteem suffered greatly, i always felt sluggish and unmotivated, my blood pressure was constantly up, and i felt unhealthy..a Diet Pepsi addict, food & sugar addict & seriously downspiraling at a very fast pace. i was at 317 lbs & slowly started to make changes to my diet, to my activity and here i am today. i joined SparkPeople and am 100% ready to continue this journey. It's not only about weight loss for me, but also good health, positivity & happiness, building my self-esteem and improving my quality of life by about 200%.. i am well on my way!! i can do this, and will!

If i could offer any advice to anyone - it would be this.. One step at a time - One day at a time - Remember to stop & breathe often - Don't take on everything at once, and get overwhelmed, build it gradually - Seek ways to love yourself each day - Find positivity & surround yourself with positive people - Don't make excuses, be real & honest with yourself - Find ways to always make yourself accountable & lastly -- do the hard work.. There will always be good days & bad days & in my experience so far, a bad day comes with lessons & growth - look within and find the lesson , rather than dwell on that bad day.. Turn it into something positive..

i have a blog & a facebook page about my weight loss & recovery journey.. links are below ..

facebook: www.facebook.com/ASyllyJourney
blog: http://a-sylly-journey.blogspot.ca/
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Member Since: 11/11/2011

SparkPoints: 4,011

Fitness Minutes: 2,768

My Goals:
- lose weight
- good health
- build self-esteem
- gain confidence
- love myself
- run a 5k
- to not shop in plus sizes
- to try new healthy recipes
- to love the skin i am in
- to NOT be obsessive
- to log on SP each day
- to always move forward
- to inspire & help others
- to keep positive like-minded friends
- work on anxieties/fears
- WORK MY PROGRAM


My Program:
- exercise daily
- never miss a meal
- snack 2/a day
- attend meetings
- meditate !!
- blog progress
- use all of my tools
- follow abstinence list
- water, water, water
- food journal
- proper sleep
- practice MINDFULNESS
- never below 1200 calories
- practice gratitude
- 1 nice thing for me a day
- NO binging/purging
- eat slowly, enjoy meal
- PAY IT FORWARD, always

Personal Information:
- from Saint John, NB, Canada
- Live in Fredericksburg, VA
- femme, sub queer girl
- love my Halfside, KC!
- mom to 2 teenagers
- work in healthcare
- love music
- Aquarius
- graphics artist
- i smile LOTS!
- family-oriented



Other Information:
- stop & breathe
- forgive myself often
- reach out for help
- i am NOT alone
- progress not perfection



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Member Comments:
J0ETTE
12/19/2012 10:53:50 AM

Welcome to the "weekly challenges" team. I am happy you jumped in and introduced yourself. I look forward to you being part of our team.



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SHAPEITUP3
12/7/2012 8:30:27 AM

THought of you today and wanted to stop by to see if you are still around! Hope to hear from you!!!! emoticon



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7/31/2012 7:29:25 PM

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"The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” - Bill Copeland

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Havent seen or heard anything from you in a while, hope everything is going well on your end!
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ALDANAD84
7/2/2012 7:13:54 PM

Stopping by to say hello! Hope you are well!



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NIXY72
6/22/2012 11:45:46 AM

Are you still here? It's been a while since you've updated your status or since I've seen you around... Hopefully you're just lurking and quietly still chasing your own goals but in case you're not, please remember:

People disappear for all sorts of reasons. Life gets in the way, we forget or change our views on what we deem is important, we get buried under stress, frustration, illness. We sometimes give up, throw in the towel, or just promise ourselves that once things get better/easier/calmer, we will hitch up our socks and come back fresh. We've all done it. We've all been there. And if perhaps, you just need a supportive hug, or a helping hand or a word of inspiration, please know that I am offering it to you with no judgment, no guilt. It seems like it's been a while since you've been here and I just wanted to let you know that you are missed.

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” –A.A. Milne

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” -Mary Anne Radmacher

“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” –Walt Disney

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