TARATHEVEGAN   2,327
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2/27/12 at 260lbs.....feeling embarrassed





2008 around 120lbs and feeling great!





2008 around 130lbs at The Farm Sanctuary



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Most of my life I have struggled with food but have almost always maintained a healthy weight. Once I moved out of my parents house to attend college, I was faced with adult-life stressors and put on more than 100lbs. The funny aspect of my weight gain is that I am a strict vegan. I gained most of my weight eating the right kinds of foods, just way too much of it. The past few years I've felt embarrassed, shy, lethargic and uncomfortable. It's time I adopt a healthy lifestyle, return to my ...
Most of my life I have struggled with food but have almost always maintained a healthy weight. Once I moved out of my parents house to attend college, I was faced with adult-life stressors and put on more than 100lbs. The funny aspect of my weight gain is that I am a strict vegan. I gained most of my weight eating the right kinds of foods, just way too much of it. The past few years I've felt embarrassed, shy, lethargic and uncomfortable. It's time I adopt a healthy lifestyle, return to my active ways and live my life to the fullest. I really miss my happy, confident and energetic self.
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Member Since: 2/26/2012

SparkPoints: 2,327

Fitness Minutes: 530

My Goals:
I'd like to feel as though I have control over my eating habits and reach a goal weight of 110-135lbs. I'd also like to enjoy being active every single day.

My Program:
I plan to eat between 1500-1800 (vegan) calories and walk at least 30 minutes per day to start. Eventually, I'd like to jog 30 minutes/day and strength train Mon/Wed/Fri.

Personal Information:
I live in the Sacramento area of Northern CA with my husband, rabbit and three kitties. We are in the process of moving into our first home where I plan on opening a high quality Reggio Emilia preschool.

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COLLEENMV
5/20/2013 10:17:03 AM

I grew up near Sacramento too! I miss California so much!



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MIMULUSBUG
12/21/2012 11:01:26 AM

Just wanted to say hi and see if you were able to connect w/a spark buddy or not?



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KELSPRETTYGIRL
9/20/2012 2:43:42 AM

Girrrl, you are inspiring me!

I have a primarily vegan diet (the exception is honey)

I hear you... even we can be overweight.

Too much of anything is never good, good or bad.

Assuming your ticker is current, you're on your way to be able to say you lost 30 lbs with SP.

Let me congratulate you in advance.

Keep on keeping on!



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FIGHTING4IT
5/22/2012 12:16:28 PM

So i have been wtaching these food documentaries and I thought they might be something you would like. They are Food Matters and Food, Inc. If you havent seen them they are really good. They really made me wake up to the crappy food I have been eating and I am gonna try to start eating more organically.



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NIXY72
5/1/2012 11:18:53 PM

MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU

This Friday is International Star Wars Day, so celebrate with ... yup, you are reading this right... YOGA. And not just any yoga... STAR WARS YOGA. Oh yes. "Much to learn you still have...my old padawan. ... This is just the beginning!"

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newsfeed.time.com/2011/05/04/happy-star-
wars-day-celebrate-with-yoga/

How fabulous is that??

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So if you're not a Star Wars fan (and really, how could you not be?)... here's the back-info:

"May 4 is called Star Wars Day (also sometimes known as Luke Skywalker Day) because of the popularity of a common pun spoken on this day.... "May the fourth be with you".

'May the Force be with you' was a phrase used to wish luck or good will, generally when individuals parted ways or the object of the expression was facing some sort of imminent challenge. The phrase implied the speaker's wish that the power of the Force would be working alongside the addressee, in order that the addressee's goals would be more effectively accomplished.... Current day Star Wars fans were not the first to introduce the line "May the Fourth Be with You"; When Margaret Thatcher was elected Britain's first female Prime Minister on May 4, 1979, her party placed an advertisement in The London Evening News that said: "May the Fourth Be with You, Maggie. Congratulations."

In 2011, the first organized celebration of Star Wars Day took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada [YAY, TORONTO!!] at the Toronto Underground Cinema.... The second annual edition is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 4, 2012.

(this information unabashedly stolen from: starwars.wikia.com/wiki/May_the_Force_be_w
ith_you & en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars_Day)

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If you need a little more motivation today, look no farther than wise, old Yoda:

"Always pass on what you have learned."

"Named must your fear be before banish it you can."

"You will find only what you bring in."

"When 900 years old you reach, look as good you will not ehh." - Yoda

and of course, the most famous and wisest of all Yoda-isms:
"Try not. Do or do not, there is no try."
-- youtube.com/watch?v=BQ4yd2W50No

and now... for this laugh-out-loud commercial break...
-- youtube.com/watch?v=R55e-uHQna0

We really do need some Storm Trooper or lightsaber emoticons... sigh.




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