THINNYMINNY   34,865
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So miserable inside, I can't even fake a good smile for the camera.





This birthday wish came true--I reached my goal weight at last!



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 current weight: 185.0 
 
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Member Since: 1/15/2006

SparkPoints: 34,865

Fitness Minutes: 20,365

My Goals:
Originally, my goal was "I would like to get to my goal weight of 155 and develop lifestyle habits that will enable me to maintain that weight." I reached my goal and actually appeared in PEOPLE mazazine and on the ELLEN show with two of my spark buddies! But I have found that reaching my goal weight is not the end of my story. It takes the same consistency and commitment to maintain that weight loss, and I still need the support of SPARK PEOPLE to keep it up.

My Program:
I am strength training at least twice a week and doing at least 30 minutes of cardio on most days. My favorite "long" cardio is cycling. I try to get in a long ride (25-40 miles) at least once each weekend.

Personal Information:
I started back to school last August and have found the stresses of being a student can undermine my weight loss success. I don't have the time to exercise as much as I used to (I used to get in at least an hour a day!). It is so easy to choose less healthy foods (like crackers from a vending machine) rather than planning ahead, shopping for, and preparing healthy meals and snacks. But it really is worth the effort because I feel better when I eat better.

Other Information:
I have found that the principles and behaviors that lead to weight loss success lead to success in other areas: Being consistent. Making good choices most of the time. Having a positive attitude. Tracking your goals. Reaching out and helping others. Seeing new behaviors as a lifestyle. Doing the right thing instead of the easy thing. Giving up on the idea of magical or instantaneous success. Realizing "it takes what it takes."

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SUNFLOWERS
4/22/2013 10:57:21 AM

Hi, Home today and did some walking this morning. A little slow for my 5 mile, but it felt good. How are things going? emoticon



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SUNFLOWERS
4/1/2013 10:39:39 AM

Hi !
Well spring is NOT here, but back to tracking. Hope you had a nice Easter emoticon Now it is time to getting moving again!!!! Good to see you are focused. I am right behind you! Sunflowers



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SUNFLOWERS
3/17/2013 5:17:49 PM

emoticon Hope you are having a great weekend. Getting ready for spring, but the weather man is NOT cooperating. It is still cold here. How is the weather in your part of the world? emoticon

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ALLCHRISSY
3/11/2013 6:41:16 AM

I'm so glad you commented on my blog! It gave me the chance to check out your page... and WOWSER! You're amazing to me!
I appreciate the support!
Have a wonderful day!



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ANDY_54
3/6/2013 4:15:55 PM

emoticon for dropping by my blog! Hope your week is going great!



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