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Hello! My name is Ruby I am 23 and live and work in London.

I have gained a lot of weight over the past 2-3 years (around 45lbs) mostly through stress and binge eating my way through finishing uni, getting a job and now working pretty long and stressful hours.

It has gotten to the stage where I am on the cusp of being classified as obese which terrifies me as, ironically, being fit and healthy has always been really important to me and I used to be very active and healthy.

I know a lot of the work I have to do will be mental - I have a very bad relationship to myself and to food - but also, simply getting off my bum eating better and moving more has got to take higher priority than it has done of late. So far I have worked hard in every other area of my life - it's time I work hard on this

I have found gaining this weight has really killed my confidence in my ability to do this so I am really keen to get to know as many people here on sparkpeople as possible so we can share each others goals, struggles and success!

Member Since: 4/15/2012

My Goals:
* get to 140lbs

* run a 10k

* Train for and run a half marathon

* complete the 1 mile open water swim in June

* fit into my old jeans

* feel better and fitter than ever for my 24th birthday

My Program:
I have gotten into some terrible food habits so number one will be getting back to some healthy basics

* 3 meals a day
* no processed food
* more vegetable (at least 3 portions a day)
* cut coffee back to 2-3 cups a day. Eventually get to 1 a day
* Drink more water - aim for 2 L each day
* Eat as low GI as possible

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Please do get in touch if you want to share motivation, tips and struggles. i would LOVE to hear from people going through the same/similar journey

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    Please sparkmail and let me know if you will or will not be accepting your Biggest loser Pink Panther Summer Challenge invite?? Please advise on or before June 7, 2012. We really do want you on our team!!!

    See ya soon!!
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  • v NIXY72
    Welcome! If you need a shoulder, a friend or a virtual coffee at some point, drop by and say hello! I've just celebrated my SP seven month anniversary and am amazed at the absolutely incredible amount of support I've received. This is a fabulous site and you will be astounded at what you get out of it if you give it your all.

    To celebrate your arrival at SP this Spring season, I would like to wish you a brand new start, never-ending moments of poise and balance and a joyful tip over on the scale to the side of light. I wish you a new dawn, an eternal youth and a morning star to wish on. Whatever battles you are fighting, whatever stresses may come your way, may they melt away with the winter and may you be granted a time of new light and a new life where your wildest dreams come true. ~ Michelle

    2154 days ago
  • v KM1116
    Hi Ruby!

    Saw your post on the 20 Somethings Team page. Hope you don't mind that I've added you as a friend. :) I'm always looking for others on here to motivate and support each other. Looks like our stats are similar too. Don't hesitate if you have any questions, and keep in touch!
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    2165 days ago
    emoticon and emoticon to the Moderation.....The key to Success team!! We are so happy you joined us!! Good luck to you on your journey!! Have a wonderful day!! emoticon
    2166 days ago
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