I chopped off 10 inches for locks of love and I feel awesome!

And they say skinny girls can't cook?

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I joined Spark during my first year of graduate school, back up to 170lbs after a lifelong struggle with my weight. I set my goal at 130 (lighter than I had been since elementary school) and set on my way. I have fallen off the wagon a time or two on the now year and a half long journey, and had my share of set backs. But, I reached 135 back in November for the first time and realized that if I lost any more weight I was going to look like Skelator.
When I realized that I was slowly killing myself by not eating and the deprivation was probably to blame for my binge eating, I left Spark to try to develop a healthy relationship with food on my own. Unfortunately the binging continued, I stopped exercising, and now I can't wear even my fat jeans from last spring. So I'm back, ready to try to beat binge eating disorder as best I can with the support of my Spark Friends.

My latest reward schedule:

150lbs: new hubcaps [goal date: 8/31/10]
145lbs: pedicure [goal date: 9/21/10]
140lbs: kitchen knife [goal date: 10/26/10]
135lbs: prescription sunglasses [goal date: 11/23/10]
Maintain through 2/1/11: designer jeans

Member Since: 2/7/2006

Fitness Minutes: 23,647

My Goals:
I am headed back down the scale towards my goal weight of 135 for the third time now. I know I can do it, I've done it before. But my real goal, now is to build a healthy relationship with food so that I can maintain a healthy lifestyle for good. I want to control my binge eating and keep fitness a part of my life no matter where I go.

My Program:
I have been counting every calorie for so long it almost seems strange not to now. I make it to the gym at least 5 times a week for cardio and am starting to try my hand at the strength training machines too.

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    Just noticed you "weight status" while posting. You go girl!! Congrats!!! Hoping you hit your goal SOON!!! emoticon emoticon
    2408 days ago
  • v DEKEKIM1
    Thanks for commenting on my stalker blog! Loved the HaHa! Glad it made you laugh! I am amazed at how much being active part of SP has helped me. I now feel that my goals are reachable!!!

    2409 days ago
    Thats why I am gonna have a piece of fruit and some baby carrots along with the soup or smoothie... I want to make sure I dont suffer... I think because carrots are so crunchy it really helps.

    Hopefully it works :)

    2420 days ago
    What an awesome job of losing weight you have done! 11 cans of shorteining! :-) And only 1 pound left to go.... you have GOT to be proud of yourself!

    And good for you on cutting off the hair for locks of love. My daughter has done that, too. It's a great organization!
    2422 days ago
  • v DEKEKIM1
    Thanks so much for the comments on my blog! That was my first blog, something I've been a little bit nervous about. I write them in my head all the time when I'm exercising but getting something down on paper is harder for me! I do think if I can figure that out then I will reach my goal! Though it's taken me years to get this far!
    Congrats on your journey! You've done an amazing job!!!
    2423 days ago
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