I've come a long way... and feel pretty these days :)
What a difference a little effort makes.. :)
Never Give Up!!! XO
XPHOENIX is a SparkPeople Motivator!
"To get something you never had, you gotta do something you never did..." (my 2016 motto)
July 2010 - start 377 lbs, Jan 2011 299! (78 lbs gone!)
Ultimate goal is 180 (or less...). My "healthy" level is between 124 and 155... I dont see myself ever being THAT small, but... we shall see!
Whole foods ("if it can go bad, it's good for you"), no soda, waterrrrr!!
Cardio, strength, and ME TIME (for prep, relaxation, and internal focus).
Cardio - 4x a week
Strength - 3 days a week
I do a bit (at least 20 minutes) of cardio on my strength days to warm my body up properly for the ST
I'm a writer and tend to be stuck in my house most of the time. I lose focus and motivation easily because I have no one to push me... but, I need to learn to push myself.
| Pounds lost: 84.0
Have a wonderful 2016
150 days ago
Hey Darlin' Done Girl!
Just dancing by to wish you a wonderful Friday!
246 days ago
Happy Birthday DONE GIRL
The symbol for Cancer is the Crab, with its protective shell. People with this Sun sign are sometimes also called "Moon Children," because the Moon is the ruler of the sign.
In Cancer the Sun is receptive and moody. You are a very sensitive person who is easily influenced by your environment. You are likely to be exceedingly protective of your feelings, as well as the feelings of those to whom you are close. Emotions are strong in your nature. You approach life with many feelings and a strong nurturing tendency. Your moods are varied and changeable. They are synchronized to the Moon, flowing in and out like the tide. You are acutely aware of the atmosphere of feelings surrounding you. You're skeptical and distrustful of people. It's not what they say, but simply the way they say it and the way you interpret their meaning.
You need to tell your deepest thoughts. When those around you are not receptive, you can become quite difficult to reach. The "crabby" part of Cancer shows up once in awhile, as well. When these moods are in control of your behavior, you can snap someone's head off for no reason at all. People you live around have to learn that you are not really angry with them. This is just the way Moon children are sometimes. By nature you are quiet and somewhat reserved, frequently retreating or putting up a protective barrier when you feel in any way threatened.
You are attuned to the past. You tend to cling to reminders and memorabilia of your family and of earlier times. Many Cancers are attracted to collecting antiques. You may be one of those people who collects just about everything. It's hard for you to part with something when there may be a chance need some rainy day, no matter how remote that chance may be. Cancers are the original "pack-rats."
You place much importance on the home and family. Your family or your "family of friends" is the center of your life. They provide you your sense of security and belonging. Your role in this environment is the source of your self-esteem and often overshadow your sense of individuality. It's hard to break away from your early upbringing and depart from the family traditions you have experienced. Cancer is the sign of motherhood. In both sexes, it produces a parenting instinct that is caring, protective, and indulging. Even unmarried Cancers adopt friends, co-workers, and neighbors in an extended family situation.
Hardworking and dedicated, you make an excellent employee. You are loyal and respect authority. This makes you supportive and protective of the boss and rarely questioning company policy. You do find it very difficult to handle change and disruption. If you are the boss, you like your employees to be dedicated as you are. Unfortunately, sometimes you may surround yourself with "yes men" who simply reinforce your decisions. You don't take chances or risk sweeping change.
Money is very important to you. Not for what it will buy or for the freedom it provides, but for the sense of security it provides. No matter what else is to be said of Cancer, security and having the protective shell in place, is overriding.
324 days ago
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DONE GIRL!!
326 days ago
Happiest of birthdays to you Done Girl!
326 days ago