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I'm not normally the kind of person that gets involved with this kind of thing. I prefer to sit in the background and watch other people. However my theory is by actually getting involved I have to stay committed.

I have always been an emotional eater and I consider it my biggest vice. I don't smoke, drink, and have never touched drugs, but I love food, cooking, eating, sharing. It's such a pleasure for me.

The turning point in my life came when I tried to skydive and was told I was to fat, I was devastated, told in front of a room full of my peers aged 20. I decided only I could make the change. I was healthy, and beautiful, and now I needed to get my eating under control. From that day I slowly lost 45lbs over 2 years. I have maintained this loss for over 10 years. I learned that if you work off more than you put in, you loose weight.

Recently I have put a bit of weight back on, when I moved in with my boy-friend, so its time to reverse that. Maybe some day soon I'll be proposed to, and I will not be a wide-bride!

Member Since: 5/4/2010

Fitness Minutes: 1,213

My Goals:
I want 20lbs off by the end of this year?!

My Program:
Healthy eating is the way forward - if there is an ingredient in a shop bought product that I wouldn't cook with at home, I don't buy it!

I do a modified cross-fit training program 3-4 days a week. I also do a boxing class at the weekend, and I am trying to get back into running...

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I live near Wellington in New Zealand, after moving here 3 and a half years ago from England.

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  • v AGOLDEN8
    The journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. You have already made that step. That is the hardest one. The rest is just inertia. A body in motion tends to stay in motion! You can do this! You will achieve your goals!
    2332 days ago
    I love it! I wish more people felt like this ... Though as one of my favourite quotes is "Be the change you wish to see in the world" I shall adopt the Creed
    Thanks Janet emoticon
    2344 days ago
  • v JANLEH

    I came across this spoken word poem today and thought to myself, "Wow, what a wonderful philosophy for life." I hope you don't mind if I share it with you!

    The Optimist Creed
    by Christian D. Larsen

    "Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

    Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

    Make all your friends feel there is something in them.

    Look at the sunny side of everything.

    Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

    Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

    Give everyone a smile.

    Be too big for worry and too noble for anger.

    Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others. "

    I'm so glad that we are friends! emoticon from Janet
    2625 days ago