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Truth. Definitely something I need to work on.

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March 2010- Right before I started to lose weight. The photo was a bit of a shock, to be honest.

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Hey, I'm Cris. I'm generally known online as Ver, but I'll answer to either one. :) I'm a 30-something and looking to lose quite a bit of weight. I joined Spark... a long time ago, but didn't really use it like I'd planned (*cough* several times *cough*), but in 2010 finally got with the program and lost 50 pounds. It's... well, I've since gone back to school and put most of it back on, unfortunately. I'm hoping to get to 120 pounds, which is at the very high end of my healthy weight range for my height because I'm practically a midget... but we'll see how I feel when I get there. If I'm good with the way I look, great, if not... I'll keep going until I am. :D


My Rewards:
I've read that rewarding yourself for weight loss can be counterproductive, and I did honestly evaluate my reward system here after I read that. However, I decided to keep this in place. Why? There's nothing on this list that's a particularly strong incentive. They're things I want, yes (or in the case of clothes shopping, something of practicality)- that's why they're rewards. But it's nothing that I have to have ZOMGRIGHTNOW- they can wait. So the rewards aren't the reason I'm losing weight. It's just that... I always feel guilty for spending money like this, so the weight points give me "permission" to make the purchases, so to speak. It makes me feel less guilty because I've "earned" it. I know I've gone on a while here, but that's my take on the rewards system.
200: New video game (TBD)
180: Tiny Toons part 2 on DVD! (Maybe, have to check if this is still available tbh)
160: Kindle :3
140: TBD
120: TBD
Final Goal Weight, whatever that may be: Big clothes shopping trip!


Basic Stats (For comparison later):
At new starting... (date)
BMI: -- (I'm 4'11, that's why this is so high for my weight. XD)
Dress size: 2X, sometimes a 3X depending
Pants size: 18/20ish, depending.
Bra size: 42F
Shoe size: Varies greatly depending on the shoe- can go anywhere from 5 to 7 1/2. I have a lot of issues with shoes because my feet are little but wide.


I've found that weekly check-ins are a more accurate view of weight loss, as opposed to daily weigh-ins... so I'm doing that here. The weekly BMI/weight check to make sure I'm on the right track! ^^ It serves as a bit of a reality check when the scale is going the wrong way.

New Start, (date): --- pounds- -- BMI
Week 1, (date): --- pounds- -- BMI (lost/gained - pounds)

Member Since: 1/29/2008

Fitness Minutes: 3,876

My Goals:
Currently working toward: 200 pounds, yosh! *fistpumps*

Replace soda with water and then some.

Food. Prep. I work a lot of hours a week, so this is important!

I'm not going to suddenly stop eating out, but I can work on at least trying to get healthier things.

I need to stop stress eating and buckle down on my food intake.

Quit it with the chips/popcorn at work, seriously, it's ridiculous.

I need to stop letting small fluctuations in weight bother me. I have been known to gain up to 5 pounds some months during PMS and then it disappears again- I really, really need to not freak when this happens.

I need to not slack off, especially on working out and drinking enough water. "I don't feel like it" is not an excuse.

My Program:
My work and living situation currently makes things really difficult (not going to get into it here, but yeah), so for right now I'm going to be concentrating on things like drinking more water, cutting soda out, that sort of thing. Doing switch outs like wheat bread for white, grilled chicken instead of fried, etc. I'm not technically counting calories because I can't stand doing that stuff, but I'm trying to cut down on the number of calories I consume in a day, and I'm keeping a rough estimate going in my head of how many calories I've had. It's worked for me in the past, so why mess with what works, I guess.

Personal Information:
Contact Info Outside of Spark:

Discord: verloren1983#0590

*If you do contact me outside of Spark, please let me know that you came from here, just so I know why you're talking to me and how you found me. I can get a little paranoid about things sometimes. XD

Other Information:
I love books, video games, scrapbooking, photography, writing, and anime, and to be honest most of my free time is spent on those things. Either that or vegging out on youtube.

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