Much healthier and happier around 160 lbs. June 2010.

August 8, 2009. 180+ lbs.

My fiance and I-Engagement Pictures, October 2010-About 155 lbs



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All I want is to lose some weight, feel great in the clothes I wear, feel sexy, and not be afraid to look at myself in the mirror (sigh, and other things). It has been a very long time since I have logged into, so I'm doing it again. Since December 3, 2009, I have lost a total of 38 lbs. I started out losing my first 20 lbs through Slimgenics, and the rest was on my own. I have since, quit Slimgenics, and want to once again, start incorporating healthy habits into my lifestyle. I joined CrossFit X.F.T (Twin Cities)'s Boot Camp 8-week program in June 2010. It was so much fun! Unfortunatly, with our wedding coming up in June 2011, I can't afford $100/month. So I'm doing it on my own once again!

Member Since: 8/7/2009

Fitness Minutes: 4,532

My Goals:
1. Get 7-8 hrs of sleep a night.
2. Drink 8 8-oz glasses of water a day.
3. Eat a min. of 5 fruits/veggies a day.
4. Cardio 3x a week.
5. Strength training 3x a week.

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I am choosing the healthier choices. I am keeping track of what I eat everyday to keep my calorie, fat, carb, and protein counts in check. I am also adding in cardio and strength training 3x a week.

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I am a special education paraprofessional (since Sept 2009). I have applied to 4 graduate schools in MN. Won't hear back until March or April.

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"There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness." ~Carl Jung

"I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next."
~Gilda Radner

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  • v ALESHIA675
    I added you as a Spark friend- you look great. Keep it up and you will be at your goal weight before you know it.
    2699 days ago
    How's it going? How's the gym? I'm so jealous. I want to join LA Fitness SO bad, but we just don't have the money. It's so close though - like I could walk there!

    Small goals is great. I have to do that too. You have no idea how much will power and how much planning and prepping to took for me to do my strict 7 day thing. I think a great goal to start with is water. Drinking your water can help so, so much. I started with drinking 16 oz at lunch and dinner, then working up to 16 oz at breakfast, lunch, dinner and then bedtime. Now I drink 32oz by lunch time, another 32oz by dinner and then another 32oz by bedtime. Now my body craves it and I get a headache if I don't drink 12 - 8 oz glasses per day. And, with all that water - I eat less!

    Oh, another tip that I use - eat your lowest calorie thing with your meal first and work your way up. So, if I took baked chicken, seasoned rice and steamed carrots. I'd eat the carrots first (which would also be the biggest serving) and then the chicken, followed by the rice. The hope would be that, I wouldn't need to eat as much rice to feel full because I've already eaten so much!

    It's hard when you are the only one in the house on a diet. I have to still cook for 4 people and I'm the only one actively trying to lose weight. So I cook diet food because I'm cooking. But I take double veggies and my husband takes double what I eat (minus the veggies, LOL). I really watch portions and he just doubles what I do. If he doesn't want diet food, he can cook his own meals! ;)
    3178 days ago
    Hmmm, still waiting for the cravings to stop but I've really been dedicating myself this week. I made a goal to stick to this think 100% for 7 whole days and I'm almost there. Now that I have (1,200 cals per day, no night time snacking, 8 glasses of water and 4 glasses of green tea everyday and using the SP fitness videos everyday) it's becoming a habit. I'm starting to do it all without thinking and that feels good. I still want to go down and eat the 3 Musketeers that I have in the pantry for the kids when they are good, but I won't because I can make it 7 days and I'm not going to spoil it now.
    3179 days ago
    It's okay! I've been super busy too, and I joined a gym last week and haven't even had time to go cuz of my crazy day/night work schedule and having a million other errands to do this week. It should settle down soon so I will make time for myself! And, I haven't eaten the way I should be either. It's so hard to. I have never had to watch what I eat before so I don't know how to get used to it, I guess I need a friend around who does the dieting thing so I can watch and understand. How are things going with you??
    3182 days ago
    I totally understand. That's how we are too - when life gets busy or stressful, diets are the first thing to go. Does your gym have classes? One tip is to sign up for cardio classes. You are more likely to go if you had to sign up and pay.
    3184 days ago
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