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Start May'11 - 183lbs, Sept'11 160lbs, Nov'11 147lbs... Total Weight loss to date: 36lbs

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Update - August 2013

Its been 2 years since I joined SparkPeople and what a journey! I have learnt a lot. I have learnt not to hate the speed bumps along the way but to be proud when I refocus. Since I've joined, I've moved from Mexico to Guatemala. I've not updated my tickler in a long time because I didn't buy a scale since we moved. I know that I'm not as low as I've been nor as high. I think I'm in the middle which is great progress. I'm not at my ideal weight yet but I don't hate the way I look. Baby steps! I know that I've progressed emotionally by leaps and bounds. I hope to continue this positive learning experience and embrace the ups and downs of this journey called life!

Update - Feb. 25, 2012

I'm now 1 month away from my goal. I have done pretty good. The last couple of months have been rocky. I need to find my groove back. I've lost 38lbs so far. My goal was about 50lbs in 9 months. So going by that, another 12lbs. I've gone from a size 14-16 to a size 6-8 which is great in itself. Though, I do catch myself grumbling but I think that it has to do with the fact that I've forgotten how far I've come. I just see how far I still have to go, instead of seeing that I've lost 75% of the weigh I wanted to lose.

Yesterday, I started TurboFire and have decided to follow their 20 weeks plan. This will bring me to an end date of July 13th. I believe I have another 10 - 15 lbs to lose to feel good, but I'm mostly looking forward to definition and less jiggle :)

So here's to focusing on the last stretch and learning to maintain!


The quote from Shakespeare is my new motto. I'm forever beating myself up over past food choices or past weight gains. But the past is in the past, it is my prologue to today's story!

I will be turning 30 in 9 months (March 2012). My goal is to be the healthiest I've ever been. I want to stop dwelling on past food choices and focus today's choices. Start the day fresh, with positive thoughts about myself.

I've always been the fat girl (though looking back, I really wasn't bad). I know that part of it is my own self image issues but another part is also a lack of fitness and bad food choices. My goal weight is not set in stone as my aim is more of how I feel as opposed to a number on the scale. Therefore, my goal is approximate: to lose 50lbs by my 30th birthday. My mid-term goal is to lose 30lbs by mid-September.

Member Since: 6/4/2011

Fitness Minutes: 84,717

My Goals:
My goal is to learn balance. I want to focus on good habits without depriving myself.

* drink 10-12 glasses of water daily
* be active daily
* eat healthy clean foods while allowing myself the occasional treats
* be positive, even when life isn't cooperating
* see the good in myself

Starting Weight
June 3rd 2011 - 183 lbs

My Program:
Balance, balance, balance.

No all or nothing attitude.

Personal Information:
Canadian, living in beautiful Guatemala.

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  • v ADF1981
    Your progress is amazing. Hope you don't mind, but I sent you a friend request!
    2151 days ago
    Thanks for the blog comments! Nice to know I'm not the only one with these tendancies. : )
    I don't really make resolutions for New Years, but I do want to find a better balance in my everyday life....especially with all the changes I'm/we're facing. I'm recognizing that there are somethings in life that can't be rushed and other things that can't be put off - now I just need to remember which ones are which! ; )

    Enjoy the holidays!
    2153 days ago
    I just put wedding dress pics up!
    2161 days ago
  • v ERLYWA
    Thank you for your "welcome back" message and your goodie...I needed both!! :)
    2181 days ago
    Hi And Welcome to the Team INDYGIRL
    You are in the right place and have picked an awesome team to become a member of..... Beth (INDYGIRL) has so very much to share and so much knowledge from her own personal battle with weight loss and health issues and has lost over 200 pounds.
    Colleen (BIGREDANGEL) has lost over 99 pounds..... The whole team is full of these types of stories!
    The team at large is very supportive and encouraging and always willing to share what they have learned, heard, or lived through....... Dive in, post, ask questions, and support others so they can support you as well!
    Welcome to the team and WE are all so glad you joined!
    Debbie / NEWTEXDEBBIE/ Co-Leader of INDYGIRL Team

    2193 days ago
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