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Birthday gyal - October 2017

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June 2017, 198 lbs. Trying on bridesmaid dresses and ordered an 8 as my goal!




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The Very Beginning: 10/12/11 - 243
32 Weeks Later: 5/19/12 - 195.2

December 2017, I'm back guys! I've moved to the Big Apple as of '15 I want to continue working on building a healthy lifestyle and routine that complements my busy NYC schedule. I'm working on being more consistent, exercising 4-5x a week and incorporating a healthy mix of cardio and weights. I took some time off from the gym due to my back condition, sciatica, and I'm learning how to get active again with that injury in mind. So far, so good and consistency is key! I found that my most successful weight loss period was coupled with blogging with Sparkpeople. I lost 50+ lbs in 2012 with Spark! I'll be using this in tandem with MFP.

My numerical goal is somewhere in the 160s, but I am less concerned with the scale and more concerned with how I feel about how I look at each stage of progress. I want to focus on the larger goal of getting healthier inside as much as out. Thanks for following my journey - let's keep each other motivated!

Member Since: 1/1/2011

Fitness Minutes: 13,012

My Goals:
Aside from my weekly goals, my long term goal is to maintain a healthy lifestyle that I create, and make it so that I never end up anywhere near 200 again. I want to make this a mindless, daily practice.

My Program:
Workout 4-5 times a week, whether it's gym or just a 30-45 min walk. It's usually for about 35 minutes to an hour, mainly elliptical for low impact on my back and interval running on the treadmill. I want to get better at running so I've been working toward that! I'm focusing on strengthening my core, so yoga is incorporated occasionally (I really need to do more, I love it!) Just focused on finding new ways to torch calories and not get bored.

I also incorporate weights 3 out of those 5 days (every other workout for healing). Each of those sessions are usually devoted to a different "third" of my body. Top third (arms), core, and lower third (legs).

I follow the SparkPeople eating plan calories, not the actual food suggestions, though. Following that strictly is key to losing weight when I workout.

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I'm a transplant from Jamaica to Florida, Florida to Boston; Boston to NYC.

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    Congrats on that 5 lbs! emoticon WOW. But hey, more than that congrats on being here! emoticon on realizing that you are precious & wonderful & WORTH loving beautiful YOU! You go girl! Shine like a diamond! emoticon :)
    1164 days ago
    Thanks for the friend ad! Hoping the very bestest for you! You are worth every bit of it! :)
    1448 days ago
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    Morning girl! So good to hear from you. Yeeesh you are a busy bee! I couldn't imagine having to settle in to a new city and a new job and try and do all this at the same time, so it's amazing you're still here and checking in. Hope it all settles down soon and you get into the groove of it.

    Hahaha girl I was a late bloomer with my drivers licence too...I only got mine last year April at the ripe old age of 26! emoticon I was getting my first whilst many of my friends were coming up to their 10-year renewal licence lol Terrible.

    No worries if you're not around too much. Just know I'm always here thinking of you and willing you on. Looking forward to when you can be back on properly.

    I'm taking this year DOWN! I was 100% spot on during January, and I'm going to do the same in February. Feels so good to have a plan and a schedule and I feel like I've got this. Already started getting some nice compliments on my body (one of them was Friday in my BIKINI!!! So that felt good!)s just gotte keep pushing on.

    Have a great week lovely emoticon emoticon
    1603 days ago
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    Hey girl. Just checking in on you cos I've not seen you around in a little while. Hope everything's going well and you're still there plugging along. Need ya here with me! Let me know how you're doing xx
    1606 days ago
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    Let me know how the kale chips go...I've made them for a few of my friends and had mixed reviews; some love them, some hate them! Funnily enough, the ones that hate them are the ones that aren't into healthy eating, so I guess when you have the option of eating crisps (potato chips) all day every day, they don't quite hit the spot lol

    This week has been awesome. The whole month in fact...I'm on a 15 day streak already and loving being back in my groove. Annoyingly though I'm feeling myself coming down with something, either a cold or the flu, so I'm fighting it right now, lots of fluids, lemon and ginger tea. Pray for me girl...I can't get sick haha

    How you doing? emoticon
    1621 days ago
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