KISSIMS19

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How I want to feel on the inside AND out :) I think I am about 155 in this photo?



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This is me at 184 lbs with my BIGGEST supporter, my boyfriend of 6 years



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This is me at 125 lbs... yumm-o ;) I know now that 125 is unobtainable! But GEESH, it's motivation!


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I had let my weight creep back up to 208...twice... after having great success and getting down to 154 with SP. Now, at 24, I've been diagnosed with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and a vitamin D deficiency. I'm now on blood pressure medication. It's really important to me to control these issues the natural way and get a grip on my health.

I struggle with my will power constantly and have a very difficult time staying on track... I'm learning to love exercise again and constantly working on managing my compulsive overeating.


Member Since: 8/4/2007

Fitness Minutes: 3,766

My Goals:
Start a new lifestyle - not a new diet!


SHORT TERM:

Goal 1: Binge Free for 21 Days - New Women's Health Magazine

Goal 2: Lose 10% of my body weight - Buy myself a Photo Printer

Goal 3: Get OFF blood pressure medication - Spend $10 (my BP medication co-pay) on a new necklace

LONG TERM:

Goal 1: Be awesome at Yoga - Yoga Class Enrollment

Goal 2: Rock a bathing suit - New Sandles

Goal 3: Reach Long Term Goal Weight of 135 - Pillow Book ;)

Goal 4: Maintain my goal weight - Cruise with my boyfriend! In a bikini, of course.


My Program:
I'm eating smaller portions and only eating foods that I know I can eat for the rest of my life. I also am trying to make sure I am active EVERY day in at least one way or another. Even if I'm not "working out" I want this to be a big part of my new lifestyle! I'm keeping my positive attitude in check - trying to not let myself get overwhelmed and for once, enjoy the journey!



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  • v MAGISCHE
    *poke* *poke*

    Hey! Hope everything's going well. Miss hearing from you!
    3438 days ago
  • v MAGISCHE
    Well, I haven't heard from you in a while. How's it going?!
    3448 days ago
  • v HEALTHYASHLEY
    That is so sweet! Thank you. It can be hard to be consistent and I am at a point of burnout myself right now. We have to keep fighting! You can do it girl. You already did it once.
    3458 days ago
  • v MAGISCHE
    It was pretty great! I am .4 lbs away from my 20lb guinea pig!

    CONGRATS on your cigarette win today!!!! See, baby steps are the key!!! Proud of you!!!!
    3459 days ago
  • v MAGISCHE
    It's ok that it's not going perfectly according to plan! The journey to well-being isn't always a smooth one. There are definitely going to be bumps, twists, and turns in your road. The important thing is that you don't let the little setbacks stop you all together! The important thing is having a plan, and sticking to it as best you can. That way, if you do fall off of the wagon or something knocks you off track, you know exactly where you left off.

    As for the smoking, maybe you should try a reduction process, not cold turkey. For a lot of the people I know who have quit smoking, they have been most successful when they just try cutting out one at a time. Example: My coworker, Robin, used to smoke 9 cigarettes a day. She'd have one when she first woke up, 2 on her way in to work, 1 on each of her 15 minute breaks, one after lunch, 2 on her way home from work, and one before bed. So the first week, she cut out a cigarette on her way to work. The next week she cut out 1 on the way home from work, etc. Baby steps are VERY helpful in achieving your goals. They make it a LOT easier! emoticon

    As far as how things are going for me, they're going really, really well. I have a great support system in every aspect of my life. My coworkers at both of my jobs have been great, members of my church have been commenting on my loss, my family's been really encouraging, and my friends have been the best that I could ask for, ever. I must say that having everyone behind me, cheering me on, has been one of the keys to my success. I think it's because I'm being so open about my weight loss. So, not only am I being supported by all of these people, but I'm also accountable to them at the same time. So far, I've lost 18.2 lbs in about 2 months!

    I know this has been a REALLY long-winded comment, but I felt the need to share all of this with you because I've tried to lose weight before, but I really haven't had this much success. I think it's because I didn't have as much support, and I really didn't have a plan. Find what works for you! What works for you might not work for everyone else. My BFF in real life, GIANTMICROBE, lost weight by exercising and watching what she eats. I couldn't do it that way. I needed more specific help with what I eat, so I joined Weight Watchers, and that's really working for me! So the key is getting tons of support, having a plan, and not letting setbacks keep you down! I know you can do this, now get out there and kick your own butt!!!

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    3461 days ago
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