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My name is Rachel, I am 30 years old, from South Africa and this is my new adventure of find a new me... well the REALme :) This is the year of sexzzzy ... Sexzzzy EVERYTHING and its all coming my way :)

I have too long held onto the things that keep us fat and out of shape - the desire to "punish" myself by keeping me fat, or worse... making me fatter!
I'm OVER that. Im letting go of all that junk and hurt and the untruths i have taught myself to believe about myself... well I am in the process of doing that :)

I started my journey alot heavier than my ticker will tell you but I recently cleared all my "history out" and created a brand new starting point. The blog "Hit the reset baby" makes sense of this ramble :)

Member Since: 5/30/2010

Fitness Minutes: 12,570

My Goals:
* Get out of the Obese BMI range (77.5kg) - DONE 30 APRIL 2011
* Get out of the Overweight BMI range (64.6kg)
* Get down to 58kg
* Feel good in a bikini
* Feel "little" - I am short but not little :)

* Get to my goal of 58kg
* Graduate to red bib at UFO - DONE 13 MARCH 2012
*Take part in 5km race - skipped and went straight to 10! o_O
*Take part in 10km race - DONE 21 MARCH 2012
*Take part in a half marathon
*Decrease resting heart rate to super fit level – around 58 – 60 bpm now. I’d like to see 48-50 bpm
* Get lean – be able to see good muscle definition especially being able to see my ABS! My research leads me to believe that will be at around 15%
* Wear a itty bitty sexy dress
* Reconnect with misplaced friends that I have been ashamed to see since I have added a fair amount of "padding" to the me they knew :) - PROUD TO SAY I AM NAILING THIS ONE ALREADY (22 JAN 2012)

My Program:
-exercise 5-6 days a week doing a variety of things, which at the moment consists of 4-5 bootcamp classes a week, a personal training session and some running.
- eat clean and lowish carb - this works best for my body, figured out by trial & error
- drink more water - aiming for 8 glasses daily
- surround myself with inspiration :)

Personal Information:
I am a 30 year old energiser bunny from Johannesurg South Africa. I have many reasons for being here but mostly I want to be proud of myself - proud of how I look, what i feed my body, the strength and fitness I have and the fact that I can throw ANYTHING on in the morning and look HOT :)
Thats the finish line - being able to say I am proud of me for those reasons :)

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    ¸.•♥´ .•´¨¨ ¸´¸.•´¨Welcome to the EE team!!
    I’ve belonged to a lot of teams here on spark-- i really do believe that the Emotional Eaters team is one of the very best, it’s a great group of people- very supportive and encouraging-- and it is very refreshing to talk with people who "get" what you're going through!! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*¸.•´¸.•*¨¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)
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    Spark has a lot of great tools, and you will learn which ones work best for you. The best tools are the people tho, always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. I’ve been here for over a year now, and I still am overwhelmed, every day, by the kindness and goodness of others on this team!! That has made a world of difference for me. I hope you have the same success! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*
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    3794 days ago
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    Welcome to SparkPeople Class of May 30 – June 5, 2010!!!

    You will find tons of motivation and tools here to help you on your weight loss journey!

    Remember to stay focused and you will reach your goals in time. Remember to drink at least 8 cups of water, stay within your calories, stay active, and get involved with your teams, you will succeed.

    Be sure to check out all the wonderful features of SparkPeople!

    Good Luck & if you need anything, just ask!

    You CAN do it!

    3795 days ago
    Welcome to spark people! I have found this site to be one of the most amazing and motivational tools for weight loss on the internet. Not only is this place filled with handy tools for logging but the people you will find are amazing too.

    Take advantage of the trackers. You can keep them public or private for your own viewing but use them and log everything. I know it's easy to skip the random bite that goes into the mouth but it all counts, make sure to be true to yourself. Self awareness is the best way to keep yourself going.

    If you need help, motivation or just someone to talk to you have many options. You can ask here on the message boards, join a team or even write a blog. You will find this site is filled with support. ツ

    Also, use the SparkPoints page. Log in and spin the wheel and watch yourself move along the trophies. It does wonders for your motivation.

    If you need any help you can message me or contact me on my sparkpage. (Even add me as friend if you would like)

    I wish you much success on reaching all your goals in health as well as life.

    A little inspiration:

    "Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit. When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open." ~ B.K.S. Iyengar

    Much love and light on your journey.

    Keep Smiling,

    Mandy ツ
    3798 days ago
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    Hi and welcome to Spark People where you will find lots of information and tons of support and encouragement from all our members. You will find that we also have fun along the way. Drink your 8-8oz glasses of water a day, watch your portion control and walk. Use your fitness and nutrition tracker daily. These tips will definitely help in lowering your numbers. Don't expect miracles right away...this is a lifestyle change not a diet. You will be much healthier in the long run. Post any concerns, comments or questions you may have and someone will respond quickly.
    Start each day with a positive thought for the day. Reading and reflecting on a inspirational thought or message before you start your day can put you in a positive frame of mind.
    Your thoughts determine whether you have a good day or a bad day. Fill your mind with positive ideas, suggestions, and thoughts. You will find it will change your attitude and changing your attitude can change your life.
    Sometimes just reading an inspirational quote or a short paragraph help one see the positive in a situation. Sometimes as your day progresses you just need to take a break…Take a mental break and read or think about a message of inspiration.
    Never underestimate your power to change and improve! You are a good person, with wonderful qualities, and you can reach your goals!
    If I can be of any help to you, please let me know with a spark mail or a comment on my page. I am here for you.
    God bless you on your journey to a healthier you.

    3798 days ago
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