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I "fell" off the wagon. So, to speak! I have never been good at keeping a journal...so keeping up with this site was difficult. However, I am ready to recommit!

Unfortunately I gained most of my weight back since Halloween. UGH! But I won't dwell on that anymore. I'm not perfect. I decided to update my goals and start again.

Here they are:

Weight before SparkPeople: 169
Starting Weight - 151

By January 18th - 149***I DID IT***
By Jaunary 25th - 147***I DID IT***
By February 1st - 145 ...I missed it! boo hoo!
By February 8th - 143...I missed it again! Aye!!!!!!
By February 15th - 145***I DID IT BY FEB. 13th***
By February 22nd - 143...I missed another goal....arrrggghhh!
By March 22nd - 143...I DID It by April 6th
By March 29th - 141...I DID it by April 9th
By April 5th - 139...I DID it by April 17th
By April 12th - 137
By April 19th - 135
By April 26th - 133
By May 3rd - 131
By May 10th - 129
By May 17th - 127
By May 24th - 125

April 1st my husband asked for a divorce. April Fool's Day indeed! So, I once again found myself off track. I did not gain much weight back however. It was tempting to feel sorry for myself and say "I'll never do it"...but I am determined now more than ever. I WILL reach my goal. I reset my goals on Spark and reset my goal date for August! Here I go!

Member Since: 3/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 3,989

My Goals:
My UPDATED goals are:

Loose 8 pounds a month

Loose 26 pounds by August.

~Pass the personal trainer exam on April 1.
***I DID IT!***

Finish my Associates Degree in Science by the end of July. ***I DID IT!***

Perfect the Salsa and Rhomba! ***I DID IT***

Find a hairdo that works for me and is low maintance! ***I DID IT***

Find a job with benefits that will allow be to afford to return to school. ***I DID IT***

Transfer to a 4 year school for nutrition by August. ***I DID IT** Well, I got accepted but I don't start until next year.

Increase flexability through yoga.

My Program:
I'm a calorie counter! My plan is:

Consume no more than 1200 calories a day.

Burn at least 500 calories a day through exercise that elevates the heart rate above 130 and no more than 160.

Use a variety of exercise.

Drink 8 glasses of Water.

Eat more veggies and fruit.

Don't give up!

Personal Information:
I am usually very optimistic but have had bouts of doubt. I love to encourage others and need some myself from time to time.

Other Information:
I love to cook and I am learning more creative vegetarian cooking right now. I am a pesca-vegetarian, which means I eat seafood and vegetarian meals.

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