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No more lies, no more cheating, no more over-exercising and no more over-eating!

More of being true to myself, as being in the light and being honest with what's going on with me will lead to a better acceptance of myself.

Member Since: 2/26/2008

Fitness Minutes: 34,234

My Goals:
Weight: 135 lbs
26" waist

My Program:
Work out 6 days a week: 2-3x strength train; 2-3x run; 3-4x swim per week.

Sleep 7+ hours a night. (This one's a toughie!)

Eat 1 fruit and 1 veggie per meal.

Drink fluids (water, tea) - 8 cups a day.

Spark daily, spark often.

Develop new skills to deal with boredom, stress, loneliness, anxiety, and other things that lead to mindless and emotional eating.


No deprivation allowed - including sleep and the occasional well-deserved, completely savored and satisfying treat!!

Personal Information:
Originally from Stone Mountain, Georgia. Moved to the MidWest in '07 and been here since.

I'm an engineer by trade, Taiwanese by heritage, and 5'4.5". I play the violin, am active in volunteering, give blood every 56 days, and I love being around people. (I also love silence!)

Other Information:
Anything is possible, but you have to believe and you have to fight.
-Lance Armstrong

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined.
-H.D. Thoreau

~Ad astra per aspera~
To the stars through difficulties.

Strength, hope, faith, courage.
-motto of Breast Cancer awareness

The principle is competing against yourself. It's about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.
-Steve Young

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    Hi! Welcome to our Baby Steps team. To be honest, we're not very active on the team page but we are active on spark ... Sweetnskinny and Anabanana are two active members who you might already know. I look forward to getting to know you.
    2733 days ago
    Camera self timer!! I wouldnt want anyone to take my photos for me..the timer is my best friend.
    2733 days ago
    I am VERY thankful for all that you and Spark has offered me. I look forward to a healthy and happy holiday! I wish you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving!!
    2737 days ago
    Checking in on you!! I hope you are doing good and making the best choices possible.

    I am doing good, wish I was losing more rapidly, but it will come in time. Trying to get 'geared' up for the upcoming holidays, so I can make successful choices and see a better ME!!

    Take care and stay in touch!
    2751 days ago
    Hey girlie! I hope you are doing good and adjusting to your new life and school. I sure miss talking to you. Although, that is more my fault, since I should be on here chatting away and being more consistent.

    Sorry I haven't been too active on here. I do check daily but don't have the time (or make the time) to sit down and chat and really do what I should be doing, and that is lending support and responding to my fellow sparkers. For this, I apologize. I hope that I can get into a better routine and start to use communication again, which will hopefully help me get on with this journey. I have actually GAINED weight since I started a Biggest Loser challenge on here (6 lbs. yuck and yikes), but I am hoping some of it is muscle, but I know my eating habits and my exercise (besides my running) have been non-existent. I need to focus on ME and get it done. I just hope I WILL do it.

    I am doing okay. I could be better as far as the lifestyle change goes, but I will get back into and sooner than later. I have my first 5K run this weekend. Yay! I am excited but also a little nervous. I know I wont be fast, but that's not my goal, my goal is to do it and no stopping, just running it all the way! I have been suffering shin pains, which finally have subsided, but now my right knee is in pain. never ends. I guess those are the joys of running. LOL!

    How is your swimming going? Life? School? The man in your life?

    Thank you for wanting to support my cause with a donation for my next 5K race in June for the Lombardi Cancer Organization. It truly means a lot for individuals to support this great cause.

    Hope this finds you well and on your way! Keep going! I am here if you need to vent or just chat.

    Talk to you soon. Miss ya!!

    2926 days ago
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