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EPCOT Center (Morocco Pavilion) near the end of 2009. I'm about 200lbs, right there.

Very recent pic, 2012-13

Looking sporty, this year ('14). Soon enough, I'll be offering pics beyond headshots!


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I'm going from enjoying a "Childfree" Lifestyle to considering starting a family with my partner of over 7 years. I'm still at the point where shedding 80-100lbs would be preferred before ANYTHING Like that. I'm taking a year (until the completion of my 40th year in this lifetime) to get my act together.

This will be either after or during a time I intend to return to school for a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. My beloved will likely have his IT/Networking degree by the time we (Decide to) start TTC. It just feels like it would be a good next step for us.

I know it's busy-Busy. But we seem to work like that. I said I'm taking a year to build toward these goals. I think we should be okay by the time we make the call.

Member Since: 4/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 3,133

My Goals:
1: reclaim sense of self-esteem and discipline
2: to stick with a fitness regimen for longer than a month. Minimum 10 mins, 5x a week.
3: learn to make meals for myself (Not necessarily cook, if I can get away with it.)
4: Improve mental health and function. Working with Affirmations, journaling - or Blogging, here, and overall mental fitness activity daily.
5: Shed 50-75 pounds with a focus on cardio activity as well as trimming up my midsection.
Never had kids, but somehow have the bulge.

My Program:
My work out regimen basically goes with my work schedule. I'm very into Bodyweight workouts including, but not limited to, Pilates. I'm a fan of 10Min workouts, but the following layout is often more intensive.
*M: Upper body
*W: Core
*Th: Upper Body
*F: Lower Body.
I walk about 3 miles a night, four nights a week for my job and have been doing what I can to make it a real workout.

As many quick/easy recipes as I can get from SparkPeople, focusing on no-cook breakfast and lunches.
gluten-free - if I can hack it. I am also looking to minimize, if not eliminate, fast food.
But, making more of my own meals will be a great start!

Affirmations and journaling along with mental fitness activity such as vocabulary building.

Personal Information:
36 Y/o Polyamorous Leo Woman in Rhode Island. Been the "Big Girl" most of my life - not only curvy but TALL. Get some cardio fitness through a job in Security, two hour-long patrols a night, four nights a week, including a flight of stairs.

Other Information:
My primary Partner, Beppo71 has slimmed down quite a bit through his work and ease of kitchenry and food. I've always been intimidated by certain foods and the kitchen, in general. It's a process for me and I am also working to overcome a lazy streak the length and breadth of California.

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    Thank you for your tip about visualization. I printed out a small exercising picture and have placed in near my alarm to motivate me to get up and do it. Thanks! emoticon
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    Just dropping by with some HAPPY thoughts and wishes for the weekend! Hope you are doing well with your journey and that all your weight loss wishes are coming true! Keep the focus!

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    WELCOME to the Weight Watcher Team!!! So glad you've joined us and looking forward to sharing our weight loss journey together!

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