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

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Very recent pic, 2012-13

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


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I am building a career around my interest in yoga and... Complementary wellness courses. I think I will start coaching myself. I'm here to share my experience and understanding. I have decided that I have been at my current weight for long enough. I intend to trim up with the help of yoga, intuition and apps related to this program. I will do my best to to keep you in the loop.

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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    Looking after my health today gives me a better hope for tomorrow.
    Anne Wilson Schaef

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    This week’s Progress, Not Perfection team challenge begins tomorrow. Come by and check it out! Let’s all get moving!!
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    2701 days ago
    Hi and welcome to Alternative Spirtualities and Philosophies.
    2726 days ago
    Thank you for the comment on my page. Glad to know there are women like me on here, taking it slow.

    Thank you for the encouragement. I need all the help I can get.

    2755 days ago
  • v KAT321123
    Just wanted to thank you SO much for taking the time to empathize on my blog post about my car accident. Like you, I also wasn't injured (well, my injury was very minor, at least), but it can still be such a setback.

    Good luck to you on your health journey!
    2763 days ago
  • v BEFIT021
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    ----oooO---- Wishing **YOU**
    ----(---)---- a Fun, Fit & Fantastic Weekend!!!

    2765 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/13/2013 10:18:16 PM
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