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I feel like Crocodile Dundee!

The Little Devil on my shoulder...isn't all that small!

Giddy-Up!!!!! (Because I'm way sexay like that!)


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TIFFANY_SUZANNE is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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***I'm Happy***
And isn't that all that matters. :)

My Motto: "Handle every stressful situation like a dog. Pee on it and walk away."
I'm not here to call myself Bunny and hook up with smoking hot single men. Though if you've got someone in mind....but I digress! I've been a Type 1 Diabetic for 21 years and am an aspiring photographer and dog trainer. The last time I was at a healthy weight, I was in my early twenties. Now I'm 32 and the stupid Wii Balance board keeps telling me I'm overweight. I'm here to change that, and I WILL.

Roll Call:

April 22, 2011 ~ Logged back into SP after a lengthy hiatus. I have no idea exactly what I weigh right now (I'm at at job numero 2 as a type this) so I'm ball-parking it until I can step on a scale.

~~Past Successes~~

December 20, 2006 - Joined SparkPeople. Didn't bother coming back until;

August 28, 2009 - A week of epiphanies. An A1c of 7.6%. Frank discussion with Dr. Finally found my backbone buried somewhere under my devil-may-care attitude. Gave both an adjustment, and finally created my profile here on SparkPeople. Started just logging nutrition (not changing how I ate). Guesstimated my weight to be 190 (instead of actually checking).

August 30, 2009 - Got on the Wii Balance board for a round of step aerobics and discovered that I actually weighed 198 lbs. Could have cried.

August 31, 2009 - After discovering (thanks to the awesome Nutrition tracker) that I was eating over two thousand calories a day, I got down to business. This is the day I start eating better, striving for a goal of 1200 - 1500 calories / day.

September 9, 2009 - 192 lbs

September 17, 2009 - 190 lbs (WOOT!!)

September 25, 2009 - 189 lbs (down 9 coffee mugs YEAH!)

October 3, 2009: 188 lbs - I have lost 10 pounds!!!! 5% of my body weight gone!

October 8, 2009: 187 lbs

October 16, 2009: 185 lbs

October 23, 2009: 184 lbs

October 29, 2009: 182 lbs

November 6, 2009: 181 lbs

November 20, 2009: 180 lbs

November 27, 2009: 179 lbs (1 more lb to go to my goal of 10% body weight loss!)

December 4, 2009: I'm a Motivational Member! *Shock* *Awe*
Weight still 179 lbs.

December 12, 2009: 177 lbs!! 21 lbs and 10% body weight loss DONE!

December 19, 2009: 174 lbs

*Plateau, BIG TIME!*

January 16, 2010: 173 lbs - 25 pounds lighter!! WOOHOO!!

For years I've said "Some day I'd like to be a runner". Well, some day is here. I'm doing the Couch to 5K program and soon I'll be Flying.
W1D1: DONE October 23, 2009
W1D2: DONE October 26, 2009
W1D3: DONE October 28, 2009
Week 1: DONE!!

W2D1: DONE October 30, 2009
W2D2: DONE November 2, 2009
W2D3: DONE(ish) November 4, 2009
W2D3 (Take 2): DONE November 6, 2009
Week 2: DONE (for real!)

W3D1: DONE November 9, 2009
W3D2: DONE November 11, 2009
W3D3: DONE November 19, 2009 (after time off for a cold!)
Week 3: DONE!!

W4D1: DONE November 21, 2009 (Ahh I ran for FIVE Minutes!!)
W4D1: REDONE December 21, 2009 (I am back in the saddle baby!!)
W4D2: DONE!!
W4D3: DONE!!

W5D1: DONE!!
W5D2: DONE!! Jan. 13/10
W5D3: FREAKING DONE!! Jan. 17/10 - I ran for TWENTY minutes, cue the Rocky theme song!!

W6D1: DONE!! Jan. 19/10
W6D2: DONE!! Jan. 21/10
*Fighting a chest cold (ick) and sidelined. Again.*
Finished Weeks 6 and 7 and took a[nother] hiatus. Came back to find that my body couldn't handle even 10 minutes of running, let alone 28 minutes! Soooooo: DO-OVER!!!

Goals from 2009, reposted to prove that I CAN do this!:

Short Term Goal: To lose 10% of my body weight (20 lbs) before December 31, 2009.
- DONE December 12/09!!

Member Since: 12/20/2006

Fitness Minutes: 9,119

My Goals:
Lose weight, obviously.

But more importantly, BE HAPPY. And look hot doing it - get rid of the double chin. And the back fat. And my mother's hips!

My Program:
Step 1 is to ease myself into adopting habits of a healthy lifestyle.
Strive for a weight loss goal of 1 - 2 pounds per week.
Most of all, forgiving myself if I screw up...but not excusing myself.

Step 2:
- Maintain a daily caloric intake between 1200 - 1600 calories. Strive for an average of 1400 calories/day.
- Eat less than 250 CHO / day.
- Have my daily fat intake at less than 30% of my daily caloric intake.
- Couch to 5K program.

Personal Information:
I am 32 years old, 5'2". I have a really small bone structure - I used to shop in the kiddie store. This girl is proud to be Canadian, eh! I live in Alberta, and frequently ask myself why (brrr).

I have a diploma as a Nursing Unit Clerk, used to be a PCA for a special needs child, am now an Accountant, and I'm going back to school for my CGA designation.

I'm an avid reader who is trying to break the one-a-day habit, a gardener and a hobbyist Photographer. I shoot religiously with a Canon XSi and would some day love to take it professional!
(Pictures I've taken are Copyright ME. Please don't use them without my permission, kthx!)

Other Information:
I'm often irreverent and thrive on sarcasm. Suzy Sunshine I am not; I'm a realist, not an optimist. I make fun of myself. A Lot. And then I blog about it. Why the hell not?? It's funny.

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