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7/14/11 3:18 P

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I need to do a better job as my own drill sergeant. I'm not very good about following others lead. Dork+control freak is a tricky combo.

I cannot make myself be thin today, but I CAN be healthier by making a few smart choices. I focus on what needs to be done today and tomorrow takes care of itself.

You can complain because roses have thorns. Or you can rejoice that thorns have roses.—Ziggy

Thank you Sparkfriends for being my roses!


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7/14/11 3:13 P

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Come over to our place, Cincy!
My drill sargent will work it off you with construction work!
Welcome back from your tripto LA-LA LAND!

"Don't Dream It, BE IT"
(Rocky Horror Picture Show)


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7/14/11 12:44 P

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Oh my God you guys are so awesome!! Of course, the week I'm spotlighted is the week I go halfway AWOL.
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Thank you so much for being such great support. I promise you not to do this very often. And I promise myself to get back on track so I can see those numbers of pounds and calories lost double!
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I cannot make myself be thin today, but I CAN be healthier by making a few smart choices. I focus on what needs to be done today and tomorrow takes care of itself.

You can complain because roses have thorns. Or you can rejoice that thorns have roses.—Ziggy

Thank you Sparkfriends for being my roses!


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7/9/11 11:24 P

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Cin rocks!

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7/9/11 12:41 P

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CINCI! YOU'RE MY GAL!
I loveall the supportive and loving thoughts that you send me!
TOBY

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7/9/11 8:26 A

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Cincinnati REPRESENT! If you're at Pride tomorrow Dora, I'll be part of the sea of blue that is 1/10 @ 5/3 (the 5/3 GLBT resource group).

Call me Euphrates (I prefer it to my given name of Lisa, and use it everywhere outside of work)
Cincinnati, OH

Feel free to find me elsewhere on the web, I love making new friends! https://www.facebook.com/MsEuphrates


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7/9/11 4:12 A

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Meet CincyDora.... Yep, she's a Finding Nemo fan! very cool. She has lost a whopping 45lbs, which = 157,500 calories GONE!
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Time to stop treading water

It's been almost 2 years since I topped out at 300 lbs. I lost 15 lbs and joined Sparkpeople 3 months later. I've been losing and gaining the same 20 lbs ever since.

Enough! This is my promise to myself that this time I will crack the mental barrier that sends me spiraling off course each time I get below 260. This time I will be consistent for more than a few weeks at a time. This time I will demand of myself the same care and concern I give to my loved ones. There will be no next time. This time there is only now. Today I am fit.

It's hard to balance my fierce, determined side with my goober side. Even though I've learned to accept and even embrace that side, it pops up in unexpected ways. Take, for example, my username. Yes, I'm from Cincinnati, but my name is not Dora. I chose this name because I was thinking about the fish from Finding Nemo. "Just keep swimming" is one of my mantras. If I can at least do one little thing each day to be a healthier person, I can eventually reach my goals. About 2 weeks ago it dawned on me that DOREY is the fish from Finding Nemo, not DORA.

I'm keeping the name as it is, though, because it's me: a goofball from Cincinnati that makes silly mistakes but at her core is just trying to do better and swim a little further each day.


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Member Since: 2/24/2009

SparkPoints: 33,745

Fitness Minutes: 33,849

My Goals:
Exercise goals:
-finish the C25K program
--done 12/24/10
-12/4/10 Jingle Bell Run/Walk
--done; 12/4; 0:46:52 (snowy!!)
-Noel 5K
--done; 12/18; 0:47:xx (icy!!!)
-3/20/11 5K Heart Run; missed; replaced with 6/11 Redlegs run
--done; 0:43:07!!!
-8/1/11 be able to bike 57 miles at one time
-Oct 2011 140 mile round trip weekend trip on bike trail
-Dec 2011 Jingle Bell Run; post faster time than March run
-Bike to the grocery store
-Log 500 road miles on my bike by the end of October 2011.

Weight Goal:
-255 on MLK Day 2011
--done 1/17/11
--backslide
--reached again 6/3/11
-247 on 7/4/11
-230 on 9/1/11
-200 on 12/31/11

My Program:
Program? What program? I spend as much time back-sliding as progressing. I do know that when I hit the basics I see progress. So I have to keep focused on those:
-7-8 hours of sleep
-1 gallon + water and herbal teas each day (I'm a big girl. I need a lot of water)
-5+ freggies per day (that's fruits and veggies)
-10 minutes of exercise each day.
-walk as often as I can and constantly challenge myself with different courses of varying inclines.

Personal Information:
Cincinnati, OH

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Lessons to learn:
-It's not about how I look but about how I feel.

-Sometimes the best lessons are learned when the scale is not moving.

-Few things are so bad that procrastination doesn't make them worse. So stop procrastinating!!

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