PINKZEPPELIN86
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My weight loss journey has been up & down for several years now.

I was unhealthily skinny as a kid. No eating disorder, just a genuine disinterest in eating (and, I believe, an undiagnosed anxiety disorder.) Dancing competitively kept me in pretty good shape, but when I quit dance at 16, my weight tracked slowly upward til I maxed out at age 23 at 171 lbs.

In 2010, I lost 30 lbs with SparkPeople and I had never looked or felt better.

Then for reasons that even I am unsure of (laziness?) I gained back everything I had lost, almost threefold. I fought back a few times between then and now, but I surpassed my previous top weight of 171.

I hear jokes about weight on TV, or talk about it with my dad, and my stomach drops. I don't want to weigh more than my dad (or Homer Simpson!!!). I don't yet, but if I don't change soon I will. I have been fortunate my whole life to have an evenly distributed body weight, so people don't believe me when I tell them how much I weigh. But that's starting to catch up with me and I'm looking more and more like a blob!

My boyfriend and I recently relocated to a city 10 hours south of where we both grew up, just for a change in scenery. Since moving here, I lost between 15-20 lbs just from having less stress, going from four jobs to one, and thus not eating takeout every night.

In November I started a new full-time job and feel that this is my opportunity. My eating is regular, I eat less junk food, I go to bed at a decent hour, and my job is a steady 8 hours on my feet. I already feel better, even if I haven't lost weight but it's time to translate those changes into steady weight loss by incorporating some exercise.

SparkPeople really is a valuable tool, and with it and other resources, I will repeat my previous successes.

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Weigh-Ins

March 25: 208.2
April 2: 204.6 (-3.6)
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NON-FOOD REWARDS
- leggings
- band tees
- cute sneakers
- charms
- tattoo
- spa treatment


Member Since: 11/26/2012

Fitness Minutes: 382

My Goals:
- I want to eliminate my health issues which are weight-related: chronic headaches, trouble sleeping, shoulder problems, blood sugar instability, sore neck, back and knees.

- Fit back into my size 8 jeans.

- I want to look better in photos.

- Just be happier and healthier.


My Program:
- lots of water

- smaller portions

- less junk (chips, chocolate, pop, etc.)

- starting slow with some at-home online workouts.



Personal Information:
I am 31 years old and live in southwestern Ontario, Canada.

I love classic rock, and 90's alternative but certain pop and dance songs have a special place in my heart. In my spare time, I love to read - historical/science fiction and fantasy are my faves. I am very creative when I want to be, I just wish I could find the patience to be creative more often :)


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Please don't be shy to add me as a friend. We are all in this together and a strong support system is important :)




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  • v no profile image -4HEISTHEANSWER
    You might like to see the link on our team (Hope for the Battles)-- post entitled "HEALTH, NUTRITION TIPS & RECIPES). I am so thankful I found this link; it shows 50 ways to boost your metabolism. If you have time you might like to join us. You can click on the team name from my spark page.

    Ruthann
    167 days ago
  • v TEENY_BIKINI
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    273 days ago
  • v THEMISSFEMALE
    Added you as a friend.

    I lost the weight in 2010 too, on SparkPeople. I went from 194 to 148. I felt so incredible. I found out I had hyperthyroidism and the medication made me gain weight. So of course gaining 12 lbs in 6 weeks was devasting, and I threw in the towel. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. Now I’m 218. Ready to get back down to the 140’s. Life was pretty good there.

    We can do it!
    419 days ago
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    Looking to stay focused through the upcoming holiday season? Want to get connected with a team to support you on your journey to a healthier lifestyle? If yes, consider joining the BL “Snow More Excuses” winter challenge starting December 5th, 2018. Each week 11 teams of 24 active members do fun nutritional and fitness challenges to promote a healthy lifestyle. Challenges can be modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenges in a game form. We have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE. For the fall we had a Cardio Hoedown, World Series, and Sleepathon. I hope that you decide this might be for you. To signup for the winter challenge, copy and paste the link below. Join the team and sign up on the waitlist.
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    425 days ago
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