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Starting over....AGAIN....June 1, 2016! I am happy to be back! I've really struggled over the past 2 years with staying on track. I moved to Washington in August 2014, weighing 179 the day I moved. Starting again on June 1st, I weighed in at 228. I gained 50 pounds in less than two years. I know I can get back an track and be healthy again.
UPDATE: June 15, 2017....It's been a year since I started back on SparkPeople daily. I'm down 6 pounds from where I was last summer.
Fall 2017 5% Challenge starting soon!! My exercise commitment for this Challenge is to:
~ Complete Beachbody on Demand program (25-50 minutes a day).
~ Walk at least 20-30 minutes a day

Member Since: 12/1/2012

Fitness Minutes: 35,248

My Goals:
To become a MUCH healthier version of me =)
~ Lose the weight I've gained since August 2014 -- Current Goal Weight: 182 by December 2017.
~ Quit smoking -- 6/15/17: Started smoking again 11/2016. Will be quit by summer's end.
~ Quit taking acid reflux medicine
~ RUN a 5K

My Program:
My program consists of eating whole foods, lots and lots of veggies, very limited red meat (if any), flexitarian (baby-stepping to pescetarian), and Shakeology. I'm hoping to stick to meal planning & prepping and tracking my food & drink throughout the entire Fall 2017 5% Challenge. I work out with Beachbody On Demand and walk. I read daily for personal and spiritual growth.

Using Beachbody On Demand for workout programs - I love Core de Force! - which include daily routines averaging 25-50 minutes. I also plan to add 20-30 minute walks back into my day.

I know I need to take babysteps because I have BIG goals.... I need to find my Fitbit lost in our most recent move. UPDATE: Found the Fitbit! Now need to find the darn charger... Update 10/1/16: I did find my charger...the day my new one arrived in the mail! haha. I'm back to using it to kinda gauge my activ

Personal Information:
I am officially in my 40s. This second half of my life will be so much healthier! Hubby and I have 3 teens and a tween living in the home with us. I am a reader, learner, and crocheter. I enjoy coloring, hanging out with the kids, sitting in nature, and laughing. Update 10/1/16 : I recently learned how to quilt and fell for it - my new obsession. I also started training in Reiki and plan to offer Reiki along with counseling when I finally start practicing.

Other Information:
I have been on Sparkpeople in some form or another since May 2010. December 2012, I started a program of daily workouts (walking 30 minutes and 10 minutes Spark Videos) and measuring/tracking my food & drink. By March of 2013 I'd lost 35 pounds, going from 215 to 180. I promised myself I'd never get over 200 again and I believed it! I maintained that weight for more than a year before moving to WA. I know I can do this. I've done it before. This is my time.

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    751 days ago
    "Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds."
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    1055 days ago
    Love the Victory pic and the wallpaper quote! Very inspiring! emoticon emoticon
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    1285 days ago
  • v LARISSA238
    Something I'm really proud of this Challenge is that although I didn't lose much weight, I did manage to fit into a size XL! My biggest size was a 3X, bordering on a 4X, so this is a huge accomplishment for me! I couldn't believe it when I went into the dressing room with a 2X and a XL and the XL fit! In the past 6 months I've lost about 1.2% body fat as well... I'm heading in the right direction!
    1332 days ago
  • v LARISSA238
    What I'm going to do to keep myself on track this week is to re-start my diet right after Thanksgiving. I don't like carbs anymore. They make me feel sick and I'm not enjoying them. So, back to the ketogenic diet for me! I'm just cooking for a couple of friends tomorrow, and then going to my brother's for Thanksgiving on Friday. My family is a bit unconventional, and I love it!
    1340 days ago
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