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My two Rotties, Cerberus on the left (12 y.o.), Pandora on the right (8 months)

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Newest photo I can find, I'm 140 lbs here (New Years 2009).

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My Story:

At some point during high school I determined I was too fat and needed to lose weight. Haha, I was probably a perfect weight! I went on a diet consisting of eating very little and exercising no differently (moderately). When I did eat, I'd eat a small bag of chips or a few breadsticks or something else unhealthy. I'm 5'2" and I think I got as low as 90 lbs (way too skinny!) but still didn't feel adequate.

Eventually I began to get more healthy, well I was eating MORE which was good (can't say I knew what healthy meant), but then I went the other direction and I got up to 155 lbs which is way too much! I never thought I would be overweight because I was so used to being a size 0 (I'm a size 10 now!). I over-compensated a little too much to put it nicely.

This last summer (when I got up to 155 lbs and my doctor was telling me I was overweight and needed to change my habits) my mother came out to visit me for a couple months and we committed to jogging a couple of times a week. I skipped meals and continued my schedule of walking my dog twice a day for 30 minutes each and lost 15 lbs. Once summer ended I stopped jogging but continued walking my dog 30 mins a day.

Christmas 2008 I became sick and wasn't consuming calories like I usually do. I was 142 lbs. That's when I found SparkPeople and since then have lost 7 lbs. But I'm doing it differently this time. For the first time I'm not really trying to lose weight (well I am but it's not my main goal, just the strawberry on top (don't care for cherries)), I've made the decision to be healthy regardless of what the scale has to say about it. I'm taking baby steps to educate myself and eat healthy with smaller meals and eating more often. Who would've thought that eating more would mean you lose weight! At least it feels that way :)

This is the first time I've incorporated eating well with exercise. I've always exercised and eaten however I felt like with perhaps skipping a meal here or there. This doesn't mean I don't eat foods I like now because I still do (perhaps in moderation)! It just means I'm being more conscious of my intake and finding things I like to eat that help my goals instead of destroy them. So far it seems to be working well. I think a healthy weight would be 125 lbs. It kills me because at some point I was the right weight, but I didn't appreciate it when I had it and now don't remember when I did!

In any case, I'm looking to make LIFE CHANGES not just lose weight. With this goal I will make the weight goal I wish to have and this LIFE COMMITMENT will be easy to obtain because I took baby steps and could barely tell I made changes at all.

My fiancé and I are getting married July 2011 and I'd like to look good (and of course stay that way!) Perhaps a size 4? We'll see how that goes. I have time, thank goodness, but I don't want to waste it! I want to make sure this maintains and I teach my (future) step kids good habits!

Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

Member Since: 12/30/2008

Fitness Minutes: 8,054

My Goals:
1. To have a healthy, active lifestyle

2. To be able to keep up with the boys

3. To be comfortable in a bathing suit this summer

My Program:
Move more, eat less :)

But more specifically:


Kickboxing - 1.75 hours week

Walk the dogs - 30 mins a day (24 min mile)

Walk on lunch break - 2 hrs a week (17 min mile)


Trying to plan my meals a week in advance (work in progress)

8 glasses of water a day (very hard on weekends)

5 meals a day

Personal Information:
Riverside County

Other Information:
TV: Lost, Heroes, Dragon Ball Z, Avatar, Scrubs, Eureka, BSG, SG1, Atlantis, I Love Lucy

Some Fave Movies: Boondock Saints, Beerfest, 50 First Dates, Harold and Maude, Ice Age 2, Gladiator, Shaun of the Dead, 300

Books: Wheel of Time, Enders Game, Harry Potter, Discworld

Music: Country and Rock - George Strait, Brad Paisley, Bad Religion, Johnny Cash, Staind

Love all animals - you name it, cats, dogs, birds, rodents, reptiles, etc.

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    Thank you for the Warm welcome to the riverside Spark team! I lived in Riverside for many years near RCC. Years ago I Moved to Palm springs with my new husband...I still work in Moreno valley , but love the Riverside connection. I have been with Sp for over a year and it has been one of the greatest journeys of a life time. I look forward to meeting team members and supporting them as well...Never give up and Always B*e*l*i*e*v*e* In yourself!...Paula
    3712 days ago
  • v MAYHUA
    If you feel up to walking I go Wednesday with Nancy and Friday with Kerri and perhaps a few others. Would be nice to walk with you again.
    3857 days ago
    Thanks so much for the warm welcome! I have lived in Riverside for about 12 years. I had no idea that there was a Riverside Spark Team! I was so excited to find it!!! I am hoping to be able to get together and walk Mt Rubidoux with some of the members. Where in Riverside do you live? I am close to Cal Baptist. emoticon
    3894 days ago
    poped over to see what was new
    Thought you needed a 2010 post on your page

    I hope to meet you at some event this next year

    Anyway somebody else mentioned thes FlyLady thing
    Can you shead a little light?
    3905 days ago
  • v LINDA!
    Happy Sparkaversary! emoticon
    3922 days ago
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