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I have struggled with my weight my entire adult life. I wish I was one of those people who ate to live, would "forget" meals because they weren't important, and had the self discipline to eat well - all the time. I wish I loved to exercise. I wish I enjoyed running on a daily basis, and was involved in 101 activities - constantly on the go. I wish I was thin and pretty and fit. But, I am not one of those people. I love food. I love the taste of food. Food makes me happy and is a source of comfort and joy. I love feeding people - bringing them joy. I love being surrounded by loved ones at a dinner table, laughing, enjoying a well prepared meal, and making memories. I dislike exercise. I have to talk myself into running every time I go. It becomes a guilt/self-loathing cycle. I tell myself I'm going to go for a run. I plan for it. I pack a bag. When it comes time to go, I end up talking myself out of it. Then I beat myself up the entire time for not going - for being lazy and pathetic. I feel guilty. I loathe myself. When I do go, I feel so proud of myself and so good. But that "high" doesn't always carry me through to the next work out, and eventually the guilt/self-loathing cycle plays again. I want to enjoy going for a run, and NOT feel guilty if I don't go. I want to do something active without feeling like it's a chore, without feeling like it's exercise. I've tried various diet changes: weight watchers, South Beach, 17 Day Diet, counting calories, etc. I am sure they would have all worked if I had been able to stick with them. But, I was unable to stick to the plans. I was unable to make them part of my lifestyle. I may not ever lose my love of food or the joy it brings to my life. I may not ever find a physical activity that I enjoy that doesn't feel like exercise. But, I have got to keep trying. I have to find something that I can do. And I have to do it. And keep at it. And will work. It will click. And I will reach my goals. Until then, I am taking it one day at a time.

Member Since: 10/12/2006

Fitness Minutes: 32,989

My Goals:
2014 GOALS
1. First Goal Weight: 150
2. Second Goal Weight: 140
3. Third Goal Weight: 130 (ULTIMATE GOAL)


2013 GOALS
1. First weight = 180 (Achieved!)
2. Second weight = 170 (Achieved!)
3. Third weight = 160 (out of the "obese" BMI range finally! - Achieved!)
**NOTE - as of 04.12.13 I have officially lost over 10% of my body weight (since 02.25.13) and have finally gotten below 160 lbs!**
4. Fourth weight = 150 (Achieved June, 2013; Maintained until December, 2013)
5. Fifth weight = 140
6. Sixth weight = 130 (out of the "overweight" BMI range!!!)
7. Walk/run for 20 minutes at least 5 days/week; Increase to goal of 60 minutes of fitness/day (5x/wk)
8. Beat my PRs for 5Ks, 10Ks (achieved - September & October, 2013), and half marathons (achieved - Oct, 2013).
9. Work on consistently loving myself.

My Program:
Cals: 800-1200
Carbs: Less than 100
Protein: 100+

Run 3x/week (at least 2 miles)
Walk 2x/week (at least 2 miles)
ST 2-3x/week (at least 10 mins)

Personal Information:
I love coffee, naps, skiing, reading, rain, and the crisp morning air as the sun is just beginning to rise in the morning.

Other Information:
I want to be a better person. I want to be less critical, less judgmental, and less negative. I want to be more positive, loving, and accepting. I want to see the gray in the world instead of strictly black or white. I want self-improvement.

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  • v TANSHAN1
    Hi! Welcome to the Done Being the Fat Girl team.. This truly is a great team...lots of laughs and lots of "Wow! Now I get it " moments..Glad to see you and hope you post alot...Come on to the threads and have some fun...somebody is always around.

    Peace my lettuce leaf,
    "THE Sexxy Strapless Strawberry"
    4296 days ago
    welcome to the done girls.... your well on your way woooooooo hooooooooo
    4296 days ago
    I'm so glad that Starbucks' skinny lattes taste just as good as the whole milk ones! Have you tried those?

    Warm up your best high pitched Cyndi Lauper voice and grab the other Karaoke mic whenever you're ready!

    When the working day is done,
    Oh, girls,
    They wanna be Duh-Un,
    Oh, girls,
    Just wanna be Done....

    Sometimes LIFE takes a beautiful girl,
    And hides her away from the rest of the world.
    We wanna be the ones to walk in the sun.
    DONE, girls,
    They wanna have fu-un.
    Oh, girls,
    Just wanna have
    That's all they really want.....
    To be DOOoooone....

    When the working day is done,
    Done girls,
    They wanna have fu-un.
    Done girls,
    Just wanna have fun...

    (C’mon dance with me now…)
    Welcome to the Done Being the Fat Girl team!!! WOOHOO! Hi-fives! Let’s keep this congo line going!
    4296 days ago
    Welcome to the Done Girl Team - congrats on your current weight loss!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4297 days ago
    emoticon Welcome to the Done Being the Fat Girl team! You have come to the most amazing, fun, supportive team on Spark! Can't wait to see you on the forums... You are so DONE now!!!
    4297 days ago
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