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I'm looking for a way out of the vicious weight gain/ weight loss cycle. Unfortunately in recent years, my way out has simply been to stay on the gain train. I'm hoping to reverse the damage I've done, and find a more mindful and healthy way of living.

"Wisdom is avoiding all thoughts that weaken you." --Unknown


Member Since: 7/24/2006

Fitness Minutes: 31,624

My Goals:
Mini Goal #1: Lose 5 pounds--Done!

Mini Goal #2: Lose 25 pounds by Thanksgiving--Made it to 24, and that's close enough!!

Mini Goal #3: As a Christmas present to myself, my next goal is to be down 30 pounds by Christmas day.--Goal met by Christmas Eve! :-)

Mini Goal #4: To have lost 45 pounds (the Half-way Mark!!) by Valentine's Day.
Done! But it wasn't until May 2nd. :-)

Long-Term Super Goal: Lose 90 pounds by July of 2010. When I reach that goal, I will move on to the next set of goals.
Well, I'm sitting at 51 lbs down, and July is a week away, so I'm slightly off-target. BUT... I've lost 51 crazy pounds, I'm exercising more than I've ever exercised in my life, I am eating lots of very healthy food. I'm feeling better about not being exactly where I wanted to be when I began this process last August.

New goal: To lose 19 lbs. by my wedding in mid-October. Wish me luck!!!!


My Program:
First of all, I'm joining SparkPeople in order to broaden my support network. I'm a vegetarian, so I already do well with laying low on the saturated fats and boosting veggies. However, I'm not good at monitoring portion sizes, and I have not been exercising regularly. I'm hoping to make improvements on both fronts.



Personal Information:
I was born and raised in small-town New Hampshire, but moved to North Carolina almost four years ago. I'm 33 years old. I have no children, but live with my boyfriend, my dog, my three cats, a tortoise, and five chickens.


Other Information:
I'm a country girl at heart, and love the outdoors. I love hiking in the woods with my dog and boyfriend. I love to read and write. In the few moments I squirrel away for myself I write poetry. I keep a vegetable garden, and I'm also trying my hand at raising chickens in my backyard.




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  • v NETGYRL
    Hope your week got back on track and that you are feeling strong!
    3466 days ago
  • v LADYNETTIE
    Thanks for stopping by to leave a great message on my sparkpage! My chicks are going out to their new coop tomorrow so tonight I am getting it all ready for them. Right now we have a bunny in the coop so had to make him a new hutch so that the chickens can have their own space. I just love having them and am excited to see how they like their new place! My babies are named Rose, Iris and Lily.

    My running is going great! I have joined a half marathon team and have a coach who is very good and helping us get the right mileage and rest in so that we don't injure ourselves. This Saturday I will be running 7 miles, and that is the most I have run in a very long time! It feels SO good to be healthy and strong going into summer!! Bring on the shorts!! Hugs to you!!

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    3496 days ago
  • v REALLYHOPIN
    thanks for commenting on the message board thread about running/jogging.... I just started jogging a few weeks ago and am noticing slow improvement as I go along.... that thread almost put me into a panic mode that I was doomed for injury but I think as long as I'm listening to my body and warming up before I go out and cooling down... I should be okay...

    I'm not sure why I feel the need to jog now (Lord knows I have never had the need before) but it feels good to do something that I've never done before... and based on my improvements, I have to say it is good for my heart and lungs...

    Thanks again,

    Keep up the good habits!

    Barbara
    3502 days ago
  • v MSSUNBUG
    Hey, hope you're doing well! Congrats on being 45 pounds down!!!!!!! Miss you!
    3530 days ago
  • v DEEGEE2
    Just saying hi since I was checking out your page ! emoticon you are doing great! (We have very similar goals)
    3557 days ago
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