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Starting Over - Storing my previous intro info

Monday, January 18, 2021


My name is Celynne, I'm 30 years old and this is what I'm all about:

10 reasons why I'm here:
1: to be able to do more of the physical things I love (hiking, dancing, swimming) more easily
2: to feel like my old self again
3: to make health a priority now before it's too late
4: to remind myself that I have the strength to achieve great things
5: to love my body for what it can do, not what it looks like
6: to take control of my life and not feel so hopeless
7: to be proud of my achievements
8: to be able to fit into my vintage green suede jacket again (it hasn't fit since 2014!!!)
9: not to feel ashamed when visiting my family
10: because I love myself and this is for me

January 2019: I've managed to maintain my weight around the 150's the last several months, despite the stress of my move, the craziness of another semester and the madness of the holidays. I have put a few pounds on and am creeping closer to 160 than I'd like so I'm trying to get back to my healthier habits and better lifestyle. I have to stop drinking so much, and no more McDonalds and junk food! I'd gotten a little too lax with myself. No more!!

September 2018: I had a rough end of August and start to September, so unfortunately I didn't achieve my goal weight by goal date, but I'm confident I'll hit it by the adjusted date - and still in September. On top of that, I'm now over 30 lbs down since the start of my journey!! I've been regularly attending my college gym 3-4 times a week, even on days where I work and/or have class, because honestly it just feels strange if I don't. I'm incorporating strength training into my exercise now that I've lost enough weight to be comfortable doing so. Going strong and building habits to carry into the deep of incoming winter!

August 2018: I can't believe how far I've come in just 2 months time. I was so hopeless when I started this journey, so certain that my efforts would be for naught. And now look at me! Over 20 lbs down and steadily losing a few pounds each week. I'm loving the 5% challenge and I've even almost already reached my 5% weight loss goal for this summer challenge. I'm going on my very first overnight long distance hike this weekend and I'm just so excited, and so proud of myself for setting out and achieving this goal of mine. Things haven't always been easy but I've been diligent and worked hard and I'm not stopping now!!

July 2018: The 5% Challenge started June 30th, and now for the next 8 weeks myself and a whole bunch of groovy people will be working at losing 5% of our body weight! All while encouraging each other and having a fun time :) So stoked! I'm looking forward to being able to fit in my favourite bikini again :D

May 2018: I'm almost 30 (October, I see you!!) and it's high time I take control of things before it's too late. I used to be incredibly thin in my early 20's when I walked 10+ kms a day and ate fresh produce and good foods... Then I moved to a small town in 2013 where I had no choice but to drive everywhere from my house in the country, and developed a bad drinking habit due to family and financial stresses. Fast forward 5 years and 50lbs gained later, and I'm finally ready to get back to a healthy lifestyle!

5% Summer Challenge Stats!
SW: 169.5lbs
GW: 161lbs
By when: Aug 25, 2018
Achieved on: August 10th, 2018!!

Vision Statement: Five years from now, I want to be able to do the things I love without wondering if my body can do it: long distance hiking, dancing for hours at festivals, lifting heavy things! I don't want to have a body that gets in the way of my life any more. I want to find the woman hidden under all this fat, the one drowning under the weight. I don't want to feel shame when I can't fit into the clothes where my friends like to shop, I don't want to have to worry about whether or not I weight too much for a hammock. I want freedom not to have to think about it anymore!!
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