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What an adventure life is!!! But here I am... working out, trying new recipes and trying to make being healthy fun! :-)

I am 29... and a youth minister for a church in Scotland....a job that requires I work crazy hours, and have had to learn to work my food and exercise into that schedule!

I have always been overweight, and always hated myself... it wasn't until I learned to love myself, that I cared enough to get healthy!

Member Since: 2/20/2012

Fitness Minutes: 42,765

My Goals:
I want to half my weight by July 1 2013

Start: 275
1 year Spark anniversary: 185
100 pounds lost: March 2013

Goals met:
Do 1 push ups
Do 10 push ups!
Run a 5k without stopping
Run a 10k Without stopping
run 15k without stopping
run 1 mile under 10 minutes
Run 1 mile under 9 minutes
run 5k in under 30 min
Run a half marathon!

Goals to meet:
do 20 pushups
do a pull up
Run a full marathon
run 1 mile under 8 minutes

My Program:
I am pretty good at sticking to my calories. I don't keep junk in the house but don't think of any food as off limits!
I practice calorie banking (eat at my lower limit during the week, and have one day a week to eat whatever I want (within reason!)) This way if I crave something during the week I promise that if I still want it on Saturday ill get it! it keeps me from feeling like I am dieting, and sets me up with something I am willing to stick to long term!

I have joined a gym and tend to spend 60-90 minutes there 5-6 days a week... I love the bike because I can exercise and read, I love the cross trainer because it really gets my heart rate up, and I love the treadmill because running feels like the best measure of progress!

I don't really like the weight machines so I tend to stick to free weights, and various forms of push ups and crunches :-) I love crunches!

Personal Information:
I am a youth worker in Scotland and always on the run! it's been a challenge to plan food on the go, but I have really started to get the hang of it!

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  • v CARLING33
    Thank you for the comment and CONGRATS on your upcoming wedding! I know how exciting and stressful this time can be. How awesome you are 1 lb. from goal during such a roller coaster of a time in your life. I need to work on getting more pics. As soon as I do, I will post them. You too! Especially beautiful wedding pics! Good luck and enjoy your day! emoticon
    2028 days ago
  • v CARLING33
    Thank you so much for the kind words! I have missed seeing your posts and blogs. I've been in a rut for a while, but I finally got back to my low this morning so I'm hoping to see more progress soon!
    2175 days ago
    emoticon on the weight Loss. !!! emoticon
    2343 days ago
    Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog. I am disappointed that my sugar threshold is such a small window, I will keep experimenting with it. I do love fruit so much too. I rely on it in the summer. And I am addicted to taking those frozen bananas and making them into "ice cream". I hope you have a good day and a great weekend!
    2532 days ago
    if you want the F&V emoticon emoticon and water emoticon trackers back at the top of your food tracker, PLEASE go to to the SUGGESTION BOX: http://www.sparkpeople.com/community/help_

    If everyone suggests this maybe they will put it back. emoticon
    2639 days ago
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