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Me in all my glory - PRE Spark 10/15/09 @ 207lbs...YIKES (with my bro)

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Like a butterfly, it's time for me to go through my very own metamorphasis...

Ok, this is REALLY it. No, REALLY this time! I vow to shed these unwanted pounds for good. Gone will be the days of dreading shopping for clothes, and back will be the days of grabbing a size 9 off the shelf and not even trying it on to find it fits like a dream at home. I am DONE with not loving who I see in the mirror...
Start: 10/23/2009 - 207lbs, size 16
Presently: 3/22/2010 - 187lbs, size 12-9 (depending on the brand)


I am learning to love and believe in myself like never before - enough with mentally "beating myself up" for silly things. There are so many more important things in life and so much of it for me to get out there and LIVE...

Member Since: 10/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 12,227

My Goals:
I just want to feel comfortable in my own skin again...want the confidence back that I once had - I KNOW I CAN DO IT =)

My Program:
UPDATE - 6/2/10
I have invested in Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred and can't wait to see what results I will have.

Cardio: Have introduced an old friend, swimming, in to my routine at least once a week and do laps. Nothing like a low impact super cal burn to ease those aching knees. Seems to be ultra effective so far.

I have been closely monitoring my daily food intake and definitely make much more wise choices. I have invested in "Skinny Cow" chocolate bars to cure my insatiable sweeth tooth - only 100cal ea! I even brought a little mat to my office where I do at least 100 crunches M-F and walk up and down stairs at least 3x a week while on my break and have my tennies here as well to throw on and take a brisk walk around the campus. No more bought lunches from the caf - I have only been bringing in foods from home which consist mainly of Special K, non fat yogurts, craisins, fresh lemon for my water intake, and a variety of fresh veggies, sweet potatoes hol

Personal Information:
Upcoming Races: 4/44/10 - Rhodes Race 5k - Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

Race to cure Leukemia & Lymphona

**October '09 STATS:**
Arm: 16.75" Thigh: 27.25"
Neck: 15" Waist: 42.5"
Weight: 207lbs

**March '10 STATS:**
Arm: 14.25" Thigh: 24.25"
Neck: 14" Waist: 36.5"
Weight: 187lbs

**August '10 STATS**
Arm: 12.5"
Neck: 14"
Waist: 34"

"Nothing to lose, but weight!"

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***July 10, 2010: Hiked to top of Half Dome, Yosemite, CA & successfully completed a 20hr. hike***

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    Happy Birthday......a few days early!!! Thankyou for your birthday wishes!!! emoticon
    3950 days ago
    Thank you so much for your words of kindness and encouragement! I noticed in one of your blogs you are at a plateau. *Sigh* Those are hard. I myself have had a few along the way. I have found these things helpful:
    1. If you are not already strength training, start. Or mix up the routine you have.
    2. Try cycling your calories so that you are eating a weekly rather than daily average.
    3. Begin to do some kind of interval training.

    Oh, and you asked about my profile pic. That was me finishing my first 5k. You can practically see the endorphins oozing out of me!

    You are doing great girl! Keep up the awesome work!
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    3955 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/28/2010 8:29:45 PM
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    ¸.•♥´ .•´¨¨ ¸´¸.•´¨Welcome to the EE team!!
    I’ve belonged to a lot of teams here on spark-- i really do believe that the Emotional Eaters team is one of the very best, it’s a great group of people- very supportive and encouraging-- and it is very refreshing to talk with people who "get" what you're going through!! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*¸.•´¸.•*¨¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)
    Check out the main page of the EE team- there are “stickied” topics you may be interested in to get involved- a buddy thread, a place to introduce yourself, weigh-in challenge, a birthday post. ¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨(¸.•´ (¸.•´ (¸.•´¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. ¸.•♥´ .•´¨¨ ¸´¸.•´¸.•*¨)¸¸.•´ ..•-~'¸.•*¨)
    Spark has a lot of great tools, and you will learn which ones work best for you. The best tools are the people tho, always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. I’ve been here for over a year now, and I still am overwhelmed, every day, by the kindness and goodness of others on this team!! That has made a world of difference for me. I hope you have the same success! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*
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    4053 days ago
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    Welcome to the Emotional Eaters team. Best wishes on your journey! emoticon
    4054 days ago
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