SWIMMING_GLEE
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EPCOT Center (Morocco Pavilion) near the end of 2009. I'm about 200lbs, right there.



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Looking sporty, this year ('14). Soon enough, I'll be offering pics beyond headshots!


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I am building a career around my interest in yoga and... Complementary wellness courses. I think I will start coaching myself. I'm here to share my experience and understanding. I have decided that I have been at my current weight for long enough. I intend to trim up with the help of yoga, intuition and apps related to this program. I will do my best to to keep you in the loop.

Member Since: 4/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 3,133

My Goals:
1: reclaim sense of self-esteem and discipline
2: to stick with a fitness regimen for longer than a month. Minimum 10 mins, 5x a week.
3: learn to make meals for myself (Not necessarily cook, if I can get away with it.)
4: Improve mental health and function. Working with Affirmations, journaling - or Blogging, here, and overall mental fitness activity daily.
5: Shed 50-75 pounds with a focus on cardio activity as well as trimming up my midsection.
Never had kids, but somehow have the bulge.


My Program:
My work out regimen basically goes with my work schedule. I'm very into Bodyweight workouts including, but not limited to, Pilates. I'm a fan of 10Min workouts, but the following layout is often more intensive.
*M: Upper body
*W: Core
*Th: Upper Body
*F: Lower Body.
I walk about 3 miles a night, four nights a week for my job and have been doing what I can to make it a real workout.

As many quick/easy recipes as I can get from SparkPeople, focusing on no-cook breakfast and lunches.
gluten-free - if I can hack it. I am also looking to minimize, if not eliminate, fast food.
But, making more of my own meals will be a great start!

Affirmations and journaling along with mental fitness activity such as vocabulary building.



Personal Information:
36 Y/o Polyamorous Leo Woman in Rhode Island. Been the "Big Girl" most of my life - not only curvy but TALL. Get some cardio fitness through a job in Security, two hour-long patrols a night, four nights a week, including a flight of stairs.


Other Information:
My primary Partner, Beppo71 has slimmed down quite a bit through his work and ease of kitchenry and food. I've always been intimidated by certain foods and the kitchen, in general. It's a process for me and I am also working to overcome a lazy streak the length and breadth of California.




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  • v BJUMPINGFORJOY
    Welcome back. I have gotten there also with all the health problems I have had. We can work on this one day at a time and get there. You have set a good goal.
    2290 days ago
  • v STILLFLYIN
    Howdy and welcome to the Browncoat Team!

    We're a kind of laid back bunch that enjoys any and all discussion of Firefly, Serenity, and anything our BDHs are involved in. Or whatever else we decide to talk about! Please nose around and feel free to jump in!

    If you would like, please join one or more of our team goals. They are set up to emulate our BDHs - a shiny goal for any of us!
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    2291 days ago
  • v no profile image RESTLESSSPIRIT1
    For me the thought of where I am and where I want to be::::::::weight wise and mentally::::::::is such a shocking challenge to me , the point from point a to point b scares me,,,,I find myself not thinking of how to get thru let's do this together,,,,I enjoyed your page and added you as a friend... emoticon
    2291 days ago
  • v PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Even if the challenges are immense and the obstacles are many, step forward and live the life you choose to live. Your dreams are worth every effort.
    Even if you get knocked down again and again, get right back up and get going. With enough persistence, any goal is within your reach.
    Even if you can’t see all the way to the end of the road, go ahead and take the first step. Each time you make some progress, you’ll find new ways to make even more.
    Even if your results fall short of your expectations, keep making the effort. Each new day brings you more experience, wisdom and effectiveness.
    Even if you’ve been deeply disappointed in the past, focus on the positive possibilities. For your future is what you choose to make it now."
    — Ralph Marston
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    Just stopping by from Progress, Not Perfection to encourage you to keep going...do your best each day and never give up. You are worth the effort!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    2818 days ago
  • v PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal."
    --Elbert Hubbard
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    "Little by little, one walks far."
    -Peruvian proverb
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    Just wanted to encourage you to do your best today, Spark friend! Each successful day brings you another step closer to your goal. I believe in you!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    2839 days ago
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