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 MOMMA48
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    Welcome to "Stressed Out Women Gettin' Healthy!"
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    It's so great that you've joined us -- and super welcome to you!
    2844 days ago
  • v PIXIE-LICIOUS
    Just stopping by to say hi, Spark friend! I hope your week is going great! I am here if you need support.
    Hugs,
    Pixie
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    "How do you build up your bank account? By putting something in it everyday.
    Your health account is no different. What I do today, I am wearing tomorrow.
    If I put inferior foods in my body today, I'm going to be inferior tomorrow, it's that simple."
    -Jack La Lanne
    2853 days ago
  • v TRAVELNISTA
    I love Raw Foods but I have to be honest I miss cooked foods, the taste, the recipes but NOT how it makes my body feel. I am now recreating new recipes to mimic the cooked versions. I do love my fruits and veggies even Raw and prefer them over the cooked versions. I have many delicious recipes in my Raw Cook book and I look forward to eating them. I am Sicilian and I miss the pastas, pizza, etc.

    I am eating well and loving my new way of eating but I am smart enough it is too easy to fall back to my old unhealthy ways. Right now I am choosing to follow the path that makes my body feel and function the best.
    2865 days ago
  • v SWIMMING_GLEE
    AND... I'm at it, Again! I want to see if I can, at least, get healthier by my birthday. A goal I have, tho not THE Goal (Giving myself some leeway,) is to detract 50-65 pounds by my boyfriends birthday in November.

    Figured if I say "Lose..." It'll want me to find it again!

    Don't want that! emoticon
    2865 days ago
  • v HEALTHYHAPPYDEB
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    Welcome to Progress Not Perfection! Please feel free to come by the team board and jump right in. We look forward to getting to know you!
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    2866 days ago
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