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This has been an extensive journey of personal and physical growth, revealing of the ways in which our society and the health industry operate by exploiting shame. I have unfortunately perpetuated this in probably the majority of my blog posts. For now they remain as they are, unedited, because that was who I was at the time. Proceed with caution.

Luckily I have learned how to end the shame cycle and now I am just working to continue to love myself and continue to practice plenty of self care in all the forms that can take.

Current goal: make exercise a regular self care habit.

Personal mantra: You can do ANYTHING for 30 seconds.


Member Since: 3/8/2010

Fitness Minutes: 81,988

My Goals:
GOAL 1: Tracking calories, kicking the sugar addiction for good and achieving a healthy BMI.
GOAL MET 10/6/2010

Start 3/8: 36.6 Obese BMI
End 10/6: 24.9 Healthy BMI

7 months/30 weeks/212 days
70.3 lbs lighter
2.32 lbs lost/week
32% less starting body weight
207 days of nutrition tracking
208 days of exercise


GOAL 2: Tracking calories, toning and losing the apple body shape with daily exercise.
GOAL MET 11/24/2010

Start 10/6: 24.9 BMI, 0.87 Apple
End 11/24: 22.9 BMI, 0.83 Avocado

7 weeks/49 days
11.9 lbs lighter/82 lbs total
1.7 lbs lost/week
49 days of nutrition tracking
49 days of exercise


START 3/8/10 to END 1/19/11: 90 lbs & 40% body weight


GOAL 3: Practicing healthy weight maintenance with regular exercise and nutrition tracking, learning to accept myself, and improving my relationship with food.

MINI-GOAL: 4 years MET

My Program:
-1270 to 1400 calories consumed/day
-50% carbs, 30% fats, 20% proteins/day
-550 calories burned/day
-20+ hours of exercise/week
-20 minutes of stretching/day
-8 cups of water/day
-No liquid calories
-7 to 8 hours of sleep/night
-1 weigh in/week


-1640 to 1940 calories consumed/day
-50% carbs, 30% fats, 20% proteins/day
-3 meals & 3 snacks/day every 2-3 hours
-0 to 30 minutes of exercise/day
-0 to 20 minutes of stretching/day
-8 cups of water/day
-Some liquid calories
-5 to 7 hours of sleep/night
-1 weigh in/day


-1640 to 1800 calories consumed/day
-50% carbs, 30% fats, 20% proteins/day
-3 meals & 3 snacks/day every 2-3 hours
-0 to 60 minutes of exercise/day
-255 calories burned per workout
-8 cups of water/day
-Some liquid calories
-5 to 7 hours of sleep/night
-1 w

Personal Information:

Other Information:
-sexy knees
-flat stomach
-toned upper arms

"Maintenance of weight loss for greater than 2 years is protective against subsequent regain; by 2 years the likelihood of regaining in the coming year is only 50%; by 5 years the likelihood drops to 27%"

-SP's Nutrition Tracker
-food scale
-mini-measuring spoons
-Cooking Light cookbooks
-EatingWell cookbooks
-a well stocked pantry
-bathroom scale
-TrendWeight/True Weight App
-HR monitor with chest belt
-Wii Fit Plus
-Jillian Michael's workout DVDs
-Moving Comfort apparel

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  • v JET150
    You meant Collectivo, right? Nice place! I live about 5 blocks away on Allen St, but just go for fun, since I'm retired. We have at least 7 coffee or tea places within a mile of our house. I love it!
    2046 days ago
  • v JET150
    Nice to meet you today! I am glad I said something, and sorry I didn't chat a little more, but we were on our way out.
    2046 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    Yes, one episode of "Obsessed" featured a woman who had been in beauty pageants as a child and she pulled her hair out & it did say she'd bite the roots. I felt sorry for the girl who stood for six hours at the mirror and picked her face with tweezers. At least, those who spend six hours cleaning have a clean house, rather than a face full of sores. emoticon Many of them had abuse as children.
    2128 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    Orthorexia, is interesting. I remember seeing a program maybe on 20/20 about a teen boy with the issue who was so thin as he couldn't find foods healthy enough to eat once he started reading up on every single food.
    2129 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/1/2015 9:13:44 PM
  • v OOLALA53
    Hope your absences means it is all just second nature now. Life is bigger than food and weight! So nice when it's a pleasant piece of the puzzle.
    2142 days ago
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