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I've always loved fitness, not afraid of the gym - but large portion sizes kept me from being thin!

It's time for me to be serious in mind, body, and spirit about maintaining consistency toward healthy living. For some reason I've always justified my larger food portions because I work out 4-6 days per week... but guess what? That doesn't work, and I've known it doesn't work, but I didn't take serious enough steps to change the situation. I know all the right foods to eat, and am better at selecting healthy choices than resorting to fast food - I just eat too much of a good thing. In the past I've told myself how badly I want to look a certain way, be a certain size, portray a certain impression to others, but deep down I must not have believed I could do it, because I never achieved what I had set out to do. This is the one area of my life that I feel I've let myself down; I deserve better and I'm not going to take it anymore!

I BELIEVE IT THIS TIME!!! And Spark People will help me meet my goals - no doubt!

Update: 1/2/2010 - Yay - I stayed Sparkin' the entire year in 2009. This program ROCKS! I did not fall off the wagon and have to start over, but I did set my foot down a little in December and let the wagon drag. However, I'm fully focused again and am working hard toward meeting my goals!!!

Update: 4/18/09 - So far I've been somewhat successful, losing about 5 lbs per month, which is good for me, because my body doesn't seem to like fast weight loss. However, I'm at the point where I normally get comfortable with how my clothes feel and the comments people make, and I get stuck. I can't allow this to happen this time - I must break through this period without self-sabotage. Keep tracking food, keep exercising 5-6 days per week, and rotate your calories!!! I CAN DO THIS!

This quote by celebrity trainer Gregg Plitt made an impact on me, so I need to re-read it whenever I feel discouraged:

Nothing in life worthwhile will ever come easy … you have to work for everything that is respected in life … being in shape is no different. It takes dedication, sacrifice, work ethic, and time … you have to be patient. My philosophy is to "fall in love with the workout and not the results of the workout".

Member Since: 12/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 19,158

My Goals:
Reach my ideal size/weight. Met halfway to goal May 2009, and then I got complacent and slowed too much. I ate more sweets than fruit, decreased my water, and snacked on too many carbs. I know what I did, and know how to fix it!

My desire is to motivate, inspire, and provide advice when others want it - not just when I feel it's warranted.

My Program:
Make healthy meals, limit going out to 1x per week for lunch & 1x per week for dinner.
Drink at least 64 oz water daily. Multivitamin daily.

Cardio at least 5 days per week. Currently I do Tue, Thu, Sat Hip-Hop Dance - 60min @ gym; Firm Cardio, walk, or swim the other days. Strength train 2-3 days. Love Jillian Michaels, The Firm, and Oxygen mag workouts; I also use resistance bands and basic calisthenics.

Vary routines to keep working out exciting and fresh.

Participate in at least 3 teams on SP daily.

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  • v LMB-ESQ
    Same old, same old for me... work, class, study, then do it again tomorrow... nothing ever changes. LOL Some day I might even graduate!

    What's your business venture? Sounds exciting!
    3786 days ago
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    Hey Reba! Are you still around? How are you these days? emoticon
    3790 days ago
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    Merry CHRISTmas & Happy New Year!
    May God Bless You This Christmas Day. emoticon Cee
    3833 days ago
    Haven't heard from you in ages, gorgeous friend, and just dropped by to wish you a happy holiday and see if everything is ok. Things are getting crazy around here, too. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    Hugs, MaryAnn
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    3846 days ago
    Thanks for dropping in on me! I hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

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