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I "fell" off the wagon. So, to speak! I have never been good at keeping a journal...so keeping up with this site was difficult. However, I am ready to recommit!

Unfortunately I gained most of my weight back since Halloween. UGH! But I won't dwell on that anymore. I'm not perfect. I decided to update my goals and start again.

Here they are:

Weight before SparkPeople: 169
Starting Weight - 151

By January 18th - 149***I DID IT***
By Jaunary 25th - 147***I DID IT***
By February 1st - 145 ...I missed it! boo hoo!
By February 8th - 143...I missed it again! Aye!!!!!!
By February 15th - 145***I DID IT BY FEB. 13th***
By February 22nd - 143...I missed another goal....arrrggghhh!
By March 22nd - 143...I DID It by April 6th
By March 29th - 141...I DID it by April 9th
By April 5th - 139...I DID it by April 17th
By April 12th - 137
By April 19th - 135
By April 26th - 133
By May 3rd - 131
By May 10th - 129
By May 17th - 127
By May 24th - 125

April 1st my husband asked for a divorce. April Fool's Day indeed! So, I once again found myself off track. I did not gain much weight back however. It was tempting to feel sorry for myself and say "I'll never do it"...but I am determined now more than ever. I WILL reach my goal. I reset my goals on Spark and reset my goal date for August! Here I go!

Member Since: 3/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 3,989

My Goals:
My UPDATED goals are:

Loose 8 pounds a month

Loose 26 pounds by August.

~Pass the personal trainer exam on April 1.
***I DID IT!***

Finish my Associates Degree in Science by the end of July. ***I DID IT!***

Perfect the Salsa and Rhomba! ***I DID IT***

Find a hairdo that works for me and is low maintance! ***I DID IT***

Find a job with benefits that will allow be to afford to return to school. ***I DID IT***

Transfer to a 4 year school for nutrition by August. ***I DID IT** Well, I got accepted but I don't start until next year.

Increase flexability through yoga.

My Program:
I'm a calorie counter! My plan is:

Consume no more than 1200 calories a day.

Burn at least 500 calories a day through exercise that elevates the heart rate above 130 and no more than 160.

Use a variety of exercise.

Drink 8 glasses of Water.

Eat more veggies and fruit.

Don't give up!

Personal Information:
I am usually very optimistic but have had bouts of doubt. I love to encourage others and need some myself from time to time.

Other Information:
I love to cook and I am learning more creative vegetarian cooking right now. I am a pesca-vegetarian, which means I eat seafood and vegetarian meals.

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    Rissa I'm glad to see you posting. I've been wondering how you were given the move and everything else. It's nice to have you back.
    4296 days ago
    Rissa, thanks so much for the sparkgoodie. That will be perfect after my 5K race on Saturday ! emoticon
    4351 days ago
    You can pick yourself up and start again. You need to change your goals and dates, if you don't you will be failing every week.

    You can do this.

    4470 days ago
    Merry meet and welcome to the Pagan Place team. You will find lots of support, help, and camaraderie with SP and the teams. Blessings on your life's journey to a better and healthier you. Warm hugs form California. ~ Lin

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    4486 days ago
    Hey there, I just wanted to stop by and invite you to join my brand new SparkTeam. It is called No Topic Off Limits and I plan for it to be a very active and diverse group to not only talk about weight loss but ANYTHING else under the sun. It would be great to have you there! Just copy and paste the link if you are interested. If not at least check it out before you turn me down ;)

    4492 days ago
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