GIRLYQUE

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I am a 36 year old mother of two (18 & almost 15). I joined SP in Aug 2010, with about 70lbs to lose. I lost almost 45 of that, then life struck... I am refocusing on myself again, because I am sick and tired of always feeling icky and worn out.

Update: 8 12 13 - I almost got to goal weight in June, but now life has dealt me a pretty big blow. Stress is maxed right now, and sleep and workouts are at a minimum (almost 0). I am still trying to track my food (some days are better than others) and I am watching the scale. I have had up to 7 pounds flux over the last 3 weeks or so, but all things considered, as long as it fluxes down too, I really am not worrying about it.

Update: 1 11 15 - Ugh. I have gained back more of the weight I worked so hard to lose. With a new job, my time is limited, but I am finding that the clothes I got rid of, vowing never to be that size again, I am now missing. I cannot afford to buy new clothes, so I have to stop the gaining and start the losing again. I am hoping that I can get back on the bandwagon, start putting my health first again, and get the weight back off.


Member Since: 8/12/2010

Fitness Minutes: 10,221

My Goals:
Goal #1: lose 37 more lbs.

Goal #2: improve self esteem/minimize stress and depression.

Goal #3: look great in a bikini again.


My Program:
Update 4 30 13 - my eating is still about the same as below, but because I have started school full time, along with working full time, I am down to working out 2 days per week. I try to make 1 Zumba class and 1 weight workout each week, with the potential for a run on the weekends.

Started eating salads at lunch, instead of fast food or whatever the cafeteria had as the special. I started drinking green tea instead of soda and I carry a water bottle with me every day.

I don't eat many fried foods anymore, and fast food = salad or 6' Subway. I started eating more fresh veggies at home. I have started logging my food, keeping track of calories as well as fat/carb/protein ratios.

Cardio and weight training 5 days a week. This includes Zumba classes, Turbo Jam videos, a treadmill, free weights and a Pilates machine.



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  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "It is rewarding to find someone you like, but it is essential to like yourself.
    It is quickening to recognize that someone is a good and decent human being, but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable.
    It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect and admiration and love, but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things."
    ~Jo Coudert
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    I hope you're having a good weekend so far, Sparkfriend! I just wanted to stop by and share a couple of great quotes with you. Keep pushing to reach your goals, one day at a time. Always believe that you are worth your absolute best effort...because you are!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
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    "My invitation to you is to begin living every moment as though you are miraculous and deserve to live an extraordinary life.
    Fake it if you must and keep faking it until it’s real to you. The gift you will be giving yourself is a lifelong journey of discovery, one that is infinite and infinitely rewarding. Begin the journey. Today. This moment. Now."
    -Robert White

    2687 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "One of the most difficult parts of changing how you live and how you eat is believing that change is possible.
    We all say we believe that, but many of us, deep down in our hearts believe that it's possible for other people, but not for us.
    That other people can do it, that the glowy warm life we imagine is for other people, not for us.
    We have an unconscious belief that we can't do it, it's hopeless, and so, on some level, we stop making an effort.
    We lapse into the way it always was or is. But change really is possible.
    And it really does take a fierce kind of longing, and a fierce kind of love for yourself.
    For the life you know is possible. Ask yourself what you love most of all.
    Do you love your life? And are you willing to take action on your own behalf?"
    -Geneen Roth
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    TGIF, Sparkfriend! I hope your week was a good one and that you're ready for a fit, fun and fantastically healthy weekend! Keep your goals in mind and keep taking steps towards them. Remind yourself that you are capable...and love yourself enough to know that you are worth the effort!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    2723 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy."
    -Norman Vincent Peale
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    Thanks a bunch for commenting on my blog, "The Monkey On Your Back." I hope your week is going great!
    2739 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "I believe in waking up every day and taking a good step toward health, and honoring your body." -Troian Bellisario
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    “In terms of days and moments lived, you’ll never again be as young as you are right now, so spend this day, the youth of your future, in a way that deflects regret. Invest in yourself. Have some fun. Do something important. Love somebody extra. In one sense, you’re just a kid, but a kid with enough years on her to know that every day is priceless."
    -Victoria Moran
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    Just stopping by to encourage you to make the most of each day, my beautiful young Sparkfriend! Keep your goals in mind, and do something every day that will move you one step closer to attaining them. Don't ever forget that you are always worth your best effort!
    Have a healthy week!
    Hugs,
    Pixie


    2742 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "I believe that we are who we choose to be.
    Nobody's going to come and save you. You've got to save yourself.
    Nobody's going to give you anything. You've got to go out and fight for it.
    Nobody knows what you want except for you.
    And nobody will be as sorry as you if you don't get it.
    So don't give up on your dreams."
    -Unknown
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    Just stopping by to encourage you to keep doing your best, Sparkfriend! You don't have to be perfect in order to make progress. Be your own hero today and every day, and keep fighting to reach your goals. It isn't easy, but you are worth the effort!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
    2751 days ago
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