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Hiking from Vernazza to Corniglia in Cinque Terre, Italy 08.31.12

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My name is Mags. I'm 27 years old and have been working on living a healthier life since March 2009. Prior to joining SP mid-January 2010, I managed to lose 24 lbs and 18". I joined with the intent of losing 8 lbs to reach my original goal weight; I reached it on March 2nd, 2010! Upon reaching my original goal weight, I changed focus from the number on the scale to fat loss. By October 2010, I had lost 40 lbs.

Now, in January 2013, I’ve gone through a number of major changes. …and through all of these changes, I’ve gained 18 lbs and I’m once again seeing numbers on the scale I thought I’d left behind for good. I miss being in the best shape of my life. Not just the way I looked (I still look pretty good!), but also the way I felt. I had more energy, I was making better choices, and I was taking care of myself so that I wouldn’t suffer in the future. I’m bound and determined to get back there this year.

After starting my weight loss journey in March '09, I started looking into my family's history of health issues. My overall intention is to have a healthy lifestyle through nutrition and exercise - I do not want to have to deal with heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, blood pressure, or blood sugar, stroke, etc, etc, etc. As long as I can eat healthfully, exercise regularly, live actively, and stay well within a healthy BMI, I should be able to avoid most, if not all, of these issues.

Here's to living a healthy lifestyle!

Member Since: 1/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 37,191

My Goals:
* Lose 10 lbs (goal weight: 150 lbs)

* Run a 5K in less than 33 minutes

*Beat my 2012 Warrior Dash time in 2013

My Program:
Monday - Interval Box
Tuesday - Crossfit bootcamp
Wednesday - Zumba
Thursday - Rest
Friday - Bootcamp (gym)
Saturday - rest
Sunday - Zumba, yoga

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    Oh, man... those men and their easy damn schedules... frustrating.

    I told him that during this next month or so, I might be a little scarce just because I need to get this all under control again and start seeing some results. I figured it was better if I just warned him ahead of time that I'm going to be focusing on me a little bit more than usual just until I'm more happy with the way I'm looking so I can enjoy our uh... time together, together... more. Ha!
    3066 days ago
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    NP. I've asked my aunt to help make them, but she says don't get hopes up for a reversable red/white. the red is stretchy and the white isn't that much. just normal cotton, and the red is poly-so has lots of stretch. we're gonna work on some stuff, it will give her/me something to do, instead of housework, lol. so it's all good. If i do go with embroidery, ill let you know...we might just fabric paint or bleach it
    3069 days ago
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    LOL, best way for me to get all the pics to you, and see if others have ideas that I forgot. i'm thinking also getting an embriodery machine to say something like "AB {maple leaf pic} division on the side or right on top. red on the white sie and white on the red side... cam be small or large letterning
    3069 days ago
    Just stopping by to say hello! I hope you are having an excellent week and an even better weekend!!
    3080 days ago
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    You bought your tickets YAAAY!!! I am so excited for you! Ah and a little jealous! I have an italian friend and he's from Rome! and he's been begging me to visit for the past few years. Last time I was in italy 2 yrs ago, I only went to venice for one day driving from Austria! I just love europe for that reason, there are so many places to visit while you are in europe you know! I've been to most of western europe, 9 to be exact! Ah, just talking about it makes me want to plan a trip! I might be going to spain in October or November, depending on whether my family or friends can make it. I havent been to spain yet :(

    Well, not much is new really! I've been quite focused on weight loss since April. But not weight loss really, just eating healthy and being active. It's very different to my usual weight loss plans, and this feels easy on most days, it feels like it can be maintained!

    You know I've put my entire energy at work, I've lived for my project since last june, and it's kind of perfect that i've officially completed it by june this year! 1 year in the making, this is what I did . go ahead and register if you want :D it's totally fine, I would love it if you checked it out! I must admit, I am proud of the work I've done. So when you check it, you should know I've gathered all the content and re-wrote some of it and edited to make it travel agent material. I've cropped and sized all the images, and I put it all together in a web content management system!

    Now that this is done, I get to rollout this site to more stations that my airline flies to. So in the next year I should do the same for about 10 countries or so! it's an exciting EXHAUSTING job!

    It has caused me a lot of stress and ruined my weight loss plans, but I've decided that my health is far more important than my job, because this is just a job, as much as I enjoy it and love what I do, and now, I have a profile that I can show to ANYONE in the world, this is proof of my everything! I was a little disappointed when my annual review was "Good" rather than "Very Good" or even "Excellent" but my boss hates me cuz of all the recognition I got within the company, and she's unfair, so lately, I've been down because of that, however, I reminded myself that I did this and everybody knows it! my boss won't bring me down.

    My new lifestyle has definitely improved my attitude and brought back my usual self, and positive outlook on life! time to live it and love it! :D
    3093 days ago
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