Start Weight:(04 Jan 13) 258.0 lb
Current Weight:(26 Mar 13) 253.6 lb
Goal Weight:174.0 lb
following: sjcoray's own diet
performance: losing 0.1 lb a week

I have long since learned that I am a starter - I do really great at the beginning of whatever task it is I set for myself, but do not always finish.

In trying to reach my ideal weight, I am a perennial starter - and never a finisher or a continuer. This time I'm working really hard to change that :)

I love eating, food is amazing - I just need to work on finding a better balance with it. There's no reason to not eat the foods I want as long I am smart about how much.

I also love working out, though since I graduated college I definitely have not done it consistently enough. This time I'm being pushed by the knowledge that I will compete with my sister 04/2013 - and I hate losing to her. So hopefully my competitive need will push me to keep working hard and improving myself!

I definitely believe that community is important, and know I can't do this alone. That's why I'm here - it's a great website!

FatSecret member since: 16 May 10

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sjcoray's Latest Member Challenges

  Let's lose 1 pound a week for 10 weeks !
status: Completed
ended: 18 Mar 13
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  Beach Dreamin
status: Completed
ended: 04 May 12
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Confessions of a Food Addict
Saw this on MSN today:!stackState=0__%2Frelationships%2Fconfessions-of-a-food-addict-1534831.story

Thought it was well written. I figure many of you will find it on your own, but wanted to post it for those who don't.
posted 01 May 2013, 14:26
I Love my Body because............
After reading a post made by a beautiful woman about her lack of self confidence, I figured it was time to try to get a little more positive energy back...

Today I love my body because my belly is flatter this month than it was last month. Makes my (teeny tiny) boobs look just a wee bit bigger (no, I haven't been drinking...yet) - and I like seeing how it curves in, even if it's just a little bit.
posted 31 May 2012, 14:49
fell off
Smile I'm with both of you guys - I've decided that this self-created "lull" of sorts is just me trying to give my skin some time to catch up with my awesome weight-losing-regimen (or so I'm telling myself so I don't feel quite so bad about it).

I have decided to give myself a little break from logging, not from trying to eat better. I'm giving it 2 weeks from tomorrow's weigh-in. If I can lose, I may continue trying to not log for a while, but in all likelihood, I will not lose and will be back on here with my daily intake.
posted 23 May 2012, 11:55
What are your biggest secrets/tips?
I don't track my exercise calorie-wise. It's been discussed (here and many other places) that people who exercise tend to eat more and thereby negate the positive effects of their exercise. So on here I focus only on my eating. I still try to run and swim 3 or 4 times a week each - but I track those through my times and my distances and make that a separate goal.
posted 17 May 2012, 09:14
How do you reward yourself?
You bet Smile

I agree - I feel rewarded every day I wake up and my pants are looser or I can buckle my belt tighter, but sometimes, especially during the lulls or stalls, it's nice to have an added incentive. Plus, my main goal is actually fitness, not weight (though I know the latter is a big part of the former) - and getting a PR in a 5k every 6 months or so can sometimes take too long
posted 15 May 2012, 16:50
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27 March 2013

Another kind of rough workout last night, feeling a bit tired. And walking the stairs up to the office this morning my legs felt tight. I'm enjoying ...
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26 March 2013

The run last night wasn't awesome - but as Aaliyah sang for me, "If at first you don't succeed, brush yourself off and try again". I don't mind that it ...
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