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July 2012

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Me and hubby on our honeymoon in England. Note - self shot, close up, nothing from the chest down.

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My name is Lyssa (pronounced Liss-Ah, not Lisa), and I'm from Milton, ON (which is Canada). I'm 30, and I'm married to a fantastic guy named Andy, or Drew, or Andrew, or any other variation of his name, or sometimes Pookie. Or sometimes other names that probably aren't so nice.

I grew up watching both of my parents battle with their weight, and test out every diet out there.
When I got married a few years ago, I was devastated when the pictures came in - who the hell was this person? Certainly that couldn't have been me!? Sh*t... Chick was fat...
And now as we discuss having kids, I've made the decision that I really don't want my kids going through the same things I did. I don't want them hating food, worried that my genetic defects will cause them to turn out like me... I am so worried about being the mom on Glee (the lunch lady one)....
So now, it begins.....

Member Since: 2/19/2010

Fitness Minutes: 1,878

My Goals:
So, this was what my goal section originally read: My biggest goal is to be able to train to participate in the Ride To Conquer Cancer. I, like so many people, have lost several loved ones to cancer, as well as have both friends and family who have successfully fought the disease, so more then anything, I would love to be able to do something to make a difference....
As of today though, I'd take walking up the stairs and not feeling winded. To be able to wear pants and not worry about the dreaded "muffin top". And really, yeah, the good ol' cliche, to actually be healthy for once in my life....

My Program:
My theory is very few people read this side bar right? Hopeful, but unlikely.
I'm also hoping that this will keep me a little accountable putting it all out there - and yes, this sucks.
November 27, 2012 - Reset... 235.
FML comes to mind.

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  • v no profile image MELGAIL1118
    Hi!!! Thanks for adding me! :) I am slowly finding my way around - there is a lot of information - lol! Looking forward to learning about it, and getting started on my journey! I am thankful for u all out there for the support!!! emoticon
    3013 days ago
    I love this site. I am glad to add you as a friend on sparkpeople. When I see your ticker, it inspires me to work hard to get to my goal.
    3014 days ago
    Thank you!!!! emoticon
    3043 days ago
    girl do NOT even get me started on Starbucks!! My passion!! LOL hey i see it this way, if indulging in a rich and creamy coffee is my "treat" for the day, then I'd rather have that then chocolate any day... really... im serious lol emoticon
    3046 days ago
    Yes me too! But I got hooked on instant coffee about 9 years ago. And that stuff is much richer in taste than regular brewed coffee. So I have to use more cream in it. I added up the calories to near 130calories (8 actual measured teaspoons of cream) with how I make my instant coffee! eek! So.. I bought me a new coffee maker and I am trying to drink brewed more but its hard because my instant version tastes way better. lol its great that you found an alternative! whatever works!! emoticon
    3047 days ago
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