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Taken last month when I did the 1 mile sea swim for the third year in a row!

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My husband and me at the Flower's 24th Annual Sea Swim 2016.

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Did a fun walk/run last Saturday. Was joined by my mom, in-laws and best friend.

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Hello everyone and welcome to my page.
My name is Sandy/Sandra and I live in the Cayman Islands.

I joined spark people in 2013 and have been losing and gaining weight ever since.

I first joined Spark when I realised that I weighed 150 pounds, 30 pounds more than I had been most of my young adult life prior to that. When I weighed 120 I was attending university and was living a different lifestyle prior to joining the work force and when I started working at a desk for 7.5 hours a day and eating bigger meals and more of them compared to broke college days where I went to school and slept a lot the new lifestyle meant more weight being put on.

My clothes were uncomfortably tight and I didn’t feel comfortable in my own body so I made changes to my activity and diet and the pound went off and I aimed to be back down to my original weight. I never got there but I did lose 20 pounds and then months later as I became complacent and lazy or busy I gained it back, dropped again the cycle continued with me hovering between 130 and 150.

Update: I am currently the heaviest I’ve ever been (157 lbs). I did a half-marathon last December where I gained 10 lbs during training and then never lost the weight because I was injured and gained some more weight because of bad eating choices. I have started back trying to build back an exercise habit and writing in a food journal. I am focusing on loving myself and being kind to myself and ignoring the scale as this will lead me to building a healthier mindset and lifestyle.

Member Since: 6/24/2013

Fitness Minutes: 22,453

My Goals:
Loving myself (body, mind, soul)

My Program:
Being aware of my negative self-talk and rewriting it to be positive.
Write daily in my food journal
Exercise at least 10 minutes a day.
Swim once a week

Personal Information:
Cayman Islands
Full Time Senior System Administrator and Part-Time Librarian Assistant
I have a dog named Mocha and a cat named Oreo

Other Information:
Currently reading: Death by Dumplings by Vivian Chien

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    Hi and CONGRATULATIONS on your sea swim! emoticon emoticon

    I am a swimmer as well. I am also a Red Cross Learn to Swim children instructor. I will be resuming my training in March. In December I had surgery and was put on exercise restriction. I can't wait to start gain! I am thinking of starting a swim team for virtual swim challenges fun and support, weight loss/gain and general health. My long term goal is to win the GOLD in the FINA (or like) competition in my age group. Yes people over 50 have their own Senior Olympic competition. I hope you accept my invite. Come check out my page and keep in touch. I will cheer you on! emoticon emoticon
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    Wishing you a good day!
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    I want to be the smile
    I want to see the change
    I want to be your friend
    From the start and once it starts
    It never ends
    I want to be your pal
    I want to be around
    I want to be your friend
    When you are down
    I want to be the sunshine
    On your smiling face
    I want to be the moon
    No, I want to be ocean
    Where all we do is float
    Under the sun on the rolling sea
    Oh, I want to be the sunshine
    No, I want to be the moonshine
    I want to be the night time lullaby
    When you're so afraid
    And I think I found a way
    To put a smile on your lonely face
    I think I found a way
    A way to break down all the walls
    I think I found a way to say
    I think I found a way to say hello
    I think I found a way
    Without saying anything at all


    Wishing you a Happy Valentine and many good wishes to you through out our journey to a healthy lifestyle. emoticon emoticon
    370 days ago
    It’s cold outside, but Spring is coming! Are you ready to join a Challenge? The Biggest Loser Challenge is looking for members for it’s next Challenge starting the first week of March. The challenge consists of 11 Teams, that participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs, allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

    Here are some of the members comments written on a Survey Monkey poll:

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    “Participating in the challenges helps me stay on track better and I enjoy a little friendly competition. I also enjoy working on common goals with other members.”

    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the the link below, or click on my username and leave me a message or click on the BLUE BIGGEST LOSER Icon on my page. Join the team and sign up for the next challenge on the Spring Waitlist thread.

    382 days ago
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    It's a new year, new month, a new day, to begin and meet our dreams and goals emoticon
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