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Hello all, my name is Siobhan and I am determined to meet my goals. I am an emotional eater so when my parents got divorced I packed on some poundage and am having a lot of trouble taking it off. Initially I gained 60 pounds and have gotten 10 off but I cannot get anymore on my own. I knew about Spark people and have been on and off the bandwagon due to a busy schedule. I have a full time job and am a full time nursing student so things get a little crazy. I have recently learned this is no excuse! Again, I have been on and off the bandwagon so I am going to use some helpful things I have seen....

A reward system - I am going to give myself little rewards for every 5 pounds lost. This may change when the pounds start melting off but right now, 5 pounds.

~~~~~185 - a new pair of cute summer shoes!
~~~~~180 - a manicure
~~~~~175 - a new bathing suit for vaca
~~~~~170 - a pedicure

A schedule - I am going to make a schedule that I will follow to make it to the gym. If I make it part of my schedule I have no excuses.

Plan ahead - I am going to plan out my meals before I go to the grocery store and check them on spark people. This way I know if I am in my correct limits and I know what to buy at the store so I dont have to look up and down every aisle.

Wish me luck on this go ahead, hopefully this will be the last.

PS - good luck to all of you too on accomplishing your goals!

Member Since: 11/17/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,225

My Goals:

Short term - to lose 20 pounds for vacation (June 9, 2009).

Long term - to lose 60 pounds. I have gained a lot of weight over the past few years and I am ready to wear jeans again. Since my weight gain jeans are not comfortable to me so I do not wear them, I want nothing more than to be able to wear jeans and a t-shirt - that was always my favorite!

My Program:
I am going to watch what I eat based on my nutrion information provided by Spark People.

I am going to do a full body work out 3 days a week.

I am going to do cardio for a minimum of 30 minutes 3 days a week.

Personal Information:
I am a 22 year old nursing student from the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA. I have an overwhelming schedule so I need structure if I am ever gonna reach my goals. I have a boyfriend of 2 years who keeps me grounded, he is my heart. I have a puppy, her name is Bella and she is a "Morkey" (half maltese, half yorkey). She is my everything (I call her my angel-baby). I love every part of my life, even if it is hectic!

Other Information:
I love to read and be outdoors. I am a full time nursing student and work full time. I am a very hard worker so I know that as soon as I get up the motivation I will be set.

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    Hi Friend!

    Great SparkPage!

    Stopping by to WELCOME you to Your Quickfire Challenge Team and to Congratulate you for adding One more tool to your belt!

    You have chosen to be part of a New and Radically different SparkPeople Team Approach. So happy to have you part of this Special Fitness Team to help You Achieve Your Goals!

    Please check in daily for your "Quickfire Challenge Of The Day" found on the QFC Team Front Page under "QuickFire Challenge Of The Day Forum" - listed by date. When you get time, please review the "General Team Discussion Forum." Also, check in on the Announcement Tab for all New and Relevant Team Information.

    Have a GREAT journey... and remember to eliminate excuses that keep you from attaining your goals and you WILL get there, One QuickFire Challenge A Day.

    Keep Sparking! =0) Kelli, Wendy and Mic!

    Nike ~
    "If you went running when you first started thinking about it, you'd be back by now."

    "Others aren't staring at you. They're thinking how they should be running, too."

    "Someone who is busier than you is running right now."

    "The road to hell is paved with couches."

    "It's easier to sleep than run. That's why sleeping isn't an Olympic sport."

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    4470 days ago
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    Hey lovey... how is life treating you? I hope michelle isn't yelling today lol./.. God bless ya ! And how is that boyfriend of yours? good I hope ./..

    Ok well just checking in on you : )

    Love and Light

    4486 days ago
    So, I posted my blog for the day. I will be waiting for yours!!!
    4556 days ago
    Welcome to the EE team!!

    I’ve belonged to a lot of teams here on spark-- i really do believe that the Emotional Eaters team is one of the very best, it’s a great group of people- very supportive and encouraging-- and it is very refreshing to talk with people who "get" what you're going through!!

    Spark has a lot of great tools, and you will learn which ones work best for you. The best tools are the people tho, always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. That has made a world of difference for me. I hope you have the same success!

    ~~best of luck to you on all of your goals!!!
    4597 days ago
    Hey there! I saw that you have a "reward" system after you get to a certain amount of weight.. that is a really good idea! I HAVE been wanting to get my nails done for a while.... :)
    4615 days ago
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