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ladyrockyrunner replied to your post: “Minimal make-up Sunday!”:

it’s not fair how pretty you are!! xx

Thank you darling!!

time-to-regain-control replied to your post: “Get to know me musically”:

SKA!

I love ska :) it’s funny, I want to do one of these that’s most played rather than shuffle. I’m sure my list would be different.

theincredibleshrinkingamanda replied to your post: “Get to know me musically”:

Bwahahahahahahaha! I forgot about that Boston song. That was hell when it came out in grade school. :D

Oh no :( I completely understand… My initials are ET, so I spent a lot of elementary school hearing, “phone home…”

chokedoncheeriodust replied to your post: “Music Shuffle”:

Winger :)

I love glam metal and hair bands :)

I was tagged by annie-on-a-journey to post the last picture on my phone. At least this one wasn’t my undies!

I tag: lachicakika, becoming-rachelgreysummers, mandyqueenofsquats, fittergingerninja, time-to-regain-control

Autumn Slim Down Challenge: Day 1 

☆Brief bio/your story:

I have several introductions floating around tumblr, including my blog disclaimer, but I so rarely tell my story. So here we go..

I have always been curvy, and even when I was at my lowest (which the pictures are scary) there were curves. As old people liked to tell me when I was a tween, “I have child bearing hips.” Only I grew up in the time of the waifs, when everyone wanted to look like Kate Moss and star in one of Calvin Klein’s heroin-chic ads. It wasn’t till seeing Selma Hayek in “From Dusk Til Dawn” that I even had an inkling women could be curvy and sexy.

I’ve never had a healthy relationship with my body. It has always been a cycle of severe restriction to get me down to an improbable number, or losing the battle with myself and completely giving up. Even though I have been in recovery for years, it’s only been recently that I have found a nice path of moderation.

In January 2013, I was coming out of one of those periods where I had given up. I wasn’t going to ever be “skinny” so why should I limit myself. Only somehow, this time, things clicked, I didn’t need to be skinny, and I sure as hell didn’t need to lose weight to get dates. But you know what I did need? To be healthy. To be happy. To accomplish things.

I joined a 10 week fitness bootcamp and haven’t looked back. 35 pounds later, I am still working on me, but am such a happier person.

☆Current pics and/or stats.

I weigh in monthly (162.6 on 9/1) and post my progress pictures here. I’m 5’6 :)

My most recent before and after is here.

☆Goals for the month/duration of the challenge.

I am currently training for a half-marathon, so my goal is to run 104 miles. I also want to make sure I am getting adequate strength training in, especially to try and build my core muscles to improve my running.

☆Dietary choices and/or work out plan.

Since I am just over 60 days away from my next half-marathon, I am running a lot. You can see my workout plan here.

My diet is actually a huge focus for this month. I generally follow an 80/20 clean eating plan. 

justhiitit replied to your photo “January Weight: 171.2  February Weight: 171.2  March Weight: no…”

You’re doing great, keep it up!

Thanks! 

time-to-regain-control replied to your photo “January Weight: 171.2  February Weight: 171.2  March Weight: no…”

Keep going! You look great!

Thank you!

justhiitit replied to your photo “Since today’s the day the Hogwarts Express leaves from platform 9 and…”

sweet shirt!

I love it because this one usually takes people a second to get when I’m out in public.

omegameh replied to your photo “Since today’s the day the Hogwarts Express leaves from platform 9 and…”

Omg you are such a dork! I love it =)

I was just sad my Hogwarts Alumni shirt is in the wash :/