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Sep. 27th, 2004 @ 10:31 pm A Lil Intro...
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: TV: 80's Hip Hop
Hello to all :-)...This is my first post on this community, so I will start with the usual intro.

My name is Tasha, I'm 22, born and raised in Westchester County NY(and NO I am not rich). I currently work at Bridgecom, a telephone company, but I am an artist at heart, and hopefully will be by trade, because that is definitely where my love is. I absolutely love the idea of this community, because I've struggled with my body image for a long, long time, and I am just now starting to accept it. I've come to realize that even though we all would love to make improvements to ourselves here and there, we should always learn to see the positive things we see in the mirror image staring back at us. I think this community wil help me do that.

Okay, so what are my goals? Well, I'm 5'2", and I weigh about 235 lbs. I am proud of the fact that I carry it well. When I say this, I mean that I don't have fat rolls and flab hanging everywhere, I'm proportioned, and I have a curvy hourglass shape, not being too topheavy or bottomheavy. However, being only 5'2" and being just short all around(short legs, short arms, etc.), it's a lot of weight to carry on a small frame. I also just haven't been feeling as energetic as I used to, and I know my weight gain has a lot to do with it(I weighed 186 lbs in high school, and I gained a lot in college). My dream weight is about 160ish, because I know I will never be a tiny girl, and I don't want to be. I don't want to lose my butt or my boobs(considered by many my best assets lol), and my family history just won't allow it. I also want to be completely comfortable on my wedding day, which is in June of 2006, and feel radiant in my dress. So I think I would be very comfortable at that weight.

I plan on joining a gym called Curves, which combines circuit training and weight lifting in a 30 minute workout. I did it before and I lost a dress size, but I ended up stopping for dumb reasons. But I want to join back up again, because it's inexpensive(only $40 a month), there's women there that look just like you(no Barbie Dolls bouncing on treadmills) and it's not a lot of time, only 3 times a week. With consistency and a healthy diet, I am completely confident that I will be at least near my goal weight by this time next year. So I look forward to the support I know you all will give me, and I will try my best to give supportive words to you all as well. Kisses to everyone :-)!!!!
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Artists are Love
Sep. 27th, 2004 @ 10:47 am (no subject)
Current Mood: amusedamused
Just wanted to say that my mothers husband mentioned that I lost weight! Yay!
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Sep. 23rd, 2004 @ 10:28 am (no subject)
Current Mood: blahblah
I know it's been a while since I've posted and I am not sure if others are still interested in posting in this community...but I would like to welcome a new interested member LoveBeauty! Thank you for joining. Hopefully, we can make this community lively again!

I'll start by saying that Bally Total fitness is horrible! They lie and trick you into giving them more money than they should have! When I called the Ballys location near my house, the guy told me I would have to come in if i wanted to discuss it...a tatic they use to really grab you into the gym...then he offers me a two person package for "one"...which I didnt realize until after the fact that that meant 2 prices coming from one bank account. So when I realized that he totally did not offer any other downgraded packages (which I discovered they had the next day) I decided to quit. I called in, a guy says "you have to come in by tomorrow to void it"...I couldnt make it the next day but before I decided I couldnt make it, I called in again to see if I can go the next day "theres a number to call to cancel". So when I called to cancel, they said I had to swipe my card 12 times before the 1st month is over on different days, then I can quit...they never said anything about sharod swiping because the account was under my name. So, I go outta my way everyday to swipe my card...the last day I could swipe, I called to cancel and the rep tells me she cant void it because sharod didnt swipe 12 times...so basically, I'm stuck having to pay 80 bucks for something I wont go to until Sharod gets a doctors note saying he cannot exercise anymore...

WTF! Who knew that trying to keep in shape would be so fucking difficult.

So when I'm ready, I'm starting my home gym.

Latley, I've been feeling really good. I'd say my body is ok...except for my stomach...I hate it! It pops out and it never used to. So I have a lot of work to do to get my body in shape.

Today I had toast w/butter...which I'm gonna stop after this weekend, a piece of cantaloupe and coffee with skim and splenda. For lunch, I'm having ramen soups...for dinner, I'm drinking the night away...so I guess todays not a good day to start loosing weight lol.
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Aug. 23rd, 2004 @ 12:23 pm Feeling better...
Current Mood: awake
So I've been seriously PMSING this past week. I've picked so many fights with Sharod and I've been so irritable with everything he does LOL. But, I shouldnt be so hard on him. :-/

After feeling like I should atleast be more active considering the fact that I want to lose weight and being affected by the stupid media and other SKINNY people (not that I wanna be skinny, I just wanna be like I was in HS damnit! A friggin size 10!,
I decided to get my ass off and do something about it.

I got a sears card so I can buy an eliptical for the house...but then I said, no...I think I'd be more motivated to get out and do things. So...I joined Ballys!

Its a pretty penny, which I dont really have these days but I cant wait to start! My plan is to go in the mornings on weekdays and to go once on weekends. Whats great is that Sharod is doing it with me!

We also went food shopping the other day and got lots of brown rice and veggies and lean meats. :)

I plan on tracking my activites and what I eat on my postings...so stay tuned!
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Aug. 22nd, 2004 @ 05:03 pm Hey ladies! Keep posting!
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Arcana - Ice Mine
Last night I went to the club and went dancing! I got down for about three hours, and it was really invigorating! Every time I dance, I feel great the next day, since my whole body got a work out and I enjoyed every minute of it. Does anyone else like dancing?

What you do today effects where you'll go tomorrow!

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Aug. 18th, 2004 @ 10:39 am Dressed Up
Current Mood: disappointeddisappointed
So today I decided to come to work looking fab. I'm wearing a classy knee length black skirt with classic black pumps and a 3/4 sleeve black tee. Its cute. It makes me feel better about myself when I dress up. The only thing I absolutly hate is my friggin hair...and I never used to say that! My hair used to be straight until I started dying it all the time. So now its curly (not nice curly, weird curly) currently, its black. Its my natural hair color but for some reason, my hair wont grow! Its like right at my shoulders and its friggin annoying! I was thinking about coloring it a vivid red, and cutting it in layers with side bangs also adding blonde streaks?

I dunno...but I'm trying to eat better today since Im exercising yet. I had a bowl of corn chex with skim milk and 2 spoons of sugar, a cup of coffee with skim milk and sweet n low and water. Menu for lunch is pasta with marinara sauce...mmmm mmmmm! Dinner is shake n bake chicken and brown rice and salad. Not too bad...right?

I was on the train today and saw my reflection in the window. As I said before, my I'm fine with my body. But the sad feeling I got was not due to the image my body gave off in the reflection, but because I look at myself and I dont recognize myself. My face looks different because of the weight gain and my body is unrecognizable.

Again, Im not downing the look, its just uneasy to me because I dont like feeling like I dont look the same that I used to be...it makes me feel like a different person. But I guess changes come with changes.
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Aug. 17th, 2004 @ 12:31 pm My first post!
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: Final Fantasy Mystic Quest - Pyramid
I'm Julie, just turned 22 last week. I'm about 275 pounds at 6'1".

My immediate goal is to get just to 250. Just 25 pounds with my height will be a significant improvement. I've always been a big person, even if I were 180 pounds, I'd be big. I am not ashamed of my looks, but I am definately not healthy and want to be, so I can do more with my day and not be so tired!

My first week of exercising (again) is just 10 minutes a day walking with some arm exercises and crunches. I don't have a scale yet, so I won't be able to keep very close track, but the scale won't tell me if I have more energy either. ^_^ So, I'm just going to "self-monitor" for now.

Today I went grocery shopping. It's so hard to pick the right foods when you only have $40 for two weeks of food! I ended up getting sugared cereals, pasta in a box, and sandwich materials. All high-carb. @_@ Don't worry, I'm definately not a low-carb gal. It seems the Atkins thing is a big sham. I know it's worked for some people, but it just doesn't seem natural or healthy to me. Really, the important thing for me is to watch how MUCH I eat, not neccessarily WHAT I eat. For now. Small steps!

I'm sure you'll see lots of my ramblings and comments since I'm a writer by heart :D
Glad to be here!

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Aug. 17th, 2004 @ 03:30 pm (no subject)
i'm Cindy, 16 and weigh 181 lbs. I want to get myself down to sort of a healthier weight. Not even that, I just want to be healthier. I kickbox 3 times a week and I do karate 2x a week, but my eating habits are horrid! I want more energy, and I want to gain stamina and lung power.
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Liv and Elliot - Yes I'm obsessed
Aug. 17th, 2004 @ 02:45 pm Hey Yall
Current Mood: anxiousanxious
Im posting the first entry in here. Lets start out with our goals...

I plan on going to the gym 3-4x a week...whether it be at the crack of dawn or after work!

I plan on getting more roughage!

Besides the whole weight loss thing...I wanna better myself. By saying this...I used to take such good care of myself...hair, skin, nails. Now, its like i wake up, and I just do whatever can get me by in 2 minutes...all so I can get that last minute of sleep.

i wanna stay focused and energized...darnit.
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