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2020- back again, again...I think I'm finally getting a handle on this weight loss thing...the book "Shrink Yourself" has been a huge eye-opener for me

Jan 16- 252.8
Jan 28 - 250.8
Feb 1 - 248.0
Feb 8 - 245.2
Feb 15 - 242.0 ~~ WooHoo! 10 pounds gone!
Feb 23 - 242.8
Mar 1 -
Mar 8 -
Mar 15 -
Mar 22 -
Mar 29 -
Apr 5 -
Apr 12 -
Apr 19 -
Apr 26 -

I will eat between 1200-1400 calories 5 days out of 7 - I will do 5:2 eating
I will walk at least 1500 steps 5 days out of 7 (this goal will be increased over time)
I will lose between 1 and 2 pounds per week
I will cut back on junk snacks/evening eating, except for fruit, yogurt or possibly nuts
I will lose 100 pounds overall
I will lose between 16-20 lbs in the next 13 weeks (by April 30/2020)

(I weigh myself every day but I will update my weight here every week)

blogging about my weight issues at:

(not selling anything, just blogging)


2019 - back again - working to uncover the real reasons why I'm fat , what am I hiding from? and how do I get back to the "real" me?

Originally joined in March 2013 - lost some weight and gained some back.....several times over.... need to stop the roller coaster!



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Finish what you start
Take care of what you've got
Do what you can

Member Since: 9/3/2018

My Goals:
eat better, move more, get stronger, live fully and lose 100 pounds - this year!

Weekly goals:

Feb 23, 2020: Goal of 241.9 pounds

Mar 01, 2020: Goal of 239.9 pounds

Mar 08, 2020: Goal of 237.9 pounds

Mar 15, 2020: Goal of 235.9 pounds

Mar 22, 2020: Goal of 233.9 pounds

Mar 29, 2020: Goal of 231.9 pounds

Apr 05, 2020: Goal of 229.9 pounds

Apr 12, 2020: Goal of 227.9 pounds

Apr 19, 2020: Goal of 225.9 pounds

Apr 26, 2020: Goal of 223.9 pounds

May 03, 2020: Goal of 221.9 pounds

My Program:
a blend of 5:2 and mindfulness and other things I've learned through the years - mostly it's the stuff in my head that is weighing me down.

Personal Information:
wife, mom, Christian, overweight for half my life, time to change that

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Used to be A_NEW_CHAPTER - Rejoined Sparkpeople with this account on Sept 15.2018

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  • v JMARIES51
    Thank you for the Spark Goodie. I just discovered Joe Dispenza last week while listening to the podcast Phit -n-Phat. He is absolutely amazing. Yes, after all these years I am discovering why all the steps that people have taught us really work and why it is important to do them. Retraining the brain is logical, but I had no idea that it was also the explanation why it is so difficult to continue making changes unless you take charge of your brain and become the controller.
    Just last night I felt a little hungry before I went to bed and I remembered, oh, it is ok - there is no need to feed that thought. But then that was followed by another thought - oh, but you have some new delicious cheese in the fridge. I then chuckled to myself and thought, I know what you are doing, Brain. But guess what? I am in charge now. And my thoughts settled down and off to sleep I went.
    349 days ago
    Welcome to team INDYGIRL... Please introduce yourself and dive right in... Im very glad you found your way here! A lot of us have tried, succeeded, had set backs, and are here to try again. Your in a great place with a lot of great people
    379 days ago
    Hi. I was surfing Sparkpeople pages. Came across yours and wanted to wish you a good week. One day, one step at a time....we can make a difference.

    380 days ago
    I love your new page..love lavender
    514 days ago
    I know how !!! you used hyphens where it was underscores before... I still had you on my friends list !! Welcome back !!
    527 days ago
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