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11/23/13. Not quite to "After" yet but more than halfway to my goal weight!

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Hi there, I'm Cara!

I was always an active kid with a big appetite. My folks would say "I don't know where she puts it. She must have a hollow leg!"

Well that was a LONG time ago. Now it's evident where I've put all that I eat. I've lost touch with that active kid & I miss her!

In November I injured my foot simply from being too heavy. That was the last straw. I 1st changed my diet by avoiding inflammatory foods, then once my foot was healed enough, started walking each day after work. I then went on a 4 week diet plan and lost 25 lbs. This particular diet seems to be very controversial which is a bit mystifying. I worked with a licensed medical professional and it was very effective for me. I used it as tool to enforce portion control & healthier food choices and the habits I learned stuck with me after the diet ended. I continued to lose weight, 15 more pounds over the next 3 months. I started 2 sessions per week with a personal trainer as well as adding strength training at home and will start water aerobics this week. It does get hard to stay motivated though, so I'm eager to reconnect to the community.

Member Since: 4/29/2010

Fitness Minutes: 20,401

My Goals:
Lose 135 lbs. -
1 lb. at a time

Reconnect with my long forgotten dreams & aspirations

My Program:
2 sessions per week with a personal trainer

strength training at home

water aerobics

walking 5 times a week

several 30-40 minute bike rides per week

Personal Information:

Other Information:
10 Positive Assumptions

1) I will make and keep my commitments.

2) I will find the right people who can help me.

3) I will look for an answer in every problem.

4) I will give up trying and simply do.

5) I will make it okay to be wrong and make mistakes.

6) I will create my own good luck.

7) I will not be afraid to lose before I win.

8 ) I will do it now!

9) I will be who I am and become what I was meant to be.

10) I will accept that all things are possible.

-Robert Anthony, in his book Betting on Yourself

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