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Hi and welcome! I've gone up and down with my weight for most of my adult life and have lost and regained over three hundred pounds collectively. In 2012, I was in a good place, worked out consistently, lost seventy pounds and completed a half marathon which never in my wildest dream would I have thought possible. I was also nine pounds short of being at a healthy weight (which I haven't seen since my late teens), and at my strongest and healthiest than I've ever been. As time went on my old ways set back in again. I don't know if it was out of laziness, complacency, over confidence or all of the above but I gained the weight back and lost my stamina and muscle condition too. Hopefully with the support of SparkPeople I'll regain my determination, commitment and focus to be in the best shape possible. Thanks for stopping by and best wishes for a successful and rewarding journey.

1/2020 - joined the 5% winter challenge with the Rowdy Rebels and my goal is 196 lbs. - achieved 2/25


Member Since: 12/28/2019

Fitness Minutes: 4,342

My Goals:
Achieve healthy sustainable dietary changes and thrive on a healthy 'for-life' style.

1/2020 - Rowdy Rebels 5% winter goal -- 196 lbs. - achv'd 2/25
4/2020 - Rowdy Rebels 5% spring goal -- 177 lbs. - achv'd 5/13
7/2020 - Rowdy Rebels 5% summer goal -169 lbs. -

Lose 5 lbs a month targeting 140s by the end of 2020 and eventually 110-120s
12/28 - 210 (starting wt)
01/25 - 205 (achv'd 1/13)
02/22 - 200 (achv'd 2/01) back in ONEderland 2/05 yay!
03/21 - 195 (achv'd 2/28)
04/18 - 190 (achv'd 3/23)
05/16 - 185 (achv'd 4/06)
06/13 - 180 (achv'd 4/29) major cravings but proud for not giving in.
07/11 - 175 (achv'd 5/25)
08/08 - 170 (achv'd 8/07) finally!
09/05 - 165
10/03 - 160 (163 lbs - entering overweight range)
10/31 - 155
11/28 - 150
12/26 - 145
01/23 - 140
02/20 - 135 (136 lbs - entering healthy weight range)
03/20 - 130
04/17 - 125
05/15 - 120
06/12 - 115


My Program:
Low fat whole food plant based.
No refined oils, added sugars or most processed food. Limit salt.
About 40 mins of yoga daily, moderate walking and weights.
Around 8-9 hours of sleep
At least 64 oz lemon water/green tea.



Personal Information:
I'm into herbals, naturopathic medicine, and enjoy horseback riding, dancing, listening to heavy metal (specifically OSDM), and all things bohemian. Currently re-learning spanish, french and japanese for fun and brain health. Quit smoking twenty two years ago, soda and alcohol six years ago and will be celebrating my 40th wedding anniversary this year (2020).


Other Information:
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” --Jane Goodall




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  • v JUSTAROSE
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    1 day ago
  • v MSROZZIE
    emoticon emoticon Very Hot Wednesday!

    Eat more greens. Leafy greens like spinach and kale are good sources of calcium (250 mg and 100 mg, respectively). Add greens to salads, soups, stir-fry, pasta sauces, smoothies and more to boost your bone health.

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    emoticon on your recent weight loss. Stay focused on your goals! emoticon

    Hope you had a comfortable day. Have an emoticon tomorrow and SPark ON! emoticon


    2 days ago

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    It's extremely common to hit a plateau at some point during your weight loss journey. Obviously it can be really discouraging when the number on the scale doesn't move. There is good news — Here are some tips to help bust through that plateau and see the number get lower and lower.

    1) We need to re-evaluate our caloric needs - as we lose weight, our bodies tend to burn fewer calories at a slower rate, therefore we need to consume fewer calories. You will either need to burn more calories or consume at least 500 less calories per day

    2) Getting Back to Basics: Writing down everything we eat in a food journal to make sure we are still on track. Remember portion control is just one key to permanent weight loss.

    3) Moving More: Are you still trying to get in those extra movements like you did when you first started losing weight. Once we obtain our weight loss goal, we sometimes slack off on the exercise a bit. And just go to the gym or use our home equipment and forget to park out a little from the grocery store or maybe walk to it if it is close enough.

    4) Choosing Fresh Foods over Pre-Packaged: fresh over processed is always best. You know what your putting into your body.

    5) Getting in Your Daily Water: Yes that still counts. Make sure you didn't slip back into your old latte' ways and now your adding extra calories by drinking them in. Water is still the best way to go. You can still change things up by adding fresh fruit to the mix.

    6) Stress: Stress is always a factor in weight loss and weight gain. It can go either way. So make sure you take some time out for you. Even if it's just a few minutes in the bathroom to relax in the tub. Just lock out the world and focus on you...You deserve it!
    2 days ago
  • v LOSINGLINNDY
    Thank you for the comment on my spark page. I need to take these words to heart.

    Hugs, Linn
    2 days ago
  • v BECCABOO127
    Thx for the add. I added u too! Hope u r having a great week!
    2 days ago
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