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Down 45 (or 47) only 10 lbs BUT with 30 minutes exercise 5 days a week!

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Down 35 lbs - I no longer look permanently Pregnant!

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I decided in June that I wanted to be a healthier person. Really, it was two years ago when my Uncle died at 67 - as did my mother and my grandfather - I knew I could not go on as I was. In July, I told a friend that I wanted to lose weight, get healthy and really change my life. She told me about Sparkpeople. I played around with it a little, but until a weight loss contest started at work, i really didn't try very hard.

From Sept 1 to Dec 22 I dieted and exercised (when I could). read articles, started likeing myself and how I felt. I changed from a couch potato to a doer. No longer do I head for my favorite chair when I get home, I wash dishes, clean house - DO something.

At the final weigh in, I had lost 12% of my begginning body weight. Sadly for me, four guys lost 15% or more. So, I did not win the money prize. However, I really feel that I am winning overall.

Because I am not done! Because I am not stopping. Because I lost that 12% through hard work, healthy eating and a positive attitude - not fad diets, deprivation, diet pills (personally, I felt this was cheating and he should be disqualified!) or starvation. Because I am making permanent a change in my life - not a temporary diet.

I lost the contest at work - but I am going to win the war with bad health - I'd like to do a follow up in three or four months and see how many of us keep it off - and lose more!

Member Since: 6/5/2010

Fitness Minutes: 4,013

My Goals:
My next goal is to lose another 10 % whic would be 25 lbs. - Because if I look at the big picture, I will become overwhelmed. So 10 % here I come!

My Program:
My program is to track my food using the spark people nutirition tracker. I am trying to focus more on nutrition and a healthy life style than weight loss -though use the shrinking number as a tool to measure my progress.

Personal Information:
I am in the Seattle area, married, three kids. Most of the things I love to do involve sitting - except camping - I am working toward changing that about myself.

Other Information:
I want to expreience life to it's fullest! I want to dance, sing, canp, hike, jump and twirl. I am DONE being the fat girl.

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  • v TURTLE69
    Happy Belated Birthday Done Girl! emoticon
    2527 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
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    The Capricorn child must be "old when young" as this child has a lot of responsibility given to her, so she has little time to play and "be a silly kid." She can have headaches and knee issues and must learn how to deal with stress. Dolly Parton is a Capricorn woman, who had 4 older brothers who didn't do a lick of work in the house, so she did it all and dealt with 7 younger siblings. She loved make-up and clothes since her mother tried to make her hid her beauty looks. Capricorn often has such a restricted childhood.
    She gets along well with Pisces, Taurus, Cancer, Virgo and sometimes Scorpio (who MUST run any relationship, but Cappy doesn't like that). Capicorn has the most self-discipline of any sign and therefore what she does with her life is ALL UP TO HER and she can't blame it on anyone else. She makes a great businesswoman and she can work long hours. She's frugal with money and can be a wealthy woman. She can "marry for money" and make it work, since she loves being with a powerful man. Even if she lives in a poor cabin in the woods, she will make it a "rich" home.
    The symbol of Capricorn is the Goat. Capricorn is associated with the harshness of winter and its stark realities.
    In Capricorn, the Sun is strongly goal-directed and persistent. Ambitious, serious and dedicated to duty, life is difficult, but you are the type of person who will triumph and achieve success. Your aptitude to persevere, no matter how difficult the road, sets you apart from most of your peers. You are anxious to climb the ladder of fortune, and you can usually reach your goals because of your sense of the right way of doing everything. Your patience is never ending.
    You are a very thoughtful and serious person, thinking everything through carefully before you set off in any direction. You possess excellent reasoning skills, and you can be counted on to select options that are both practical and that provide an economic advantage. Your attitude is conservative; conservative with time, money, and all other resources. Your philosophy is waste not, want not. You are also likely to be conservative in your political and social attitudes, although your age, upbringing, and education perspectives may influence this somewhat.
    You are especially well suited to business and government because of your sense of organization and structure. You combine a talent for management with an ability to carry out instructions with care. You are the quintessential careerist, taking job and duties very seriously. Therefore, you are never one to shirk responsibility and you have very little use for those that do. That which matters most to you is your public image. You show your best face to the public. You enjoy being in a position of power and authority, although you are not very much inclined to enjoy the limelight. You may prefer instead to run your business from an isolated perspective. You are loyal and dedicated, and you demand utter loyalty and dedication from subordinates. Advancing up the ladder of success is all important. You are unconcerned about, sometimes even ruthless toward, those getting in your path as you move upward.

    You don't handle chaotic situations very well. You may need to develop the ability to lighten up a little and not take life, and everything else so seriously. Although you are self-disciplined, responsible, and practical, at times you can wallow in self-pity. It's essential for you to remember that your most important asset is self-esteem, and you should never devalue this. Rigidity and fear of change may be your biggest stumbling block.
    Sober and reserved in your dealings with others, it takes you a good while to warm up enough to anyone to be considered a close friend. Yet once you do, you are a very caring, reliable, and most steadfast ally. Your private side is different from your public side. In private you are shy and sensitive. The harshness of your public image disappears. Emotionally demanding relationships are very difficult. Love relationships may be more like business relationships, and you are unsure of yourself in most intimate situations.
    2527 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/10/2013 11:07:32 AM
  • v ANY010113
    2527 days ago
  • v SHELLE13
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    Happy Birthday, Done Girl! Woot woot!
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    2528 days ago
  • v DAWNIEJ76
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    Happy Birthday Done Girl!!
    2528 days ago
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