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10-9-13 WOO HOO! I reached my goal! Hard to believe I would ever get here---it's been a long time coming. But OH so worth it!

7-13-13 Feel so great as a result of all my hard work and support from family and SP! I can sure feel it when I walk up the hill to my house. So worth it.

5-6-13 Ready for the next challenge! I'm going to rock this thing. Yep I'm losing the weight. I certainly need to do it and it feels great. I feel confident I can do this. Keep going!

3-28-13 Feel like I need to update this story. For the first time in a long time I'm making it happen. I feel like my head is in the right place to make the necessary changes in my life. Moving forward! Stay tuned.

2-20-13 Still here. No great successes yet but thinking about making this next challenge great. Getting my head in gear.
Have discovered some sure-fire hunger curbs. (grains and protein) more later.

10-28-2012 Since this will be a long haul, I thought I'd post more often. This will provide perspective over time. Here we are on the Fall Challenge. Boy--hunger seems to be evident every day! I can usually curb it with protein. If you read this and have any great ideas pass 'm on. Thanks.

Ok. So I haven't won the lottery. (Actually I don't buy tickets.) But I can lose weight, get fit and feel great! Unlike the lottery it's an ongoing process. I can keep winning! As long as I keep moving in the right direction that's all I need to do.

Look at each challenge and figure out how to handle it better going forward. Keep a positive attitude. That's what I'm going to do.

Member Since: 11/29/2010

Fitness Minutes: 747

My Goals:
Daily food monitor
13,000 steps daily
Daily exercise: don't skip a day--just vary it!
1300-1700 daily calories
Strength Training 2x week
Interval Training
Pool workout 2x week
Weekly Meal planning and limited food shopping.

My Program:
New goals:
Add beans and whole grains combo into food plan. done!

Get back into the pool. Yep I'm back! Jan 2013
Need to get in there every week!

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Motivational books:
The Beck Diet Solution: Train your brain to think like a thin person-Judith Beck
The 9 truths of weight loss-Daniel Kirschenbaum
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain and illness.
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Wherever you go there you are-Jon Kabat-Zinn

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    Thanks for the Freggies SparkGoodie.
    But, you must have missed that Diane actually got 7 freggies today! OMG! LOL.

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    I had mine today. emoticon
    2412 days ago

    NOw I'd MUCH Rather have something I'd ENJOY !! How about a bowl of oatmeal with PB?????
    2412 days ago
    HI Kiddo !!! Hows the HEAT??? We "WERE" up in the MID 90s !! That's simply NOT HEARD OF here !! I SIMPLY SMILED !!!! LOL LOL LOL I am NOT ur "TYPICAL" Mainer. :) How are you handling it? Out there its a NICE DRY Heat,, not this DRIPPING WET GroSS CRAP we get. Are the skies now all icky of smoke from the fires? That's the worse part of living out there,,, is the worry of "when/if"?? My ins out there was higher based on that. Oh well,,, I STILL BADLY want to move back,,, did some figuring the other day,, prob take me 3 yrs to get things to the point I can EASILY do so.


    R U on any other challenges? Such as the BLC or BLC22?
    2415 days ago
    Wow I was reporting my weight and saw how much weight you have lost! Congratulations! You are doing so awesome. emoticon
    2420 days ago
    HI Ellen ! Well I've made a decision I LOVE !!! I'll stay here in ME til I can regather my $$$$ and turn old enough to move into a place I can EASILY afford,, than MOVING BACK TO AURORA !! WOOHOOOO !! I DO NOT LIKE IT HERE !!!! LOL HAVE ZERO DOUBT !!!!!

    The New Dr I have here,,is VERY Nice,,, but that's 3 Dr's so far,,,, they WILL TRY to do what I had been doing out in CO, but of course WE KNOW THEY CAN'T !!!! They just are NOT progressive here,,, but "MAYBE" with the info they get from out therah????? ALso I was working with Blue Skies Hosp,,, they THINK they FOUND OUT WHAT's WRONG !!! I am NOT sure yet, but HOPEFUL !! It resembles MS, which they KEEP Testing me for here OVAH AND OVAH AGAIN (by the way SPINALS HURT !) so I am HOPING THEY DID FIND IT !! ANd it's a rather SIMPLE FIX ! WOOHOOO !!!!!! We SHALL SEE ! I need a test done to see, but yet, it answers MOST ?s about my health since birth,,, but NOT why my body is numb from head to toe,,, that they felt though is a med reaction,,, I NEED a VERY GOOD neuro,,, which I am getting,, ,but AGAIN this is ME,, prob NOT for 3 or 4 months. SIGH !!! THey do NOT MOVE QUICKLY Here !
    2426 days ago
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