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Faith, Willingness, Action; this is what I think I need to achieve my goals. Gratitude, Vision, Open to receive... Gratitude for the many blessings in my life; vision of myself being healthy, strong, lean, and limber - and believing that I can succeed. Willing to do what is necessary to create the changes I need to make. Open to succeed. That, at least for now, is what I think...

Update - It has been over a year since I joined Spark People and I can honestly say that it has changed my life. I am calmer about this whole weight loss journey, and rather than going on the roller coaster of intense dieting followed by desperation and bingeing, I am building healthy habits. I hurt my knee and am going to have surgery later this summer. It has taken me a while to figure out how to exercise around it, and my calorie burning part of the fat loss equation has tapered off, as has my fat loss. But I know it is a temporary pause as I get my health back. I started a new career as a personal trainer and love it. My injury reminds me that it is important to learn how to work around injuries and not let it stop me from being active. Also, I need to take it a bit easier so as not to injure myself.

I have an affirmation that makes me smile when I think about it. Here it is:

I LIVE a vibrant, healthy, active, loving, creative, abundant, joyful life, surrounded by beauty, and people who love me, and support me, in being my best, and giving my gifts.

Since I have been more or less chanting that affirmation as I walk the beach, or hike, it seems like it is a reality.

Here it is August 2015. I joined spark people in March 2007. Loved it then and love it now. This time I am feeling different about the journey. This time I am focusing on creating a lifestyle and habits that will support me for the long haul. I am ok being where I am right now, and I am getting better everyday.


Member Since: 3/31/2007

Fitness Minutes: 196,707

My Goals:
June 4, 2015 Goals
124 lbs and 20% Body Fat by December 3, 2015

Intermediate Weight and Body fat goals -
July 2 - 147 lbs, 29% body fat
August 6 - 142 lbs, 26.5% BF
September 3 - 138.5 lbs, 24.5% BF
October 1 - 134 lbs, 22.5% BF
November 5 - 129 lbs, 20% BF (WOO HOO if this can be real!)
December 3 - 125 lbs, 18% BF (I suspect that I will lose some lean mass as well as fat, which is why these don't exactly match up...



My Program:
August 27, 2015

Cardio - 250 minutes per week in the target heart rate range.
I plan to walk or hike everyday whenever the spirit, or my dog, moves me, using bursts from time to time to increase heart rate.

In addition, I plan to do strength training 3 times a week, split routine.

Yoga for a break from routine when my body needs it.

December 2008
I am following the steps on Spark People to build healthy habits, and aiming for 30% protein, 40% carb, 30% fat, eating like a hunter gatherer and avoiding processed foods. I am focusing on eating the most nourishing foods I can... "eating clean." I aim for a minimum of 8 servings of produce a day.

Calorie Cycling;
6 vegis and 3 fruits/day;
Cardio - 6 days/week;

Max-OT weight training 3 days/week.



Personal Information:
I love nature, art, and connecting with people. You can see more of my sculpture, paintings, drawings, at my website: www.skobknobstudios.com


Other Information:
Affirmation - I am vibrant, healthy, strong, lean and limber.

Affirmation - I live a vibrant, active, healthy, loving, creative, abundant life, surrounded by beauty, and people, who love me and support me in being my best and giving my gifts.





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  • v TRICOTINE
    Thank you for adding me as a friend! ♥
    4785 days ago
  • v TRICOTINE
    Thank you so much for your supportive and encouraging comment on my yesterday race! I could hear you cheering for me during my race! LOL

    Complete race report and photos are in my other blog
    http://tricotine.typepad.com/weblog/2008
    /03/irish-5k---firs.html

    My legs have been sore today and my cold is now worst that it was yesterday, but I feel GREAT anyway... ;-))
    4787 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/10/2008 10:30:20 PM
  • v TRICOTINE
    Thank you SO MUCH for the sweetest Sparkmail, JP! I missed you too! Thank you also for letting me know about CC's message!

    CONGRATULATIONS on your success last week! You are doing FABULOUS! I am so glad you have found a way to control your weight loss. With TDEE you also get to know your body and what it needs much better! YAAAAY!!! :-)

    Thank you also for encouraging me with the race this Sunday. I am very excited but the "butterflies" have invaded my stomach already... LOL It is going to be a "hilly" race, and I am not well prepared for hills yet... Hopefully, I won't be spitting a lung out while running up those hills... LOL [cross my fingers]

    {{{HUGS}}} ♥
    4790 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/7/2008 10:13:58 AM
  • v SEESKO
    Saw your weigh in. you are very consistant in your loss. Keep up the amazing work.
    4791 days ago
  • v SEESKO
    Way to go on your weight loss this week. You are doing great!
    4798 days ago
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