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The best reason ever to get back on track...my new granddaughter Kaleigh!

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That's me on the right - pretty much at goal weight, and just needing to continue to tone up.

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Me, at my wedding 13 years ago - 170 pounds

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After decades of struggling with my weight, I discovered SP, and lost almost 50 pounds. I've been maintaining the weight for several years now, but have found myself feeling a little complacent recently. Until the last week or so, my weight hasn't changed, and my clothes continued to fit, so it's been hard to push myself. But I'm feeling a little sluggish, my pants are a little tighter, and at my last doctor appointment, I was diagnosed with prediabetes. So now, with a new granddaughter to motivate me, I plan to take the very best care of myself. Starting tomorrow, I begin tracking my food and exercise again, so I can get myself in the best shape ever. Thin is not necessarily healthy!

April and a 1/2 GOYAAM Action Plan

250 total fitness minutes per week, which will include at least 3 interval workouts per week.

-Recommit to drinking at least 9 glasses of water a day.
-Squeeze in veggies and fiber wherever I can.
-Dessert only once a week. (Still not consistent with this one.)

-Use my timer. Alternate active/still activities.
-Meditate at least 4 times a week, on the days I don't do yoga.
-Read from the Motivation Manifesto every night.

Member Since: 1/15/2008

Fitness Minutes: 69,815

My Goals:
I just want to feel healthy, and confident. I want to be strong enough emotionally that I can face life's challenges without turning to food.

My Program:
Lifestyle Changes:

-Portion control
-Water, water, water
-Reduced "bad" carbs
-More protein
-More fruits & veggies
-Some form of exercise most days. (Never skip 2 days in a row.)

Personal Information:
I live in the middle of nowhere, in Central Illinois.

Other Information:
I teach junior high special education. It's quite a challenge and a big source of fuel for my emotional eating. However, it's incredibly rewarding, and the vacations aren't bad!!!

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