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MAY 2009

I lost myself again to the chaos of life circumstances, and apathy was my companion.

I have chosen to make the next 12 months a year of transition in all areas of my life. That means making goals, mapping out plans and taking action every day.

I have made the commitment to myself to honor all that nurtures and supports me, and simplify my life by removing all that weighs me down.

I am transitioning out of "Just Surviving" and moving into "Joyfully Thriving".

COMPLETED: My first goal timeline - 3 months (June 1st - Aug 31st).

- Cultivate & implement healthier lifestyle (DONE)
- Regular exercise routine & tracking calories daily (ONGOING)
- Weight loss: btwn 20-25 pounds

** Shed 24 pounds - Down from 178 to 154 **

Second goal timeline - 3 months (Sept 1st - Nov 30th)

- Continue to maintain new lifestyle; incorporate additional activities
- Continue exercise routine & tracking calories daily
- Weight loss: 20-23 pounds (achieve goal weight)

Third goal timeline - 6 months (Dec 1st - May 31st)

- Switch to complete maintenance of new lifestyle at goal weight
- Maintain exercise routine; track calories weekly (should be familiar with healthy food choices by this time)
- Concentrate on toning body & increasing flexibility

Member Since: 11/24/2004

Fitness Minutes: 46,092

My Goals:
3 mths: Jun1-Aug31
*Goals met - healthy lifestyle launched, lost 24 pounds*
3 mths: Sep1-Nov30

Continue to maintain new lifestyle; incorporate additional activities.

Continue exercise routine & tracking calories daily.

Weight reduction approx. 20-25 pds

Shift focus to non-weight goals.

My Program:
*Log food daily -Calorie range 1200-1550
*Return to a 90%gluten-free diet
*Reduce dairy intake to cheese/yoghurt only (sparingly)

*Exercise 1.5 hours - 5 days a week (optional 6 days)
- Cardio (5x)
- Strength (4x)
- ABS (5x)
- Swimming (1x)

Personal Information:
My name is Nadine and I'm an Aussie now living my dream in NY.

I'm 5'5" and have been overweight since childhood, and obese since 16.

At 42, I'm DONE and ready to restore my body to its full potential of true strength, health and beauty.

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Living my Life Intuitively -- and sharing it with the World Village, so please visit me at

Other Information:
Highest Weight: 280 lbs

May 2009 (return)
SP Start Weight: 178 lbs
Goal Weight: 133 lbs

(Lost 15 lbs in 2006 & kept it off for 18 mths. It started creeping back in 2008. And now I'm back to where I started... 178 lbs)

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    Nadine just dropping by to send you some sunshine for the day. I hope your bright light shines today.
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    808 days ago
    Nadine you are always inspiring! Hope your life is full of joy and happiness.
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    951 days ago
    Just wanted to let you know I'm back to being active on Spark but most of all you were always such a great inspiration to me with thoughtful blog posts. Thank you and if you need me, I'm here
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    1015 days ago
    Nadine, I'm SO thrilled to hear from you and so HAPPY that you are going to make some Spark time...I've been doing well and have FINALLY gotten started on Josh's story...I'm committing to 3,000 words a day, I'll have 80,000 words in a month...then the editing will begin...but I'm finally moving forward and that's awesome! emoticon emoticon Please please please keep pushing me forward and I'll do the same for you okay, okay? DEAL! emoticon emoticon
    3738 days ago
    NADINE!!! Our pounds must have been hanging out together and decided to hunt us down!!!! All of my "extras" found their way back too! This time, lets not leave a bread crumb trail ;)

    Hope you are well my spark friend emoticon
    3742 days ago
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