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Accept what is; let go of what was; have faith in what will be.
Take chances, Be bold, be silly, be weird!!

I'm still here, trying to establish healthy habits to get rid of this fat.

10 Reasons I Want to Lose Weight...
1. To improve my total health, mentally, physically, spiritually.
2. To look great in clothes I really love.
3. To gain energy for future grand-kids and fun activities.
4. To improve my confidence and self-esteem.
5. To improve a few obesity related ailments I've acquired.
6. To avoid any new obesity related illnesses and ailments.
7. To stop hiding from cameras and hating myself in pictures.
8. To make myself proud as well as certain people in my life.
9. To improve my social anxiety from feeling like/being the fattest, ugliest woman everywhere I go.
10. To embrace life authentically, fully, magically, joyfully, and be my own kind of healthy, confident, 'beautiful' ME.

One of these days I will move to the beach... a place that I daydream about daily... where I can enjoy the sunshine, turquoise water, sea salt breezes and release every stress I've ever felt. The beach is a place to release worries, a respite for a weary working girl, a regeneration of feeling alive.

I feel like a misplaced islander. I've said this many times for years.
I’m pretty sure I was a mermaid in a past life.

Quotes and Song Lyrics I Love:
“I am a question to the world
not an answer to be heard
or a moment that's held in your arms
and what do you think you'd ever say
I won't listen anyway
you don't know me
and I'll never be what you want me to be”
~ John Rzeznik ~ I'm Still Here

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities.”
~Dr. Seuss

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
~Maya Angelou

My FAT history:
Back in March, 2007 when I first joined SP, I was over 200 lbs. I lost a lot, but not to goal, then gained, then lost, then gained and so forth on this crappy roller coaster of weight gain/loss. I have started over here numerous times, eventually I'll get it right and will reach my goal and be freakin' healthy!
02/29/08 - 179
August 2014 - 195
07/11/16 - 272.5 - highest weight ever
01/01/17 - 249.5
01/01/18 - 230.0
01/27/18 - 224.8
04/07/18 - 230.8 - start weight for '18 Spring 5% Challenge
05/01/18 - started Keto
05/07/18 - 223.8
05/19/18 - 218.4 - final weight for '18 Spring 5% Challenge - 12.4 lbs lost
06/05/18 - 216.6 - start weight for '18 Summer BL Challenge
06/30/18 - 209.8 - start weight for '18 Summer 5% Challenge
07/21/18 - 205.8
08/15/18 - 203.8 - final weight for Summer BL Challenge - 12.8 lbs lost
09/11/18 - 202.0 - lowest weight of 2018
Keto pretty much ended around this time.
10/06/18 - 206.2 - always a hard time of year
12/12/18 - 210.0 - off diet, off plan, off everything
01/01/19 - 225.8 - combination of overeating, bloat, and not enough water or discipline
02/01/19 - 220.2 - on track for 1 pound per week loss
03/01/19 - 220.2 - behind, no commitment, no consistency
04/01/19 - 217.4
05/21/19 - 220.4 - totally sucks
06/04/19 - 223.0 - omg
07/01/19 - 225.0 - absolute fat ass suckage. What the hell am I doing? Pull it together!
07/31/19 - 217.8
08/01/19 - 220.4 - yes, fluctuations really suck
08/31/19 - 215.2
09/01/19 - 212.4
09/30/19 - 214.4
10/01/19 - 214.2
10/31/19 - 218.2 - aaaaand we're UP again. :/
11/01/19 - 220.2 - of course.
Pull it together! Net some loss for the year, it's not too late.
11/30/19 -
12/01/19 -
12/31/19 -
01/01/20 - I am already looking forward to 2020! My Year of Focus, Release and Depth

Member Since: 3/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 21,904

My Goals:
To improve my mind, body, and spirit.
To establish healthy habits for those improvements.
I want to be healthy and feel good about myself inside and out.

Specific weight goals along the way....
199.5 - finally under 200
191 - I go from obese to overweight BMI
158 - I go from overweight to normal BMI
121 to 158 is normal BMI range for 5’7”

My Program:
Food: Combination of Mediterranean and Ketogenic Diets
Drink: Coffee in the mornings, then water (at least 64 oz) until it's acceptable to drink Wine.
Exercise: 20 minutes cardio

Personal Information:
I'm a 54 year old, 5'7" Christian Mom of 4 (ages 28, 25, 23, 19), and wife for 33 years to the best husband in the world (together 36 years), with no grandkids yet. I live in Arkansas and work full time. I love the ocean and beaches, rain, thunderstorms, horror movies, books, daydreaming, coffee, red wine, Halloween, Christmas, giving, fountain pens, stickers, journals, planners, drawing and doodling, coloring, the moon, the sun, nature, cats, rock music, art, the colors of fall, the colors of the ocean, things that are hippy-ish and bohemian, things that are strange, unusual, dark, and a bit odd, and I'm always trying to learn more and more about my physical, mental and spiritual self. I also believe in learning new things (currently trying to learn about astrology) and writing things down... plans, lists, venting, etc.

Proud to be Ravenclaw!
Patronus: Fox
Wand: Redwood with a Phoenix feather core 10 ¾" and Quite Bendy flexibility

Other Information:
I have a very bad habit of vegging out in my recliner after work, something I really need to work on!

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    Aahhh . . . yes, we’ve finally arrived at our favorite day of the week - Friday! Today’s jokes and cartoons are in honor of National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day. Who knew there was actually a day set aside to tackle this maligned task! This ties in perfectly with our Sparking, and of course, cleaning out the ol’ frig is a great way to get ready, and make more room there for the big T-Day in just a couple of weeks!
    Time to get our “Friday Happy” on!

    I bought my daughter a refrigerator for her new kitchen remodel. You should have seen her face light up when she opened it!

    I had a rude awakening this morning. Apparently my freezer stopped working during the night, but it’s all just water under the fridge now.

    My grandfather made his fortune in the appliance business. He’s a fridge magnate.

    While I was walking through the kitchen I heard the faint chorus of the song Stayin’ Alive. It was just the chives talkin’.

    If you’re not supposed to eat at night, why is there a light in the refrigerator?

    Gotta go! My refrigerator’s been running, and I really need to catch it!
    2 days ago
    Thank you for posting to let me know the challenge began! I meant to say this yesterday, but turned my computer off after posting my stats lol. Hope the week is being kind to you! LOVE your fall page!
    3 days ago
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    The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow. Don't give up!
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  • v SHARON10002
    It's Motivational Monday, and even though this is a week late, the message is still meant to help you through not only this week ,but the rest of the month. I'm wishing you a nurturing , and nourishing November - all for the body, spirit, and soul!

    emoticon N - Nurture yourself to a new and fabulous you!
    emoticon U - Use your mistakes as stepping stones to a new path.
    emoticon R - Replace your fear with gratitude, and your whole world changes.
    emoticon T- The thoughtful heart will find many blessings in almost every hour.
    emoticon U - Unwind in your favorite place each day to reclaim your balance.
    emoticon R - Remind yourself to celebrate your tiniest victories today.
    emoticon I - Invest in “me time” to help keep your determination fresh each day.
    emoticon N- New choices are always a possibility.
    emoticon G - Gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life.

    emoticon N - Nurture and instill the practice of family values every day.
    emoticon O - Our most significant growth happens when we least expect it.
    emoticon V - Victory lies in every choice you make. Be wise.
    emoticon E - Every experience, good or bad, is a lesson for you.
    emoticon M - Make time for something you enjoy doing today!
    emoticon B - Be grateful for what you have.
    emoticon E - Expect abundance at every level to meet your every need.
    emoticon R - Remember you are loved for just being you.
    5 days ago
    Renee -- I hope you enjoyed being in the StarLight on your special day--your wedding photos are gorgeous! Best Wishes to you and yours for a great life together!
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