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Im a mother of 7 grown children. Im grandmother to 23 grandchildren. Im 59...I live in Michigan,,,and I want 2015 to be 'the year'. I love Vintage anything and I love gardening. Camping rocks. God and family:)

What I hope is different is actually not just 'lurking' ...but participating. I've decided I'm going to start looking for support and help...and stop trying to do everything alone:)

I want food to become a 'normal' thing for me. I am not what I eat...I am me, Overeating is just something I do, that's not that great for me:) Im going to change it. One Day at a Time.

Change for me, to be successful, this 'millionth' time of a weight loss to change my thinking. Start small. Change things that I can change...little bits at a time. Just keep doing it,,until I no longer have to think about it.

I raised 7 kids...I can lose weight:)

Member Since: 4/13/2010

Fitness Minutes: 4,085

My Goals:
Of course my ultimate goal is to lose weight, but I am so tired of even saying the words, that I'm just taking a new approach. Shaking up my thinking. Tackling the things that are holding me back,,,in small steps. Not just exercising ...but literally moving more. Not so much 'sit around time''s crept up on me, with the pounds. It kind of comes with the territory. Im just going to keep 'showing up' for myself on this.

My Program:
Go to Bed earlier..helping with that nighttime 'eating claw'

Better planning/Weekly Food choices

Weaning hubby and I off box food. All of it? Maybe. Small steps at a time.

Cooking less....after having 7 kids and 21+ grandkids, cooking 'small' is a less leftovers.

Replace eating with other rewarding things. Sewing is one. (Gardening, soon) My new Etsy shop (selling vintage)
Setting up my small costume shop downstair

Walking or my CD (sweatin to the oldies, etc)

Personal Information:
I live in Michigan. I've been in the same town for over 25 years. Married since 1975 to the same great guy, Garret. We have 7 children (all ours, yes) and 21 grandchildren. God is good and life is good.

Other Information:
I love to garden. Each year I get better at it,,and it's 'free' exercise that doesn't feel like exercise!

I started to collect Vintage clothing when my kids were small, while we were shopping the thrifts (before it became popular) for costumes,,and all kinds of stuff...Im a 'thrifter'!

Vintage clothing led to lots and lots of costumes. I sold Vintage clothing for a few years on ebay,,meanwhile costumes 'grew'..Now..I run a community sale every my house...yep...every room upstairs, almost, is full of costumes for the whole month:) It's work..but a blast!

I Love love Camping!! In a camper..a tent...rustic...fancy campgrounds, state campgrounds...I will camp in a store parking lot ppl...if I have good friends!! Campfires, and my floatie raft on the lake!

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    Nice blog about fearing food. I appreciate what you go through. Every day is a battle for me too. Some days are better than others. I have read about a new diagnosis called Binge eating disorder (BED) that fully explains what I go through, it may not be what you experience but being aware of the fact that others have the same disorder as me helped me to deal with my problem. Remember that we are all in this together, and we can offer support whenever you need it.

    1934 days ago
    Thank you for liking my blog:)
    Have a great week!
    1935 days ago
    Welcome to Eat Up and Slim Down! Yep! Yep! You will definitely learn something about food you probably didn't already know...

    I too had a V-8 moment from reading Body Clutter from FLYLady... perhaps when you are eating... you are remembering a time when you were enjoying a TIME... and now when you eat that food... way back in your mind... you are back in that TIME. Next time you reach for that favorite food... try to remember when the first time you ENJOYED that food....

    Let's eat to live... not live to eat! emoticon
    1940 days ago
    Hi and welcome to the Progress, Not Perfection team!
    1940 days ago
    Thanks for reading my today's blog and for the positive comments.

    1941 days ago
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