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I lost weight 3 years ago the old fashioned way, counting calories on Sparkpeople. I craved the entire time, then gained it back and then some. May 2, 2015 I started Trim Healthy Mama. As of today, May 15, I've lost a few pounds. More importantly, I've lost my cravings - even when I taste carb & fat ridden foods.
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Update on May 8, 2016 - I lost 18 pounds while following THM principles over several months, fell off the bandwagon, but only gained 3 pounds back. Not bad. I'm back on the THM plan and plan to keep going.
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Other goals I want to do at a lower weight:
Hike the Blue Beaver Trail up Lookout Mountain.
Spend a night at the Hike-Inn.
Swim with the manatees in FL.
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May 2019 - The weight I lost in 2016, I've gained back. I'm working on weight loss again, and I've lost 10 pounds over 3 months, 5 in March, none in April, 5 in May. I really think 3 to 5 pounds a month is realistic for me.

Oct. 2019 - I've lost 23 pounds since March, average loss is 3 pounds in a month. I try to walk 20 minutes a day, mostly I do. And I do not stay perfectly on my plan.

My eating plan: Using the Sparkpeople suggested diet for my age, height & weight. Most lunches are a Premier Shake with a dark chocolate bar of 150 calories in the afternoon. Mostly avoiding processed foods, but no banned foods.


Member Since: 5/2/2012

Fitness Minutes: 11,872

My Goals:
Right now, I'm striving to leave the obese category and get to the overweight category. At that time, I will re-evaluate my goal.


My Program:
My eating plan: Using the Sparkpeople suggested diet for my age, height & weight. Most lunches are a Premier Shake with a chocolate bar of 150 calories in the afternoon. Mostly avoiding processed foods, but no banned foods.

I'm tracking my food on Sparkpeople.
30 min. of cardio 5X/week



Personal Information:
I live on top of a mountain, am married, and have a 19 year old son.


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Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. - Calvin Coolidge




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  • v SHARON10002
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    Happy Friday! It's the beginning of a long holiday weekend, and one we as Americans love to celebrate - Independence Day. It is sad that this term is now used infrequently. Why not remind others what the celebration is all about? People have forgotten what 4th of July really is about. It's not just another day for cookouts, fun, and fireworks. Our July 4th commemorates what our ancestors fought for, and the freedom(s) that we have, and use everyday. It's not fireworks and parties. That's just what makes it fun. Wish all your friends and family "A Happy Independence Day", and help them remember, too!

    I'm hoping I can fire up your enthusiasm for some holiday fun with these hot jokes. I hope you'll get a real bang out of them!

    emoticon What kind of tea did the American colonists want?
    Liberty!

    emoticon Did you hear the joke about the Liberty Bell?
    It cracked me up!

    emoticon A battery and a firework were arrested.
    They charged one, and let the other one off.

    emoticon Which colonists told the most jokes?
    Punsylvanians!

    emoticon What's red, white, and blue and likes to wave?
    The American flag.

    This one will crack you up. . .
    emoticon How come there are no knock knock jokes about America?
    Because freedom rings!

    emoticon Why did the colonial doctor give America a clean bill of health?
    It had a good, strong constitution.

    emoticon What did the little firecracker say to the big firework?
    Hi Pop!

    emoticon What would you get if you crossed a patriot with a very classy, curly-haired dog?
    A Yankee Poodle Dandy.

    I hope you didn't find any of these jokes to be flame-outs or real duds!
    Enjoy your weekend and keep freedom ringing! emoticon
    88 days ago
  • v GOCALGAL
    emoticon Just checking in to wish you well! emoticon
    131 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
    It's Motivational Monday, and the beginning of a new month. I hope you have assessed your progress, and adjusted your goals. Let's make May our motivational leap forward!

    emoticon M - Momentum is necessary, fuel yours daily with positive thinking.
    emoticon O - Obstacles are not meant to stop you; but help you change direction to the right path.
    emoticon T – Take each day one choice at a time.
    emoticon I – I can do this; I know I can. It’s going to take patience, and constant commitment.
    emoticon V - Victory is not won in miles, but in inches. Inch by inch it’s a cinch!
    emoticon A – A positive attitude is your best daily companion.
    emoticon T – The lessons are in the journey, and not the destination. True joy is in the trip.
    emoticon I – Imagine what you can do in just 30 days!
    emoticon O – Obstacles are rarely the same size tomorrow as they are today. Keep moving forward.
    emoticon N – Notice and celebrate the little victories - they matter.
    emoticon A – Adversity is the diamond dust God uses to polish His jewels.
    emoticon L – Live each day as if it were your last.


    emoticon M - Minute by minute - you can win it!
    emoticon A - Attitude determines your altitude. Keep yours positive.
    emoticon Y - You can do it!

    emoticon Make May the month to propel yourself forward, and get into shape!
    147 days ago
  • v MAWMAW101
    I thought of you today as I poured my morning coffee into a cup from Stone Mountain Georgia! Because I can’t travel I will reminisce with the cups I saved, although I had to get rid of several.
    Have a great day! Big virtual hugs!
    148 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
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    Happy Friday! Well, you can definitely tell Spring is in the Air with all the people who are sneezing due to seasonal allegies. So here are some jokes I think will make you giggle.

    Knock, knock.
    Who's there?
    Ah.
    Ah who?
    God Bless You!

    My allegies had me sneezing all day, but I felt blessed.

    If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?
    Pilgrims

    Oldies Song title: Blowin'' in the Wind - Peter Pollen Mary

    Spring: When your nose does more running than you do.

    Am I allergic to invisible parasites? I dust mite be.

    What tool can fix allergies? A Benedryl

    What do you call Dracula with Allergies?
    Pollen Count

    Have a Happy Friday and a bee-u-tiful weekend!
    165 days ago
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