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Each day is a fresh start and a chance to do things right. Why not do my best today, be my best from this moment forward.

Right where I am
"I have come to believe that there really is no such thing as a backslide. It's all part of moving forward, even when it doesn't feel like it.

There are many clichés in the dieting world: Get back on the wagon, Get back on track, Start again tomorrow (or on Monday,) and so on. I like to think that it's more a matter of continuing from right where I am." Thank you Dietgirl

I found her story very inspiring. And hit home for me on many levels. You can find her here:

Member Since: 1/23/2007

Fitness Minutes: 2,832

My Goals:
I have many goals, dreams and aspirations.

To be able to function, use my body to do the work and play I want to participate in. To love fully and unabashedly give of myself and my time and energy. Therefore... Fitness is a primary goal.

Yes, I want to lose weight. My doctors think I am unrealistic about my goal weight, but I honestly do not. I know my height and what my healthy weight once was. I remember being fit and trim. I may never be 120 pounds of solid muscle, ballet dancer I once was, but I think it is reasonable after many years of being mobidly obese to be 150 pounds. Yes, I know that the assault of being morbidly obese has increased my bone density and that I simply weigh more on the inside than your average bear.

I choose today to have mini goals. Daily, weekly and monthly. And seasonal, every 4 months, to check in with myself and reevaluate me, my life and my progress along this path less traveled.

10% of my weight in 4 month increment

My Program:
Being status post gastric surgery as of June 14, 2007 I am committed to focusing on Protein first, then Veggies and then Fruit. To take the vitamins I need to stay healthy for the rest of my life.

I do not do processed foods, sugars, flours, most grains. I simply do not feel good when I eat them, and they bring on the phenomenon of cravings.

Artificial sweetners literally hurt my belly, I do not do them.

I have given up snacking between meals.

I aspire to eat, work and love like my ancestors. I am very old school. About 3000 years or so, old school.

Paleo with a twist, yes.
No S Diet with a protein focus. I strive for organic, local and whole foods.

My doctor's suggestion is this, if anything lands in my mouth, that is when a meal begins. So if a bug flies in my mouth, I need to eat a lot of bugs, or whatever, to ensure it is a nutrient dense meal.

Committed to not drinking anything 30 min before, 30 min after eating

Personal Information:
I am a native of New Mexico, which will always be one of my sacred places on this big beautiful planet.

As a travel RN, I spent a lot of time in Utah and came to fall in love with the state and the people there.

Recently moved from Washington State to Colorado, to be nearer to family. This is where I have my surgeries, as there are some great magnet hospitals here and I have the love and support of my family.

I am scheduled for the first of my Total Knee Replacements. Am very excited about this surgery, as my bone spurs have me currently walking like a very sad 99 year old. Looking forward to full range of motion again and being back on my bicycle!

No more bone on bone in my knees will be true liberation. I will always have physical challenges, but intend to be the best me I can be. I intend to live simply, to simply continue to grow old gracefully and enjoy making a difference all along the way.

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Take Care.

I really really mean that, simply Take Care.

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  • v OOLALA53
    Thanks for joining the renegade Living Binge Free group where the scale and calories DO NOT rule. We aim first simply not to binge and keep moving toward consistent moderate enjoyment of all foods, inching ourselves away from processed to fresher and whole. We determine where we are in the ratio as we go, knowing that extremes lead to pendulum swings. It takes longer than most want, but we're here to hold your hand! emoticon
    2909 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    “The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.”
    -John C. Maxwell
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    Get ready for a healthy week, Sparkfriend! You know what you want, and you know what you need to do in order to make it happen...so just do it! Push yourself, even if you don't feel like it...because you really are worth the effort!

    2949 days ago
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    "The common conception is that motivation leads to action, but the reverse is true....action precedes motivation. You have to "prime the pump" and get the juice flowing, which motivates you to work on your goals. Getting momentum going is the most difficult part of the job, and often taking the first step is enough to prompt you to make the best of your day."
    -Robert McKain
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    Just stopping by to wish you a fun and healthy weekend! Keep your goals in mind, and keep doing your best to make progress towards reaching them. Never forget that you are always worth your very best effort!
    2958 days ago
    Love, Laughter, Joy and all the Blessings of Spring and a New Beginning.
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