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Now that I work from home, it is a lot easier to find time for myself. So.. there is no excuse not to exercise!

Here is to making the most of it!

Member Since: 4/16/2011

Fitness Minutes: 56,415

My Goals:
I am making small changes. I want to lose pounds and never come back here (here being weighing 275 pounds) So I want those changes to be sustainable.

My main focus now is to think before eating and to read labels. I aim to eat no food with ingredients that are not really recognized by my body as being food. (preservatives, palm oil, sugarlose, fructose, any other ose...) If I want cookies, I have to make them from scratch. out with most of what the food industry is trying to put in my mouth to make me eat more and make their profits grow.

My Program:
- eat as much veggies and fruits as I can in a day
- Make sure I get plenny of protein in my breakfast and lunch
- walk as much as possible (try and improve total distance walked each month)
- keep a positive attitude
- Be kind to myself and not make myself feel guilty
- go to the gym 3 times a week
- I also instated a cash reward program for myself. Cash that I can spend on myself without judgment. No need to ask if I should, if I really need it or if I may have something at home that could do.

When I weight, for 4 consecutive days :
- under 270.......... $40.00 - Done Jan 19th 2019
- under 265.......... $40.00
- day 1 : April 3rd 2019,
- day 2 :
- day 3 :
- day 4 :
- under 260.......... $60.00
- under 255.......... $40.00
- under 250.......... $70.00
- under 245.......... $40.00
- under 240.......... $80.00
- under 235.......... $40.00
- under 230.......... $90.00
- under 225.......... $40.00

Personal Information:
I am 55 married with 3 grown girls. Soon to be a grandmother
I am a developper who still goes to school to improve my craft. Will probably have my Bachelor's degree in IT Engineering by the time I am 60. who knows I may go for my Master's! before I'm 70? We'll see...

If anything, I have learned to appreciate what I have and not worry so much about things I can't control.

Other Information:
I like renovating, sewing, music and baking. But right now School is my hobby.
the dresses on the wedding pics where made by me.
It was a big project. 4 dresses, 4 pants and 4 shirts. But it was worth it!

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    thank you :)
    2 days ago
    I'm actually doing pretty good, all things considered. I admit I have had my issues with stress and anxiety during the last few years (How am I going to pay my bills!?!?!?!). But somehow, someway, everything has worked out.

    It's sweet of you wishing that you could do something to help me. :) It's also a little funny because I enter the Publisher's Clearing House sweepstakes every day (for years now!!) hoping to win the $5,000 per week for life prize so I can pay off all my bills, help my brother with his bills, make sure my dad has everything he desires and help out my friends, both real life and online who have been struggling.

    If I could win that prize I wouldn't ever have to worry again about "how to pay the bills" and I could be a blessing to so many other people.

    All I need to do is win the prize!! lol
    12 days ago
    It sounds like the whole covid thing has worked out fairly well for you!! Spend less money, work from home and got help with getting the home office set up! Good for you!!!

    As for me... I haven't really worked since October 2015 when I got my shoulder torn up. So this whole "stay home" thing we've done for almost a year now didn't really interfere too much with my life.
    14 days ago
    I am doing well, thank you. I hope you and your family are doing well through this Winter and covid mess.
    14 days ago
    Aww thanks for your blog comments :)
    15 days ago
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