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I have struggled with weight my whole life, the typical yo-yo dieter. Go like crazy, then lose my motivation. I've just spent the last 4 months putting myself on hold -- again! it's so frustrating! I want to experience my life with joy, and I want to feel young (not BE young).
I need to come back to SP and remotivate myself, recreating the good positive habits that helped me to lose weight in the first place. The good thing, I've only gained about 10 pounds total. The bad thing, is that I would continue to gain if I don't take back control.

I will track every little thing that goes into my mouth, and I will track everything I do in the exercise department, too. So, if it doesn't work out, I will modify my program until it does.

I have to remember to make no excuses, no justifications, just accept that everything I do, say, eat, feel is a choice, and there are consequences to every choice made in life. I am taking control of my life...

Member Since: 5/9/2006

Fitness Minutes: 12,415

My Goals:
I thought it would be good to adjust these to what my reality is. Currently as of February 20, I weigh 213.5 pounds.
March 1/11: 212 lbs
Actual: lbs

April 1: 206
Actual: pounds

May 1: 200

June 1: 194

July 1: 188

August 1: 182

September 1: 176

October 1: 170

November 1: 164

My Program:
I am going to be eating between 13 and 16 hundred calories a day (I will eat more on days I do more cardio), cardio 5 times a week, strength training 5 times a week.
Some of my cardio and strength training will be done in the form of circuit training.

Personal Information:
I am a wife, a mother, a friend, an employee, a student, a daughter, a furbaby mama, a sister, and a grand daughter. I live in Alberta Canada, and I enjoy traveling, learning, and being with my family and friends. :):)

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  • v ICECUB
    2365 days ago
    Happy Belated Birthday DONE Girl!!!! Hope you had a GREAT day and got to spend it with those that mean the most. emoticon
    2366 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    Happy Belated Birthday, DONE GIRL

    In Sagittarius the Sun is idealistic and optimistic. Sagittarius is the sign that espouses such high principles as universal love and world peace. As this period of the year is associated with the spirit of giving and good cheer, the Sagittarius personality is recognized for its generosity and expansive demeanor. Sag loves to buy gifts for others. Sag is ruled by Jupiter which expands, so the Sag woman can be a big spender, but she works hard and can make a lot of money. Her health area is around her hips, so she can have nerve pain, joint or groin issues. She wanted to be like her Dad, so she loves being outside, and therefore she really isn't cut out to be a Stay-at-home-Mom. She is a hard worker, but she really doesn't love doing housework. She is a Tomboy at heart and a true athlete. She can have a weight issue, since she can overeat, but she really isn't cut out to be fat as she loves to stay active. She loves animals and can work at a job with animals. She can be a college Professor or a tour guide, as she loves to travel. She is very smart. She does have a blunt mouth, so don't ask her for an opinion unless you want to hear it "straight from the horse's mouth." She never keeps a grudge but tells you to your face what she thinks.
    You are very gregarious, enthusiastic, and open, in all that you do. You have an ability to understand a broad perspective, and to see everything from a total point of view. Your foresight and an ability to visualize the big picture make matters work out well for you most of the time. Always thinking in broad abstract terms, you usually have trouble focusing on details that arise.
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    You have a natural love of the outdoors and may develop strong enthusiasm for sports and outdoor adventure. Sagittarius is the sign most often associated with sports, and you are inclined to physical activity and active endeavors, particularly outdoors.
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    Sagittarius is the sign of higher education. You live to expand your horizons in every possible way, wanting to see the world and experience it. You want to meet interesting people and try everything. Your curiosity is boundless and your desire for knowledge is paramount.
    2366 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Belated Birthday wishes, I hope your day was great! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2366 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Birthday, Done Girl!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2366 days ago
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