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This is my real life - not a practice round!

So much for the back story. I'm in this to improve my quality of life and hopefully to look a little better. I'm changing things up a little. Forget not using the scale. By ignoring it, I'm not making the kind of progress I need to make....that is , NO PROGRESS.

So, BACK TO DAILY WEIGH-INS TO KEEP ME ACCOUNTABLE!!
(I'm leaving the rest of my 'whys' / history below, in case you're suffering from insomnia, or in case it might open the door to dialogue between us.)
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So much for the back story. I'm in this to improve my quality of life and hopefully to look a little better. I'm changing things up a little. Forget not using the scale. By ignoring it, I'm not making the kind of progress I need to make....that is , NO PROGRESS.

So, BACK TO DAILY WEIGH-INS TO KEEP ME ACCOUNTABLE!!
(I'm leaving the rest of my 'whys' / history below, in case you're suffering from insomnia, or in case it might open the door to dialogue between us.)

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Back in the Spark world again, and I realize how much I have missed this supportive community. My life is still a little crazy. I work in Social Services and travel throughout the state quite a bit. Both daughters live in town and they have their own sweet families so I'm able to play with my grandbabies some - 3 so far, with another due in September. I'm in a long term relationship with a wonderful man who is my best friend and cheerleader! I have a lot to live for, but without making significant changes in my lifestyle and making better choices, my health will suffer.

After being absent for a couple of years, I have added a few pounds. This is the place I really need to be connected with to ensure my focus on health and getting rid of fat becomes a reality. This lifestyle change is really needed. Turning 60 this past October made me realize that I really don't need to play around at this any more.

My previous fitness program was intense and provided virtually no weight loss results. I have realized that counting calories may work for some, but not for me. I heard someone recently say that "weight loss is not a math equation, it is a science experiment!" There are many factors that affect weight, and I think hormones play a huge part. So, I promise to quit doing the same thing and expecting different results.

My new plan is to follow the SANE method based on "The Calorie Myth" by Jonathan Bailor. This is a Science based program that is based on the research of thousands of scientific studies. I plan to follow these 5 steps:

1 - Eat SANE foods (10 servings of non-starchy veggies per day, high quality lean proteins, whole food fats, and low-fructose fruits).
2 - Gradually, safely and sustainably exercise as many of my muscle fibers as possible for 10 - 20 mins once per week and to do interval exercises once per week.
3 - Get 8 hours of sleep per night.
4. Stay hydrated
5 - Do something to restore myself - like yoga, dance, stretching, walking, etc. each day.

Okay, that's it for now. My goal weight is 152 lbs. A sort of random number, but when I weighed that I felt good. I wanted to get back to my original weight, but 7# 6 oz. is not possible!



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Member Since: 10/18/2009

SparkPoints: 15,422

Fitness Minutes: 21,923

My Goals:
Weigh 180 by 10/19/15

Weigh 195 by 8/1/15!

6,000 steps per day through July 2015. Move to 8K per day in August, 10K per day in September.

Complete eccentric exercise 1 x per week.

Eat healthy, sane food every day.

Celebrate life in a thoughtful, healthy way.


My Program:
1) Forgetting all the great excuses that I have used to prevent myself from achieving my long-term goals.
2) Setting some short term goals that build to long term goal. Duh - with no goals no wonder I'm floating around like a cork on the ocean!
3) Being more invested in this endeavor. It isn't going to happen by magic.


Personal Information:
I live in Northwest GA - a beautiful community.
The best part of my life is being a Mom to 2 beautiful daughters and Gabby to 3 (soon to be 4) beautiful grands.
SEC Football is the greatest, and there is NO team that can compare with my UGA Bulldogs - GO DAWGS!

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LORI-K
7/2/2015 9:09:09 PM

Hi Ellen! Thank you for stopping by my blog! I appreciate your words of encouragement. You are so right about kids and not being in control. LOL. They are a major handful.
You're doing good on your walk challenge! 6K steps a day is nothing to sneeze at. I have my fitbit giving me motivation. I feel like things are on the upswing. I feel a run coming soon!
I hope you're having a great summer. DO you have any fun plans for the 4th? Enjoy and have a safe one!
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5/26/2015 9:36:38 PM

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5/2/2015 12:46:52 AM

emoticon L - Little by little does the trick!
emoticon E - Every choice is important.
emoticon T - Trust yourself.
emoticon S - Stumbling is not falling.

emoticon G - Great changes take time - be patient.
emoticon E - Encourage yourself every day
emoticon T - Today is all that is important.

emoticon M - Momentum is difficult to establish, but what keeps you going.
emoticon O - Obstacles are there to make you stronger.
emoticon V - Victory will be yours
emoticon I - If you bite it - write it!
emoticon N - Never give up!
emoticon G - Giant steps don’t work - baby steps do.

emoticon M - Minute by minute - you can win it!
emoticon A - Attitude determines your altitude.
emoticon Y - You’re in control!

emoticon Make May your month to get in shape!



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LORI-K
4/29/2015 9:31:04 AM

Hi Ellen! Thanks for checking on me. I am dealing with a very troubled, angry, moody teenaged boy right now which has made my fitness and nutrition program suffer. I am hoping things calm down soon. We are now homeschooling and I am hoping to get back to some sort of routine soon.
How are YOU doing? I am so glad to see you back on Spark. You seem so positive and happy. Yay!!
Have a great rest of the week. I am trying for a run today.
Hugs.



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4/28/2015 10:31:56 PM

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`*♥☆ Thanks stopping by to read my Marvelous Monday blog, and I'm so glad you liked it. I really appreciate your positive comments about it. I do hope you will stop by more often. I do hope you have a wonderful rest of the week, and don't forget to Be-You-tiful!
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