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I've been out of work for quite a while and gained back all the weight I lost before plus 10 pounds or so. At first I think I was a bit depressed and ate to stuff the emotions. I didn't track my eating, and I started sitting a lot at home (next to my husband, who works from home and sits a lot as well) and not exercising even though I have lots of time to exercise. All of those behaviors became habits, and I'm still doing them. Most of my clothes don't fit, and the ones that do don't fit well. I've just been having trouble getting back on track. I feel ashamed that I let myself backslide so far, so I've been reading articles and tracking my exercise (when I do it) on SP but not participating in any of my SparkTeams and not blogging. I'm not 100% back yet, but I thought my SparkPage needed updating, especially to fit in the new format better.

Here are some of my reasons for wanting to lose weight:

1. I want to fit into seats better -- at movie theaters, on airplanes, at amusement parks...
2. I hate shopping in the "Plus" size sections of the store. The selection there is usually terrible.
3. I do not want my knee pains and occasional back pains to turn into something more serious.
4. I'd like to have more energy.
5. I want my clothes to fit again.
6. I want to feel better about myself.

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Some quotes that inspire me:

The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else's highlight reel. - Steven Furtick

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
-- George Bernard Shaw

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
-- Maria Robinson

Finish each day
And be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and
Absurdities have crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
-Herm Albright

If what you are doing is worth doing, hang in there until it is done.
-- Nido Qubein

FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real
- Hill Harper? (Not sure if he got this one from someone else or not.)

TEN THOUGHTS TO LIVE BY:

1. Thou shalt not worry, for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities.

2. Thou shalt not be fearful, for most of the things we fear never come to pass.

3. Thou shalt not cross bridges before you come to them, for no one yet has succeeded in accomplishing this.

4. Thou shalt face each problem as it comes; you can only handle one at a time anyway.

5. Thou shalt not take problems to bed with you, for they make very poor bedfellows.

6. Thou shalt not borrow other peoples' problems. They can better care for them than you can.

7. Thou shalt not try to relive yesterday for good or ill, for it is forever gone. Concentrate on what is happening in your life and be happy now.

8. Thou shalt be a good listener, for only when you listen do you hear ideas different from your own. It is hard to learn something new when you are talking, and some people do know more than you do.

9. Thou shalt not become bogged down by frustration, for 90 percent of it is rooted in self-pity and will only interfere with positive action.

10. Thou shalt count thy blessings, never overlooking the small ones -- for a lot of small blessings add up to a big one!

-- Author unknown

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My previous SparkPage Intro, full of inspiring quotes, can be found in my 5/27/2016 blog entry.
http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171161


Member Since: 6/5/2007

Fitness Minutes: 66,174

My Goals:
I would like to be a healthy weight and not obese or overweight.

I would like to strengthen my core so that my back and knees do not hurt.

I would like to be physically fit enough to hike down into the Grand Canyon someday ... and back up again (the next day).

I would like to fit in my clothes again.


My Program:
1. Monitoring my caloric intake, trying to make sure I get enough fiber and calcium each day.

2. Watching the patterns in how my calories are spread over carbs, protein, and fat. I have noticed that I should actually eat more fat and protein and less carbs in general.

3. Making a conscious effort to eat more fruits and vegetables (vegetables in particular because I don't like them as well as I like fruit).

4. Exercising more by taking the stairs, walking to events/locations in the neighborhood that I need to go to, riding the stationary recumbent bike occasionally, working out using EA Sports Active and Wii Fit Plus on the Wii, trying out SparkPeople videos on YouTube and DVD, and participating in challenges (like SP bootcamps).



Personal Information:
I live in Southern California and work as a systems engineer. I married an wonderful man on 8/8/2009 and have two sons, ages 25 and 17. My younger son is involved in Boy Scouts and church youth group, and I occasionally volunteer with those groups.


Other Information:
I love looking at the stars and learning about space. I have a goal to get a job supporting astronomy and space exploration.

I like to read fantasy and science fiction, humorous books, and self-improvement books (including diet and health books). I like to watch movies, almost any genre except horror, although I gravitate to comedies, sci-fi, and fantasy. I really want to travel, but wonder if I'll have to wait until the boys grow up to have the time and money. I'd like to see Australia, the Pyramids, England, Italy, France, Spain ... there are so many cool places to go!




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    Believe in yourself -
    in the power you have
    to control your own life, day by day,
    Believe in the strength
    that you have deep inside,
    and your faith will help
    show you the way.
    Believe in tomorrow
    and what it will bring -
    let a hopeful heart carry you through,
    For the things will work out
    if you trust and believe
    there's no limit
    to what you can do.
    ~~ Anonymous ~~
    6 days ago
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    emoticon Anytime is a good time to plant a new dream. There's no need to wait until Spring. No green thumb is required. You've already got rich soil - your talents, experience and abilities. Just water regularly with determination, add the sunshine of hope and watch that dream grow!
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    -Woman's World Magazine
    18 days ago
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    Wouldn't it be wonderful
    If every day we're living
    We stopped to count our blessings
    Like we do on Thanksgiving?
    If every day we took the time
    For gratefully expressing
    Our thankfulness for every joy
    And every little blessing...
    Wouldn't it be wonderful
    If we would just remember
    Gratitude's a year-round thing
    Not only for November!
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    Wishing you many blessings to count and many joys to remember
    this Thanksgiving Day and all the days that follow! Your support and
    encouragement have been a real blessing in my journey!
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    23 days ago
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    Sometimes we need help. For many of us the biggest and best small step we will ever take is to reach out and let someone help us. This journey is not about doing it alone – It’s about figuring out what help and support we need to move forward and then seeking out that assistance. Taking that step is not a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of self-respect, hope and strength.
    25 days ago
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    "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough." ~ Oprah Winfrey
    28 days ago
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