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Leaving the ghosts of the past behind with gratitude, compassion & forgiveness. Making my health & well-being a priority for the first time in my life.
Leaving the ghosts of the past behind with gratitude, compassion & forgiveness. Making my health & well-being a priority for the first time in my life.



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 current weight: 274.0 

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Member Since: 11/11/2009

SparkPoints: 13,444

Fitness Minutes: 6,566

My Goals:
Lose weight, increase strength & stamina, reduce stress

My Program:
3/22/15 - 5% challenge eating plan: Sparkpeople calorie range & using BistroMD high protein meals 5 days per week as an aid. No simple carbs.

5% challenge exercise plan: walking 30 minutes, 5 days per week, yoga 2 days per week. Increasing exercise as injuries heal.

Overall plan - healthy eating, exercise, journaling, meditation

Highest weight: most likely 300ish, but I stopped weighing when I hit 298 (spring '14). Restart on Sparkpeople: 288 1/1/15.

Goodbye 270's
Goodbye 280's 3/22/15
Goodbye 290's 12/28/15

Personal Information:
I'm from Boston, a city I love despite the weather :). Currently, I work in the publishing industry and also as a counselor for youth & families. I have a passion for travel, writing reading and hiking.

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Reasons I want to lose weight:

1. Healthier body (no more achy joints, muscle weakness)
2. Increased energy.
3. Longevity - eventually be a strong & healthy senior and avoid disease.
4. Enhance stamina/strength to be able to hike/bike/ski, etc.
5. To live more fully/stop holding myself back due to weight.
6. Increased confidence.
7. Be a better example for the children in my life.
8. Travel to exotic places & not be limited by my weight
9. Feel like I look great in clothes again & can wear whatever I want.
10. Being strong/confident in my own skin will help me be more assertive in goal-seeking.

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Member Comments:
7/21/2015 6:27:18 PM

Belated happy birthday!

How's your summer going?

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6/22/2015 9:39:32 AM

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6/18/2015 9:14:31 AM

Happy Birthday!

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6/17/2015 12:43:22 PM

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6/16/2015 3:43:55 AM

Happy Birthday DONE GIRL

In Gemini the Sun is active, restless and changeable. You like plenty of variety in your everyday activities, in your friends, and even in your diet. Your interests are many and diverse--almost anything will attract your attention if only for a brief time. Truly, this is the sign of the jack-of-all-trades. As the story goes, you may find that unless you can develop your powers of perseverance, you may be the master of none. Your varied interests can result in a tendency for you to spread yourself too thin, sometimes failing to follow through on projects you've begun.
The Gemini child is most often born to a father who is well respected in the community. Gemini is often the baby in the family and thus grows up fast learning to talk early in order to keep up with the older kids. Gemini gets along with Libra, Aquarius, Leo, Aries and Sagittarius.
Being very curious, you want to know and experience as much as you can. Gemini is the sign of duality. You find it difficult to limit yourself to one job, to one relationship, or one hobby, as you constantly seek variety and mental adventure. You scatter your energies because you don't want to miss anything. You are a lifelong student, never tiring of learning new subjects. You collect facts and tidbits of data, but you may not always have the big picture.
To the Gemini person, communication is of utmost importance. You flourish on ideas, with a mind that is ever so quick and curious. You are a person who enjoys talking and writing. All sorts of communication ideas appeal to nature. You are aware of all that is going on around you, and you want to understand and participate in it all. You are hard to pin down, and even harder to beat in a debate. Your abilities of combining quick comprehension , and the communication of this comprehension to others, are the hallmarks of your sign. You can talk yourself into and out of situations with ease. Often Mercury people (Gemini's ruling planet is Mercury) take mischievous delight in disconcerting slower minds with their fast paced mental antics. You like to be around people, and you never do well working alone or on any routine type job.
Gemini can have problems with their nerves and experience anxiety or depression. They should never smoke as their lungs are their health area of concern. Gemini can have injury to their shoulders and hands. Since they love to be active they must learn to watch and take caution.
Extremely friendly, you enjoy companionship, and really thrive on it. Just as you don't like to be without activity, you don't like to be alone. You are likely to have a very wide circle of friends with whom you enjoy many activities--movies, games, conversation, and such. You are naturally outgoing and possess a sparkling wit. You are apt to become quickly bored with conservative types that can't make a decision or agree with your need to impose change. Not being very introspective or reflective, often you don't understand your motivations or the motivations of others. So in many ways, relationships can be shallow and superficial. Your restless mercurial nature requires constant excitement and change, or you'll becomes very dispirited and morose.

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