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April 2014

Hey Peeps,


I hope this quote is true:

You canít focus on weight loss Ė thatís not something you can control. What you CAN control is the PROCESS. Your choices. And enough good ones built up over time will lead you to your goals. Work hard and accomplish the healthy behaviors, let the rest fall into place.

I am hoping this is the best year yet for me in everything, Life, Love and weight loss.

But I know it is up ...
April 2014

Hey Peeps,


I hope this quote is true:

You canít focus on weight loss Ė thatís not something you can control. What you CAN control is the PROCESS. Your choices. And enough good ones built up over time will lead you to your goals. Work hard and accomplish the healthy behaviors, let the rest fall into place.

I am hoping this is the best year yet for me in everything, Life, Love and weight loss.

But I know it is up to me to make this happen. So my goal is to get back in the gym, watch my nightly eating and reduce my stress.

If I can lose 1/2 a pound to a pound a week I will be back to my goal weight by the end of the year.

Wish me luck and please visit my page often with your kind support.

Cheers,

MJ-

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ZEN_WOMAN is is on week 10 of the Primal diet.
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Member Since: 4/7/2008

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My Goals:
2013- This year I need to work on losing the 40 pounds I have gained since last fall. I am trying new things to learn what will work the second time around.

2012- This year I am going to continue to challenge myself (more intense workouts) and work on getting leaner. 25-20% Body fat is the goal!

2011-I turned 40 this year (Jan 24th) and in Jan finally reached my goal of getting down to a size 12/10 (it is an amazing feeling to finally be at my goal!)

2010- This year's goal is to finish what I started back in 08'. (50 pounds and 180 lbs.)

2009- My goal this year is to be fit and toned. To lose inches all around and so I can fit better in my clothes.

Yr. 2008
I would like to lose all my weight I gained due to depression. I lost 45 pounds and gained it all back over the past two and a half years.
* update 12/30- I lost 40 lbs. for 2008

Yr. 2005-2007
Exercise and diet were such a struggle during my depression.

My Program:
1. Reduce Calorie intake especially for dinner and nightly snacking.

2. Try to make most of my meals. 2nd half of 2013- doing a gluten free Paleo food diet.

3. Change my routine to keep my body guessing and start losing weight again.

4. Be both mindful and kind to my body. Stressing out over things I can not change will not help me.

5. Have fun and stay busy on the weekends.



Personal Information:
My real name is Majella but some of my friends call me MJ or MB-

I love art and music.

I enjoy creating playlists and CD of Chill out/ Lounge Music for my friends and myself. (I am completely obsessed when it comes to making the perfect CD.)

I also write poetry and have been published on Poetry.com.

I would like to master the Haiku and spoken word. But generally write in free verse.


Other Information:
I love Kickboxing with a heavy bag and boxing with mitt work training. Currently I am taking a few exercise classes at Stanford to try to continue my fitness lifestyle. I generally work out anywhere from 3-6 times a week.

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Member Comments:
FIT-LIFE
11/27/2014 5:10:46 AM

Dear friend, happy thanksgiving to you today. And congratulations on your weight loss success! So very proud of you ( and envious too). But I know you and you've worked hard for the loss. Wishing you safe travels this next week and wonderful memories with your family. Also, hoping you pet drama is not serious. I have to work today, but I'll be out by 3:00 and probably ready for a nap. I already had TG dinner with my parents on Tuesday.
My goal for this next year is to keep in touch better and finally get my act together. I leave for Alaska in less than 200 days. I have much, Much work to do :(

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LIS193
11/25/2014 2:03:07 PM

Great weigh-in!! You are doing so well!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!



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MISSROCKABILLY
11/19/2014 10:00:47 AM

Hey MJ!

It was great to hear from you and I'm so glad that you are doing so well with the Primal eating. I have to admit, I have not been doing that great, but am trying to get back to it.

I've been busy with school, but there are only 3 more weeks of the semester (plus finals), then I get a month off! The end of this semester marks just past the halfway point for me, as I will only have 3 semester left. I am hoping to go do a month long summer fieldschool in South Africa though too.

We are hosting the fella's family for Thanksgiving, so I will be cooking for a houseful! I think I might much rather go to Hawaii like you are doing, lol! Have a great time!!
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LIS193
10/27/2014 8:52:08 PM

MJ, thanks for stopping by my page and for the update. You are doing great!
I love the primal way of eating and most of my meals are close to that.. Ok, I have my piece of dark chocolate :)
Thanks for the link - some great recipes!
Have a great week!



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FIT-LIFE
10/24/2014 8:33:04 PM

OMG,I can't even believe it's been so long since I've been in touch with you! Totally my fault, forgive me. As you have probably guess I have been completely unfocused concerning any matter of food or fitness. I think at this point I actually feel shame. The mind is willing ( or at least wants to be) but the flesh has been very, very weak. On a positive note I'm planning on rejoining my old gym next week when they come to the hospital and make their yearly payroll reduction offer, and I just bought a new heart rate monitor off Amazon so the aerobics doesn't kill me! Yes, it truly is that bad. How have you been doing? Probably fit and focused, I would be truly jealou but happy for you. So tell me what's been going on?

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