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I'm learning to be my own best friend . . . and to forgive myself for being human, and fallible.
I'm learning to be my own best friend . . . and to forgive myself for being human, and fallible.




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Member Since: 1/10/2010

SparkPoints: 19,870

Fitness Minutes: 18,783

My Goals:
I want to be the best me I can be--to wake up happy and full of energy in the morning, to be confident in my appearance and comfortable in my own skin . . . and I don't want to wince when I catch my reflection in the mirror.

My Program:
For the past two years, I've had some real roadblocks, in terms of illness, surgery, and injury that have given me great excuses to have no program. Shoveling four feet of snow in the blizzards of 2009-2010 convinced me that I had to exercise to lose weight (I had dieted with no progress all through the holidays, but lost five pounds over that month or so just digging out) and that I was fit enough to get back to the gym. I lost just under 15 pounds before joining SPARK. Signing up has been the positive step I'd hoped it would be, especially because of the nutrition and exercise trackers. I've stuck with this program for 8 months now, never once feeling "deprived" or "pushed," and I can say with confidence that--though I'm not there yet--this is something I can continue for the rest of my life. That alone is a huge accomplishment!

I've changed my attitude--toward my body, and toward myself. I *deserve* good things--and I deserve to be happy.

Personal Information:
I'm originally from New York, but have resided in several states in recent decades, and am also a British citizen. I'm a bit isolated in my current location, though I rarely have time to think about being lonely. I have an essentially sedentary and somewhat stressful occupation, and like too many people in our country, am living under constant threat of layoff. Stress nullifies my motivation, and plays havoc with my (non-insulin-dependent) diabetes. I think losing the weight that distresses me so will counteract a great deal of that, and help me to achieve a more positive outlook on life.

Other Information:
I like gardening, reading, writing, and a variety of music (almost anything but twangy mah dawg runned off wif mah woman country & western , rap, and heavy metal)--including classical, big band, jazz, and rock. I can't abide users or phonies, and have no patience for those who are ignorant and proud of it.

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MICKEYMAX
12/4/2013 10:07:06 PM

I hope you are finding a lift to your spirit. I am continuing with my trainer, and doubling up to have an hour long session instead of 30 mins. It is killing me, but in a "good way!"

Miss you!



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ADIPOSEROSE
10/5/2013 6:17:55 PM

You WHAT????? Where'd you get this trainer (I can't afford the ones around here, and don't have the time/energy if I could), but I am SOOOOOO proud of you!! emoticon



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MICKEYMAX
10/2/2013 4:01:30 AM

I walked up a big giant hill today, and you?



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ADIPOSEROSE
8/4/2013 9:57:43 AM

You hired a trainer???? I'm so jealous -- but so happy for you, Mickey! !! I'm in a slump . . . I turn into a dishrag in this weather--can't wait for September!



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MICKEYMAX
8/2/2013 8:54:46 PM

Hey friend! I made it to the gym 3 times this week to workout with my trainer. Woo hoo! HOW are YOU doing?



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