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Akasha, the American cat and matriarch, lounging in the sink, her favorite cat bed.

Dexter, new French shelter cat who came to live with us after Bart's death. Bart photos in gallery.

Cambouis, the French cat, with Valentine's Day roses.




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Restart 2012. Need to find a way to balance work, life and healthy living. Trying to be more serene about it all, not an over-exerciser, or even consult the scale. Just trying to move more, eat better and not worry about things.

Member Since: 2/11/2008

Fitness Minutes: 57,326

My Goals:
My goal is gradual, smart weight loss, learning more about what to eat and what not to eat, and smart, not overdoing it exercise. I want something I can keep up in the long term, and extremes won't do it.

Avoid injury at all costs, no overtraining, even if it means slower loss.

Long term goal-- get to and stay at a reasonable weight, nothing too drastic here, I'm thinking 145ish.

A couple of years down the line goal-- pay off the house ahead of schedule and take stock of the financial situation.

My Program:

I drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, usually more, Diet Coke needs to be replaced by water or sun tea with green tea or herb tea. Wine ok occasionally, champagne definitely ok.

I'm trying to up the fruit and veggie consumption, the protein by a lot, I didn't know I wasn't eating enough protein before starting. Fat doesn't seem to be as much as an issue as I thought it was, sugar is more the issue. It is easiest to avoid it almost completely, or replace with fruit. Still having some trouble with keeping protein high. Trying to stay within the SP tracker guidelines most days.

Gym-- at the moment, a minimum of 15 minutes a day, more if I like, but not stressing about it.

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I have three cats, read and cook for hobbies and work full time.



A charm for every kilo lost.... (2.2 pounds)
Started with basic silver bracelet andsilver circle charm.

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    1983 days ago
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    1983 days ago
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    Your cats are beautiful. I also have an orange tabby--he's a sweet cat.

    2052 days ago
    Feed your mind with thoughts that cause it to be peaceful. To have a mind full of peace merely fill it full of peace. It’s as simple as that.
    --Author Unknown—

    Just stopping by to (((Send SKINNY n POSITIVE Vibes))) your way.

    Have a good one.

    2081 days ago
    Life is too short. Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can, apologize when you should and let go of what you can't change. Love deeply and forgive quickly. Take chances, give everything and have no regrets.

    Life is too short to be unhappy--you have to take the good with the bad. Smile when you're sad. Love what you got and always remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from your mistakes, but never regret. People change and things go wrong, but always remember LIFE GOES ON!!!

    Every day is a gift--that's why they call it the present.

    "We have no more right to consume happiness without providing it than to consume wealth without producing it".-George Bernard Shaw

    "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."-Mahatma Gandhi

    "Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."-Dr. Seuss

    The struggles make you stronger and the changes make you wiser...just sending some ((((Positive and Skinny)))) Vibes your way: ) Never forget You ARE worth it!!!


    2113 days ago
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