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I'm about a third of the way through my weight loss journey. I just need help staying motivated and on track. I really want to get this extra weight off by next summer. I'm tired of being FAT!!!!!!

For myself I am an optimist - it does not seem to be much use being anything else.”

Member Since: 11/5/2007

Fitness Minutes: 10,319

My Goals:
I would like to get back to a healthy weight so I could enjoy shopping for clothing again! I also want to be able go hiking with my boyfriend and not feel self-conscious when I go to the pool or beach.
I've been coping with a case of Planter Fasciaitis which is steadily improving thanks to my diet and losing weight.

My Program:
My doctor has recommended South Beach. Plus, I try to walk my dog everyday for 20-30 minutes, and have started doing the SP Bootcamp workouts.

Personal Information:
I'm from Knoxville, TN. I'm a graduate of the University of Tennessee(Go Vols!) with a degree in Communications (Broadcast Management and News.)
I have a long time boyfriend, and a dog I love! Plus, I'm a caregiver for my mother (she has Parkinson's Disease).
I recently started made a major career switch from being a television writer/producer to radio sales. So, I'm learning new stuff everyday!

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I lotjoy gardening, knitting and reading. I love going to the beach in the summer, and skiing in the winer. The mountains here in East Tennessee are beautiful, and once I get in better shape, going on hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains is on my list of things to do again.
I just need to allow more time for that kind of activity instead of just vegging out and watching the television every night.

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    Thanks for dropping by to say hello-- my apologies for just reading your blogs about going back to work and not writing anything...I guess it must sort of feel like a first day of school. I am SO glad that you seemed to have landed on your feet so soon, and can understand wanting all that boring training to be over, to really get going on the job!

    And it's great that the job has helped rather than hindered your progress: too often people are too tired from work to bother with the exercise, or there are only bad food choices available, or the wrong kinds of munchies and all that.

    You are doing so great! I'm just slogging along...back to the gym tomorrow... emoticon emoticon
    3488 days ago
    I'm glad the first day of work went well. I had a pleasant re-entry too. My thing hasn't changed much except I'll be at one school for a long period of time and then the other.

    Also congrats on losing poundage! I am so impressed with your ability to stick to it! I didn't have a good day on my program yesterday, but it could've been worse. I drank a fair amount of water and ate a salad for lunch but had a big coffee and only one doughnut at the welcome-back breakfast. You can feel the pennies being pinched. Usually we would have Chic-fil-a but yesterday it was from Winn-Dixie. It would be better for us all if they just let the cafeteria make us eggs and grits and such.

    Well, there goes the cuckoo clock telling me it is 7 o'clock. I gotta get in gear. I'm just dropping by getting my log-in points. Have a great 2nd day!
    3497 days ago
  • v KIMUSH23
    Thanks for all your upbeat encouraging muchly appreciated words...I agree...I think that I am probably plateauing but because I am crazy active I am still losing bit by I am happy with that...plateaus are so demoralizing!

    Have a GRRRRRREAT DAY! emoticon
    Hopefully you get some real awesome news today! emoticon
    Take Care Kim emoticon
    3515 days ago
  • v KIMUSH23
    Hey There,

    It is maddening...and in this heat it would be nice if anybody would help out and do it without my having to ask (which I won't do) being the ever positive social worker I try to reframe my frustration and look that I just did extra activity and took extra steps... cheating is not really fun but I do not have any junk food in the house except for my daughters kitchen cupboard and the bread box (needless to say bread in never kept in there)...and those to areas I do not go near! not worth the fact I generally do not even open either area...

    Take Care Kim emoticon
    3516 days ago
    Just sending a note of encouragement to you on a few things. First, let the experience with your niece be an opportunity for you to be the best influence in her life. The whining could be a plea for attention. Cherish the time you have with her! I have 13 nieces and I only get to see them about once every 3 years and it tears me to pieces when I see how much they change and they barely know me. Consider letting her be your motivation to be healthy and to exercise. Find a cooking class that the two of you can do together. Find a dance-based class or some exercise that she picks and you guys make it your "thing". She may have NEVER done that with her mom and you officially become the cool aunt. 11 is a tough age, my son is 14 and he still has those moments. So I think I covered all of my motivation points. It isn't coincidence that she is with you right now, find the lesson in this experience, everything we go through is a development in our character! Take care
    3521 days ago
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