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5/26/13 - 4 months and 35 pounds later





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I'm a 59 year old woman who is finally and forever done with unhealthy habits. I've lost probably over 1,000 pounds in my life on every diet plan imaginable and it took me until now to realize I have to do this for myself, with myself and by myself and figure out what works for me. I guess I'm a slow learner, but better late than never and this time it will stick. I need to lose a person and I know it will take some time, but this time I'll learn what I need to know to make success last ...
I'm a 59 year old woman who is finally and forever done with unhealthy habits. I've lost probably over 1,000 pounds in my life on every diet plan imaginable and it took me until now to realize I have to do this for myself, with myself and by myself and figure out what works for me. I guess I'm a slow learner, but better late than never and this time it will stick. I need to lose a person and I know it will take some time, but this time I'll learn what I need to know to make success last along the way.




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Member Since: 1/29/2013

SparkPoints: 21,462

Fitness Minutes: 16,367

My Goals:
When I started I had over 100 pounds to lose which at my age takes a long time. I've lost 28 in about 2 1/2 months and am inspired to kick it up a notch and keep it going.

My Program:
Eating lots of produce, eating virtually no convenience (chemical-laden) or fast foods, adding more daily activity to my life. I'm tracking my caloric expenditures with a Bodymedia Fit arm band.

Personal Information:
We live in Parish, NY and have a summer place in Clayton, NY in the 1000 islands. I'm tired of snow and cold and look forward to moving to a warmer climate when I retire in a few years.

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I used to train and compete in dog agility before work got in the way. That helped to keep me active in spite of my weight but now my dogs are all old and past their competition years. I got my marine captain's license a few years ago and we enjoy our boat on the St. Lawrence River all summer.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
9/25/2013 6:01:33 PM

“The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it.
Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing.
People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful."
-Michael Josephson
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Just dropping by to say hello, Sparkfriend! Remember, you don't have to be perfect on this journey in order to make progress! As long as you keep trying...and never quit...you are already a success! Keep doing your best, because you are worth the effort!
Hugs,
Pixie
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"Part of abandoning the all-or-nothing mentality is allowing yourself room for setbacks.
We are bound to have lapses on the road to health and wellness, but it is critical that we learn how to handle small failures positively so that we can minimize their long-term destructive effects.
One setback is one setback—it is not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your journey toward a better you.”
-Jillian Michaels



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
9/7/2013 9:56:01 AM

"It is rewarding to find someone you like, but it is essential to like yourself.
It is quickening to recognize that someone is a good and decent human being, but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable.
It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect and admiration and love, but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things."
~Jo Coudert
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I hope you're having a good weekend so far, Sparkfriend! I just wanted to stop by and share a couple of great quotes with you. Keep pushing to reach your goals, one day at a time. Always believe that you are worth your absolute best effort...because you are!
Hugs,
Pixie
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"My invitation to you is to begin living every moment as though you are miraculous and deserve to live an extraordinary life.
Fake it if you must and keep faking it until it’s real to you. The gift you will be giving yourself is a lifelong journey of discovery, one that is infinite and infinitely rewarding. Begin the journey. Today. This moment. Now."
-Robert White




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RIVERNANNA
9/1/2013 10:43:27 AM

Hello. Hope you have had a great summer. I haven't been out and around due to a back injury while boating. A huge wake in a narrow area resulted in a fractured vertebrae and a summer of no activity, not even driving.

Unfortunately it has also meant no exercise! I never thought I would say this but I miss exercising. I can't wait until I get back to the gym. I have gained weight because I still eat but don't move around a lot. So I have my work cut out for me when I get moving again.

The summer has been OK for boating so I am sure you have been out there as much as possible.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
8/14/2013 1:36:37 PM

"If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too.
It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy."
-Victoria Moran
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Thanks for your comment on my blog, "Yep, They're Pretty Big!" I hope your week is going great!



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
8/2/2013 7:14:24 AM

"One of the most difficult parts of changing how you live and how you eat is believing that change is possible.
We all say we believe that, but many of us, deep down in our hearts believe that it's possible for other people, but not for us.
That other people can do it, that the glowy warm life we imagine is for other people, not for us.
We have an unconscious belief that we can't do it, it's hopeless, and so, on some level, we stop making an effort.
We lapse into the way it always was or is. But change really is possible.
And it really does take a fierce kind of longing, and a fierce kind of love for yourself.
For the life you know is possible. Ask yourself what you love most of all.
Do you love your life? And are you willing to take action on your own behalf?"
-Geneen Roth
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TGIF, Sparkfriend! I hope your week was a good one and that you're ready for a fit, fun and fantastically healthy weekend! Keep your goals in mind and keep taking steps towards them. Remind yourself that you are capable...and love yourself enough to know that you are worth the effort!
Hugs,
Pixie



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