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No more DIE-IT for me!!! This is my LIVE-IT plan!

I'm half way to my goal and I'm loving my LIVE-IT plan.

Like so many other SparkPeople, when I first joined in 2012, I started out with a blast, and before I realized it, I had achieved my goal! Within 3 months, I was where where I wanted to be....

I maintained that original loss for a few months . . . but before I knew it, one pound at a time, the old habits were right there to take me back into that vicious circle where I had been all my life . . .

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I'm half way to my goal and I'm loving my LIVE-IT plan.

Like so many other SparkPeople, when I first joined in 2012, I started out with a blast, and before I realized it, I had achieved my goal! Within 3 months, I was where where I wanted to be....

I maintained that original loss for a few months . . . but before I knew it, one pound at a time, the old habits were right there to take me back into that vicious circle where I had been all my life . . .

The scale went up and down, down and up, again. One step forward, two steps back. . . but rather than inching down, the scale kept inching back up . . . and so did my waist, and hips, and . . .

And then it happened --- I was busting my all-time high weight record. . . . and sailed right on by it. . . . on my way to a NEW all-time high.

Besides the horror of setting a new, all-time-high-weight record, what was even worse that that, I had failed myself again.

It took me a while to get the courage to try again. But on December 26, 2015, I'd had it with myself. I was sick of myself and all the excuses. It was time to just do it.

While the number on the scale does not define me, it is a good indicator to my all-over health . . . and I knew that the risk for diabetes, osteoporosis, etc, etc. . . . was just waiting to bite me.

I have already proven that I can lose the pounds . . . I just haven't been able to keep them off.

If I want a to have a healthy life, I have to start living it.

The fact is, there are no quick, easy fixes.

If I want it, I have to work for it.

I have to move, if I want to keep moving.

I have to eat healthy if I want to be healthy.

So, I have determined that at this point in my life, I can do it if I really want to.

I have also determined that I don't want another 'bandaid' . . . I want to make good choices, and I want to keep on making good choices.

I don't want to start something that I am not prepared to continue for the rest of my life. One day at a time. This is a life-style change. A 'forever' program.

For example, if I thought I had to give up eating chocolate or peanut butter, I already know I would be setting myself up to fail.

I am learning how to incorporate the things I like into my 'forever' program. Definitely not to the regularity and magnitude that I used to consume them . . . but in some form or fashion that will not cause me to suffer withdrawals and send me into a feeding frenzy.

So, since that disgusting weigh-in on December 26, I am now 10 pounds down . . . back to where I started when I 'started over' the last time.

Time will tell if I want it badly enough. . . . but way down in my heart of hearts, I know I can do it.

One good decision at a time.

I've made it half way . . . I can do this!
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Member Since: 10/2/2012

SparkPoints: 124,043

Fitness Minutes: 51,027

My Goals:
My Dr said "You're doing good . . . you can kick it up a notch."

Remember that I am doing this for me.

I want to be the best that I can be.

I want to have quality of life as well as quantity of life.

My Program:
Stick with the good program.

Track my food . . . if it goes in my mouth, it gets tracked.

Minimum, 6,000 steps per day.

Personal Information:
I love living in the beautiful forested Siskiyou Mountains of Southern Oregon.

Married to my best friend. Still newlyweds after 7 years. We do everything together. God definitely saved the best for last.

I'm mom to a 10 year old, 6 pound Yorkie named Bad Leroy Brown.

I love making jewelry, especially copper and am learning metalsmithing, etching, wire working, etc.

I love artsy/craftsy stuff; to read; take walks & hikes.
I love music; and I really love to ride those tight twisty roads on Lil Red, my Can Am Spyder.



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"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather skidding in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming 'WOW, what a ride!' "

"It's never to late to live happily ever after."

The best is yet to come!

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CORKYTHEMOM1
4/30/2016 11:13:15 AM

Good morning, Cathy! Set yourself up for success using SMART strategies. Create effective goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely. They will positively change your life. You will achieve results! Have a wonderful weekend.


emoticon S = SPECIFIC - What exactly do you want to achieve?
emoticon M = MEASURABLE - How will you know you have achieve it?
emoticon A = ATTAINABLE - Is it something that you have control over?
emoticon R = RELEVANT - Is it applicable to the goal and what you are working on right now?
emoticon T = TIMELY - What is your deadline for getting this goal done?


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