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I've been on a weight loss journey for about a year and a half. I've lost 26.25 lbs to date. :) I am starting to feel better in my clothes, & I even like shopping for clothes now. My goal is to get down to 150 lbs. That is 27.75 away. I know I can do it. "If it is to be, it is up to me."
I hope to achieve this goal by the end of the year, or by next Spring. :)
I've been on a weight loss journey for about a year and a half. I've lost 26.25 lbs to date. :) I am starting to feel better in my clothes, & I even like shopping for clothes now. My goal is to get down to 150 lbs. That is 27.75 away. I know I can do it. "If it is to be, it is up to me."
I hope to achieve this goal by the end of the year, or by next Spring. :)




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Member Since: 8/1/2012

SparkPoints: 1,798

Fitness Minutes: 1,389

My Goals:
My goal is to reduce my overall weight. I want to ease the pain I have with arthritis & try to avert having to have hip surgery.

My Program:
I am trying to eat healthier. I am a lacto/ovo vegetarian leaning towards becoming vegan. When I exercise I am conscientiously aware of my body movement and limitations. I avoid jarring my body, by walking instead of jogging, and doing Zumba at a very restrained level. This for my own physical preservation; resistance of further injury to my hips. I love to dance. And it is a good feeling to know I can still boogie by altering the dance moves. :)

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My favorite quote-
"If it is to be, it is up to me." If I make bad choices...the choice was mine. I cannot blame anyone or even my hip for the weight I've gained over the years. I did it to myself.
I want to give and receive positive support on Sparkpeople. :)

 
 



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8/10/2012 2:45:13 PM

If you are reading my comment, I want for you to know that weight loss truly is a journey of self awareness. You CAN do it! If we have the desire, the will, and strength to move our bodies the weight does come off. For me personally, making healthy choices is a constant challenge. Also, dealing with my arthritis isn't much fun, but I CAN still move. And I do frequently make healthy choices.

When I signed up for Sparkpeople I tried a recipe for a healthy version of ice-cream. :) If you haven't tried it yet, I reccomend you do. It is such a yummy healthy treat. I used Flaxmilk in place of the skim.
1/2 cup of Flaxmilk contains 25 calories. Soymilk 1/2 cup is 40 calories. I haven't tried the soy, but the Flaxmilk is pre-sweetened with cane sugar, so adding extra honey/sugar isn't needed. Also, I wanted to note that once you've placed the ice & salt in the gallon sized bag, it is reusable. :) Just place it in your freezer for the next time you've got a hankering for ice-cream. Voila! It also seems to set-up the ice-cream faster. You need not be alarmed about how mushy the salt/ice mixture is, because it works just fine in freezing your yummy treat. emoticon

Comment edited on: 8/10/2012 2:47:37 PM

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