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"To Thine Own Self Be True"

"Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with." -Thomas Carlyle

"Today was fun. Today is done. Tomorrow is another one." -Dr. Seuss

". . .people who have no hopes are easy to control." -G'mork, "Neverending Story"

I joined SparkPeople a while ago, but it never really stuck. I'd be good for a while, making all sorts of drastic changes all at once and then, SURPRISE! I lost my motivation and went ...
"To Thine Own Self Be True"

"Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with." -Thomas Carlyle

"Today was fun. Today is done. Tomorrow is another one." -Dr. Seuss

". . .people who have no hopes are easy to control." -G'mork, "Neverending Story"

I joined SparkPeople a while ago, but it never really stuck. I'd be good for a while, making all sorts of drastic changes all at once and then, SURPRISE! I lost my motivation and went back to my old ways. This time, I'm tired of disliking my body and tired of hearing myself complain about it, especially when it's absolutely in my own power to change. I want to gradually change what I'm doing, paying attention to what works and doesn't work for ME and adjusting accordingly. It's easy to be hard on yourself, so I'm going to challenge myself to give myself a break when needed and NOT beat myself up about things. There's really no point. I don't respond to negative reinforcement, so why do that?

The other day, I realized that I could have fifty-plus years ahead of me. What's the point in rushing to make all sorts of changes to my diet/activity level when I have time to make them gradually and make them lifelong habits versus something I do for a month or two at a time, tops?

Thanks for reading, and good luck on your own journey!

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Measurements:

Weight: 169.4 - 11/7/2013 (172 - 10/7/2013, 171.4 - 8/7/2013, 161.2 - 12/28/2012, 164.4 - 10/20/2012, 167* - 9/28/2012, 162 - 8/29/2012, 165 - 7/16/2012, 169 - 6/17/2012, 171 - 6/4/2012, 175 - 5/19/2012, 180 - 4/23/12, 191 - 3/13/2012, 198 - 1/18/2012) -28.6

Waist: 30.25 - 10/7/2013 (31 - 8/7/2013, 28.25 - 12/28/2012, 28.75 - 10/29/2012, 29 - 9/28/2012, 29.25 - 8/29/2012, 29.75 - 7/20/2012, 30.5 - 6/21/2012, 30.5 - 6/12/2012, 30.5 - 5/22/2012, 31.25 - 4/23/12, 32 - 4/11/2012, 33 - 3/26/2012, 34 - 3/12/2012) = -3.75

Hips: 41.5 - 11/7/2013 (42.25 - 10/7/2013, 42.25 - 8/7/2013, 39.75, 40 - 10/29/2012, 40.5 - 9/28/2012, 40.75 - 8/29/2012, 41 - 7/20/2012, 42 - 6/21/2012, 42.5 6/12/2012, 43 - 5/22/2012, 44 - 4/23/12, 44 - 4/11/2012, 45.25 - 3/26/2012, 46 - 3/12/2012) -4.5

Thigh: 25.5 - 11/7/2013 (25.75 - 10/7/2013, 26 - 8/7/2013, 24.75 - 10/29/2012, 25 - 9/28/2012, 25 - 8/29/2012, 25.5 - 7/20/2012, 26 - 6/21/2012, 26.5 - 5/22/2012, 27.25 4/11/12, 28 - 3/12/2012) -2.5

Calf: 15.25 - 10/6/2013 (15.5 8/7/2013, 15 - 10/29/2012, 15.5 - 9/28/2012, 15.5 - 8/29/2012, 15.75 - 7/20/2012, 15.75 - 6/21/2012, 16 - 5/22/2012, 16 - 4/11/2012, 15.75 - 3/12/2012) -.5

Upper Arm: 12 - 10/7/2013 (12.5 - 8/7/2013 (11.75 - 12/28/2012, 12 - 9/28/2012, 12.25 - 8/29/2012, 12.5 - 7/20/2012, 12.5 - 6/21/2012 (13 - 5/22/12, 13 - 4/11/2012, 13.75 - 3/12/2012) -1.75

Hip-to-waist ratio: .71 - 10/7/2013 (.74 - 8/7/2013, .7 - 12/28/2012, .73 - 9/28/2012, .71 - 8/29/2012, .73 - 7/20/2012, .71 - 6/12/2012, .70 - 5/22/2012, .70 - 4/23/12, .73 - 4/11/2012, 0.73 - 3/26/2012, 0.74 3/12/2012)

Total inches lost as of 11/7/2013: 13 (10/7/2013: 12.25, 8/7/2013: 10.25, 12/28/2012: 18, 10/29/2012: 17, 9/28/2012: 15.5, 8.29/2012: 14.75, 7/20/2012: 13, 6/21/2012: 10.75, 6/12/2012: 9.25, 5/22/2012: 8.75, 4/23/2012: 6.25)

*Switched scales 9/28/2012. The new one says 3-5 pounds heavier than the one I was using as my "official" weigh in scale.

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I'm not sure what my goal weight is. Probably around 155-145 or so. What I'd like most is to tone up and become a healthier person all around than worry so much about the actual number on the scale.

+Exercise: Cardio three times a week (minimum) plus two to three sessions of strength training per week. I want this to become a habit. Consistency with exercising has been one of my biggest hurdles, and I'd like to change that. (Pretty much got this! Now I'd like to see 5-6 days a week. Now it's more like 4 days a week. -Oct 2013)

+Incorporate more vegan cooking into my diet. I don't plan on becoming totally vegan or even a vegetarian, but I do want to eat more plant-based meals. I already eat meat sparingly, but I'd like to eat LOCALLY produced animal products when I do consume them. (I'm almost 100% vegan now. -Oct. 2013)

+Don't skip meals and have small snacks when needed. This is something I can be bad about, and it winds up causing me to overeat later.

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SASSYLJB
8/22/2013 9:30:37 PM

You my friend are one of the very biggest reasons I did not give up on running when I first started. When I was struggling you reached out. Told me not to hunch over stand up straight, and take my time that it would come! That day was a changing point for me, so I thank you! You helped me learn to love running!

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ROXYZMOM
5/31/2013 6:53:55 AM

My father has always been a control freak. It made him a successful entrepreneur but very hard to live with. All three of us kids moved out when we turned eighteen.



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CC3833
5/16/2013 4:23:44 PM

Hey! I saw your comment on a blog (Do You Have ‘Quick Fix’ Dieters In Your Life?) about Nutrisystem. My sister and her husband did it. Yes they lost ridiculous amounts of weight... and not too quickly either. BUT after my sister got off of their plan and started eating normal foods again... she developed a large amount of food allergies... including soy, certain nuts, carrots, cherries, peaches, and many more. They aren't positive that the Nutrisystem caused it, but they also can't rule it out. Now I am very very wary of all those types of products.



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MORTICIAADDAMS
4/26/2013 11:22:30 PM

I don't tolerate antibiotics either. But then I didn't tolerate prilosec either. I hope it works for you.



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ROXYZMOM
3/15/2013 6:49:01 PM

Thanks for your continued support. I hope you have a great weekend!



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