CHRISTMASRAIN   31,543
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This is me...I finally like the way that I look... 2/3 of the way to goal:)



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ChristmasRain..."Lock the knee,lock the knee, lock the knee."

I got it. Finally. Something inside of me changed. It is not easy, this takes effort and focus, but, it is not hard. I exercise everyday. I eat 1200-1500 calories each day. I look at food differently. Finally, I understand the cliche,'Food is fuel for the body'. It really is. I think seriously about what I will have at my next meal. I must eat fresh produce because they are filling and very low in calories. I must use fresh herbs and spices because the food is tastier and herbs and spices are ...
I got it. Finally. Something inside of me changed. It is not easy, this takes effort and focus, but, it is not hard. I exercise everyday. I eat 1200-1500 calories each day. I look at food differently. Finally, I understand the cliche,'Food is fuel for the body'. It really is. I think seriously about what I will have at my next meal. I must eat fresh produce because they are filling and very low in calories. I must use fresh herbs and spices because the food is tastier and herbs and spices are very low in calories. I use fresh hot peppers or cayenne because I feel more full after my meals when I add them to my food. I have more energy. I have more energy. If I am tired and I exercise, I have more energy. This feels good. I feel good.

Charms I buy with every 5 pounds lost-
-An A- I will get an 'A' on every medical test,
(BP, HR, glucose, cholesterol, etc).
-Fruit- I eat to nourish my body.
-Two dogs- This is how I begin my day,we walk together.
-26.2- I am walking the Las Vegas Marathon.
-Meditation- OM
-Clothes- I now enjoy 'shopping in my closet' and getting dressed.
-1500-Maximum daily calories.
-Mountains-For the mountains that I have climbed during this journey. Literal and actual.
-A pencil- I must track my food and nutrients in order to lose weight and live healthfully.
-A seesaw-Representing balance between a healthful lifestyle and a healthful social life.
-Ballet slippers(toe shoes) a reminder of the good posture that I am regaining.
-A number 2-I am finally comfortable with losing two punds per week.
- -representing 500 sit-ups that I do daily
-A chair-being comfortable in, and fitting into a chair
High heels-Buying sexy shoes. The first time in 12 years!
-An apron- I have discovered a looove ot cooking. This is new, so I am learning as I go along.
-Chocolate candy- I looove chocolate. This is also new:)
-Tea Cup-Eating my afternoon snack slowly, while sitting down with a cup of herbal tea.
-boxing gloves representing me standing up,fighting for myself

My Weigh-In Log
February 28-219
March 7 -217
March 14 -219 Well, I didn't walk four mornings and four evenings,(my car was not working), I didn't log my food and I didn't eat clean.
April 24 223.6 I ate school lunch every day this week.
May 1 217 down 6.5!!! Day 9 of my 60 Day Yoga Challenge. I feel stronger. I am no longer using blocks for poses. Going into push-up pose is more controlled. Last week I read an excerpt from the book "Women, Food and God". It resonated with me. Since reading this I listen to my body. I eat when I am hungry. My stomach has growled everyday since reading this excerpt. Prior to this, it had been years since I had this feeling. I feel that my body is burning calories and my energy level is very high!
May 9
May 16 209
May 23 213
May 30 207
June 6 no weigh-in
June 13 207
June 20 no weigh-in
June 27no=weigh-in
July 4 213 Women, Food and God
July 11 212
July 18 213
July 25 212
August 1 214.2
November 25 Turkey Trot 12K
November 28 216 (I lost one pound over the Thanksgiving holiday)

Winter 5% Committment

How often will I exercise?
I exercise everyday.
Monday
morning .5 mile walk with puppies
evening 1 mile walk with puppies
Tuesday
morning 4 mile run
evening 1 mile run
Wednesday
morning 1.6 mile walk with my puppies
evening 1 mile walk with my puppies
Thursday
morning 4 mile run
evening 1 mile walk
Friday
morning 1.6 mile walk with puppies
evening 1 mile walk
Saturday
morning 10 mile mountain walk or 30 min mountain hike
evening 1 mile walk
Sunday
morning long run from 5-10 miles
evening rest...ahhh

I began running in August and will run my first Half Marathon on December 5th...yes, the day after the Winter 5% begins!I love the runners high, runners glow and runners strength. I also love yoga and hiking.

What diet are you following?
I am eating healthfully, which for me means cooking from scratch and eating healthy portions.

My goal...to lose weight consistently. I have been on a self-induced plateau for one year, after losing 100 pounds, 50 with Spark.
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2 random fun facts about you?
I have two Cocker Spaniels. I love traveling the world and immersing myself in other cultures.

I will support my team by being an example of commitment and healthy living success. I will also offer advice and support.
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Member Since: 4/12/2007

SparkPoints: 31,543

Fitness Minutes: 65,529

My Goals:
I will be a healthy and fit 120 pounds!

First 10%- February 2008
232
Second 10% -October 2009
209
Half Marathon 12/05/2010

ONEDERLAND!!! massage
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Third 10% new outfit
189
Fourth 10% bikram shorts
171
Fifth 10% Nordstrom bras
154
Sixth 10% New bathing suit
139
Seventh 10%
126
GOAL!!!
120

My Program:
Resolutions:
1. Push the snooze button only once.
2. Track my food daily.
3. Stay within my SP calorie range.
4. Do not over think.
5. Always have an exercise goal on the calendar.
-Four weeks of 6am bootcamp.
-Las Vegas Mud Run 5/21/11
-Bikram 60 Day Challenge
6. Meditate/pray with purpose.
7. Write my book.
8. Train my body properly.
9. Track my training daily.
10. Love what I am wearing!.




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The Autobiography of a Yogi.

Bhagavad Gita

The Celestine Prophesy

The Alchemist

Women, Food and God

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Member Comments:
LYNNBELTONLOSES
4/17/2013 9:08:45 AM

HEY GURL??? ITS BEEN A MIN HONEY, YOU OK?

HOLLA AT ME GURL....

SINCERELY,
YOUR WEIGHTLOSS GURLFRIEND,
~lynn
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INSPIRATIONAL3
2/3/2013 2:08:58 AM

emoticon emoticon TO A VERY BEAUTIFUL LADY....HAVE A GREAT DAY

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CRYS828
1/1/2012 10:17:23 PM

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May the dawning of this New Year,
Open up for you new horizons,
Fill your heart with new hopes and
Bring for you promises of brighter tomorrows!
Hereís wishing you health, happiness, and prosperity
throughout the New Year!
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DIANEWR1
12/1/2011 9:05:57 AM

Hello! Just stopping by to wish you a happy and sparking Thursday!! Havent heard from you in a while so I hope everything is ok. Hope you're staying on track and having fun while doing it!! As for me...I haven't given up yet so that is a plus for me!!! Scale not really moving right now but I'm still moving!! emoticon Have a good one... emoticon



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KALISWALKER
10/12/2011 11:26:02 AM

Good to hear from you. I think I will be in LV for the Santa Run (walking). I am getting settled into my new home in Vancouver Canada and will need a little break then. Please keep in touch.

Lynn



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