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Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I will give myself reasons why I can...Part 2!

Although some of this text was originally written in 2011, it still holds true today. I allowed work, family, activities and life to get in the way and be the excuse for falling backwards. Well I have picked myself up, I am focused on re-instating good eating habits and consistent exercise.

Background: I have been overweight on and off for my entire adult (and adolescent) life and I was tired of making excuses for being overweight. I have 2 loving and active pre-teen/teen children ...
Although some of this text was originally written in 2011, it still holds true today. I allowed work, family, activities and life to get in the way and be the excuse for falling backwards. Well I have picked myself up, I am focused on re-instating good eating habits and consistent exercise.

Background: I have been overweight on and off for my entire adult (and adolescent) life and I was tired of making excuses for being overweight. I have 2 loving and active pre-teen/teen children and I want to have the energy to be able to keep up with them.

I started my journey in January of 2011 at just under 200 lbs with great success; I married in October of 2011 and was below 150 lbs and felt AWESOME!..and then after slipping back close to my highest weight, I began again in January of this year. I needed to get back to basics and decided to start with 1 simple goal in mind – implementing permanent healthy eating habits…in other words, eat healthier and you will be healthier! I enlisted family, friends and colleagues to support me in this lifestyle change…NOT JUST A DIET.

I remain encouraged and vigilant in my pursuit of making this a permanent change. Of course this does not mean that I don't indulge from time to time; on the contrary, I allow myself to celebrate on occasion with family and friends, guilt-free, knowing that the next day, the ‘habit’ of eating healthy would be there. This time, balancing my nutritional needs and wants seemed more natural and less of an all-or-nothing sort of goal.

Being healthy is my main motivation...that feeling as good, perhaps even looking as good as I did on my wedding day. :)
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Member Since: 5/3/2006

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My Goals:
This is a lifestyle change…NOT a diet.

My ultimate goal is to be fit and healthy which includes a body weight of 140 lbs.
My goal for 2014 is to be 148 lbs (normal BMI) by end of the year.

Mini-milestones met include:

Jan 2014 - 196.0 lbs
• Starting weight
Feb 2014 - 188.2 lbs
• Down 7.8 lbs
Mar 2014 - 182.0 lbs
• Down 6.2 lbs
Apr 2014 - 181.4 lbs
• Down 0.6 lbs
May 2014 - 178.0 lbs
• Down 3.4 lbs
June 2014 - 177.8 lbs
• Down 0.2 lbs...so far

My Program:
1. Love and accept myself
2. Think like a thin person
3. Enjoy life and food WITHOUT guilt - let go of the all-or-nothing attitude
4. Eat mindfully and enjoy REAL food
5. Track my calories, carbs, fat and protein
6. Drink at least 8 cups of water per day
7. Exercise at least 20 minutes a day

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HARTINGL52
12/1/2011 10:21:36 AM

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DIANN111
11/10/2011 7:40:37 PM

Thanks for your support and suggestions on my SparkPage. I really do appreciate it. I am going to spend more time and effort on planning the healthy snacks out ahead of time!

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OMSOME
9/4/2011 8:41:29 PM

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate your comment, support and words of encouragement.

Have a great week!

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DARKTHOR
7/6/2011 2:43:34 AM

I really appreciate the comment on my blog (150 Pounds Lost - There is no stopping me). I love the support and feedback of this community. We have the power to change our lives and that makes us mighty.

One day at a time, one choice at a time will do amazing things, given time.

You've made great progress! Keep up the wonderful job!



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6/8/2011 8:57:49 PM

emoticon to the team People in Ottawa. We're planning an in person meeting at Pink Lake (Gatineau Park) June 18th at 10:30am. Would love to see you there (see our boards for more info).

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