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DivaRat's Journey to 297

Currently: 420

SMART GOALS by August 18th
1 - 415
2 - Stress level of 5 or less
3 - able to do 20mins of exercise a day without getting out of breath

Plan of action:
Daily:
1 Stick to TSFL meal plan
2 Work out at least 20 mins a day
3 meditate daily
4 blog daily

This week:
Read daily TSFL emails
Read chapter in TSFL books
Do assignments

My History:
In January of 2007 I ...
Currently: 420

SMART GOALS by August 18th
1 - 415
2 - Stress level of 5 or less
3 - able to do 20mins of exercise a day without getting out of breath

Plan of action:
Daily:
1 Stick to TSFL meal plan
2 Work out at least 20 mins a day
3 meditate daily
4 blog daily

This week:
Read daily TSFL emails
Read chapter in TSFL books
Do assignments

My History:
In January of 2007 I started this journey at 450 pounds.
From January to September 2007 I lost 50 pounds.
September 2007- March 2010 included loss of family members and my divorce. I maintained my loss and sat in a seemingly unbreakable plateau of the 390's until an amazing woman came into my life and inspired my change in the way I see the world. She turned all of my "cant's" into "can & will's" and i'm eternally grateful to all she helped me find within myself!

In April of 2011 I had virtual lapband hynosis and discovered a book on nutrition for pcos. the combination plus daily work outs and the support of my partner and friends resulted in 50 pounds of weight loss by August of 2011 for a total of 100 pounds gone..

Then i needed knee surgery and sunk into a bit of a depression and the weight started going back up and up and up. Then i found Take Shape for Life and my lowest recorded weight was 306 pounds. I was laid off from my job in march of 2013 and decided to start my own business. I got married in June of 2013 at 320 pounds. I went off plan for my honeymoon and never really got back on. I struggled with starting my own business and unemployment for three months and stress eating started. By the Time i started a Business Plan Bootcamp at the same time as intensive foster parent training in September of 2013 my PTSD kicked in and my binge eating disorder kinda took over. I have consequently gained back most of what i lost. My wife is now pregnant with our first child and due in October. If i'm going to be able to be there for my wife and baby I need to start getting healthy NOW!
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 current weight: 420.0 
 
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Member Since: 2/27/2007

SparkPoints: 11,617

Fitness Minutes: 4,177

My Goals:
Weight Loss:
Short Term: 380
Mid Range: 365
Long Term: 350
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History:
Break 320
(I did it! 4/1/2013)

Break 339
(I did it! 11/27/2012)

Break 350
(I did it!!! 8/16/2011!!!!!)

Break 370
(i did it!!! 5/31/2011!!)


My Program:
- 45mins aerobics daily
- 30mins strength 3x wk
- follow Take Shape For Life fueled by Medifast eating plan




Personal Information:
I am a Health Coach with Take Shape for Life and a Cake Artist with Quigley's Cakes. In my downtime I love to play games, knit, sculpt, paint, draw, write, read, act, dance and sing.

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DIFROMWYOMING
12/20/2013 1:21:26 PM

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DIFROMWYOMING
1/1/2013 1:01:54 PM

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I am ready for day 1 of the new year!
Thank you for being on this journey with me!
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DIFROMWYOMING
12/19/2012 10:51:38 PM

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When I think of all the reasons I love the holiday season, food isn't even on the list at all!
So why do I sometimes feel like I can't turn the goodies down?
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If I can remember why I love this time of year- because of family, friends, my wonderful spark friends- it makes it so much easier to just focus on that and not on the food.
Wishing you a wonderful holiDAY week.
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11/30/2012 8:03:21 AM

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MSHOPPER63
11/10/2012 5:58:43 AM

"If your determination is fixed, I do not counsel you to despair. Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance."
Samuel Johnson

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