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EVERYTHING ON MY SPARKPAGE IS COPYRIGHT TO ME. PLEASE DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION. THANK YOU. While I've always been healthy and active (I love to dance and I walk and do yoga ) I've also been overweight (and occasionally obese) nearly my entire adult life. Finding Spark People in 2008 was the start of my journey to losing and (mostly) staying in a healthy weight range.

I have no desire to be skinny -- I have always loved my curves and being a woman of substance! -- but I do ...
EVERYTHING ON MY SPARKPAGE IS COPYRIGHT TO ME. PLEASE DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION. THANK YOU. While I've always been healthy and active (I love to dance and I walk and do yoga ) I've also been overweight (and occasionally obese) nearly my entire adult life. Finding Spark People in 2008 was the start of my journey to losing and (mostly) staying in a healthy weight range.

I have no desire to be skinny -- I have always loved my curves and being a woman of substance! -- but I do want to be sure I stay healthy and that I can move my body in ways that I enjoy.

My highest weight ever was 194 (that's considered obese). I started Spark at 184 -- and lost 26 pounds. My lowest weight was 158. I am now in July 2012 at 168..and I want to get back into healthy BMI range. I'm aiming for staying between 160 and 165.

I know how to lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight. I know what foods are healthy for me -- I enjoy eating healthy foods and being active!

Namaste, everyone.
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Member Since: 6/3/2009

SparkPoints: 10,421

Fitness Minutes: 23,292

My Goals:
Goals as of 1/3/11

* Find an alternative to African dance class this semester. Continue yoga and belly dance.
* Track food.
* Enjoy the pleasure of walking around in a healthy body.
* Drink water! Lots of it!
* Go to bed by 11 p.m..




My Program:
Recording my food, and getting my activities in! Eating mindfully and enjoying what I eat. I aim for eating local, whole, and organic foods. I tend to eat vegetarian, but am not averse to eating locally raised chickens and other meat. I use sugar addictively, so I'm shying away from it. I'm finding that once I'm "off" it, everything else tastes plenty delicious!

Personal Information:
I'm a dancer and can be persuaded to try just about any kind of dance. I do contra and square regularly, swing now and then, and cajun and zydeco when I can. I like to walk and swim, although it is not nearly as much fun as dancing! I also play stand-up bass and rhythm guitar when I get the chance. I'm a communications and conflict resolution consultant and trainer.

Other Information:
I read a lot of nonfiction, primarily books on spirituality and conflict resolution. Books currently by my bedside are The World Without Us, The Biology of Belief, and Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington.

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Member Comments:
FOUNDER3
7/5/2014 2:42:40 PM

I totally understand about food being the only comfort. I have been working on getting away from that. The only thing that seems to work at all for me, is to not put so much pressure on myself about what I eat, and when I exercise. I know that may sound counterproductive, but I try to make exercise something that I want to do. That way, I do it much more often. Not always easy, but it is a beginning.

As for the food, I know that I do better when I allow myself to consider that I can eat whatever I want, just within reasonable limits. Right now, I am not being all that successful, other than being able to stop the scale from going further up, but I know that in the past, that has worked for me, along with positive affirmation and just enjoying whatever comes that day.

I know this does not work for everyone, but when I lost the 70 pounds and kept it off for several years, that is what worked for me. I guess I have to fool myself.

Keep up the faith, it will come. Enjoy today as best you can.

I have my 3rd party today in the last two days, so did eat more yesterday than normal, but will do the best I can today. I am taking fresh fruit as I did yesterday.
Working on it.




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MTRACHEL
6/24/2014 11:21:23 PM

So nice to see you in the thanksgiving community! Rachel



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FOUNDER3
6/23/2014 9:10:26 PM

I am here, as always. I am doing the best I can, and working to say that is a good thing.

With all of the physical issues I have had in the last 3 or 4 years, I have been up and down so much.

Today was not the best day for me emotionally, so it was good to hear form you.

Without you and all of the others here, and SP itself, I know I would be in a whole lot more trouble.

Thanks for thinking of me.

BONNIE



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FOUNDER3
5/25/2014 10:42:56 PM

Have had a great weekend with lots of exercise. Walking and walking around doing activities, and parties. Also did some dancing to the band that was playing last night.

Had to limit myself, but getting able to do more and more.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend



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FOUNDER3
5/16/2014 9:47:34 AM

Thanks for noticing my fitnes activities. I did Tai Chi many years ago, and as I am getting stronger, want to get back to it. I am trying to do a lot of different activities to get all of the muscles that have not been used well for so long, a chance to get stronger.

The tracker did not even mention the 25 minutes I did yesterday on the Nustep machine at the gym. It is a recumbent cross trainer that works both arms and legs and back muscles as well. They have one at the Y, and have not seen one anywhere else. My gym bought two and I was very excited to see them yesterday. Gives a good all around workout.

Have been having a bad time with food, but in the last few days, I am getting better with that.

I thank you for keeping up with me.

Let me know how you are doing.

Bonnie



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