DONNALIZ67   4,183
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This is me a few years ago - somewhere between what I am now and what I want to be.





This is me in 1993 on our honeymoon in Tahiti - at this weight I felt healthy, energetic and sexy.





At Diamond Head in Hawaii. Feeling shocked and proud that I made it to the top, and determined...



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I want to be ME again.

*I've spent way too long letting my weight get in the way of what I want to do and who I want to be.
*It's time to take control of my health so I can feel like myself again.

Saw this on a SparkFriend's blog and loved it:
"The difference between try and triumph is a little umph." ~Author Unknown

So I'm going to put a little more "umph" into it and make it to my goal this time.

Donna

*I've spent way too long letting my weight get in the way of what I want to do and who I want to be.
*It's time to take control of my health so I can feel like myself again.

Saw this on a SparkFriend's blog and loved it:
"The difference between try and triumph is a little umph." ~Author Unknown

So I'm going to put a little more "umph" into it and make it to my goal this time.

Donna





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Member Since: 2/8/2011

SparkPoints: 4,183

Fitness Minutes: 2,886

My Goals:
Obvious goal - lose 100+ lbs.

Not-so-obvious ones:

-feel energetic and sexy again

-find exercise that I actually enjoy doing

-truly adopt a healthy lifestyle and stop the obsessive, all-or-nothing mentality that I always seem to fall into when I'm "dieting"

My Program:
Eating plan: based on South Beach diet, with occasional adjustments to make it work for me and my lifestyle. I'm in this for the long term, not just a quick fix, so my plan needs to be healthy AND sustainable.

Exercise-wise, I want to do a complete 180 from where I've been for most of my life. (I will have to make that turnaround gradually though!) I want to work up to doing 1 hour or more of some form of exercise at least 6 days a week.

I've never been athletic, and I only enjoy the outdoors when it's warm out. So I'm going to incorporate the following activities into my life, and each day I'll choose the one(s) that appeal to me most or fit in best that day:

- Zumba (my new fav!!)
- walking (outside or treadmill, or "Walk Away the Pounds" DVDs)
- weight training
- Tae bo/kickboxing (DVDs)
- Wii Fit
- tennis
- biking
- hiking
- yoga
- pilates

and anything else that sounds fun to try!

Personal Information:
I'm 47 years old and I live on Long Island, NY with my husband of 21 years and our 3 teenagers. I work 35 hours a week for a software company in addition to being a full-time Mom, wife and "taxi driver", so life is kind of hectic around here and I don't have much "me" time. But I'm trying very hard right now to get my priorities in order. I need to find a balance that will allow me to focus enough on myself to lose this weight and improve my health and quality of life. You know what they say about putting your oxygen mask on first before assisting others...

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JUST DO IT

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OZAVIZE
9/18/2011 8:01:29 AM

Hi there, and how are things going for you? Thanks a lot for stopping by my blog. Hang in there, and have a good enough day! OK have a great day, but if it's good enough, that's ok too!



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ON2VICTORY
9/2/2011 5:58:23 PM

Hey U... stopped by to say howdy and see hows things are going! :)

Robert




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1TRULYBLESSED
8/25/2011 8:18:10 AM

I'm enjoying my pumpkin steel-cut oats right now (with real maple syrup and pecans...yummy!) -- the triple-digit temps haven't stopped me! But whether you have them now or have them later in the fall, enjoy!! I love 'em!!
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MSYATES04
8/15/2011 9:47:04 AM

CONGRATS, Iwill walk with you.

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GIGALENA
8/15/2011 8:24:24 AM

Congratulations on being named the Walker of the Week! WOOHOO!

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