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I started here in June of 2007; by May 2008 I had lost 52 pounds! Then life sidetracked me and I find myself over a year later having gained back 40 pounds. I've spent too much time trying to get over the fact that I back-slid.

And too much time taking care of everything else but me! It is way to easy to get caught up in what "has to be done" and not do what is really important.

Now it's time to Get Serious!! It's time to Get Back on Track!! It's time to remember that taking care of me is the most important thing!!

Member Since: 7/19/2006

Fitness Minutes: 19,437

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My goal is to feel healthy and more energetic. I'm determined to eat better and less, exercise more and be more positive!

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I am eating healthy foods and keeping within Spark People's guidelines. I do aerobics everyday, as well as strength training with my computerized trainer 3 or 4 times a week. I have an elliptical trainer and I'm working myself into using it. I'm utilizing the principles in "The Beck DIET Solution".

Read "Younger Next Year for Women" by Chris Crowley and Henry Lodge

Restarted on June 18, 2007 and lost 52 lbs by May 2, 2008. Then lost focus and gained 50 lbs. back by August 1, 2011. Starting Again!!

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I am 54 years old; married for almost 30 years; have a 30-year old newly wed son, who lives nearby, and an 25-year old daughter, who is attending Grad School at Boston University.

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I like to spend time with my husband at baseball games, movies, shopping or hanging out at home.
We have a new house that I've been slowly working on decorating.
I'm head of the Children's Christian Education Dept. at my church and enjoy the challenges that brings.

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    Hi Sandy,
    I was thinking about you and I thought I would stop by and say hello. The Beck team has some new people, and they will bring up questions/issues/ideas that make me really think back to what I used to know from doing Beck.

    I have really fallen off track in the last several months. I originally lost close to 40 pounds in the first year or year and a half. Then I just stayed the same for almost two years. Then recently I gained 5 pounds, very quickly!

    So I have been trying to get "Back to Beck". I have said that a lot of times over the last two years of not losing, and I might have little spurts of "doing" it again, but I never got back that original drive that worked for me. So I am reading back over the "days" and trying to recapture some of the success.

    So I saw your name as the one who started almost every one of those message board threads! I hope you are well and that your family is well. If you ever feel like coming back over to Beck, we'd love to see you. I'm there and Gwynnie is still there (but her name is DANCINGQUEEN). Also we have SavedByGrace who is the original DO2HEAL who I'm sure you remember! And we have a few "newer" regulars who are very nice and also some very new people.

    So anyway, just wanted to say hi!
    1947 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/29/2011 9:14:57 PM
    Sandy-it's been too long-how are things?
    1969 days ago
    HI Sandy,
    So nice to hear from you! Welcome back!!! Good luck with your new determination and remembering you do need to take care of you first!! I've got a renew sense of determination recently and plan to make progress on my goals (looks like we both having roughly the same starting point and goal in mind). We'll be here to support you!!.

    2097 days ago
    Hi Sandy,
    I just stopped by to say hello. I hope you have been having a good Thanksgiving.

    The Beck team has changed people over the last several months, but the tone of it is still so positive and supportive!

    I was just helping a new person find the threads about each Beck Day that you set up such a long time ago! Those are still helping people!

    So, take care. Let me know how you're doing.

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    2161 days ago
  • v MICHELE1439
    Hi Sandy,

    I haven't seen you post in a while and I just wanted to make sure you were okay.

    Miss ya!

    2208 days ago
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