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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 ...
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!!
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Member Since: 7/19/2006

SparkPoints: 34,765

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

My Program:
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!!

Personal Information:
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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BRENDALEEFREE
6/8/2011 3:14:55 PM

Sandy-it's been too long-how are things?



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MORERED
1/31/2011 8:47:00 AM

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!!.

Sosi



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JUDI_CUTIE
11/27/2010 7:41:23 PM

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.

Judi emoticon



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MICHELE1439
10/11/2010 5:31:18 PM

Hi Sandy,

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

Miss ya!

Michele



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HAPPYWALKER
9/26/2010 4:41:41 PM

Hi Sandy! So nice to hear from an old friend!!!

For me, WW was the catalyst for me to get back to healthy living. I've always said that it's 99.9% mental. Anything works if it's the thing that gets your head in the right place. By giving it my all and following the plan completely, I was able to start losing again...very quickly at first. I had joined on March 1. After losing 5 lbs. the first week, it was 2-3 lbs. a week and after 3 months I'd lost 30 lbs!!! Then things began to slow down considerably, but I was still losing each week up until a month and a half ago. Now I'm doing what I can to get back to my original state of mind to get the rest off. I've lost 40 and am only 20 lbs. from my goal of 155. I've promised myself that even if I stay the same for a while, I'll be happy. The last thing I want is to start slipping like my former pattern. This time I plan to beat it by staying positive and getting back the same strong drive I had in the beginning. I know all to well how easy it is to backslide and it's a lot easier to catch it early than to try to recoup after 10 or more lbs. start to creep back.

I wish you all the best, Sandy. Keep optimistic and do whatever you need to in order to light the fire of motivation. Sometimes just changing it up works. That's why WW worked for me this last time - I went with a different attitude and was so fully committed that I felt nothing was going to get in my way...and it didn't. The more the pounds came off each week, the more determined I got. As you move into smaller sizes, the excitement of that takes over the need for certain food "treats". Success breeds more success and before you know it, you've got such momentum going that you are unstoppable!

Choose to feel good. emoticon I'm rooting for you!!! Mary



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