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So close!

July 2010:

I'm so close to my goal weight! I've lost 65 pounds in the past 14 months, most of it with SparkPeople.

I never thought it could be done -- and certainly not so...sanely. Reasonable amounts of good food and moderate exercise? I'd struggled so long I never dreamed it could be so darn simple.

So I'm rocking a size 8 jeans and small to medium tops. I'm still weeding out clothes that are just pathetically baggy on me now. It feels good.
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July 2010:

I'm so close to my goal weight! I've lost 65 pounds in the past 14 months, most of it with SparkPeople.

I never thought it could be done -- and certainly not so...sanely. Reasonable amounts of good food and moderate exercise? I'd struggled so long I never dreamed it could be so darn simple.

So I'm rocking a size 8 jeans and small to medium tops. I'm still weeding out clothes that are just pathetically baggy on me now. It feels good.

I still have a lot of mental work to do though. Many days my brain still sees FAT and I obsess a little more than I'd like over food. But it's still a work in progress and, overall, I am incredibly proud of myself and grateful for SparkPeople and all my SparkFriends!

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May 2009:

I've been struggling with weight most of my life. This time I'm also focusing on eating less, not just "healthier" -- and it seems to be the key to success!

I lost my mom four years ago and drank more than I should have. Then I quit smoking. Then I turned 30. I suppose there's no wonder that I packed on the pounds pretty quickly.

I have a herniated disc that created some arthritis in my low back before I was even 30. (Actually, now they tell me I have TWO herniated discs!) I have always hated sports and NEVER liked being sweaty. And I am known for my baking skills.

Clearly, this whole fitness thing presents some pretty big hurdles for me. But I am finally feeling motivated, and I'm happy to ditch the excuses and embrace the challenge!

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"Assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled." - Wayne Dyer

"All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become." - Buddha

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say and what you do are in harmony." - Mahatma Ghandi
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GIRANIMAL 's thought for the day: I have NO IDEA how I used to live every day 50 pounds heavier than I am at 5 1/2 months pregnant!
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Member Since: 1/14/2008

SparkPoints: 34,665

Fitness Minutes: 57,059

My Goals:
I would like to finally be comfortable enough with my own body that I am not constantly comparing myself to anyone and everyone around me. I want to be healthy and feel great!


My Program:
I am focusing on around 1,400-1,500 calories a day of food that I ENJOY and working out in the morning with Leslie Sansone before biking to work and back every day the weather allows it. I've also added some Leslie interval workouts for strength training. I am constantly trying to fit in the likes of yoga, tai chi and chi gong on a regular basis. (The best intentions do not always seem to yield the best results!) LOL

Personal Information:
I was born and bred in Chicago, and so far it looks like I am here to stay. I'm a nerdy copy editor who loves to read and listen to public radio. I live with my amazing husband and his 6-foot-long red-tailed boa constrictor, Eve. :)

Other Information:
I have fibromyalgia. I am working hard at leaving it at that -- a fact I just have to deal with and learn to work around as best I can rather than letting it run my life.

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MORTICIAADDAMS
8/21/2014 8:45:47 PM

Our town has an online rummage sale and we also have a lot of local rummage sales and children's items are plentiful. As a lot of them aren't used all that long you can get some really nice stuff. I would buy a new crib though as some of them have been recalled.

I have bought some quercetin supplements but have not tried them yet. What do you think of them? Claritin is all I'm allowed to take with my PVCs. I'm limited on meds.



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TRIPLE_EMME
8/21/2014 4:04:53 PM

No, Miss A didn't start school this week. The first day got postponed until next week. They are doing some construction, still -- and aren't ready for the kids.

It's going to be a huge adjustment for her (and me). I've been trying to get her up early, this week -- so she'll be more accustomed to the new morning routine. It's not going so well.

As for baby gear... it sure accumulates, and fast! The Littles need so much stuff during the first couple of years. It's a constant battle to fight the clutter. Hang in there, you'll figure it out. (And, I think it's a work in progress.)



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NGCHILD
8/21/2014 10:54:02 AM

Hi there and thanks for dropping by my Changes blog.

WHAT A TERRIBLE FRIEND I AM -- Totally missed the big announcement! OMG I am so happy for you!!! Congrats congrats congrats!!! Can't wait to hear about your journey!!

Have a great rest of the week!!



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MORTICIAADDAMS
8/20/2014 9:37:44 PM

A stroller is so nice if you want to get some exercise in. You can find some good buys on used stuff but I would not buy a used car seat.

My doctor had me start taking allergy meds ahead of the allergy season every day because he said it would be the worst he had ever seen and it has been. I can't get off the allergy pills.



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GHK1962
8/14/2014 3:07:48 PM

i actually DO have all the ingredients to make the soy ginger dressing! YES! :)



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