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Have been overweight most of my adult life. Really put on the pounds in the early 1990's when my husband left me with 3 young children to raise. I barely remember those years as they were so stressful, but I gained about 100#.
Since then I have developed a career, my kids are wonderful, healthy, and loving. So those are the best things I have done.

When it comes to myself, I put myself on autopilot for so long, I kinda lost track of who I really am. I think the answer is buried under 130+pounds and I look forward to meeting the real me. And that is because I hide behind my weight and use it as an excuse not to do things and I've had enough of that. I want to do so many things!

So, here I am, happy to be caring for myself - better late than never?

Thanks for reading this introduction. -greenfox

Member Since: 7/1/2008

My Goals:
weight lost by:

August 1st 20#
September 1st 30#
October 1st 40#
November 1st 50#

*for mouth hunger I will wait 10 minutes, do a sudoku or puzzle, if still 'hungry', eat a 100 cal pack
*for social anxiety force myself to TALK to ANYONE and not eat too much

My Program:
I am counting calories, using treadmill and weights.
Setting goals.

Non-food rewards for each weight goal met:
*20# new piano music
*30# ped/manicure
*40# fresh flowers/4 wks
*50# $100 on new clothes

Personal Information:
I live in Minnesota and am 56 years old. I have 3 grown kids and live with 2 kitty cats and my almost 18 yr old daughter.

Other Information:
I love growing plants. Playing the piano, reading mysteries, and being with good people are my favorite activities.

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    When we feel the satisfaction of accomplishment we are motivated to take on new challenges. Knowing that the attention and resources we’ve channeled into a certain goal have brought us success gives us the confidence we need to take on more responsibilities. We also have a greater understanding of our own personal strengths, and that knowledge enables us to make good choices about the plans we make, the tasks we take on, and the new goals we wish to set for ourselves. We are ushered along by the momentum of our own success, and greater success naturally manifests as a result. Use today’s accomplishments to fuel you into action by taking on more endeavors, and you will enjoy still greater achievements.
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    Just popping in to say "hi!" and see how you are doing!

    Always remember emoticon and to keep on keeping on!

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    2898 days ago
    Hello GREENFOX,

    The Goonies miss you! Hope you are well? Please post on the open mike chat thread and tell us how you're doin'. Good bad or ugly, we need each other!
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    2898 days ago
  • v 1AVERY
    Hey there everybody. I am trying to get back on track with my weekly messages and all the sparkpeople activities. I have been tracking every day this month May is definitely going to be my month to stay and get back to work on actually losing weight. Anybody that has been having a hard time getting back to work on yourself I can really relate. I had a sugar binge in April there were days I was searching for anything sweet. May I have had 2 days where I ate a sweet and they were little pieces compared to my usual many pieces. OK we can do this together we can achieve anything!!!!!Come on everyone pull up those boot straps and get on BOARD!!!!


    An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer of his plans to the the construction business and live a more leisurely life with his family.

    The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could built just one more house as a personal favour. The carpenter said YES, but in time it was easy to see that his heart wasn't in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. Not a great way to end a dedicated career.

    When the work was done, the employer came to inspect the house. He handed the front door key to the carpenter. "This is your house," he said, "My gift to you." The old carpenter was shocked!

    What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. So it is with us. WE BUILD OUR LIVES, A DAY AT A TIME, often putting less than our best into the building. Then we realize we have to live in the house we have built. If we could do it over, we'd do it much differently. But we can't go back , we can only go forward.

    YOU ARE THE CARPENTER. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. (Choose the thoughts you think, the people you associate with, the food/drink to regenerate your body) Life is a do it yourself project. Your attitudes and the choices you make today build the house you live in.


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