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I have had weight issues ever since I can remember. I was drinking Jack LaLane shakes when I was in first grade! I was going to a diet center in high school. In college, I was always dieting and exercising and gaining or losing weight. I weighed 142 for five minutes in high school, and I weighed 148 when I got married. It was never thin enough. And now I weigh 270, down from 300.5. I have been up and down, but I have never been able to stabilize my weight.
So, losing weight doesn't impress me. Heck, I've lost more weight than I can even remember. But it found me again. Keeping off lost weight--now THAT is what I call success. Obviously, it is not a type of success I have tasted before.
For a while there, I just gave up. I had lost some weight, but I just could not seem to lose enough--it was a long plateau and I just could not wait it out. So I gave up.
But I have figured something out. All my adding up in my head that if I lost (blank) pounds a week then I could weigh (blank) by a certain date...they set me up for failure. They were not motivating to me. It smacked of a temporary fix, a bungee weight loss that I would spring back from almost as quickly as it happened.
So now I am committed to eating a healthy--radically healhty--diet. I have cut out dairy and red meat and almost all sugar (it has so many different names, it sneaks in on my every once in a while!). I think I finally get it--this is for life. Not a life diet but a lifestyle choice. and I am ready, really ready, to change everything and anything. It's all ont he table, from caffiene to chocolate to dairy to chicken....I am reconsidering my whole idea of food and how I should and will eat.
My mantra:
In this moment, I am choosing to move toward the life I want.
I am ready, willing, and able to do what it takes to be healthy and vibrantly well.
My relationships with others are better because I take care of myself.
I create more happiness and fun and satisfaction
For myself and encourage my family and friends to do the same.
I seek to use all my talents and abilities and I give myself full permission to shine at my brightest.
I am worthy and important and God made me for great things.
I accept and acknowledge that God supplies all my needs and
He is giving me the desires of my heart.
I live each moment joyfully and thankfully moving forward.

I welcome and appreciate your support!

SW 1/ 6/2010 290
3/3/2010 269
GW 6/12/2010 248

Member Since: 1/17/2009

Fitness Minutes: 645

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I want to be flexible enough to rest my head on my knees while I touch my toes!!! I want to be able to bench press 200 pounds!!! I want to be able to turn a cartwheel!!!I want to write the novel I have floating around inside my head!!! I want to live a life of joy and freedom!!!!

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I am committed to eating healthfully and exercising 30 minutes a day.

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  • v DUTCH1811
    Thank you for the comment on my post. Thank you for the kind words. Wishing you a Blessed Day.
    2 days ago
  • v MARIANNE9855
    Wondering how you are doing? maybe too busy to blog... emoticon
    1280 days ago
    Best wishes on your teaching job! That is so exciting. Here's wishing you a wonderful week! emoticon
    1313 days ago
    Hope you are having a good day. I really enjoy reading your blog posts. I can relate so much! Keep up the good work. emoticon
    1315 days ago
    Just stopping by to say "hi". The week is about to get really crazy; Nursing school, semester 3, starts tomorrow! We will have our first mental health nursing class in the morning, then will have a Mastery Skills Check-off right after lunch. Passing it determines whether we continue in the program or not, so it is very stressful. The rest of the week will be very busy, but not as nerve-wracking. My first rotation is Mom/Baby, so I am looking forward to that. I hope your weekend went well. How did you do with your exercise and tracking food? I just saw something on your page that caught my attention. Are you a November baby? My birthday is November 9th. Wouldn't that be interesting if we also shared a birthday month? I hope your week starts off well!
    Cheering you on,
    Monica emoticon
    1321 days ago
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