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Wow, me, motivator of the day! Do you know what the irony is of that. It is you, everyone in Spark People that motivates and inspires me every day! I left Spark People once and when I did I gained back 50 lbs. I won't make that mistake again.

The other irony is when you give someone an encouraging word or a happy thought, yes you may pick them up. But you know what, by doing so you pick yourself up too! What you put out there always seems to come back!


Hello, here I am again. 4 years ago I lost 88 lbs and kept it off for a while. After I threw out my shoulder the weight slowly crept back on. I wish I could blame the shoulder but in good faith I cannot. The blame rests with me as I allowed bad habits to creep back in. I need to correct those bad habits and get my healthy lifestyle back.

Update: June 14, 2011: I reached my second goal of 188!
for the first 3 months of this year, I slowly put on about 7 lbs. In April I tried to pull in the reins but my heart was just not into it. In May I put the brakes on and lost the weight I slowly gained. I dedicated June to finally reach my goal and did it!

UPDATE: Jan 4, 2010: I am still in pursuit of that 188 lbs secondary goal. Once I reach 188, I want to maintain that weight for the rest of the year and improve on my fitness level.

UPDATE: I made goal on Aug 30, New weight loss goal: 188lbs by Dec 1.

Progress to Date

Jan 4, 2009 - 250 lbs ..... The beginning
Dec 27, 2009 - 190 lbs
Jan 03, 2101 - 192 lbs
Jan 17, 2010 - 190 lbs
Feb 28, 2010 - 193 lbs
Mar 28, 2010 - 196 lbs .... Going the wrong way!!!!
April 24, 2010 197 lbs .... It ends here!!!!
May 30, 2010 190 lbs
June 14, 2010 188 lbs .... GOAL!

UPDATE: I was shell shocked Sunday morning Thanksgiving weekend 2011. I hadn't weighed my self in awhile and was shocked at what the scale read. Now, December is not my favorite month to lose weight, but I was faced with not willing to gain weight in December too so I vowed to lose 10 lbs by Christmas. I lost 12 lbs on Dec 20 2011, so I made that goal. BUT between Christmas and New Year I let things slip again and regained 5 lbs back. (That's why I wasn't willing to wait, I knew Christmas is a big temptation for me) For the new year I reset my ticker to lose 15 lbs. So

..... Stay tuned

How can you not be inspired from the words of this song:

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
May you get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance ..... I hope you dance
---- Lee Ann Womack

My number 1 motivational song to get me moving when I don't feel like it is: (Don't laugh)

Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you’ll be walking cross the floor
Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you’ll be walking out the door

You never will get where you’re going
If you never get up on your feet
Come on, there’s a good tail wind blowing
A fast walking man is hard to beat

Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you’ll be walking cross the floor
Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you’ll be walking out the door

If you want to change your direction
If your time of life is at hand
Well don’t be the rule be the exception
A good way to start is to stand

Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you’ll be walking cross the floor
Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you’ll be walking out the door

If I want to change the reflection
I see in the mirror each morn
You mean that it's just my election
To vote for a chance to be reborn

Member Since: 1/7/2009

Fitness Minutes: 202,955

My Goals:
I am healthy and weigh 188 lbs.

Goal for week of Jan 10-17: Week 1 of the new Year I was mostly sick so for week 2 I want to reestablish my routine, 3 strength training sessions and at least 4 cardio sessions.

I want to reduce my dependency of high blood pressure and cholesterol lowering drugs.

My Program:
Keep track of what I eat, and restrict calories t0 reasonable limits.

Get a walk in 6 days out of 7.

Use my Total gym for strength exercises 3 times a week.

Enjoy other recreational activities basketball, volleyball.

Personal Information:
I have struggled with weight most of my life and I bet I have taken it off and regained it several times. Dieting and taking the weight off is not hard, keeping it off is.

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The difference between success and failure is not dramatic. In fact, the difference between success and failure is so subtle. most people miss it. They hold the philosophy that what they do really doesn't matter.


Those little things that will make you successful in life. that will secure your health, your happiness, your fulfillment, your dreams,
are simple, subtle, tiny things that nobody will see, nobody will applaud, nobody will even notice. They are those things that at the time you do them, often feel like they make absolutely no difference... like they don't matter.


A passage from the book
"The Slight Edge"

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    "Zombie Nuts" ..... I am laughing my head off! Why didn't I think of that?! emoticon
    1021 days ago
    Whatcha mean - "funny lookin' nebulizer"?!!! emoticon
    Why I was told this is the newest rage in breathing apparatus! And besides, it doesn't make me look fat. emoticon
    1050 days ago
    Hiya, buddy!
    Just dropped by to see how things are with you. Hope all is well and that your grass is not growing too fast! emoticon

    Grass, here, seems to need cutting once every week now, which is a pretty big chore ... Pretty big yard. Anyway, still at the spring cleaning chore. Got the upstairs ALMOST done (will finish it today, I hope) and got the whole basement cleaned out, too, and this weekend, I will tackle the main floor. emoticon

    I-yi-yi !!!! .... As you say, "the cycle of stuff" - It sure does accumulate over the course of a year. But I am real good at getting rid of stuff I don't use. Now if I could just get real good at NOT BRINGING IN STUFF I don't use. emoticon

    Hope your day is going great and your weekend will go even better! emoticon
    1055 days ago
    The ""Cycle of Stuff" .... You got me laughing with the truth in that one! ... Plus you have given me a name to all this madness. emoticon

    So, here's to adjusting to the Cycle of Stuff in life - Well, at least until we are able to haul some of it away! emoticon emoticon
    1071 days ago
    Hey Buddy, you out mowing that grass yet? Lol, maybe still a bit early for that. emoticon

    I am here starting on some spring cleaning. I watched a bit of that TV show "Hoarders" this morning - and even though I am not a hoarder, not by any means, I am sooooo ready to get rid of STUFF. Waaay too much stuff and wondering how it manages to sneak into the house each year. emoticon

    Hope you are having a great day!
    1072 days ago
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