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Six years ago, I got serious about losing weight and taking care of myself, mind, body and soul. I stopped drinking alcohol and eating all manner of treats entirely for 3 months and trained for a half marathon. I lost 25 pounds! But over the next couple years, I regained most of the weight and have fluctuated up and down ever since.

I developed a lot of good habits during that time, but I realized later that I wasn't able to keep the weight off because I couldn't keep up that high level of activity (injuries, etc), and I didn't want to limit my intake so drastically. I decided I needed to find a new way to achieve my goals.

Now I'm focused on creating sustainable strategies and habits for losing weight, so they'll be familiar to me and help me maintain my weight loss when I reach my goal.

For example, the Beck Diet Solution has a ton of strategies that are practical and useful - like reminding yourself of your motivation for losing the weight, making a food plan every day, giving yourself credit for the positve things you do ... And the trick is practicing these things regularly (like, every day!)

I consider this a lifelong task. I never want to stop learning more about how to take care of myself as well as I can, so I can live a long and happy life!

I've learned about meditation and I try to practice every day. I also love yoga and practice as often as possible.

I love to exercise but that doesn't mean it's always easy to get myself out of bed and out the door! Another place where the strategies come in handy... remember your motivation and learn how to respond to the sabotaging thoughts!

I want to keep on learning more about how to eat well while eating healthy and how to exercise in ways that prevent injury. My body isn't as resilient as it once was, and I want to be strong and active for a long time.

For me, it's about recognizing that losing weight and maintaining that loss is more about the way you think than what you eat and how much you move.

So, my goal is more about changing my habits than reaching a number on the scale. If I can successfully build good habits, step by step, I can achieve any goal I set for myself.

�Learn to be calm and you will always be happy� -- Paramhansa Yogananda

�Peace is to be found only within, and unless one finds it there he will never find it at all. Peace lies not in the external world. It lies within one's own soul.� -- Ralph W. Trine

Member Since: 8/4/2004

Fitness Minutes: 90,824

My Goals:
My overall goal is to make healthy living a habit in all aspects of my life: body, mind and soul.

For My Body
* Gain strength, endurance and flexibility
* Long term: lose 20 pounds in 5 pound increments
* MAINTAIN healthy habits and a healthy weight for life.

For My Mind
* Reduce stress in my life
* Increase my self discipline

For My Soul
* Maintain an Attitude of Gratitude!
* Create beauty in the world.

My Program:
*Follow the Beck Diet Solution, changing my thinking to change my behavior
*Track calories
*Maintain daily caloric intake of approximately 1450 calories/day
*Strength training 2 times/week.
*Cardio: 4-5 times a week: running, elliptical, biking, walking.
* Yoga as often as possible!
* Reduce my stress level through meditation, yoga, writing.

Personal Information:
I am thankful for my positive outlook on life.

I have two cats, two sons and a wonderful husband. I love travel and art.

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The only things I can truly control are my actions and reactions.

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  • v SMITTY_B
    Hi and thanks for your comments on my blog about starting Dr. Beck's book. I find so much of the things so far as 'ah-ha' moments, really enlightening! So glad I found the team ;-). Hope your day was fantastic!
    226 days ago
    Thanks for the lovely compliment and support!
    Have a groovy week.

    233 days ago
    If u need some advice or tips I can help. Have a good day.
    233 days ago
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. Whenever my motivation sags, I login to Spark. The comments in particular always perk me up.
    238 days ago
  • v MAGLITE7
    For my tri training, I am doing a lot of intervals to try and build speed and endurance. I am slow in all three disciplines, and barely run, so for now I am working mostly on the running and the swimming, with the hopes that building up my strength and endurance in both of those will help with the bike too. MWF are jog and bike days, followed by lifting, and TR I swim. I have a friend who recently completed a half Ironman, so she's going to help with more specific tri training as I get closer.
    238 days ago
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