KRISKECK
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Inspiration: February 2011 - I can be this lean again!




May 2013 at Nationals Stadium in DC, with President Taft. This pic cracks me up!


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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.

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�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: 86,177

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.


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




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  • v ONEKIDSMOM
    Love the comments you left on my blog yesterday about having to pick up development where it left off when addictions set in. Considering my addiction (to sugar and fat) set in solidly during my final year or two of grade school (a six candy bar a day habit, that sorry to say, I stole change from my parents to support), I had quite a bit of "making up" of development to do, and it spread across decades. Interestingly enough, most of the growth and development came WHILE I was making various and assorted attempts to drop the pounds... very, very interesting addition to the story!

    Thank you!
    152 days ago
  • v HIPPICHICK1
    Sorry I have been so out of touch lately. Thanks for the good wishes for a good sale this weekend. I'm going to try and find some time later today to catch up here on Spark. So many blogs! Love you!!
    LM
    167 days ago
  • v TEENY_BIKINI
    Have a great week!

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    199 days ago
  • v HIPPICHICK1
    Hey girlfriend! You can find your BMR most easily on the Spark app. Just go to your log page and scroll down until you see "full nutrition report" then tap on that. Scroll all the way down that page and you will see "calorie differential report." Tap on that and you will see your stats including BMR.
    Have a great day!
    202 days ago
  • v TEKEHI
    Thanks for the suggestion on my blog. I'll give the book a try.

    Way to go on your weight loss! You're doing it! I'm hoping to get there myself someday! I say I only have 5 pounds to lose but I'd actually like to lose 10 pounds in all. To get to a comfortable weight. I suppose 5 pounds first. When I get there, 5 pounds more!

    Thanks for the inspiration! emoticon emoticon
    210 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/11/2016 7:05:46 PM
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