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Excellence... is not an act, but a habit

Three years ago when I turned 50 I got serious about taking off some weight and taking care of myself, body and soul. I got really close to my weight goals and felt so good! Then, following a series of health issues and a serious lack of discipline, I added all of those pounds back. But I am still determined. I did it once, so I know I can do it again. Over the long term, I know I will achieve my goals.

In January 2013, I began setting monthly goals and assessing how well I did at ...
Three years ago when I turned 50 I got serious about taking off some weight and taking care of myself, body and soul. I got really close to my weight goals and felt so good! Then, following a series of health issues and a serious lack of discipline, I added all of those pounds back. But I am still determined. I did it once, so I know I can do it again. Over the long term, I know I will achieve my goals.

In January 2013, I began setting monthly goals and assessing how well I did at the end of the month, in order to see what worked. And I made some progress. After fits and starts, I'm back to that again -- because it worked!

I'm focused on building sustainable habits and practices that I can use to maintain my weight loss once I reach my goal. Three years ago when I lost 25 pounds, I stopped drinking entirely for 3 months and trained for a half marathon. I wasn't able to keep up that high level of activity, and I didn't want to stop drinking alcohol permanently.

And while I am sure there are other ways I could have maintained the weight loss, I wasn't in the habit of doing those things, and the weight slowly but surely crept back up.

This time, I am going to create those habits and practices while I'm on the journey, so they'll be familiar to me once I reach my goal weight. I want to keep on learning more about how to eat well while eating healthy. I want to do everything I can to work out and exercise in ways that keep me healthy and prevent injury, because I've learned these past few years that I need to take care of this body..it's not quite as resilient as it once was, and I want to be strong and active for a long time!

So, truly the goal here 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
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KRISKECK Back from a week on the road, working and visiting family in California...not a lot of exercise and not great food choices, but I am back now! Gained two pounds but determined to lose them quickly!
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Member Since: 8/4/2004

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My Goals:
Overall, my main 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

* Reset my set point: lose 20 pounds (12% of my starting weight) by August 2014 and MAINTAIN through January 2015

* At that point, consider whether to lose 5 more pounds.

* MAINTAIN healthy habits and a healthy weight for life.


For My Mind

* Reduce stress in my life

* Increase my self discipline

* Get organized


For My Soul

* Maintain an Attitude of Gratitude!

* Create beauty in the world.


My Program:
Tracking calories and eating at the low end of my daily calorie range.

Fitness goals:

Strength training 2-3 times/week.

Cardio: 4-5 times a week: running, elliptical, biking, walking.

Yoga at least once a week.


Track and reduce my stress level through meditation, yoga, music.


Rethinking Rewards:

* 2 week streaks on achieving my fitness and calorie goals: new dress
* 150 #: Workout wear
* 140 #: Jewelry



Personal Information:
I feel so fortunate to have an awesome boyfriend and two incredible and beautiful grownup sons, wonderful friends and work that I enjoy. Most of all, I am thankful for my positive outlook on life.

I have two cats and a kayak. I love travel and art.


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

I practice yoga because I believe in the interconnectedness of all things.

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WHITNEYLD
5/20/2014 2:37:17 PM

Hey! Hope all is well. Thanks for your comment. How is the workout going? I really need to get back into it! I am WAY off the path at the moment.



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5/13/2014 1:58:15 PM

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EMMACLAIRE5
5/9/2014 7:43:50 PM

Glad to hear you're doing okay and that the family situation is improving. Hope you have a great Mother's Day!



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EMMACLAIRE5
5/8/2014 11:08:17 AM

Hope things are going okay for you - at least you're still having a chance to get some runs in! Be well!



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WHITNEYLD
4/3/2014 6:54:03 AM

Thank you for your support on my blog.



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