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Four years ago when I turned 50 I got serious about losing weight and taking care of myself, body and soul. I got really close to my weight goals and was really proud of my achievement! Then, following a series of health issues and a serious lack of discipline, I regained all the weight back, which I've learned is not uncommon.

But I'm determined to reach my goal. I did it once, so I know I can do it again. And this time, I know the real challenge will be maintaining the weight ...
Four years ago when I turned 50 I got serious about losing weight and taking care of myself, body and soul. I got really close to my weight goals and was really proud of my achievement! Then, following a series of health issues and a serious lack of discipline, I regained all the weight back, which I've learned is not uncommon.

But I'm determined to reach my goal. I did it once, so I know I can do it again. And this time, I know the real challenge will be maintaining the weight loss and healthy habits once I get there.

I've made progress in the past by setting monthly goals and assessing how well I did at the end of the month, in order to see what worked. So I am trying that again.

I'm focused on building sustainable habits and practices that I can use to maintain my weight loss once I reach my goal. Four years ago when I lost 25 pounds, I stopped drinking alcohol 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 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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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

* Lose 20 pounds in 5 pound increments, which is just over 12% of my current weight

* MAINTAIN through 2015.

* At that point, consider whether or not 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

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

Tracking calories

Maintaining a weekly deficit of 3,500 calories

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, writing.


Rethinking Rewards:
* 150 #: New dress
* 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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EMMACLAIRE5
6/24/2014 11:43:39 AM

Hope you're doing well out there, enjoying the early summer and all it has to offer :-)



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GREGGWEISBROD
6/19/2014 3:40:33 PM

I got a referral to some kind of sports therapist, but our provincial insurance doesn't cover it. I'll have to see how much it will cost to see him, and decide what to do. It would have been nicer if my doctor had simply scheduled the MRI himself. If the therapist isn't covered, you better believe I'm going back to my doctor to demand the MRI.



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GREGGWEISBROD
6/11/2014 4:06:55 PM

Yeah, I think I may need that as well, but I already had a doctor's referral for an x-ray so I figured it wouldn't hurt to start there. I'll hopefully see my doctor within the week and he can tell me if I'll need the MRI. I'm 90% sure it's a tendon issue, so an MRI seems more than likely to be in my future.



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KELLIEBEAN
5/22/2014 10:40:56 PM

Hi thanks for commenting on my vacation status. We stayed in Hannibal , Mo, then Springfield, Mo, then Eureka Springs, AR. So beautiful. Great motorcycle riding.

We started making our way back up north today. Should be back home Saturday evening. Then I really have to get back on track big time!!!

I hope you have had a great week!

Kellie

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TEENY_BIKINI
5/22/2014 11:15:55 AM

Oh, I love buying sofas. For some reason, I get bored with them quickly, like every 5 years or something. I hope you had fun shopping for one!

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