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EATING CLEAN IN 2014!

Once upon a time I was really fat and I lost 90 pounds and wasn't fat at all. Over time, I regained what I had lost and forgot that I had the ability to lose a full grown male Rottweiler in weight. I know I can do it, but I need help, and now I'm taking on a challenge to get rid of my 100pound albatross -- I have also recently been diagnosed with "pre-diabetes" and PCOS. Losing this weight once and for all would benefit my health AND put me into some smaller pants. My top weight was 268 and ...
Once upon a time I was really fat and I lost 90 pounds and wasn't fat at all. Over time, I regained what I had lost and forgot that I had the ability to lose a full grown male Rottweiler in weight. I know I can do it, but I need help, and now I'm taking on a challenge to get rid of my 100pound albatross -- I have also recently been diagnosed with "pre-diabetes" and PCOS. Losing this weight once and for all would benefit my health AND put me into some smaller pants. My top weight was 268 and I've slowly lost 22 pounds over the last two years, so I'm starting this journey at 246 and crankin' up the gas.

I am also trying to rediscover my inner athlete/dancer and bring her out.

My husband is a runner and is training to do multiple half marathons in the coming year. One of my friends from high school ran her first marathon at 43. I am refusing to let my past missteps and failures predict my future. It's ONE DAY AT A TIME. For today, I am promising myself to do my best.
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Member Since: 8/6/2007

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My Goals:
To do two rounds of the Firm Believers 2014 Power of 10 Challenge

Get 8 hours of sleep - which means going to bed earlier so I can get up early to work out in the morning.

To take the running outside

To plan my family's meals for the week and to spend a few hours on the weekend grilling/baking stuff in advance so we can "grab 'n go" if necessary.

To truly eat 5-7 servings of fruit and vegetables a day

To stay within my calorie range for at least 6 days a week.

To lose 8-10 lbs a month.

LONG TERM GOALS
I want to lose 100 pounds.

I want to run a 5K

I want to get my blood sugar to a normal level of 70-100


My Program:
I'm following guidelines as set in "The Insulin Resistant Diet" and focusing on Low Glycemic Index foods, and "Clean Eating" by Tosca Reno - fresh, unprocessed whole foods and no refined flour and sugar! I've recently found out that I have IBS so will also be avoiding wheat/gluten to avoid dealing with the symptoms of IBS.

I'm weighing and measuring my food so I can accurately track it.

I'm alternating Couch to 5K training with The FIRM DVDs, and yoga with a goal of exercise 6 days a week (7 if I feel like it).

I have done bellydancing in the past will sign up for some bellydancing classes as a reward for getting to a certain poundage.

Personal Information:
My name is Laura, also known as Laura Bora from Bufadora. I live in New Milford, CT.

I am a musician with a day job and I live with my juggling unicyclist musician husband and our two musician boys. We're kind of like the Partridge Family except we're more likely to play Black Sabbath covers.

I make jewelry, like to crochet, read, go to estate sales and hunt for treasure at flea markets. I'm obsessed with vintage kitchenware and lighting. I also love to travel and take spontaneous road trips. One of the things I am hoping to do in 2014 is take a silver-smithing 101 class, beginner tap dancing classes and learn to ride a motorcycle and maybe play cello if I can find a cheap one.



Other Information:
REWARDS:
239: pedicure
229: Bellydancing classes
219: Pottery class
209: $50 Sephora Spree
199: ONEDERLAND - bottle of Tom Ford Sahara Noir
189: $50 Body Shop Spree
179: massage
169: new running shoes
159: romantic weekend with my husband
149: Take a giant photo of me wearing a tutu on a motorcycle, giving the finger and post it all over town. Or just frame it, depending on my mood.
139: A giant party!

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.' We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. "

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In Gemini the Sun is active, restless and changeable. Gemini is most often the baby in the family and remains young her whole life long. She is born to a father who is well respected in the community. Gemini is not naturally a "fat" sign as she is to active with mental energy to spend. Gemini can have health issues with her nerves, accidents to shoulders, hands and collar bone and her lungs. You like plenty of variety in your everyday activities, in your friends, and even in your diet. Your interests are many and diverse--almost anything will attract your attention if only for a brief time. Truly, this is the sign of the jack-of-all-trades. As the story goes, you may find that unless you can develop your powers of perseverance, you may be the master of none. Your varied interests can result in a tendency for you to spread yourself too thin, sometimes failing to follow through on projects you've begun.
Being very curious, you want to know and experience as much as you can. Gemini is the sign of duality. You find it difficult to limit yourself to one job, to one relationship, or one hobby, as you constantly seek variety and mental adventure. You scatter your energies because you don't want to miss anything. You are a lifelong student, never tiring of learning new subjects. You collect facts and tidbits of data, but you may not always have the big picture.
To the Gemini person, communication is of utmost importance. You flourish on ideas, with a mind that is ever so quick and curious. You are a person who enjoys talking and writing. All sorts of communication ideas appeal to nature. You are aware of all that is going on around you, and you want to understand and participate in it all. You are hard to pin down, and even harder to beat in a debate. Your abilities of combining quick comprehension , and the communication of this comprehension to others, are the hallmarks of your sign. You can talk yourself into and out of situations with ease. Often Mercury people (Gemini's ruling planet is Mercury) take mischievous delight in disconcerting slower minds with their fast paced mental antics. You like to be around people, and you never do well working alone or on any routine type job.
Extremely friendly, you enjoy companionship, and really thrive on it. Just as you don't like to be without activity, you don't like to be alone. You are likely to have a very wide circle of friends with whom you enjoy many activities--movies, games, conversation, and such. You are naturally outgoing and possess a sparkling wit. You are apt to become quickly bored with conservative types that can't make a decision or agree with your need to impose change. Not being very introspective or reflective, often you don't understand your motivations or the motivations of others. So in many ways, relationships can be shallow and superficial. Your restless mercurial nature requires constant excitement and change, or you'll becomes very dispirited and morose. -



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