MARNIKENNEDY
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Excited to get to this size again, hopefully soon but... sadly, I felt over-weight then too




Most Recent, the video footage had me in tears. I hadn't been honest with myself




Like a phoenix, out of the fire comes my turning point. I could no longer deny the problem : )


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Hello and welcome! I just turned 51 and the scale says 210 and my liver is probably quite tired of my antics. It's my desire & intent to replace the abuse with healthy alternatives... to spend the next fifty years loving the person I am becoming and enjoying life in this amazing creation we know as the human body!

I am a singer/songwriter with a lot of music in me and I get sooo much positive feedback, but I know my weight and my habits are like a ball and chain keeping me from moving much further toward my dreams.

I just love CHRISTINA791's mantra, "what would healthy me do?!" I am going to adopt that for myself! I have spent the better part of my life so far indulging in self-sabotaging habits.
My thing is that they are habits and several of them. Easily reproduced at the drop of notion.

I have so much in me left undone, dreams waiting to manifest and the only way I see to get there is to make some substantial changes. SparkPeople seems like a nice tool for me to ground myself in commitment and stay accountable.

I also loved 2bfree2live's motivation and I'm including it here so that I can refer back to it as need!

M- MAKE SHORT TERM GOALS
O- OUT WITH THE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS
T- THINK OF WHY YOU WANT THIS
I- IMAGINE HOW YOU WILL FEEL
V- VISUALIZE HOW YOU WILL LOOK
A- ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR SUCCESSES
T- TREAT YOURSELF WITH RESPECT
I- INVESTIGATE NEW WAYS TO GET FIT
O- OBSERVE YOUR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
N- NEVER GIVE UP

One member I saw broke the weight into 10lb segments and then enjoyed the success for each step reached and I think I will do that with all my goals... break them down into easily reachable segments and then enjoy the feeling of getting stuff done!

Thank you fellow members for the many words of encouragement, the success stories, and the willingness to be honest about setbacks but get back at it anyhow! Namaste
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  • v FREETHEGODDESS
    It's a new year and a new opportunity to make healthy choices! I have found that when I exercise regularly that it motivates me to make other healthy choices so...
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    Let's challenge ourselves to do 90 minutes of exercise this weekend and make mostly healthy food choices. We CAN do it!
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    1684 days ago
  • v MAVERICK59
    Welcome back my friend.
    I am glad to hear you are feeling better.
    Time to focus on turning things around for us in the New Year, right?

    Big hug,
    Belinda
    1700 days ago
  • v FREETHEGODDESS
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    Counting down to 2012...only 5 more days!!! Let's go out with a BANG! 1 pound challenge: Let's lose 1 pound by New Year's Day!

    2012 will the the best year for me and my Sparkfriends. Many of us will reach our goals in 2012 and all of us will be healthier and feel better both physically and mentally.

    Let's reflect on the positive changes we have made in our lives and look forward to reaching new goals in 2012. We CAN do this...TOGETHER!!!

    Best Wishes for a Happy and Safe New Year! WooHoo!!!
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    1702 days ago
  • v MAVERICK59
    How are you doing my friend??
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    1719 days ago
  • v COUCH2FITLIFE
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!! It is so fun to reach those non-scale victories and to be able to share them on here. With hard work and determination you will get back into those skinny jeans! I look forward to reading about it on here!
    1723 days ago
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