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Okay... so I finally decided I had to put an end to the defeatist attitude about weight loss! After listening to me, my friends, my sister and my daughter talk about weight issues I snapped… I was not going to let this hold me down any more!

I have struggled with weight my whole life: Gaining and loosing and regaining enough weight to make a few good sized versions of myself. It seems to be the one thing that I couldn’t control- but that just cannot be true- not anymore.

It is not my metabolism and it is not my genes: It is in my control. There is nothing and nobody but me keeping me from achieving my goals!

My grandma used to tell me ‘If it is going to be, then it is up to me” well grandma was right---

It is up to me!

Success is a year-round choice. You must decide what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it. No one else can, will, or should do that for you.

The moral of the story is – Don’t let one night of gluttony, one weekend of debauchery, a vacation of unwholesome habits, consume your thoughts and defeat you. All is not lost, you can only fail if you never try!

Member Since: 7/22/2008

Fitness Minutes: 32,408

My Goals:
To be able to walk into the trendy little boutique near my work and try on anything.
Reached this goal November 1st!

Goal #2
150 lbs

My Program:
I am doing it the healthy way this time!

Calories in....
Eating foods that are fresh and nutritious.

Calories out...
Exercising 60 minutes a day and strength training 3x's a week.

Somedays it is harder than others to eat right or to get off the couch, but I know what it is like to fail and I refuse to fail again!

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I am a daughter, a sister, a friend, a wife, a mother and a grandmother.
I love art, family and good friends.

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Find the strength to do what is right for you.

Never give up… keep fighting for your dreams!

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    We've been missing you!

    Be sure to drop by the Snohomish County Sparkers page. We've got a team walk on the Centennial Trail coming up on Sat, Sept 19th followed by a team hike on Sat, Sept 26th out on the Mountain Loop Highway at Monte Cristo. Hope to see you there!

    :O) Shelia
    3113 days ago
    I'm Back. Glad to see your page is coming along nicely mom.

    3130 days ago
    Yummmm...marzipan, LOVE IT! And I also loved your insightful and wise comment to Coach Dean: "Nature takes three months off every year to repair, why is it that humans feel they cannot. You do not have to give up nature, just learn to enjoy it sitting on the beach or lying in the grass. There is much to be learned in stillness." WOW -- you were inspired!

    Do you perchance have Scandinavian roots?

    Blessed be!
    P.S. You wrote a blog in 2008 about your love of white bread. I discovered whole wheat and whole spelt SOUR DOUGH BREAD -- I don't know if you have a source, but it is incredibly delicious. The problem is being moderate. We have a nearby bakery that bakes in brick ovens classic European recipes, all sour dough products. What a great find that was!
    3155 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/29/2009 2:50:49 PM
  • v WENDI_WA1
    Hi it was so nice to meet you and your hubby today on our walk. I like meeting face to face, and the walks are a good way to do that. Hope to see you next month.
    3257 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm happy to say that my arms seem to have recovered and I was able to properly brush my teeth this morning! :-)

    In answer to your question - DH=Darling Husband

    Have a great Thursday!

    3358 days ago
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