Me & Paulie. One of these years, he'll be Dr. Paulie.
MICKEYMAX is a SparkPeople Motivator!
***** I've just decided to lose 10% of my weight at a time! ***
Reinventing myself requires a fresh perspective, the ability to overcome obstacles and dogged determination.
I am building up all of these things in myself.
I am dedicating myself to being the healthy, vibrant, caring, compassionate, amazing woman that I am and that I was meant to be.
I am exactly the person I choose to be.
Changing myself is absolutely up to me.
NO matter what curveballs life throws at me, I am worth every single effort to take care of myself. I am a keeper.
SPARKPEOPLE is a gift I give myself! The energy and inspiration abounds and overflows!
I AM D-O-N-E being the fat girl! I am done seeing myself this way also! WOO HOO!
UPDATE: Sept 2012
After a short lived detour working with an online coach who was so not my style, I am giving Sparkcoach a whirl. I'm checking out the 2 week trial. We'll see what happens from there. :)
I am working with two coaches/personal trainers who are helping me to transform my life. I am learning to ask for and receive help. My life is changing, and I am the one making the changes!
To remember I am a great person.
To believe in myself.
To not panic when I sit in a chair, worrying that it is not going to hold me.
To stop holding myself back from social situations.
To wear a dress (and feel comfortable in it)
GET DOWN TO A SIZE I am happy to wear
BE CONFIDENT 100% of the time --- NOT JUST PERIODICALLY...
To be agile and limber
To FEEL GOOD!
To look hot. :)
Low sodium, low potassium intake.
Drink lots of water.
Learning to treat my whole self as sacred.
The serenity prayer
starting weight 468.8
Lose 10% 422 done
Drop below 400 done 11/22/14
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So, I am 1/10th of my way to goal!!!!
Very happily married to Rick. We are two peas in our pod.
Live in Pennsylvania.
(and I still have to think about how to spell it)
I laugh a lot - and loudly (yes, Iam THAT person)
Things I Love
Reading books, reading blogs, flea mkts, yard sales, beads, friends, asking lots of questions, recycling old jewelry into new things, craft blogs, writing, making new friends from random strangers, laughing.
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 40.8
Here is a New Daily Mantra!! Post it Where you Can see it....
Pound by pound, inch by inch, choice by choice We will become healthy and fit!
We struggle, but we grow. We fall, We will get up. Even amid adversity, We keep moving towards our goal weight.
Today our portion size is shrinking and so is our waistlines.
Today we are beautiful, We are fit, We are healthy; and more so every day!
Today We are making the right choices and the right changes to have the body We want!
Thanks for stopping by!!
44 days ago
Just wanted to come by and say HI!
48 days ago
My Wonderful Spark Friend !!
Remember just because it is a Holiday Weekend doesn't mean you can't have a good time and stay on track... just watch be sure to weight the hamburger meat out to 3-4 ounces, layer it with plenty of veggies like lettuce, cucumbers, onions, radishes or your favorites!! Try adding some grilled vegetables to the list... Family BBQ's can be the greatest way to get your family on board to trying fresh grilled vegetables and "Yes" even grilled "Fruits"... Try gilled fruit and veggie kabobs... along with your favorite salsa. Even visit Chef Meg for some of her favorite recipes for grilling!!
"Memorial Day Weekend Blessings!!"
Remember to Plan for those desserts to, no more than 1/8th of a slice if you put it on your tracker!! You should have plenty of room for it!! Let's be Happy with our choices, not sorry about it later!
60 days ago
Donâ€™t completely eliminate foods that you actually LOVE.
Chances are that if you completely cut out foods you absolutely love, youâ€™ll spring back into old eating habits pretty quickly. Unless your doctor informs you of a health condition that requires food elimination, or unless you choose to eliminate a food for personal reasons, let go of the idea of â€śbadâ€ť foods and learn to enjoy them in moderation instead. Pasta? Rice? A piece of chocolate cake? Enjoying these once in a while wonâ€™t derail all of your hard work and they arenâ€™t â€śunhealthyâ€ť in proper portions. It is all about portion control...
Things do get a bit tricky with this â€śdonâ€™tâ€ť though. You have to figure out the best method of non-elimination for you. For example, if you keep your favorite food in the house and know you arenâ€™t able to control how much you eat, then donâ€™t keep it in the house. Instead, enjoy it only when you go out.
63 days ago
Do you need to wait to feel hungry before eating? Worst Diet Advice: 'Only Eat When Hungry'
Why you shouldnâ€™t let hunger drive your dietary decisions . Don't believe it? What happens when you go to the supermarket hungry? Well you shop differently, of course, coming home with items you'd have never purchased on a full stomach. And what happens when you sit down to a meal hungry? Well you're still shopping of course, only this time you're shopping from your plate, your fridge, your cupboards, your freezer, or worst of all, from a menu.
63 days ago