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I'm losing weight for the last time, no more roller coaster.

I know what happens when I stop trying.
This time I'm going to see what happens when I don't.

This time, love yourself, then everything will fall into place.
This time, make it a lifestyle change, not a diet with an ending.
This time, use the words, "I want, I don't want, and I can," NOT "I can't or I have to."
This time, THINK according to your goals; be crazy mental when it comes to your health and fitness and what you really want in this life.
This time, visualize your future success, but live in the now to get there.
This time, only speak to yourself with positive, encouraging thoughts and words; be your own biggest fan and cheerleader.
This time, make this the last time you put yourself through this struggle.
~~~~to me, from me, by me~~~~

It's all on me, but I got this.

I've been on this weight loss roller coaster for most of my life... lowest was 143, highest 272.5, and it's bounced up and down between 190 and 250 most of the time, year after year. I'm so done. 2017 I made a New Year's Resolution to lose weight. To average at least 1 pound per week. I can do this.

Favorite Quotes
"Whatever is good for your soul, do that."

"Do you suppose she's a wildflower?"

"Be whoever you are extremely loud and be completely fearless when you do it." ~Gerard Way

"Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself and become a new person." ~Gerard Way

"She stood in the storm, & when the wind did not blow her away, she adjusted her sails." ~E.Edwards

"Summer is the time when one sheds one's tensions with one's clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all is right with the world." ~Ada Louise Huxtable

"Don't trade what you want now for what you want most."

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13

"Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing." ~August Wilson

"Never look back, darling, it distracts from the now." ~ Edna Mode

"Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen." ~Goethe

"If you always do what you've always done you'll always get what you've always gotten."

“Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” ~William Gibson

"I usually give people more chances than they deserve, but once I'm done, I'm done."

"I often feel quite broken, sometimes shattered and each time I'm mended a bit, I feel some pieces are missing." ~Me

"I wish to live a life that causes my soul to dance inside my body." ~ Dele Olanubi

"Let us dance in the sun wearing wildflowers in our hair."

"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." ~Nietzsche

Quotes from J. Elisabeth's Unleash Your Inner Dream Girl:
“Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.”

“I look out into the water and up deep into the stars. I beg the sparkling lanterns of light to cure me of myself, my past, and the kaleidoscope of mistakes, failures, and wrong turns that have stacked unbearable regret upon my shoulders.”

“How you spend your time when you are not working or studying says everything about who you are and what is motivating your life.”

“Can you identify the source preventing you from feeling good every single day, from loving yourself unconditionally and making your dreams come true? Is it a voice in your head or a gut wrenching ache that compromises your inner peace and doesn’t allow you to accept the love around you? Is there one thing, or maybe many things, keeping you from forgiving your past and moving forward, tormenting you with lies like “You don’t deserve real love so just settle for whatever you can get,” “You’re not smart enough to achieve your dream so don’t even try,” or “Look at your past… you should hate yourself way more than you actually do!”?
Welcome to your Little Monster.”

Reasons I want to lose weight:

Mostly for my health.
So I can feel better
and look better, too
and love the way I look in my favorite clothes,
and improve my self-esteem and self-confidence,
and be comfortable on the beach, even if it's crowded,
and do all I can to avoid illness and ailments due to obesity and aging,
and have more energy to do fun things,
and to be around and active when the grandchildren come along
and because I love my family and I'm learning to love myself
and because I know what happens when I when I give up, I want to see what happens when I don't give up,
and I want to actually reach my goals for the first (and last) time,
and because it's good for my soul, so I'm doing that. :)

Member Since: 3/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 19,803

My Goals:
Anywhere from 138 to 158 will be good. (my mid to upper BMI range)
Ticker goal is currently set at 156, ultimate goal is 138. (I'm 5'7")
It all depends on where I feel the best at.
To never be fat again.
To never go through this struggle again.
To never compromise my health again with poor choices.

My Program:
Atkins: with real food, nothing packaged
water: lots of it
activity: at least 3 days per week

Personal Information:
07/11/16 - 272.5 highest ever.
01/01/17 - 256
01/14/17 - 249
02/25/17 - 237
03/10/17 - 234
04/22/17 - 226
05/13/17 - 222 ~50 lbs gone
06/17/17 - 215

Other Information:
Wife of One, Mom of Four (2 sons 21 & 26, 2 daughters 23 & 16), 52 years old, Christian, Hula Girl at Heart that loves horror movies, rock music, the ocean, writing, art, books, Supernatural, rainstorms, sunshine, and things that are strange, unusual, and hippie-ish, (I myself am strange, unusual, and hippie-ish. :)

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