OHANAMAMA   98,420
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Own your dreams.

There is no better way to make them happen.

Dream, Believe, Motivate, Persevere, Succeed.

There cannot be a happy ending to an unhappy journey. This is it, here and now. Get Happy.

Aloha, My name is Renee'.

Christian, Wife, Mom, would-be islander, would-be surfer, sunshine lovin', off-key singin', crazy dancin', life lovin', horror movie watchin', flip-flop wearin', beach dreamin', rockin', hula girl at heart.

I'm constantly ...
There is no better way to make them happen.

Dream, Believe, Motivate, Persevere, Succeed.

There cannot be a happy ending to an unhappy journey. This is it, here and now. Get Happy.

Aloha, My name is Renee'.

Christian, Wife, Mom, would-be islander, would-be surfer, sunshine lovin', off-key singin', crazy dancin', life lovin', horror movie watchin', flip-flop wearin', beach dreamin', rockin', hula girl at heart.

I'm constantly struggling, yet always trying to get off of this weight loss roller coaster. I want to finally, once and for all, reach and maintain a fit and healthy weight, way of eating and active lifestyle.

I will never give up.

I am still here to track my progress as I recreate myself to be the me I want to be, renewing myself, like a Phoenix. The me I want to be is fun-loving, care-free, fit, healthy, confident, does not obsess over food or getting in fitness minutes because healthy eating and movement are just something I will do naturally. I want to take surfing lessons, go scuba diving and snorkeling, I want to dance on the beach, to take the stairs without getting winded, to really enjoy life without the constant worry of what anyone else thinks of me, or of being too fat or unfit to do anything I want to do, to feel really good in my own skin.

I CAN DO IT!
(Affirmative I CAN statements;
an exercise in positive self-talk.)
I can do it because I want it so badly.
I can do it because I can accomplish anything I set my mind to.
I can do it because I am determined.
I can do it because I am unstoppable.
I can do it because I am strong enough to.
I can do it because I am a winner.
I can do it because I believe in myself

No one wants me to be healthy, fit and thin as much as I want it for myself, no one. I have to be my own biggest supporter. I have to learn to love myself through this.

Brief SP history:
I have been on SP since March of 2007. In the beginning I lost 57 lbs and kept most of it off for slightly over a year... then fell back into old habits and it all came back plus some. In 2013 I lost 42 lbs... but during the last quarter of the year, (the time I struggle with most) I gained back 18. Started again on 1/1/14 at 226.5
3/21/2007: 235
9/30/2007: 178
2008: kept around 185 - 190
2009: began gaining again
1/1/2010: 244 & ups and downs
2011: more ups and downs
1/1/2012: 248.5
Nov.2012: 252 (highest weight ever)
1/1/2013: 247.5
Aug.2013: 208
1/1/2014: back up to 226.5
5/28/14: I'm in ONEderland! 199

Life's too short....
to sleep on low thread count sheets.
to waste time matching socks.
to wear pantyhose.
to safely remove usb.
to waste time on people who suck your happiness away.
to waste time on people to whom you are an option.
to waste time on people who ignore you.
for my favorite activity to be eating instead of living!
to keep being fat, miserable, & lazy.
to not be on the beach!

Symbolic Meanings of the Phoenix:
Life
Sun
Time
Magic
Purity
Clarity
Rebirth
Summer
Renewal
Longevity
Creativity
Protection
Immortality
Resurrection
Reemergence
Transformation

Tranquility is a beach state of mind.
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OHANAMAMA When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. ~Victor Frankl
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Member Since: 3/21/2007

SparkPoints: 98,420

Fitness Minutes: 16,508

My Goals:
an overall improved me
a new wardrobe

for 2014:
1/1-226
lbs lost(weight)date reached
11-(215)-1/18
22-(203.5)-5/1
under 200 (199)-5/28
overweight BMI-(190)-
33-(193)
44-(182)
55-(171)
66-(160)
upper healthy BMI-(158)
77-(149)
88-mid healthy BMI-(138)

My Program:
Low Carb Clean Eating
Lots of water
Daily exercise

5% Summer Challenge
Exercise Plan: Walk on treadmill for at least a mile every day or workout dvd's & dancing.
Food Plan: clean eating following the Atkins Plan/Low Carb

Days in a row walking at least 1 mile on my treadmill: 30


Personal Information:
I've been married for 28 years.
We have 2 adult children & 2 teenagers.
I'm 5'7" tall.

Other Information:
I love... my Lord and my family, beaches & the ocean, horror, fantasy, & sci-fi genre of movies, tv shows, & books, rock music, Stephen King, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Jimmy Buffett, sunshine, rain, thunderstorms, dancing, hula dancing, vampires, werewolves, zombies, dragons, faeries, cats, tribal designs, painting, drawing, crafting, art, tattoos (but I don't have any yet), Halloween, Christmas, dark chocolate, spicy Mexican food, avocados, coconut, peaches, mangoes, strawberries, hot coffee, iced water, the colors of fall, the beautiful colors of the ocean. I want to live in a tropical place near the ocean..

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Member Comments:
OHSOSVELTE
7/11/2014 11:05:56 PM

Saw your Hula Girl and had to add you as a friend! But it looks like you are a real Hula girl, and I am just a pretend Hula girl .... I don't know, but Sparkpeople can make even a girl from Wisconsin feel like Hula dancing! Glad to meet you.



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ZEN_WOMAN
7/11/2014 5:35:58 PM

Hey there. I stumbled upon your page from Katrina17's page. I too have been on this website a long time. (2008) And have gained and lost during that time too. I am now trying to get back to my goal weight and have recently seen some encouraging results. How about you.

MJ-



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LIBRA73
7/11/2014 1:02:12 PM

Well thanks! I needed to clean up the place and freshen up!



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STRONG_SARAH
7/9/2014 2:22:42 PM

Thank you for the kind words, and what a beautiful profile pic you have!



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7/8/2014 8:35:24 PM

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