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Peace Love Rain

Starting over with everything.

Member Since: 3/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 19,256

My Goals:
2017 - year of rejuvenation
goal weight: 158
increase energy
become stronger
eliminate meds

My Program:
My doctor wants me to count calories, drink more water and walk every day. The basic plan, I think, and often a good one, but I don't want to count calories. I have grown weary of trying to enter things into the tracker, and it never fails that something isn't in there or the info is wrong. It's too time consuming. So perhaps I'll just write down what I eat with good ol' pen and paper, and maybe even start counting carbs again. In the past I did this, with success, and it was easier than counting calories, but I didn't stick with it, it didn't become my new lifestyle, it was just a diet I was on then went off of. That is what I need to focus on... a new lifestyle, not a diet to go on and off of. I read a lot of diet books and they all have something good to contribute, so I'm going to try to incorporate ideas from my favorites into something that I can do the rest of my life.

Personal Information:
51, 5'7", married, 4 grown children ages 16 to 25

I've lost and gained over 50 lbs numerous times during my years here on SP. Each time I gained back the weight, it was more than I lost, how cliché, huh? So I ended up at the heaviest I've ever been in my life over the summer, 272.5. Unbelievable. I've slowly been losing again by eating better and increasing my water intake. On an 11-18-16 doc appt. I was down to 259. but still, my blood pressure is outrageous and I also found out my triglycerides are high, couple this with my depression and anxiety... I'm one unhappy camper. So, she (doc) put me on 3 meds to help with all of this crap going on with me. I don't want to take meds forever. I know the meds can help with all those symptoms I have... but it's good food choices and exercise that can cure it, so why do I find it so hard to do? I know... poor habits and inconsistency. Both must change.

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I love horror movies, rock music, books, rain, thunder, snow, sunshine, the ocean, silence.

I sometimes feel I say too much, I sometimes feel I need to say more. I can't find that comfort zone.

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    I finished one 30-day challenge and I'm on day 15 on the other. The other 30 day challenge is the taking small steps challenge. It's pretty good. I really like the challenge that you're taking. Don't be a stranger.

    126 days ago
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    Congrats on being the SK Lovers team member of the week!
    128 days ago
    Yes...I'd say we are both book affection adios! My mother was a photo journalist and later a historical librarian working for the Library of Congress...so it makes perfect sense that I'm such a big book lover. I really cut my teeth on books and love them even more the older I get.

    My one big dream is to write a book about our Josh and also about our consignment biz. I love true crime, all forms of mystery, self help, adventure, stuff about crafty things...pretty much anything and everything can spark my attention! emoticon

    I'm a little under the weather with a nasty summer cold. Those are the worst...lots of fluids, rest, and soup! emoticon
    141 days ago
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    Thanks for stopping by and keeping in Touch emoticon Here is our new Mantra!

    Today nothing, and I mean nothing, stands between me and my goal weight. I am there before I know it!
    165 days ago
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    emoticon Renee! I hope you both had a wonderful celebration on your 30th Anniversary! Have a beautiful and blessed Happy belated Anniversary!

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    Renee, Happy belated Anniversary to you!
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    May all of your future dreams come true!
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    Hoping you had a beautiful and memorable day!
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    Sending Anniversary hugs your way!
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    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    166 days ago
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