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Yes, this is me, age 58, Sept. 2013





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2014-- Eliminate Excuses!!!

I got off-track during the last challenging years and gained -- I allowed the three white deaths back in: sugar, salt, white flour. I'm starting fresh... this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down-- it’s the staying down!!!

NO EXCUSES: I never get anywhere when excuses pave the path.

NO EXCUSES: There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're COMMITTED to ...
I got off-track during the last challenging years and gained -- I allowed the three white deaths back in: sugar, salt, white flour. I'm starting fresh... this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down-- it’s the staying down!!!

NO EXCUSES: I never get anywhere when excuses pave the path.

NO EXCUSES: There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're COMMITTED to something, you accept NO EXCUSES; only results.

NO EXCUSES: A person who wants something will find a way; a person who doesn't will find an excuse.

NEW YEAR-NEW ME! I am making this my most memorable NEW YEAR: Feeding my Spirit (instead of my physical body)!

Remember when you were a kid around Christmas time? The anticipation? The nervous excitement? It’s fun watching children live this out each year. It helps remind me of what it’s like to pour emotional energy into a single moment in time, all because of the promise of a payoff.

This realization had me asking myself this question, “Why Am I Giving Up Before the Payoff?”

I was able to think of many excuses – everything from “my husband tempts me away from the healthiest choices” to “I’m an emotional eater, and I’m going through an emotional crisis”. All of the answers were important to work through because they’re extremely relevant and can help in keeping my commitments.

Another important question for me to ask is, “What Is the Payoff For Me?” In other words, “Why am I giving up donuts and pizza every day for broccoli and smoothies?” Why would I want to wake up before the sun comes up, strap on sneakers, and go for a half-hour walk in cold when the bed is soooo warm?

Then I realized this...

“If my ‘Whys’ are important enough, my ‘Hows’ are easy.” If I'm motivated enough to do something, I’ll figure out a way to do it, no matter how challenging it is.

I need to continually ask myself... What’s that thing that will get me through the difficult places in my health commitments? What drives me to overcome diabetes? What compels me to lose weight? Unless I have something tremendously powerful pulling me through, I’ll remain over weight and never reach my goal.

In the end, the thing that drives me – REALLY drives me - is the thing I have to keep in the forefront of my mind every single day when I decide what I eat, whether I exercise, what to do when I crave sweets, etc.

One passage in the Bible says, “My people die for lack of vision.” What I need is a vision to prevent my commitments from dying. I need not only a plan, (the How), but I need reasons to stick to the plan, (the Why).

This year, I want to give myself an incredible gift!! I want to figure out what my “WHY” is! Discover WHY I want to do whatever it takes to get into the best shape ever, or to have more energy than I did in my twenties. I MUST have a reason – and preferably a time frame – for accomplishing it. It’s up to ME to figure this out.
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Member Since: 2/15/2006

SparkPoints: 39,326

Fitness Minutes: 31,246

My Goals:
NEW BEGINNINGS:
01/16/2013
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• To build a healthy lifestyle that I can be passionate about and not look back. Make every day count and live purposefully, live energetically, live completely!!!
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PERCENTAGE GOALS:
(Baby Steps!)
10% = -12 lbs = 02/20/13
15% = -18 lbs = 03/20/13
20%= -24 lbs = 06/19/13
25% = -30 lbs (wt: 259.8)
30% = -36 lbs (wt: 253.8)
35% = -42 lbs (wt: 247.8)
40% = -48 lbs (wt: 241.8)
45% = -54 lbs (wt: 235.8)
50% = -60 lbs (wt: 229.8)
55% = -66 lbs (wt: 223.8)
60% = -72 lbs (wt: 217.8)
65% = -78 lbs (wt: 211.8)
70% = -84 lbs (wt: 205.8)
75% = -90 lbs (wt: 199.8)
80% = -96 lbs (wt: 193.8)
85% = -102 lbs (wt: 187.8)
90% = -108 lbs (wt: 182.8)
95% = -114 lbs (wt: 176.8)
100% = -119.8 lbs (170 lbs)

My Program:
• Exercise 3-6 days a week.
• Make Healthy Choices!
• Eat lots of low-starch veggies daily
• Eat veggies for snacks
• RESIST GRAINS!
• Drink Water, Water, Water
• Keep a Food Journal.
• Reduce the "3 White Deaths" from my diet: Sugar, White Flour & Salt.
• Recognize where I need discipline and take steps toward improvement.
• No carbs within 2 hours before bedtime.
• Get 6-8 hrs sleep each night
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••• 09/18/07 SW: 289
••• 01/16/13 = 289

Personal Information:
• Nashville, TN
• Married to a wonderful, supportive man.
• One daughter & son-in-law.
• One rescued cat.
• Lots of dust bunnies.
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Other Information:
I am an oil painter www.camille-engel.com

I am 57 (April 21, 1955). R

Diagnosed as pre-diabetic Dec. 2006.
*Dec. 2008 NO LONGER PRE-DIABETIC!!! YAY!!!
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KRZYKAT3
1/11/2014 5:12:15 PM

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We will be BLC 24 teammates! Glad to have you in the Fabulous Feisty Fox den! I have been honored to be a co-leader of the foxes. THis is my first round as a FABULOUS FEISTY FOX. We have some great challenges this round and look forward to sharing with you while getting to know you!!

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CHAKARA1
1/10/2014 8:02:48 AM

So excited to be a feisty fox with you!! WOO HOO!! We also eat similarly and have body medias. I will give you a friend add if that is okay.

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DOLLFACEDX
1/3/2014 10:27:02 AM

Thx for taking a moment to leave a comment on my page - these always brighten my day emoticon

Great idea to 'shake yourself straight for the New Year'... have you created a plan to do so? Would luv to read your plan in a blog...::::hint::::

Also looking forward to BLC24....::::open, open, open::::

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DOLLFACEDX
1/1/2014 8:07:56 PM

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A Healthy and Happy New Year to you! Wishing you GREAT success in your 2014 goals.
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JUANSGUERA
12/16/2013 6:37:44 AM

Just checking in... Miss you, hope you are having an amazing December!!!



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