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KEEP MOVING FORWARD!

210 REASONS TO LOSE IT IN 2010:
1. I want a healthy body, long life and to be happy with myself.
2. My beautiful son deserves to have a mommy who is fit and active and around for a long time.
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4. Sexy lingerie should make me feel sexy, not self-concious.
5. I want, for once in my life, to not hate shopping for clothes. I don't expect to love it, but I'd like to love my *body* enough that it isn't a torturous experience.
6. Finding cute clothes that fit ...
210 REASONS TO LOSE IT IN 2010:
1. I want a healthy body, long life and to be happy with myself.
2. My beautiful son deserves to have a mommy who is fit and active and around for a long time.
3.
4. Sexy lingerie should make me feel sexy, not self-concious.
5. I want, for once in my life, to not hate shopping for clothes. I don't expect to love it, but I'd like to love my *body* enough that it isn't a torturous experience.
6. Finding cute clothes that fit well and look great!
7. No more trying to hide behind people/furniture/animals in every photo.
8. More ENERGY!! I need it...
9. I want to walk in high heels again without feeling like I'm going to either hurt myself or puncture the ground!
10. I want to try skiing and/or snowboarding.
11. I want to try rollerblading.
12. I want to take swing-dance lessons.
13. Never again having to worry about fitting into a seat/booth/seatbelt/etc.
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16. To be able to run around the park with my son for more than a few minutes at a time.
17.

(193 more to come...)


UPDATE 6/3/09:
I have now been a member of SparkPeople for 2-1/2 years. The first few months of 2007 I was doing great - eating better and losing weight! Then came my pregnancy, new mommyhood, and lots and lots of on the wagon-off the wagon-on the wagon-off the wagon... GAH!
NO MORE!! I AM DONE!!!

I have adopted a new motto: Keep Moving Forward!

I skipped a workout? Keep Moving Forward!
I caved and ate a giant brownie? Keep Moving Forward!
I didn't eat enough produce today? Keep Moving Forward!
Not enough water? Too many calories? KEEP MOVING FORWARD!!

I AM DONE WITH ALL-OR-NOTHING THINKING!
I AM DONE WITH ONE BROWNIE TURNING INTO A 3-DAY BINGE!
I AM DONE LETTING MYSELF SLIDE BACKWARDS!

I AM DONE!!!

From here on out, I am making a commitment to myself that good day or bad, succeed or fail, I will NEVER GIVE UP and I will KEEP MOVING FORWARD!

I am worth it and I deserve it!


INSPIRING & ENCOURAGING WORDS FROM MY SPARK FRIENDS:

"I've realized that as long as I am active and eating healthy, that my body will reward me with wonderful things like more energy, a healthy heart, a slimmer body and a much happier mindset. The rewards are so worth the effort and as time goes on, the effort becomes a lifestyle and not so much an effort any longer."
- SUZY6281, 6/30/09

"I didn't gain the weight over night. It's not going to come off quickly either - but if I stay consistant and true to my plan things will work out in the end."
- WILDFLOWER-, 7/14/09

Thoughts to ponder:
Do I want to eat endless amounts of junky food NOW...
OR
Do I want to ride rollercoasters with my son LATER??

Do I want to be a lazy couch potato NOW...
OR
Do I want to play with my grandchildren LATER

I CANNNOT PLAN ON DOING BOTH!!!

"My wishy-washy attitude is what has led me to my present weight and unhealthiness..."
- MAKINGTIME4TONI, 3/7/10


ORIGINAL INTRO:
My son deserves a fit & healthy mother...

I've been overweight all of my adult life, and never got as serious as I needed to about getting it under control. Now I'm a mom, and I love my son more than anything! I realize that if I want to be around for him as long as possible, I need to take much better care of myself. I'm lucky to not already have some potentionally serious health problems.
My son has taught me that I have more patience and determination than I've ever realized, and now is the time to focus on eating well, being active, slimming down and getting healthy. I can do this!

History Is Not Destiny


I AM A DONE GIRL
DONE being obese!
DONE being out of breath after just a few minutes of running around the yard with Logan and the dog
DONE with the huge belly and flabby thighs
DONE avoiding the camera...
DONE being disgusted at what I see when I am in a photo!
DONE with plus size clothing that is not flattering!!!
DONE dreading trying to find something to wear for a dressy event
DONE feeling like I can't possibly be sexy in lingerie
DONE hating what I see in the mirror
DONE with tight seatbelts, snug chairs and squeezing into restaurant booths
DONE letting food and inactivity steal my possibilities!


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Member Since: 12/30/2006

SparkPoints: 10,432

Fitness Minutes: 2,285

My Goals:
To be healthy & fit.
To lose 100+ pounds.
To add years to my life.
To feel like a hot mama! :-)

To develop a healthier relationship with food.



My Program:
HEALTHFUL EATING - whole grains, lean proteins, LOTS of produce, lowfat & skim dairy.
Focusing on eating because I'm hungry, NOT because I'm bored, tired, stressed, etc...

BEING ACTIVE - 30+ minutes of deliberate activity most days (5 out of 7).

Avoiding added sugars, unhealthy fats and high-sodium foods.

Aiming for at least 30 grams of fiber per day.

Drinking primarily water, coffee with Splenda and unsweetened tea. No drinking calories!! - with the exception of fruit smoothies and the occasional glass of 100% fruit juice. Soda (even diet) and alcohol are very limited.

Focusing on eating REAL FOOD & easing back on diet/"fake" foods.

Allowing myself occasional and reasonable treats and splurges.

OVERCOMING MY "ALL-OR-NOTHING" MENTALITY.

Personal Information:
I love:
My darling son.
The color pink.
Fruit! Yum!
Most veggies...
SparkPeople!!! :-)
Reading.
Camping.
Farmers Markets.
My comfy Sauconys.
Leslie Sansone.
Post-workout sweat.
Thrift shopping.
Pinup art.
Stacy & Clinton.
Magazines.
Daisies.
Gourmet chocolates.
Pedicures.
The Gilmore Girls.
Pixar movies.
Bodies of water - lakes, rivers, oceans...
Amy Brown fairies.
Shel Silverstein.
The SparkFriends I've made! :-)




Other Information:
I'm here to do this the RIGHT way, for myself and for my family!

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12/30/2010 3:01:59 AM

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The Capricorn girl is made to be older since she has to take on a lot of responsibility very early. This teaches her to be organized and she learns how to run a business, which makes her a good CEO later in life. She has a lot of willpower and being obese isn't natural for her. She hates the thought of others judging her, so she wants to make a great first impression, which when she has to be worried about her appearance causes her a lot of stress. This can lead to headaches. (Her knees are her weak area.) Dolly Parton, Mary Tyler Moore and Victoria Principal are three Cappy women who certainly have used all their abilities through hard work and effort.
She gets along best with Virgo, Taurus, Pisces, another Capricorn, and Cancer.
In Capricorn, the Sun is strongly goal-directed and persistent. Ambitious, serious and dedicated to duty, life is difficult, but you are the type of person who will triumph and achieve success. Your aptitude to persevere, no matter how difficult the road, sets you apart from most of your peers. You are anxious to climb the ladder of fortune, and you can usually reach your goals because of your sense of the right way of doing everything. Your patience is never ending.

You are a very thoughtful and serious person, thinking everything through carefully before you set off in any direction. You possess excellent reasoning skills, and you can be counted on to select options that are both practical and that provide an economic advantage. Your attitude is conservative; conservative with time, money, and all other resources. Your philosophy is waste not, want not. You are also likely to be conservative in your political and social attitudes, although your age, upbringing, and education perspectives may influence this somewhat.
You are especially well suited to business and government because of your sense of organization and structure. You combine a talent for management with an ability to carry out instructions with care. You are the quintessential careerist, taking job and duties very seriously. Therefore, you are never one to shirk responsibility and you have very little use for those that do. That which matters most to you is your public image. You show your best face to the public. You enjoy being in a position of power and authority, although you are not very much inclined to enjoy the limelight. You may prefer instead to run your business from an isolated perspective. You are loyal and dedicated, and you demand utter loyalty and dedication from subordinates. Advancing up the ladder of success is all important. You are unconcerned about, sometimes even ruthless toward, those getting in your path as you move upward.

You don't handle chaotic situations very well. You may need to develop the ability to lighten up a little and not take life, and everything else so seriously. Although you are self-disciplined, responsible, and practical, at times you can wallow in self-pity. It's essential for you to remember that your most important asset is self-esteem, and you should never devalue this. Rigidity and fear of change may be your biggest stumbling block.

Sober and reserved in your dealings with others, it takes you a good while to warm up enough to anyone to be considered a close friend. Yet once you do, you are a very caring, reliable, and most steadfast ally. Your private side is different from your public side. In private you are shy and sensitive. The harshness of your public image disappears. Emotionally demanding relationships are very difficult. Love relationships may be more like business relationships, and you are unsure of yourself in most intimate situations. emoticon



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