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10/26-17 - Again this year has been rough (I took care of my dad during his last months and then I had surgery on my knee midsummer). I haven't been able to lose weight except for yo-yoing 5 pounds. At least I haven't gained! My husband and I have decided next May we will go to Scotland (Lord willing). My goal is to lose 25-35 pounds before then. I think my thyroid and adrenal issues are finally getting adjusted. I won't make my goal of Onederland this year, but I do hope to have a good loss by Christmas. So, time to get serious!

1/3/17 -- I look back over my intro texts and they are all the same, start out strong, then fail. I will not lose my quit. I pray that this year will be the year to reach Onederland. I will be applying the principles I am learning about my metabolism from Metabolic Effect.

Old introduction texts...

12/30/15-- The Time is Now - Healing in 2016! --Here it is another year and I am still struggling with fatigue. I am tired but I want this year to be the year I lose weight and gain back my energy.

Time to Refocus: 9/18/15 -- Getting ready for the Fall 5% Challenge. I have still struggled this year with fatigue and motivation, however I haven't given up. I am starting to get some focus back through some help with a nutritionist and also have just signed up with a program through our medical insurance company. Hopefully with all the combination of SP, the Fall Challenge, etc I can kickstart my weight loss again.

1-9-15 "A New Beginning - 2015" 2014 was a tough year physically and emotionally. By the end of the year I had hit the wall and was at my heaviest ever. I saw a naturopath and was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. No wonder I didn't have much strength and had a tough time losing weight.

Well now there is hope and I am ready for a new beginning.

12-30-13 "Improve the present time without delay. If you delay more time is lost -- DO IT NOW!" (quote from my pastor's sermon on 12-29-13) It is time for me to get serious and stop rationalizing and thinking that I will lose this weight some day. THIS YEAR (2014) is the year and TODAY is the day - I need to keep that in mind every day this year. I WILL be in Onderdland this year!!

Oct, 2009 - I have struggled with my weight all my life. I actually had reached my goal weight for a short time, then got pregnant with my 3rd child. That was 20 years ago. I have been yo-yoing ever since. I am now over 100 pounds above my goal. I realized this week that it has been 20 years of diet after diet with no success. I NEED to stop fooling around and take this seriously and have a healthy lifestyle not a yo-yo lifestyle. I have two granddaughters. I want to be around to see them grow up. I am over 50 years old and it is way past time to really get serious about losing weight. I had a goal of being at my weight loss goal for my 30th anniversary and 50th birthday, but failed. I don't want to fail again.

From "My Goals" when I first joined SparkPeople:
My first small tiny step towards my total weight loss is to lose 15 pounds by the end of 2009. - didn't make it.

2/19/2011 I am starting anew and ready to make it this time. I have been active on SP, but my weight hasn't changed much. So I need to figure out what is broke and fix it.

I lost 20 lbs by Aug 2011 and gained back 10 lbs by the end of the year. My daughter will be married on Aug 11th and I want to lose 50 lbs. I know I can do it IF I stay on track with both my eating and exercise. Exercise isn't the problem - my snacking is.

I chose for my background Winnie-the-Pooh stuck and his friends helping him. This has always been a favorite story of mine. Thanks to all my SP friends for their encouragement and support. I will REACH my goal.

1/1/12 = 231.2
2/1/12 =Goal Weight: 224. Actual: 222.75
3/1/12 =Goal Weight: 217. Actual: 219.5
6/1/12 =Goal Weight: 196 Actual 228.75
6/22/12 Well I didn't make any of the upper goals again. :(
8/11/12(daughter's wedding) =Goal Weight: 219.5 - didn't make in fact gained - actual weight 237.5 on 8/14

2013 -- I had a rough fall and just below at my heaviest. This year I WILL stop this yo-yo pattern and begin a healthy lifestyle. I have stopped focusing on the 149 goal weight. My big goal now is to reach 199. To do this I need to lose 4-5 pounds a month. So doable. ------ 12/30/13 Again I didn't make it. I did have a 5 lb loss for the year.

5% Challenge Commitment:
I will exercise and eat according to my doctor's instruction. On my Team page I will record my daily exercise and Living the Good Life Points, and on Saturdays I will weigh in and record it. I will check in with my team daily and leave a comment on the Discussion Board. I will read and comment on blogs as I have time. Signed....
--2/13/13 Winter
--9/29/13 Fall
--12/31/13 Winter
--6/14 Summer
--9/2/14 Fall
--1/9/15 Winter
--6/25/16 Summer
--9/16 - Fall
--1-3-17 Winter
--3/23/17 Spring
--6/24/17 Summer
--9/17 Fall

Member Since: 10/7/2009

Fitness Minutes: 111,838

My Goals:
2017 GOAL - 249

Long Term:
Achieve and maintain :
A) BMI ......... 24
B) Weight ...... 150 lbs

A) Weight .... lose 5-6 lbs

A) Walk 15-30 min 3x's
B) 2-3 days M.E. workout

--Drink at least 8 cups of water
--Eat minimum of 5 servings of freggies a day

My Program:
Follow Leptin resistance diet
Lean Protein, vegetables, healthy fat

---Metabolic Effect Programs: Aftershock, Prime & Metabolic Renewal

Personal Information:
I am 58. I love the Lord Jesus Christ. I am happily married to a wonderful Christian man.

I have 4 children. (1 boy and 3 girls) The 3 oldest are married. I have 12 grandchildren. I homeschooled & graduated all 4 of my children.

I an in my 33nd year as a daycare provider. I am a Colorado native.

Other Information:
I love to quilt, sew, cross stitch and read. I am a kiltmaker.

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  • v TARAHA
    Happy belated Spotlight day!!! So sorry to read bout your challenges of the past year - I hope 2018 is a better one for you. Have fun in Scotland!! I am glad to be a cloverleaf with you and wish you much success!
    39 days ago
  • v LARISSA238
    Happy emoticon emoticon Day! I hope you can go to Scotland! I know you would love to see some real old handmade kilts for inspiration! I know you had that guy teach you, but to see the old ones in museums would be cool! I love your quilt pictures, too! You are so talented!
    40 days ago
  • v CANDOIT54
    Happy spotlight day. I see that you love to sew. That's great, I have always hated sewing..
    Good luck during challenge
    40 days ago
  • v CURRY56
    Happy Spotlight Day. The sign about remember why you started has me thinking. I think sometimes we lose sight of that and get lost along the way with too many life things instead of taking "me" time.

    I hope you have a good week ahead.

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    40 days ago
    Happy Day in the Spot Light. Can't believe what all you do/did. A daycare emoticon emoticon , home schooling 4 kids emoticon , quilting for1 of your church's mission project, having your own kilt making business, playing the bagpipes, etc. I am tired emoticon just reading your info : ) This is going to be your year. You'll hit those mini-goals you set and by the time you go to Scotland, you'll be fit and healthy. emoticon Glad we are Cluster buddies.
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    41 days ago
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