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A New Beginning - 2015

1-9-15 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.


Old introduction texts....
12-30-13 "Improve the present time without delay. If you delay more time is lost -- DO IT NOW!" (quote ...
1-9-15 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.


Old introduction texts....
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.

1/3/2012
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 today of 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




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Member Since: 10/7/2009

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My Goals:
2015 GOAL - Be at 199 by Dec 31, 2015

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

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

Weekly:
A) Go to Balance Fitness at least 2 times a week
B) Do at least 5 days of cardio and 2-3 days of Strength training

Daily:
A) Practice portion control
B) Drink at least 8 cups of water
C) Blog
D) Log food/exercise
E) Exercise for at least 30 min.
F)Eat minimum of 5 servings of freggies a day


My Program:
NUTRITION:
1. Eat between 1400 and 1700 calories daily
2. Lean protein & freggies diet
3. Daily log ALL food I eat

FITNESS:
--Cardio: 15- 30 a day on elliptical
--Strength: 2-3x's a week, private trainer 2x's a month
--Work out at the gym and do the workouts personal trainer has given me.
--Do some workouts at home using DVD's --Walk...walk...walk.


Personal Information:
I am 55. 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 7 grandchildren - one is in heaven. My youngest daughter still lives at home. I homeschooled & graduated all 4.

I an in my 30th year as a daycare provider. I am a Colorado native. I love to quilt, sew & read.

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I love to quilt, sew, cross stitch and read.

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MADMANSMAMA87
1/27/2015 10:49:08 PM

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"As with ANY journey,
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than your DESTINATION."
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Thanks for being a part of my journey!!!
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I love it when I hug someone
& just as I'm about to let go,
they hug me even tighter.
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Happy National Hug Day, Sweetheart!!!
Sending Many Hugs Your Way Today & Everyday!!!
Thanks For Being SUCH a FABULOUS Friend!!!
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1/19/2015 9:34:01 AM

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"There is INSIDE of YOU
ALL of the potential to be WHATEVER you WANT to be;
ALL of the ENERGY to do WHATEVER you WANT to do.
IMAGINE yourself as you would like to BE,
Doing what you WANT to do,
& each day, take ONE step towards your DREAM.
Though at times it may seem too difficult to continue,
HOLD on to your DREAM.
& one morning you WILL awake to FIND
That you ARE the person you DREAMED of,
DOING what you WANTED to do,
Simply because YOU had the COURAGE
To BELIEVE in YOUR potential
& to hold on to your DREAM."
- - Donna Levine - -


Gorgeous,

Believe in YOURSELF & know that you already have inside of you ALL that you need to become anything & everything you hope to be, want to be & dream of being!! You are stronger than ANY obstacle; You are capable of overcoming ANY hardship; & You are POWERFUL beyond measure!! Acknowledge YOUR potential & OWN it - - YOU are FABULOUS!!!

Stay Positive, Stay Focused, Change IS Coming,

Jes

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1/17/2015 11:25:56 PM

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