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Okay, here we go. Weighed in this morning. Had to add a couple of pounds to the weight tracker. I could let this get me down, but I choose to use it as motivation to get back on track.

Yesterday I created a list of small changes that I need to make. Today I started making them. From past experience I know that I can only handle a couple of changes at a time. If I do too much at once I'll feel overwhelmed or deprived and I'll give up.

I am coming to terms with the fact that a couple of my favorite foods are really not good for me. Since I can't control my portions with these foods, and since they are loaded with carbs and salt, I need to abstain. Maybe I'll be able to eat them again some day. Maybe not. I can't dwell on that. My focus needs to be replacing those foods with healthful good-tasting foods that will help me reach my goals of being healthy and strong.

It's time to get serious.

Oct. 3 - 191 lbs. Goal: Nov. 3 - 180 lbs.
Oct 17 - 188

Member Since: 2/6/2010

Fitness Minutes: 14,295

My Goals:
+ Glorify God
+ Love my family
+ Be healthy and strong
+ Laugh - a lot
+ Read good books
+ Enjoy life

My Program:
* Make smart food choices
* Drink lotsa water
* Move - every day
* Listen to my body
* Keep a positive attitude
* Stress less

Personal Information:
I live in a small town in north central Illinois. Love dogs, books, romantic comedies, classical music and the scent of cloves. Last year I bought myself a piano keyboard as a retirement gift. It's wonderful and I play almost daily. I enjoy reading, walking, working puzzles like crosswords, word games, magic squares, crypto quizzes, Sudoku and logic puzzles, usually while I'm watching the news. I am proud to be an American.

Other Information:
Enjoying retirement!

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    emoticon Gory aren't they? My homemaker got really upset because she thinks the dummy with the swords looks like a kid. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays or I should say use to be. Jerks have ruined it. I use to love seeing the kids dressed up and I would dress up and answer the door.
    3 hours ago
  • v LCDDUB
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and the info, found it quite helpful. Did get back to sleep for a few more hours so doing O.K. now. Thanks again...

    Carpe Diem


    4 hours ago
  • v JAYWALK123
    Thanks for caring. I don't know which challenge to do next. I am still logging food & walking daily. Weight is coming off slowly & that is the way I want it to happen. I know as long as I record my food & walk I will continue to lose the weight. Lowering the blood sugar count is what I need to work with. How are you doing? Your friend Susie emoticon
    4 hours ago
  • v MEAGOP
    Hi Christi, I hope all is going well in your life! I am tired, but in a better place, and feel far from collapsing today. I have decided to sleep more. I actually took a nap after school--me, a nap?? Yes, I napped, and it was good. I also took time out to make a pot of soup, so I have that to look forward after school. I love having something nourishing and filling, which I can heat up and eat quickly, before I make a poor choice, out of exhaustion and hunger! It's all about the self-management, isn't it?

    Thanks for your goodie, and your lovely thoughts.

    I hope you listened to your bird friends, and went out to enjoy the lovely day! The birds are always right. They are right about everything!

    2 days ago
    emoticon so much for stopping by my blog... and sharing your heart with me! God uses everything we experience to help us grow, and to help others. We will never be alone... Our God is with us and within us. I am SO grateful for my Spark friends!
    May the peace of Christ fill you, and grant you many graces! emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
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