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**Update Oct 2012**
My Fitbit is evil and it hates me. Friday evening I looked at my stats and right there (in blue) it says I'd done 90 flights of stairs. The next badge on the Fitbit site is for 100 flights. What was I supposed to do? Yup. I bolted up and down the stairs at home until I made my 100 flights. Then I planned to take the weekend off, but would the Fitbit let me? Noooo. I could hear it whispering "sure you walked 5000 steps, but it's really not that much to go for 10,000." Funny thing is, it started sounding like my husband. "Let's walk to the store. No, not the one 3 blocks away. The one 20 blocks away. But let's not walk in a straight line to it." Sigh. The good news is that the evil little buckaroo is working. I've lost 10 pounds since I started listening to its insidious little voice.

**Update May 2012**
I hit the reset button at the beginning of the year. I'm taking things slowly and have achieved a 7 pound loss so far. Where before I didn't really involve my husband in my weight loss journey, he is hearing about every step of my journey. Full disclosure is my motto! My theme song is Change your Mind by Bare Naked Ladies. I actually listened to the lyrics the other day and it was like a light bulb went off. If I really want to change, I have to change my mind first.


Just looking to reduce the chaos a little bit and restore that healthy glow.

Right. When I'm totally honest with myself I KNOW I've been feeling like crap lately. I'm always tired, my knees always seem to hurt and I'm not motivated to do much of anything.

I'm putting my foot down and saying NO MORE! I want to be healthy and I want to feel good. But most of all, I want to walk into ANY store I want and be able to pull an article of clothing off the rack in my size. There are so many styles out there I want to wear, but being the fat woman in loud clothing doesn't set well with me.

I don't suffer in silence in any other area in my life. But my weight is an issue I tend to bury deep inside and pretend it doesn't matter. It should matter, and does to the point that I want to do something about it.

Here's to the long, slow journey.

Member Since: 6/6/2008

Fitness Minutes: 157,228

My Goals:
My first goal (and a really important one) is to start getting 8 hours of sleep each night instead of relying on 5 - 6 hours and a whole lot of caffeine.

My Program:
I'm on the stop-eating-so darn-much-and-get-your-lazy-bum-off-the-co
uch program.

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Sometimes I think I'm a fictional character thought up by some depraved author. In reality I live a fairly mundane life somewhere in the Pacific Northwest.

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Love, love, LOVE anything written by Nora Roberts, Jude Devereaux, Catherine Coulter or Janet Evanovich. Ooh! And Christopher Moore--love that man's twisted view of the world!

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