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Showing some progress 8-24-08 / 258 lbs

December 2005 / Nothing Jolly about 344lbs


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The biggest thing that I have learned over the course of the past year is to not let my brain, limit what my body can do. It was so easy to listen to the body that was content to stay where it was. I learned to recognise when there was an actual physical reason for tiredness and when it was just my old nature trying to assert itself. Its amazing what the human body will do when you give it what it needs and not cave into what you think its telling you it wants.

My metabolism wasn't slowing down due to getting a bit (dare I say) "middle aged", it was almost non existent due to the fact that I fed it crap/junk, and stayed on the couch and didn't move.

The only thing keeping me from succeeding was me. It took absolute commitment, not just interest. And when the going gets tough and it will, it takes faith..... Faith that if you stay on the same course, change (even though you may not always see it the way you expect) will happen.

Good luck with your journey, remember right now can be your new beginning, you don't have to wait until a new day.

�There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.� Kenneth Blanchard

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think wise, risking more than others find safe, dreaming more than others see as practical and expecting more than others believe possible. BELIEVE BIG.

"Before you can accomplish anything..... you must expect it of yourself" LA Fitness (on the wall above the pool)

- Happy moments, praise God.
- Difficult moments, seek God.
- Quiet moments, worship God.
- Painful moments, trust God.
- Every moment, thank God.
(copied from someone elses page. I just really like it.)

Member Since: 7/20/2007

Fitness Minutes: 47,520

My Goals:
To feel good in my own skin. (accomplished most of the time)
To be able to buy off the rack clothes that I actually like, and not just what fits. (accomplished - YooHoo)
To not have to shop in the "big" girl stores (accomplished - again YooHoo)
To dance til dawn. (accomplished - Tango anyone??)
To feel as if when I walk into a room and people stare, its a good thing. (accomplished)
Body fat % of 20% (still working on it)
Mini Triathalon scheduled for July 17, 2009. (scary but excited) - Completed in 2hrs 8 min
Race for the Homeless 10k
August 09
Wildwood Trail Trial - Sept 09
Susan G Komen 3 day, 60 mile walk . September 2009.
October 09 - Great Columbia Crossing 10k - 1 hour 21 minutes

My Program:
I'm following the "get up off the couch you lazy woman" exercise plan and the "take accountibility for what you put in your mouth and stop eating a bunch of garbage" diet.

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in Eugene Oregon The most interesting place I've ever lived was the Grand Canyon.
Single except for the 4 furry grandchildren as my mother calls them. "Pumpkin Puss", "miss Max", "Jynx" and "Jazzmine"

Other Information:
Favorite Movies:
Princess Bride
French Kiss
Swiss Family Robinson
Gone with the Wind
Favorite Books:
The Secret Garden
The Chocolate Mysterys (have to get chocolate somehow)
The Cookie shop mysterys

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