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4/2/2014 - Update - Quit the gym - I'm convinced I can exercise at home or wherever I may be. I've also taken a break from counting calories and I'm going low-carb instead. I don't eat unless I'm hungry and when I do I only eat until I start to feel a bit full and then I stop.

It seems to be working because I've lost another two sizes of clothes from size 20 to size 16! Now to get my butt in gear to do more exercise. It's been really crazy at work lately and I've been going ...
4/2/2014 - Update - Quit the gym - I'm convinced I can exercise at home or wherever I may be. I've also taken a break from counting calories and I'm going low-carb instead. I don't eat unless I'm hungry and when I do I only eat until I start to feel a bit full and then I stop.

It seems to be working because I've lost another two sizes of clothes from size 20 to size 16! Now to get my butt in gear to do more exercise. It's been really crazy at work lately and I've been going in early and working late, but somehow I'll figure out a way to squeeze at least 30 mins a day in. It's beyond amazing to be in onederland again. If I can do it so can you!

11/6/2013 - Update - still going to the gym. I've only lost 10 pounds over the past 5 months, but it was during the time my son left home to go off to college and also the most stressful time of the year at my job, so I'm happy that I lost weight instead of gaining it.

Now it's time to get serious though. I realize that to meet my goals I have to focus not only on exercise, but diet is so important too. Portion sizes, healthier and healthier choices and much too much protein are my focus now.

I also started trying to eat most of my carbs before my evening meal and not afterwards like I used to do snacking on chips, crackers and ice cream in front of the TV.

That means doing something with my hands like writing, playing video games, reading, sewing, playing guitar (I'm just learning) or even knitting, to keep from doing something that is snacking friendly like vegging out on the couch.

5/31/2013 - I joined a gym this week. I finally got up the nerve to ask my brother's girlfriend to help me. (She's a yoga instructor/personal trainer.)

I'm eating healthier now, but I sit in front of a computer all day then at night I write and my hobbies are playing video games or reading, (more sitting)!

I'm excited to be on this journey. I'm going to enjoy every step of the way. Feel free to add me. I'll add you back. I'm no expert, but I'm an excellent listener.
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Member Since: 1/23/2009

SparkPoints: 16,167

Fitness Minutes: 9,717

My Goals:
Daily Goals:

Drink more water!

Get more sleep!

Cut out junk food and over-processed food!

Aerobic exercise at least 30 mins every day.

Weekly Goal:
Lift weights at least 3 times per week.

Short term:
Get under 200 lbs!
(Done! 3/16/14)

Long-term:
135 lbs, strong and healthy!

(My top weight was 230 lbs in March, 2011)

My Program:
It's not enough just eat healthy or to exercise regularly, to lose a significant amount of weight, you have to do BOTH consistently!

Personal Information:
Daughter, Sister, Niece, Mom, X-Wife, Aunt, Cousin, Computer Geek, Writer, Horseback Rider, Guitar Player, Gamer Chick, Reader, Sharpshooter, Swordswoman, Artist, Gardener, Biker, Hiker, Runner, and Renaissance Woman.
(Some I am now, some I am soon to be. )

Other Information:
"Strength does not come from winning.

Your struggles develop your strength.

When you go through hardship and decide not to surrender, that is strength."

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MORTICIAADDAMS
11/27/2013 6:37:14 PM

Have a great Thanksgiving!



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
11/27/2013 6:05:38 PM

"May your stuffing be tasty
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!"
~Grandpa Jones
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Have a happy, healthy and blessed Thanksgiving, Terri!
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PIXIE-LICIOUS
11/27/2013 9:59:12 AM

Happy Wednesday! I hope you've been having a great week so far. I just wanted to wish you a very healthy Thanksgiving and to remind you to stay strong in the face of all temptation there is bound to be. Focus on your loved ones and everything you have to be thankful for, and not just the food. If you over indulge, just get back on track on Friday! Remember, its only a holiDAY, and not a holiWEEK. There are 34 days until New Years Day, so we still have plenty of time to make progress!
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Pixie
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"I know life can be discouraging at times, so I am giving you this.
I want you to read it every time you feel overwhelmed,
so that it may encourage you to move forward and look beyond your troubles.
If ever you feel like giving up, don't.
If you think you can't do something, try.
If you try and fail, then try again.
If you don't, you may always wonder why you gave up so easily.

Don't let life pass you by;
the only way to get ahead is to hold your head up high.
Try not to be discouraged when things get in your way;
just climb that mountain inch by inch,and take life day by day.

Eventually you will find the strength you need to look toward those heights,
not only to scale that mountain but to reach its mighty peak.
Believe in whatever you think is worth believing in,
and never stop until you feel you have done all that you can to secure your dreams.
I have such faith in you, and I know that you are capable of achieving anything you want.

Always remember that I have faith in you."
-Unknown



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IUHRYTR
11/24/2013 9:56:35 PM

emoticon for adding me as one of your emoticon s. I look forward to getting to know you and to the day you reach your weight loss goal and can yell, "I DID IT!" That will be a day to remember, won't it? emoticon -- Lou



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
11/23/2013 9:42:51 PM

Just dropping in on you from the Healthy Holidays Challenge team to share one of my all time favorite quotes with you! (I find it so motivating that I've permanently placed it on my Spark page.) I hope it motivates you too. Thanks for being on the journey with me!
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Pixie
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"Think about how different life could be if you stopped emphasizing the end, the fix or getting there, and began enjoying each step of the way. If one moment was as good as the next. If the goal in life was not to fix yourself but to transform yourself. Here, after all, is a miracle; you are already on the journey. You already know and already have everything you need to continue. Relax, breathe, be kind to yourself and everyone else. Oh, there's one more thing; enjoy the ride!"
(Geneen Roth)



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