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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

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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!

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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. )

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"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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NORASPAT
11/21/2013 8:23:58 PM

HI THERE THANKS FOR WRITING ON MY BLOG.

GHIRARDELLI HAS 60% CACAO--- AND 75 %CACAO--CHOCOLATE CHIPS.
LARGER THAN HERSHEY AND 5 CALORIES PER CHIP SO IT IS EASY TO TRACK.
THE BANANAS I USE ARE SMALL AND WHEN I COOK THEM THEY ARE MICROWAVE I MINUTE ON 40% POWER.

YOU CAN GO TO THE WEB SEARCH IN THE TRACKER AND ASK FOR A LIST OF "HIGH POTASSIUM FOODS". IT WILL BE THERE. I LOVE BEING ABLE TO FIND THOSE NUTRIENT LISTS WITH OUT GOING TO THE OTHER SITES THAT ARE ADVERTISING OTHER THINGS.
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WILSONWR
11/21/2013 1:12:07 PM

Thanks for the friend add and the prayers concerning my wife's condition. I added you as a friend also. I'm a strong believer in mutual support. Thanks again!



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
11/18/2013 10:36:24 AM

"Three of the most powerful words in the English language are 'I AM RESPONSIBLE.' It's tough to do, but when the day comes that you can say those words, believe them, and mean them, it will be the most liberating moment of your life. Taking responsibility for all of your results, for better or for worse, is taking back your power to create results in your life."
-Tom Venuto
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Happy Monday! Just dropping by to wish you a healthy, successful week! Remember, you are responsible for your own success. I believe in you, and I hope you believe in yourself. See you on the Healthy Holidays team!
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BRADMILL2922
11/18/2013 5:34:36 AM

Thank you for the goodie! You know, it kind of is "Just Do It Freakin Daily and Quit Whining" sometimes. Ok, maybe more like most of the time. It really can be that simple I think. My kids are pretty proud of me but being just 8, 7, and 7, I don't think they totally grasp it all as of yet. But thank you for the friend add Terri and I am adding you back! Hope you have a great week!



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11/17/2013 11:17:43 PM

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