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I'm so grateful for SparkPeople! I started (again) at 280 in April, 2013, determined to lose at least 100 pounds. I've lost 30+ so far, from my highest weight in January, 2013, of 288. Now I am headed to losing 100 more.

I'm losing 'from the inside out" -- getting healthy in body, mind, and spirit, with the love and encouragement from so many Sparkfriends in this wonderful community. This, I know, is what I need for long term stable weight loss.

If I can you ...
I'm so grateful for SparkPeople! I started (again) at 280 in April, 2013, determined to lose at least 100 pounds. I've lost 30+ so far, from my highest weight in January, 2013, of 288. Now I am headed to losing 100 more.

I'm losing 'from the inside out" -- getting healthy in body, mind, and spirit, with the love and encouragement from so many Sparkfriends in this wonderful community. This, I know, is what I need for long term stable weight loss.

If I can you do it -- so can you. I've been though major life changes here, and I keep learning to love myself, treat myself well, and thus eat better and move my body.
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Member Since: 10/23/2009

SparkPoints: 26,292

Fitness Minutes: 7,783

My Goals:
Daily:
Drink 10 glasses of water.
Morning Prayer
Yoga Basics
Enjoy Eating

Weekly
Class/strength training 3x week
Yoga Practice
Daily walking/activity at least 10 minutes.

What I would like: to weigh 230 or less by Thanksgiving.

Grand Goal: Weigh 150 and be active, healthy, and and to live well in my body.




My Program:
My Rule of Life is my foundation - Mass, praying the Office, Service, Prayer.
Sparkcoach is great and gives me the structure the structure I need.

I am Whole Foods Plant Based since April 2014 and LOVING THIS.

I am beginning to get fit now in July 2014. This is a decision to live in my body. I am also doing some 1:1 yoga, which is great.

Personal Information:
I'm from northwest Illinois and have two adult sons. Chris and Jack, pictured top left, share my home. Working full time, in a job that allows me to be flexible and creative.

Other Information:
My new priority is to take care of myself like I have not yet done in my life.


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IMLOCOLINDA
8/25/2014 12:32:59 AM

A quote from the Dalai Lama

"There are only two days in a year that nothing can be done. One is called 'yesterday' and the other is called 'tomorrow', so today is the right day to LOVE, BELIEVE, DO and mostly, LIVE."

So all I really have to do is live for today and take each one as it comes. If I do each day well I can succeed.
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MICKEYH
8/22/2014 12:03:49 AM

Hi there, thanks for inviting us to your beautiful table. I really enjoyed it.
Have you ever heard from Elizabeth ? I miss her too. emoticon emoticon



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IMLOCOLINDA
8/17/2014 9:25:07 PM

emoticon L - Little by little does the trick!
emoticon E - Every choice is important.
emoticon T - Trust yourself.
emoticon S - Stumbling is not falling.

emoticon G - Great changes take time - be patient.
emoticon E - Encourage yourself every day
emoticon T - Today is all that is important.

emoticon M - Momentum is difficult to establish, but what keeps you going.
emoticon O - Obstacles are there to make you stronger.
emoticon V - Victory will be yours
emoticon I - If you bite it - write it!
emoticon N - Never give up!
emoticon G - Giant steps donít work - baby steps do.
*This lovely message was shared by SHARON10002 with the more acrostics for May. Such a good message I thought I'd share it with you again!




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AQUAGIRL08
8/8/2014 4:32:15 PM

Thank you for the information. I don't think you went overboard, you were just thorough and I appreciate it! :)

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AQUAGIRL08
8/7/2014 3:04:16 PM

Has the whole foods diet caused you to have a B-12 deficiency? I can't eat soy due to thyroid disease. What do you use as your protein source?



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