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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: 27,490

Fitness Minutes: 8,340

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
3/27/2015 1:57:36 PM

Some people bloom late. emoticon Some very late. emoticon And some, very, very late. emoticon

But they all bloom. And the longer it takes, the more spectacular it is.

Quite the deal, huh? emoticon



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IMLOCOLINDA
3/26/2015 1:39:45 PM

This is from the Cleveland Clinic and I thought it was so good I had to copy and share with my Spark Friends!
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"What has your body done for you lately? A whole lot, actually! Focusing on function, not form, can encourage healthy habits.
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Loving your body and treating it well — with nutritious food, regular exercise and enough sleep — go hand in hand. Understanding your thoughts and feelings about your body can be useful, especially since that mirror, mirror on the wall can be the most fickle of them all. emoticon The media messages we take in, from Facebook to advertising, as well as other people’s opinions, can strongly sway how we view our bodies. Create a wellspring of inside-out body love by taking a trip outside the appearance paradigm. Instead of focusing on what your body looks like, focus on what it does for you. Perhaps it allows you to run around with your kids or grandkids, walk up stairs, or sit on your porch and wave to neighbors. Maybe it supports you while walking, playing tennis or climbing mountains. emoticon emoticon emoticon Consider your senses: Does your body let you see sunsets, listen to music and laughter, and smell fir trees? Your body, whatever its shape, size or condition, allows you to live your life. Make a list of all the things your body does in a day, and be especially sure to include those little things you used to take for granted. Then spend time appreciating it — you’ll be even more motivated to eat well, move regularly and keep up the other habits that contribute to a strong and healthy you!"
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IMLOCOLINDA
3/22/2015 11:08:17 AM

I hope you have a great week and reach all your goals. And you may as well have a little inspiration for the start of your week....have a wonderful week and a Sparktacular Sunday!!

emoticon S -- Say something nice to someone!
emoticon U -- Undo a wrong you might have done to someone!
emoticon N -- Notice and give thanks for all the things in life we take for granted everyday!
emoticon D -- Don't give up when things go badly!
emoticon A -- Ask others for help if you need it!
emoticon Y -- You can accomplish anything!!!!
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(And Special thanks to BARBIEE52 for the basis of this lovely comment today!! She's my comment mentor and I appreciate all her help and being able to steal her great ideas and craft them into my own!)



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IMLOCOLINDA
3/16/2015 6:57:01 PM

emoticon "When I was a child I thought Nap Time was a punishment ... now, as a grown up, it just feels like a small vacation!"

Hope you're all set for a great week and stick to those goals! emoticon



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IMLOCOLINDA
3/14/2015 4:55:53 PM

emoticon "May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day. emoticon
emoticon May songbirds serenade your every step along the way. emoticon
emoticon May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue. emoticon
emoticon And may happiness fill your heart each day you whole life through." emoticon



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