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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: 25,679

Fitness Minutes: 7,453

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
7/1/2014 3:22:20 AM

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emoticon J -- Just enjoy the journey!

emoticon U-- Unlock your potential and and unleash your best self.

emoticon L -- Live a healthy lifestyle because no one can replace you!

emoticon Y -- You can accomplish anything!!!!

Just a reminder to enjoy all that July and summer has to offer. Let the good times roll and have a great month!
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THINFITFEMINIST
6/22/2014 11:11:56 AM

Many people don't want their a/c on when I clean their homes during the summer. I sweat enough just from work.



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IMLOCOLINDA
6/22/2014 2:31:30 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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DIDMIS
6/20/2014 1:06:57 PM

Thank you for the comment on my blog. Have you had your knees checked?
Is the cartilage gone? If so I am sure that although weight loss will help so much, you might still have to have replacement.
About the swelling. I have swollen for years but not like this. They told me at the surgeon's that any surgery will cause swelling. This is ridiculous though.
I also have bad circulation.



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IMLOCOLINDA
6/15/2014 6:09:32 AM

emoticon Smiling is infectious: you catch it like the flu, When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling too. emoticon I passed around the corner and someone saw my grin When he smiled I realized I'd passed it on to him. emoticon I thought about that smile and then I realized it's worth! emoticon A single smile, just like mine, could travel the 'round the earth. So if you feel a smile begin, don't leave it unprojected. Let's start and epidemic quick, and get the world infected! emoticon
Have a great week Pam. Keep tracking, drinking your water and getting in some fitness minutes! emoticon



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