WYOWLDFLOWER
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This is me from a few years back and close to my goal weight.


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Nameste' Is a Buddhist term. It means "The light in me acknowledges the light in you". In this case we'll amend it to be a "spark Nameste'" it means the "healthy being in me acknowledges the healthy being in you (and also the light)."

I have been coming to this site for many years now. In that time I have lost and regained the same 7 to 10 pounds again and again. (I usually fall off the wagon the first time the scale does not budge or goes the wrong direction.) I am at an age now where feeling good trumps looking good as a reason to exercise and eat better. I know that the positive steps outlined here lead to more energy and a feeling of health. Laziness and losing the will to cook meals at home is usually my downfall. I will come up with some "go to" easy snacks to get me through the "too lazy to cook" times.


Member Since: 8/2/2009

Fitness Minutes: 9,079

My Goals:
Eat so I have more energy and better brain function.
Get some exercise every day. I need it for mental health.
Learn to accept that the scale will not consistently go down even if I am doing everything right. Be willing to stay strong and committed even when I am on weight loss hold.


My Program:
Yoga 2-3 times per week.
Walk at least 1 to 2 miles a day.
Eat healthy and track my food. Eat at home most of the time.
Write a daily gratitude blog in my little notebook.
Avoid nasty negative people. (eg. my sister on face book.)



Personal Information:
I had been in my correct weight range all my adult life. After remarrying 8 years ago- the weight gain started. For the first time in my life I dislike picutes of myself not because I'm too big of a cheeser (smile way too big), but because my lower half and bust look sooo big. Cameras don't lie- so time to get a grip on this eating thing!


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I believe mindful eating is the key. The one time I lost a lot of weight in my life I was not actively dieting. I had made a lifestyle change and the weight just disappeared. (Of course that was a stress diet brought on by divorce.) That weight stayed off over a year- until my lifestyle changed again and all the weight plus some came back. (When I remarried and got happy.) One must of course have a permanent change of habits, and like all things in life awareness of what you are doing and why is the key.




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 current weight: 138.6 
 
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  • v LYDIASPURPLE
    Love your comment on my blog. The ideal time to see New Orleans is March-April and October-November to avoid the heat/ humidity and see the soul of the city!
    2272 days ago
  • v DEBBIEANNE1124
    Thank you for your upbeat comment on my picture amd p[age. You made my day!
    Debbie
    2273 days ago
  • v LYDIASPURPLE
    Thank you for your comments. There is always room for another friend...
    2285 days ago
  • v HIPPICHICK1
    Thanks for the amazing compliment and comment on my photo! It's true that I never let my weight stop me from anything. The thing is I had that opposite problem that most women seem to have. I thought I was a lot smaller than I was...until I saw photos...until I saw myself in a video...until my butt was knocking things off of my work table in the pottery studio!
    Perhaps that was a good thing to not think of myself as so big, but it sure wasn't a good thing for my health.
    Thankfully I have been able to lose over 90 lbs and keep it off!
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    And thanks for the compliment on my pottery work. That jug broke in transit from a show so I glued it back together and I got to keep it. Yay!!
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    2287 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/19/2011 10:42:26 PM
  • v RAIN_SIS
    So? Was that 5 pound goal to be from the 146 on your ticker?
    If so

    emoticon looks like you made it with days to spare! emoticon
    2290 days ago
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