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"So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it." - Willy Wonka

How do you get to the point of weighting 438 pounds when you should probably weigh 170 at the very most? Year after year of false starts and non-starts and a lot of resignation. Resignation, not acceptance... Most thin people couldn't understand this... but you can get used to weighing 50 pounds too much, 100 pounds too much, 250 pounds too much... It's easy... it's easy too not to notice how your world gets smaller as you get bigger. Especially if you don't really want to notice...

I got used to it... I often resigned myself to it because you have to in order to live any kind of a life... I never accepted it though. And eventually the body doesn't accept it anymore either and things start hurting more and more, and working less and less like they should.

To come to this point and still not be able to hit on the thing that will help you change direction... It's not just confounding... it's daunting.

Member Since: 12/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,345

My Goals:
The big goal is to live longer and enjoy it all much more while I’m at it. Being thinner and all the cool stuff that goes with that would be nice too.

My Program:
2 lb. Weight Loss Goal for Each Week

Including at least 5
Fruits & Vegetables

Practice Mindful Eating.

EXERCISE 6 Days A Week with:

10 minute cardio warm up

Followed by:

Strength Training
(3 days)
Working up to: 30 minutes of cardio
(3 days)

Followed by:

5 minute stretch

Weekly Weigh-in
Reassessment Blog Post

Personal Information:
Home State: Michigan

Born: 1965

I’ve been obese since childhood. I’ve let it limit me more than was necessary, there’s no doubt about it. Yet it’s never defined me.

Other Information:
I love…

Reading: Fantasy & Mystery & Poetry – Terry Pratchett – JRR Tolkien - Andre Norton –Tony Hillerman – Billy Collins – Lilian Jackson Braun – Plus Many More

Music: Anything that’s Good

Crafts: Beading – Crochet – Knitting - Embroidery – X-Stitch – Needle Tatting – and silly stuff like painting a walnut to look like a strawberry

Movies: Anything that’s Good

Cooking: I’m a foodie wanna-be. I love to eat tasty things but I don’t really consider myself a good cook. I can throw together the usual comfort foods and they taste good but I don’t have any real skill in the kitchen. My forte is homemade fudge and cookies. I need new skills.

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