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So! Here we go again.
Lost about 30lbs on Jenny Craig in 2009. Health and monetary issues led to regaining about half of it back in 2010.
"Jane, stop this crazy thing!"
Seriously, though - this has been one bumpy ride, but it’s time to get back up on the horse. I’ve picked up a bunch of new workout games for the Wii, and have been doing them regularly. I’m tracking my food intake regularly here on SparkPeople. I haven’t reduced my caloric intake significantly, but I’m eating less in the way of naughty things, and more of good things.
I’m ready to make a comeback, to lose those pounds I regained and continue to my original goal.
Keep your fingers crossed, folks!

*Update, 8/6/11
I have reduced my caloric intake (not, like, scary reduced, but I'm tracking regularly and doing my best to stay within my suggested ranges. Been doing well, so far), have worked out 4 times this week (which was my goal), have started all my trackers from scratch, and am really committing myself to this. It's a whole new world, and I'm not going to let what's happened before affect what happens next. Already down 2lbs, and it's only been a week - can't wait to see what happens next! :-)

*Update, 2/08/12
It’s been a rockier road than usual, the past several months; after having my gall bladder removed in July, I felt great… for about 2 months. Then I had a whole heck of a lot of GI distress for several months, to the point where pretty much every time I ate, I got sick. Not fun!
So, except for the rare ingestion of stealth gluten, plus a week in January where I decided my improvement was due to a prescription and had nothing to do with the dietary change (I was wrong), I’ve been gluten-free since November. I’m not all better, but I’m significantly improved. Other than still having acid reflux problems, and my usual issues with chronic sinus infections and chronic pain, I’m feeling pretty good.
LOL! Funny, what you can consider “good,” but you’ve gotta play the cards you’re dealt, right?
I purchased the BodyMedia Fit Core Armband last night; we’ll have to see what it adds (or doesn’t) to my weight-loss journey. I’m hoping it’ll help to keep me consistent; historically, about the only thing I’m consistent about is NOT being consistent.
Well, here we go, kids. Watch this space! When I’ve got more to share, I’ll let you know! :-)

*update 8/11/12
So, yeah... the dietary issues eventually got to me. Finding gluten-free food isn't as hard as it once was, but finding gluten-free food that hasn't replaced the gluten with massive quantities of fat is pretty challenging. I eventually got frustrated, and fell back into old habits; went over 180 recently. So, trying to start over, yet again. More as things progress....

Member Since: 4/13/2009

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My Goals:
Lose 30 - 40lbs by Halloween 2012, so I can dress up like Aeryn Sun of Farscape and look good doing it.

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Work out at least 30 minutes, at least 3 days a week.

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  • v BLUEROSE73
    Happy Monday. Hope you've had a great weekend. Are you doing everything you can today to reach your goals tomorrow? You know no one can do it for you - it's all up to you. You can do this. I believe in you
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    2246 days ago
  • v BLUEROSE73
    my heart rate tracker is on my Garmin 305. It's my running gps, and it comes with a chest strap. BodyMedia is set up to upload information from my garmin, so I try to remember to upload my info after I run
    2595 days ago
  • v BLUEROSE73
    sure it is. You wouldn't believe the LOOK on my face when I posted the blog, and Zach Effron's face appeared. I still have no idea how that happened. But I couldn't resist leaving it that way. Too funny, I'm talking about the miles on it...
    2728 days ago
    You'll never believe this, but you know how I finally found this doc? Google! I had periodically searched Blue Cross and of course came up with nothing within its parameters. Then i just Googled "integrative physicians Chicago," he was one who came up, and THEN I put his name into BCBS's search directory, and bingo. Maybe you could try this! But of course I can also ask him at my follow-up. :)

    Please do what you can to feel better as well (I KNOW what you mean about being hungry underneath the tummy pain -- so weird!) and keep me posted too!

    2736 days ago
    Hey, girl! Thanks for commenting on my fibro blog -- and thanks for GETTING my fear and near-skepticism! I'm sorry the reason you get it is because of your own pain. Just the other day I almost asked you whether you've ever asked a doc about fibro! *breathes* I do think this could be it -- it does explain EVERYTHING in the way nothing else has -- I guess I am still just in transition. I am tired of learning new things and new ways to live! LOL Anyway, gentle hugs back to you. Any news on your persistent gastro distress? I think I am a bit behind on your blogs.
    2736 days ago
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