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Like so many others, over the years I have let the weight creep up on me. I have been a yo-yo dieter for the last 15 years and can't count the times I have lost weight only to gain it back. I have let myself become addicted to junk/fast food, to the point that eating healthy food is not appealing. I know my tastebuds have to be retrained to enjoy healthy food, and with the help of Sparkpeople I AM GOING TO SUCCEED!!! I especially love the Nutrition Tracker. You just don't realize how poor your nutrition is until you see it in a graph right before your eyes. I was eat up with perfectionism--if I couldn't be perfect in sticking to a plan, I just did nothing. WRONG thing to do. FORGIVE, FORGET AND FORGE AHEAD!!! That's my new motto, and I CAN AND WILL DO THIS!!!!

Member Since: 1/4/2010

Fitness Minutes: 4,673

My Goals:
I want to feel good again, have more energy, less aches and pains, and lose 40 pounds. I want to break the fast food habit and train my body to CRAVE healthy foods.

My Program:
I am trying to live by the rule "If you bite it, write it, if you nibble it, scribble it" to keep myself accountable for what I eat. I am moving more and doing strength training a minimum of 2 days a week, trying to get in cardio on at least 3 days a week, more when I can.

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I'm tired of feeling older than I am. I want to feel younger, have more energy, be able to play with my grandchildren and feel good while I am doing it. I want to eat to live and not live to eat. I have been a yoyo dieter long enough and want to rid myself of that black "need to lose weight" cloud that is aways hanging over my head.

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  • v MUSETTE29
    Kudos to your son. He certainly has top-notch training. Thank you for your encouragement; it means a lot. I am feeling very inadequate for this job, and yet I hope I have a chance. The church is open to me using piano for part of the service, and that's nice. I can also play with the praise band, which is just improvising chords from a lead sheet. That part is easy and fun. I am qualified to direct the choir, so I do have some viable credentials...Well, we know that God is in charge here, and so I should just stop fussing and get my resume done. He probably won't do that for me...

    Blessings on you!
    3906 days ago
  • v MUSETTE29
    p.s. Thank you for the rose. It was really sweet of you, and I liked the surprise.
    3920 days ago
    HI are you? Thank you for visiting my SP page and also giving me a spark goodie! That is so cool that we have quite abit in common, but especially that we are both Gamecock fans....Yay cocks!!!!! Our family loves football......and I mean big time! Haha, our son has been playing football, since he was 6 and he is 24 yrs old now! He played in high school, college, and now plays professional arena football. Our daughter is a junior at USC and loves it, she is majoring in fashion retail.
    I read all your blogs and I have to say that you are doing great. I agree with you that the nutritional tracker is a great tool, I use it everyday. Well, please keep in touch and we can support each others accomplishments!
    Kathy emoticon
    3924 days ago
  • v MUSETTE29
    I like what you wrote about the nutrition tracker. The first time I saw that pie chart, it really hit me how out of kilter my eating habits had been. It's hard hitting the target in all areas, so for now I am concentrating on keeping my calories, sodium and fat down and my protein up. Like I wrote earlier--a balancing act. Anyway, I have been thinking of you today and wishing you well. Take care. Drink your water. emoticon
    3933 days ago
  • v MUSETTE29
    And your response to my blog made ME cry. Thank you so very much. I have a sister who is very smart, very independent, and very, very stubborn. It makes her difficult to do things for, if you know what I mean. I had a wonderful conversation last week during which she told me she has come to realize that other people would like the blessing of helping her. So she is learning the other side of the coin that you and I are exploring. So much of life is a balancing act, and I think this is another one, to balance the joy of giving with the blessing of receiving. If we neglect either aspect of it, it's another little way our lives get out of kilter. Keep me up to date on your closet adventure, and I'll share with you the things I tackle, too. Together, we are stronger. emoticon
    3935 days ago
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