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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 AMIMITO3
    I was recently checking all of my sparkbuddies to see how long it had been since they had posted. I noticed one lady had not posted in over a year, then saw where she had requested prayers because she was having heart surgery. After checking around on the site with friends on her page, etc., I found out she had passed away. I ddi not know her, other than from being a friend on Sparkpeople, but it sure makes me sad. Just looking at her page, at her pictures, the pictures of her children........I am reminded of just how short life is, how precious life is, and how quickly things can change. We should always live each moment as if it is our last, because it very well could be, and tell those you love that you love them. RIP my sparkfriend.
    3213 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie, it will come in handy.
    3218 days ago
  • v AMIMITO3
    Made it through another day yesterday without straying. Went to the gym for a work-out. Did not do as well as usual, but at least I did something. Will do better today on my exercise.
    3227 days ago
  • v AMIMITO3
    I have had a healthy breakfast, including my protein shake, and I am off to practice for a play I am in. Then I will be meeting my sister to do some strength training at the gym along with some cardio. I am determined to stay on track today. I will not eat anything that is not on my healthy eating plan. I can do it!!! emoticon Knocking that emoticon right off my shoulder when he starts whispering the word potato chips into my ear. LOL
    3228 days ago
  • v AMIMITO3
    I believe I have actually started to crave vegetables. I have never been a big vegetable eater, unless you count McDonald's frenchfries, but I have been eating more vegetables now that I have discovered how to "roast" them. My favorite is butternut squash sliced thin with the peel, sprayed with a little olive oil, some red pepper added, and roasted in the oven. YUM!!! I could eat it for breakfast. I also love sweet potatoes, carrots, zucchini and yellow squash prepared the same way. I have not weighed this time around, but I can already tell a difference in my clothes. I am going to wait and weigh later down the road and let it be a surprise. Those numbers on the scale always mess with my mind, so this time around I am going to completely ignore them for awhile.
    3229 days ago
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