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I am tired of breaking promises that I make to myself. Over 5 years ago I lost 50 pounds. I went from 212.5 (219 was my highest)- to my lowest of 156.5 (but averaged 162). I believe I am somewhere around 188 right now. Ouch, just realizing that I have gained back 25-30 pounds. I knew that, I guess I just didn't want to admit it. I could sit here and berate myself for falling back into old habits or I could give myself a round of applause for the things I have kept doing well. I have a tendency to berate. But that is part of my new goals - to appreciate me - AS IS!!! So, what is it I want to appreciate about myself?

* I have a positive outlook about the changes I will be making.
* I have continued to be active
* I still drink water and avoid soda.
* I keep restarting - which means I never give up.
* I have NOT eaten at McDonalds, Burger King, Taco Bell, Wendy's in SEVERAL years - I do indulge in Dunkin Donut's on occasion though (which is why I didn't say I don't eat at fast food restaurants). *smile*

I am in this for the long haul and this time I am making promises that I will keep. If I keep them to others, than why not me.

Member Since: 3/15/2008

Fitness Minutes: 169,279

My Goals:
Weight goals!!!
Starting weight - September 19, 2017 - 185.5 (on my scale at home which is roughly 3 pounds less than the doc office)
Highest weight ever 219

Fitness Achievements
** Several 5k's
** 4 Triathlons
** metric century bike ride
** 4 milers, 5 milers and several obstacle course races.

My Program:
** Whole food and less food.
** Water 10-12 cups daily
** 10 servings of fruits and veggies daily
** Stop eating 2 hours before bed time (roughly 9p).
** Exercise (this is so second nature for me - I love different activities and the gym, but ST 2x/week I promise to include ST in my exercise regime!! - I have been including more ST since Nov. 2016 - YAY!)
** Journal food daily (been pretty consistent since 9/5/17 and planning to continue since I know that works for me)
**eat slowly
** one serving - wait 15 minutes, if still hungry then go for a little more.
**core work - I need to strengthen the core for my back if for nothing else.

Everything I wrote on here I updated January 2014 - January 2015 still hold true and July 2016 (sheesh) and September 2017 - Laughing at myself, cuz if I don't I will cry.

Personal Information:
I am 51 yo wife and mother. My husband John and I have been married for 30 years. He is my rock and my biggest fan. We have 2 boys (29 and 26). I am focusing on improving ME so that I can be a better wife, mother, sister and friend.

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I am a Sign Language Inerpreter and love my job and the people I work with. I love to read. I love being active with my husband - I wish we did more of it. I love dragonflies! Did you know that dragonflies will let you pet them? It's an amazing experience. It's a feeling of connecting with nature.


If anything is of no coincidence, but of destiny I read in your life, the selection of your choice of the Dragonfly. It is of this creature that one should know brings the light of transformation. Dragonfly is the essence of the winds of change, the messages of wisdom and enlightenment, and the communication from the elemental world, to seek out the parts of your habits which need changing; to guide you through the mists of illusion to the pathway of transformation into your life.

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