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Not going to focus on:
- overweight since age 6
- years of dieting
- gastroplasty in 1987 losing 125 lbs from 250 lbs
- gaining it all back
- years of up and down scale numbers
- years of on & off exercise
- years of excuses for overeating/binging

Instead, I am focusing on:
- loving the wonderful woman and imperfect human being I am
- being well
- setting short-term do-able goals
- recognizing that baby steps are actually big steps in disguise
- breathing in and out.....deeply
- yoga, meditation, 10+ mins of fitness, mindful food planning, mindful eating, mindful living

Member Since: 3/6/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,010

My Goals:
Long-term goals:
by July 2014
(not in any order)

1. 320-170=150
2. Be off all meds
3. Healthy cholesterol
4. Healthy BP
5. Be in breath
6. Feel healthy
7. Look healthy
8. Be fit

Med Term Goals

1. Reach 299 lbs by December 31, 2012
2, Ride bike in August

Short Term Goals:
For April 2011
1. Plan/log foods
2. Exercise daily 10 mins
3. Bedtime 10 pm

My Program:
1. Elliptical
2. XRide by Octane
3. Resistance Bands
4. Free-weights
1. Law of Attraction
2. Sparkpeople
3. SParkCoach
4. The Spark
5. Clean Eating
6. Biggest Loser

1. Yoga & QiGong
2. Meditation
3. Law of Attraction
4. OA
5. A Course in Weight-Loss

Personal Information:
My name is Ardissa. I live in Kagawong, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada.

I have been overweight since the age of 5.

I had gastric bypass in 1987, losing 125 lbs. maintained for 4 years.

Years later lost 85 lbs attending Overeater's Anonymous, but there is no group near me now.

I am an empty nester.

I run a small home "spa" business as a reflexologist and a massage practitioner.

My husband is retired from mining for 34 years and has been a DJ for 35 years. I am his DJ assistant.

Other Information:
time with hubby, and kids, and other family, reading, computer time/games, dancing, shopping, camping, hiking, food/eating (duh!), walking, snowshoeing, decorating, PS3 Move,

T.V Time:
Oprah, used to be DPhil, The Doctors, Dr. Oz, Love It or List It, Decorating shows

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    Hi and welcome to Spark People!! This is the best place for inspiration and support. Jump right in and make yourself at home!! Keep your chin up and take it one day at a time!
    2763 days ago
    Welcome Ardissa,
    What a great attitude!
    SP is a great place to find info and tools to help you be a healthier you. Members are really helpful and supportive.

    Best of luck to you!
    2765 days ago
  • v JAMBABY0
    Hi and welcome. So glad you are here to make a change! I love your attitude and wish it was contagious. Get familiar with everything here and join some teams. Teams are good for motivation, support and accountability. I am adding a couple of links to teams I think might help you and maybe you can even help some of them. Pleases don't think I am pushy and good
    2765 days ago
    Hi there,

    emoticon to the Girlies Ditching A +100 Pounds Team. So glad that you joined us. My name is Josée I co-lead the team with two other fantastic team members!

    Welcome to Sparks, you will here excellent supports & tools as well as support and encouragement. I have added you as a friend, stop by my page and say hi ! Also, stop by the Girlies Team page to introduce yourself and check-out the challenges going on.

    Wishing you a great week, Josée

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    3001 days ago
  • v SIM1SAYS
    Thanks. The great part of visiting so many meetings is finding so many wonderful people. Thanks for your kind words and great ideas!

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    3013 days ago
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