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I always seem to fall off the bandwagon at some point. I’ve tried to lose weight and I’m good for a bit- then something happens and it’s like I forgot what I was doing.. for the whole summer..... My goal is not to be super skinny. That's just not my ideal. I love my curves but I want to be healthy. If I'm going to do this, I'm going to have to be accountable to myself. And for me, that means putting it publicly out there. So here goes.... lowest weight achieved on SP: 1/23/14: 176.6lbs Okay - let’s do this 2019: 1/1/19- 211.6 1/6/19- 207.0 2/3/19 - 209.0 2/10/19- 208.6 2/17/19-210.6 2/24/19 - 209.4 4/18/19- 203.8 5/1/2019 - 199 ...... 8/21/19 - 203.8 9/1/19 - 200.8 "Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow." - Plato "Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live." - Socrates Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable" - Sidney J. Harris

Member Since: 4/15/2008

My Goals:
Long Term Goals:
165 and 8/10

Short Term Goal #1:
175 by January 1st

Short Term Goal #2:
170 by April 1st

To have womanly curves and tone up my lovely hourglass figure.

My Program:
I am on a flexitarian eating plan. I try to eat mainly meatless meals. I do indulge when I have a craving, but it's about not driving myself crazy.

To combat the chocolate cravings, I have the halloween bag mini pieces and I have one when I crave them.

My program involves making smart substitutions - putting pureed pumpkin into brownie mix instead of oil and eggs. So you have your chocolate without the fat.

Personal Information:
I try to see goodness in the little things. Life is too short to go around being unhappy.

Other Information:
I LOVE to read. I am always trying to have something new to read. Sometimes I'm reading multiple series at once switching between one and the other.

Book I'm reading now:

Last book I read:
The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead

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    661 days ago
  • v CANES4EVER63
    Thanks for the advice. I have seen those fruit snack ball things before, I'll have to look into them! But I don't normally keep dates and coconut around the house since I know of alternative recipes to use them in (other desserts!). However, it IS better tan sugar and honey! I use to use agave (the only alternative sugar my body can tolerate - sorbital, stevia, and the green leaf thing bother me. Cane sugar, in small amounts is ok) to make hot drinks, but I stopped making those drinks, so I had no need for agave. Honey rarely gets used - I was using it to make sweet almonds (almonds roasted with honey, rosemary, and a touch of sea salt), but as of yesterday, I'm no longer buying almonds!
    2158 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my page and the encouraging words emoticon
    2499 days ago
  • v SAQUOIA1
    Hey buddy!

    Thanks for the encouragement and I'm glad to see you back on Sparkpeople! How are you? emoticon
    2548 days ago
    Hi there! Yes breaking my workouts up was helping alot, but I have had to have a major surgery and now I am down for awhle, but hopefully I will be back at it soon! Thank you for checking up on me. Keep up the good work!!
    2677 days ago
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