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I'm 40 years old, have been overweight for almost 20 yrs and this is my year to lose the weight! I have a busy family and my goal is not only to get myself healthy but my family as well. I hope to become more active and work on making healthier choices!

Member Since: 1/13/2011

Fitness Minutes: 1,807

My Goals:

My main goal is to lose 60 lbs but I am doing in 10 lb increments as well as working toward 30 minutes of exercise every 2nd day. Update! Now I am stiving for 30 minutes of exercise Monday to Friday! New update as of February 14th I am up to 40 + minutes of exercise - strength training and cardio 5 times a week! Yeah! Little steps and then bigger steps!

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Most imp0ortantly, I am not beating myself up when I fall off the track! And I have a vision of what I look like at my goal weight! Which is a big step for me! I also made a vision board which I find reminds me of my goals! I joined a local TOPS chapter for support and I am working on my goals of eating healthier, getting enough rest and exercising Monday to Friday and getting the family more active. Right now I am using a combination of things, ie Wii Fit, Yoga, Elliptical trainer and Prevention exercise videos and Pilates. I am doing 2 wks of one thing and then switching to something else so I don't get bored! Which can be another challenge for me. And where food is concerned...'if it's not in the house, I can't eat it'!

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My name is Tina and I would describe myself as a people person with a love for my family, travel, languages and gardening. I have lived in China, Africa and all over Canada. Someday I would love to travel again! I also love quotes! I have quotes posted all over my house...I think for most occasions in life, there is a great quote! :)

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"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill

"Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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  • v BAILAN
    I am loving the 'Biggest Loser' 6 week Boot Camp Exercise dvd! I did 40 minutes this morning and it had me moving and feeling like 'Yeah! I am doing busting my butt now!' I am feeling really good despite the various aches and associated soreness. I have even moved up to the 10 lb dumbells! Wahoo! emoticon
    2656 days ago
  • v AMMO2011

    Hi Sis

    I am down to 308 now from 315 when I started.

    Hope everything is going good for you.

    Hint when making persian rice with lentils

    Use the whole red or green lentil as the little orange halved ones go mushy!

    I make one large meal a week and portion it in containers for the week or so.

    Keeping it more than a week in the freezer just ends up having a lot of frost on the food

    Yeah persian rice with fried onions, fried julian carrots (you can find them at super store sometimes), I also includes some raisians and some tender cooked red or green lentils.

    It is very tasty
    2660 days ago
  • v AMMO2011
    Hi Sis

    It has only been 2 days and a bit and I lost about 4 pounds!

    Tacking my calories is really helping me a lot and it reienforces increases freah and cooed vegies more promenantly in my diet!

    Now when the job comes through I will be able to afford more freash vegies a couple of times a week!

    Love you and thanks again!

    This is awesome!

    Love you!

    2669 days ago
  • v AMMO2011

    Hey Bailan, your doing great!

    Thanks for the meal tracker advice I have started using it it is great!

    Love you!

    Ammo emoticon
    2670 days ago
  • v BAILAN
    Hi! My goal is to lose 60 lbs first, then to drop 40 more! Ideally I would like to get down to at least a size 12 with a healthy BMI! I have arthritis and a degenerative spine so losing weight will be of great help to my health! One of the reasons I don't sleep well either! I had a bad fall while carrying my son as an infant and I have ruptured discs in my back and neck as a result!
    However I am determined not to get off track or feel depressed or overwhelmed if I slip from time to time! I am feeling really good and excited about Sparkpeople!
    2681 days ago
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