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"The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own..."

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Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and warm wishes for success on your journey.

Here's my daily focus to keep me engaged, inspired, and motivated!

My Plan of ACTION!

I feel FANTASTIC, full of VITALITY and JOY! I age WELL by being healthy, confident, strong, flexible, curious, and connected to others. I lovingly ACCEPT my true self at each stage of my journey. I eat good-for-me foods and exercise to NOURISH my body and mind. My goal WEIGHT is a toned 145 lbs.

I choose foods WISELY. I consciously and slowly EAT SMALL meals each day, spaced about 2 hours apart. Each meal contains LEAN protein and complex carbohydrates. I DRINK at least 8 cups of WATER throughout the day. I consistently get between 1500 and 1800 total calories daily. I easily TAKE OFF 1-2 lbs each week.

I am intentionally ACTIVE 6 days per week and have FUN at it! I do CARDIO 15-60 minutes 6 days a week. I STRENGTH train 3 days a week. I concentrate on FLEXIBLITY 2 days a week. I do a brief stretching routine 7 days a week. I frequently change my cardio, strength, and flexibility exercises to keep my muscles confused and my mind amused.

I KNOW I can do this! I will SUCEED in reaching my goals. I am PREPARED. I am COMMITTED to my health and well-being. For each pound lost, I walk my journey with a LIGHTER step. Per August Wilson, playwright: "As my spirit got bigger, my demons got smaller." I EMPOWER myself to continue making progress each day. I read my plan of action twice daily and STICK to it.

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About Me:
I'm a smart, creative, happily married 40-something with a sunny outlook on life living in a rainy location (the Pacific Northwest). I started out as a chubby baby put on skim milk for weight loss, and have never lost it. Weight and stress of many kinds ruled my life for too many years. But no more!

I've now on my quest to lose my "fat coat"--a journey to discover a healthy, strong inner AND outer me.

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I'm not sure where my "sweet spot" of weight, fitness, and feeling good is...yet. This is a journey to discover how much I can improve!

Guidelines for my target for my height & build:

BMI: 18.5-24.5 (121-164 lbs)
Height/weight: 140-154 (large frame)

1/21/09 "avocado" shape at .84=moderate health risk


The best day of your life is the one on which you decide your life is your own. No apologies or excuses. No one to lean on, rely on, or blame. The gift is yours - it is an amazing journey - and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. This is the day your life really begins. --Bob Moawad

The question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me. -Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead

Member Since: 11/13/2008

Fitness Minutes: 4,167

My Goals:
1. Burn calories! Burn, baby, burn!
2. Tone and build muscle. Sleeveless, here I come!
3. Lose fat. More accurately, le flab.
4. Eat healthy. Be healthy. Move regularly. Feel great!

My Program:
Develop and implement eating and exercise habits that support weight loss and form the basis of maintaining my goal weight.

Personal Information:
I'm contradictory. A sampler (“a bit o this and a bit o that”) from the marvelous buffet of life.

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“When we are sure that we are on the right road there is no need to plan our journey too far ahead. No need to burden ourselves with doubts and fears as to the obstacles that may bar our progress. We cannot take more than one step at a time.”
--Orison Swett Marden


"Journeys, like artists, are born and not made. A thousand differing circumstances contribute to them, few of them willed or determined by the will-whatever we may think.”
-- Lawrence Durrell

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  • v SHOES17
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    Lemonade ...Crushed Ice,
    Post them once, Post them twice!
    Post them at the bottom!
    Post them at the top!
    Post them in the middle...
    And watch them DROP (Pounds and inches)!

    Your team has spirit yes they do, but Lemons can Share their Spirit too!!
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    2071 days ago
  • v MAGA99
    Thank you for commenting on my blog & yes I know that I need to stay on meds. Just so hard with no ins & no money But I found a free clinic & I love walmarts pricing
    3351 days ago
  • v TABITHA08
    Thank you so much for the spark goodie and for the kind words. Really means a lot b/c right now I am at a stand still and I need an extra push. Thanks again for your support. You have done a great job...keep up the awesome work!
    3360 days ago
    We’re from Purple Power House,
    Couldn’t be prouder,
    If you can’t hear us,
    We’ll shout a little louder.

    Hello! Just here spreading some purple love! Best wishes to your team in the Biggest Loser challenge! I hope we all reach our goals!

    All of the teams are having fun together in the Biggest Loser team for ALL teams! If you haven't joined, check it out! It is lots of fun! The team is on my page, if you go to my page you can join from there. Or here is a link to the team:

    Tell your team to join the team and give a shout out for YOUR biggest loser team! And it never hurts to make more spark friends! emoticon

    3368 days ago
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    I am so proud of the accomplishments you made this week..losing 2.4 pounds and while on vacation and over the Holidays..
    All I can say is Amazing, Simply Amazing!
    Keep up like that you are going to do great with that 10 week challenge!
    Welcome come home, glad to see back with us, hope you had a great vacation..
    You will have to stop by the Lodge and tell us all about it..
    3425 days ago
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