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10-9-13 WOO HOO! I reached my goal! Hard to believe I would ever get here---it's been a long time coming. But OH so worth it!

7-13-13 Feel so great as a result of all my hard work and support from family and SP! I can sure feel it when I walk up the hill to my house. So worth it.

5-6-13 Ready for the next challenge! I'm going to rock this thing. Yep I'm losing the weight. I certainly need to do it and it feels great. I feel confident I can do this. Keep going!

3-28-13 Feel like I need to update this story. For the first time in a long time I'm making it happen. I feel like my head is in the right place to make the necessary changes in my life. Moving forward! Stay tuned.

2-20-13 Still here. No great successes yet but thinking about making this next challenge great. Getting my head in gear.
Have discovered some sure-fire hunger curbs. (grains and protein) more later.

10-28-2012 Since this will be a long haul, I thought I'd post more often. This will provide perspective over time. Here we are on the Fall Challenge. Boy--hunger seems to be evident every day! I can usually curb it with protein. If you read this and have any great ideas pass 'm on. Thanks.

Ok. So I haven't won the lottery. (Actually I don't buy tickets.) But I can lose weight, get fit and feel great! Unlike the lottery it's an ongoing process. I can keep winning! As long as I keep moving in the right direction that's all I need to do.

Look at each challenge and figure out how to handle it better going forward. Keep a positive attitude. That's what I'm going to do.

Member Since: 11/29/2010

Fitness Minutes: 747

My Goals:
Daily food monitor
13,000 steps daily
Daily exercise: don't skip a day--just vary it!
1300-1700 daily calories
Strength Training 2x week
Interval Training
Pool workout 2x week
Weekly Meal planning and limited food shopping.

My Program:
New goals:
Add beans and whole grains combo into food plan. done!

Get back into the pool. Yep I'm back! Jan 2013
Need to get in there every week!

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Motivational books:
The Beck Diet Solution: Train your brain to think like a thin person-Judith Beck
The 9 truths of weight loss-Daniel Kirschenbaum
Full Catastrophe Living: Using the wisdom of your body and mind to face stress, pain and illness.
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Wherever you go there you are-Jon Kabat-Zinn

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    emoticon ON THE emoticon !!! This makes you a SUPER DAWGGIE !! I can NOT be MORAH PROUDAH than if I tried ! WOOHOOOO GAL !!

    Hey FEEL FREE to "adopt" Izzy (A MEOWER !) thru long distance !! She LOVES to play with her toys,,, and LOVES to have others helpin HER get in HER Exer's !! WOOHOOOO !! She's such a DEARAH !!! Also LOVES to curl up with one,,,and PURR til she falls asleep,,, hmmm she's a CAT so that happens QUICKLY !! LOL to be a CAT !! Though "in general" I also fall asleep fast. WOOHOOOO GAL !! I am SO PROUD OF YA !!! We both started about the same time on SPARKS,,,,, I still have a LONGS WAYS TO GO, but if my feet were good,,, I would NOT !! But, they aren't,,,so I just "deal with it" the best I can.

    2839 days ago
    YEAH Ellen !! UR BACK !! PHEW !! I was getting worried when you didn't answer the first invite !! OH MY !! I DO NOT WANNA LOSE YA !! UR AWESOME !!

    So how was the break?

    Plz start to track if ur not,,,, we'd LOVE FOR ALL to track thru the 8 weeks this time,,,,,, and well U are one of our bettah losers,,,,,, so you can help the NEW PUPPIES with this !!

    ALSO See above goodie !


    2847 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon U MET UR GOAL LAST WEEK !!!! WOOHOOO GIRL !!! And I've met MINE !! NO WONDAH this "Buddy System" WORKS SO WELL !!! Sandy will maybe, but is dealing with health probs. :) She's sooo close to maintence it gets very hard.

    So gal what's UR "Secret"? Mine for this time around,, is I've DROPPED ALL SODA"s from what I intake !! WOOHOOOO !!
    2875 days ago
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    Congratulations on having already reached your 5% goal - woohoo!
    2880 days ago
    See the scales moved in a positive way for you this week! That is Awesome! We Can Do this Thing! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2900 days ago
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