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I've been a Sparkpeople member for over two years and have not put myself out there, so here goes nothing...

Hi everyone! My name is Rachel, I'm originally from Georgia and currently live in Vancouver, Canada.

I'm 36, 5' 3" tall and my starting weight is 211 lbs. My healthy BMI goal weight is 135 but my realistic goal at the moment is 150. Once I hit that mark I'll then decide where I need to go.

Whew, that was tough but I did it, lol. :) I'm going to try to blog at least weekly, feel free to join me.

Member Since: 6/19/2010

Fitness Minutes: 1,499

My Goals:
Go from 211 lbs to 150 lbs by May, 2013

Banish 61 pounds and never allow them back.

H 5'3"
HW 220
SW 211
CW 198.6
GW #1 199 Onederland!
GW #2 185
GW #3 170
GW #4 155
GW #5 135

Blogging and commenting at least once a week is a very important goal for me. I know to accomplish my goals I need the support that is only found from others heading in the same direction as myself. I can't expect that support from the community if I'm not willing to give anything back.

I'm aiming for 1200 to 1500 calories a day and walking a 5k trail with my husband at least 3 days a week.

My Program:
Make healthier food choices and exercise.
Nothing fancy or complicated. The more complicated I make the process the less likely I am to stick with it.

Personal Information:
I wear size 18 pants and 2x shirts. I have a huge tummy and large hips. Everything else seems to be in proportion to my body.

I was raised in Georgia but currently living in Vancouver, Canada.

Boy do I miss the south. :)

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    emoticon Happy BELATED Birthday, DONE GIRL

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    Remember, no decision is a decision. Make one and stay with it.
    In Libra the Sun is tolerant, affectionate, and well balanced. You are a courteous and agreeable person who is considerate of other people's feelings. You have a personal charisma attracting friends. Functioning well when working in harmony with other people, you are an excellent team player. You like being on the winning team.
    You get along well with Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius, Aquarius, and Leo.
    Your health issue can be your kidney area and skin problems.
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    In many ways, you are dependent upon the approval of others. Libra is the sign of relationships. You think of yourself as half a partnership rather than an individual. Because of this feeling of dependence, you put your mate's needs and desires ahead of your own. You may become confused as to what you want at any particular time, versus what your partner wants. Your partner's goals and ambitions become your goals and ambitions. You are the true helpmate. Because of this attitude, Libra is very stable and dependent in a relationship, even a bad one.
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    When cast in a supervisory role you may have some difficulties. This is because you weigh each decision before choosing your direction. You can experience problems if you are called on to make frequent snap decisions for the group. You are an excellent go-between, and not as good at being the leader or boss. Unfortunately, such a balanced view of situations sometimes makes decisive action more difficult. You have a hard time making everyday decisions of little or no consequence. On the big issues, you may vacillate indefinitely.
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    Your love of balance and harmony allows you to appreciate music and the arts. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet closely associated with artistic endeavors. If you don't have talent yourself, you probably to do have an interest and excellent taste in these matters.
    Courteous and refined, good manners are important to you. You exhibit them and you expect them. You are especially repelled by vulgarity and coarseness. Tactful, diplomatic, refined and socially successful, you strive to say and do the right thing. It is always so important for you to make the right impression.
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    "Every year on your birthday, you get a chance to start new." - Sammy Hagar

    emoticon Happy belated birthday, Done Girl! Hope you have a healthy and happy "new" year! emoticon
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