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First full length shot of me. Friend's wedding May 14, 2011. Shiniest forehead in the WORLD!

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At work in my client's office - January 2011

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I have always been a "big girl" and have finally decided that it's time to make some changes in my life. I have never been an emotional eater but I LOVE food and am always thinking about what I would like to have next. I am tracking my food and making better choices now.

I am a workaholic with an office job which doesn't allow me much movement through the day so I have vowed to stop sitting on the couch watching TV when I get home at night. I am going out walking for at least a half an hour every evening instead (my original goal was 3 nights/week). I know I didn't put all of my weight on overnight and I don't expect to lose it overnight. This is going to take some time but I am committed to making it happen.

High blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes run in my family so my goal is to lower my blood pressure and to avoid developing diabetes. I want to be much healthier in general and look forward to having more energy.

A co-worker turned me on to SP and I haven't looked back! I've logged on everyday since.

I hope I can make a go of this and look forward to my journey towards a healthier life!

Member Since: 6/3/2010

Fitness Minutes: 41,215

My Goals:
* Lose 50 lbs by May 2011 (to start)
* Improve my overall health
* Achieve better work/life balance
* Feel comfortable enough to join a gym
* Be able to cross my legs nicely
* Be more comfortable on a plane - no more "will i need a seatbelt extender?" anxiety!

My Program:
* Tracking all of the food that I eat and meeting my nutrition goals - DAILY
* Eating healthier - more fruits/vegetables and PROTEIN
*Walking EVERY day - minimum 30 minutes (even when I don't want to)

Personal Information:
My name is Gayle and I live in Ontario, Canada. I'm married to a wonderful man who is my best friend and I have a job that I absolutely love. Unfortunately that job is an office job so I need to be vigilant to ensure I'm eating healthy snacks and I have to make the effort to carve out time to exercise.

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    emoticon my friend.

    I've missed so much while I've been away. Words can never express how sorry I was to read about your dad. It absolutely broke my heart.

    But I'm back and should have internet service back up next week (i just don't do this well on a phone) and will write you a message and then catch up on everything else that's been going on in your life.
    3173 days ago
    Your absolutely right I had no regrets with my moms passing and won't when my dad goes... I've always been there for them as much as I could... even till the end i was the only one to be there when my mom was buried... threw roses on her casket and before they closed the casket i put a lipstick kiss on her face to last eternity...

    3179 days ago
    I'm definitely going to check out the Penningtons/Additionelle outlet when I need jeans soon... I'd heard there was one but I didn't know where it was!

    Thanks for letting me know :)
    3234 days ago
    Thanks so much for the note and goodie! It sounds like you're having a wonderful time with Mom, and that's good for the soul! I plan on soaking up some joyful Poppy time soon and know that'll swing things in a very positive way.
    Here's to both of us finding our 'normal' again soon.
    3235 days ago
    oh I was SO CLOSE to cracking and getting Metro's Mammoth BBQ chicken this week!! There's a Metro in the parking lot where our car got stuck on Tuesday so you can only imagine the temptation....

    Thing is, it's not so very unhealthy as long as you watch your portions and it's a relatively good deal, too. With lots of steamed veggies on the side you're not doing too bad on that one, in my opinion :) Then you can take the skin off and cube the leftovers for salads or whatever for the week.
    3244 days ago
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