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June 17, 2 years home, happy adoption day!

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This was my low weight in years when I dropped out of spark in 2008 about 180 lbs.


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My screen name means "the die is cast" and metaphorically, there's no turning back. It was something my dad used to say when to nudge me to make the most of what I had.

I am finally getting the habits of maintenance and that means letting go of shortcuts, expectations of rapid change and creating easily repeated healthy patterns. (stock meals to more rapidly track cals and Pennington's 7 nutrients: A, B-6, folate, B-5, calcium , magnesium , iron). After 47 years of yo-yo-ing and binging, patterns are telling.

I am ready for 48 this November, loving the travelling life as I start my 5th contract as a contract therapist. I need good nutrition and exercise to meet the challenge of life in dorms and hotels, and reduce the exposure to road food. I am ready to let go of rookie status and take it to the next level.

I strive to be UNSHAKEABLE in my resolution to healthy.

I am a new juicer and vegetarian, with the possibility of slipping into a vegan lifestyle as well. I dont miss meat and dairy most days. I follow the thrive forward program, focusing on what I am ADDING to my life, and not so much what I have left behind.You know, it is a lot of effort to mow down enough calories and nutrition from veggies alone. I dont know how I could do it without my juicer. The days I dont struggle to squeeze in another late meal are the days I give in to temptation.....

Member Since: 6/20/2008

Fitness Minutes: 43,277

My Goals:
June 17, 2013
revised goals
1)sleep an average of 6.5 hours/ night or higher to beat 6.1 last month.

2)focus on five pounds of weight loss at a time to reach phase one of 199. Phase 2 reset goals again.

3) increase cardio fitness measured in swimming. Track by increased METS on armband.

May 2013
reset my goal weight to 199. I keep getting ahead of myself and will try to think 5 pounds at a time only.

I am consistently using the Core advantage armband to track my sleep.

May 20135 days /wk:
sleep between 7-8 real hours, and not just
lying in bed time.

May 2013
Vegan adds to diet - 6 cups vegetables /day.
Crowd out the lacto until zero! Currently have not purchased dairy in a week.
Using kombucha for probiotic and sprouts for enzymes..

ARMBAND from body media
when it arrives, get is synced and in use to optimize and track rest and exercise.

refile 2010 taxes.

My Program:
stay within my calorie range through PORTION CONTROL and Good Food

30 minutes of moving my body EVERYDAY

drink at least 1248 oz of water EVERYDAY!!

P90x daily mid-June to mid August

Personal Information:
You have the wisdom and strength to achieve your health related goals.

Other Information:
I would like to see Maine this year...even in early winter.

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  • v SVOONE
    Hi Aleksa,

    How is it going? I believe your ladybug has moved since the last time I was here. WOOHOO !!!!! Congrats on the loss. Thanks for stopping by my page. I didn't know you were job hunting. There is one out there for you.

    Thanks for thinking of me too. I will definitely check the article out and if I have the supplies on hand here today, I'll give me and my daughter a treatment. She turned 16 on June 20 and her birthday was not as grand as she or I would have liked. I took her to a free concert with some friends of hers. She didn't want to go because it wasn't the Jonas Brothers. They were handsome group of young men in a group called "Austin's Bridge". She got their autograph, took a pic with them and they sang happy birthday to her.

    After a while I finally noticed a smile on her face. So I guess I can spoil her some today. She just finished massaging my back , neck, and shoulders while I was typing. Ahh, I'm so relaxed and ready to feel even more pampered. Great Idea and thanks again.

    Good luck on the job search. There are lots of opening down south, if you ever want to move. There is one out there for you, I just know it.

    Happy Exercising, and Hugs
    4046 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/22/2008 2:47:22 PM
  • v U62PHILO
    Thank you for the blog comment emoticon
    4047 days ago
  • v SVOONE
    Thanks for the spark goodies and the kind words. It reminded me that I promised myself that I would take swimming lessons this summer. What a great way to get some cardio in if I can stay afloat. LOL

    hugs Sybil
    4048 days ago
    Hi there! Thanks for the blog comment. I hope I can help motivate you in some way! Feel free to ask me anything, anytime!
    4048 days ago
  • v SVOONE

    Thank you for your comment on my blog. I had debated if I should even post it cause it was so personal. Your words touched me and brought tears to my eyes. If my experiences can help you achieve your goals then it will have be worth it. You can succeed here but it can't be a try. You must do! If I can help just give me a shout. emoticon
    4048 days ago
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