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Jazz Fest New Orleans.......6 years and 25 lbs ago .... going to get back there

me now... 25 lbs heavier


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I'm exited about losing the 25 lbs that I have put on over the past 10 years. I had always been in pretty decent shape until I had children. I successfully lost 30 lbs after their birth, but after a while I kept slowly gaining it back, and then would try to lose the weight. I would try lose a few lbs, go all out and starve then burn out and gain more back. This has happened several times resulting in my now being considered overweight. I realize that I have developed bad habits that have led me to the point that I am at right now. And that there is no quick fix! I want to stop the cycle NOW, and reverse it. It is clearly much harder to lose the weight now that I am 50, but I usually accomplish what I set out to do once I have made up my mind. AND I HAVE MADE UP MY MIND

Member Since: 1/1/2011

Fitness Minutes: 30,268

My Goals:
1 Lose 25 lbs and improve my posture by April 1
2 increase energy, focus, well being
3 Increase self confidence
4 Fit into my clothes without having to purchase new ones
5 look hot for my husband....thats not too vain is it? Then, motivate him to work on his health.

My Program:
Goals to loose 25 lbs


small changes every month:

1. Eliminate bad eating habits and replace with good.

1. Stopped my incessant mindless grazing. Don't know if I lost weight because I didn't weigh myself before.
2. Have formed good breakfast habits.
3. Am aware of quantities that I am plating.

1. five minutes of exercise / activity every hour on the half hour.
2. keep food journal by inputing food before consumption to regulate eating
3. limit alcohol intake.
4. Always eat protein first.
5. Get my exercise routines down.
6. Purchase a food scale and get portion sizes down

pay more attention to skin, hair and nails.

Test month... going on vacation to New Orleans with Kids and Husband.... develop a plan and limitations before hand.

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I am a landscape designer in the Chicago suberbs

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  • v IMJETTA8
    Thank you for your kind words and goodie, it means a lot to me that you took time to write me. Love and GIANT hugs, to you, Jetta
    1488 days ago
  • v REEKU731
    Hey hon! Thanks so much for the blog comment! You're not too late at all! You can vote every day and voting ends on August 8th - so definitely keep it up over the next few days!!

    Hope things are well with you and thanks for the support! I appreciate it!

    2486 days ago
  • v DOLLIE6
    Thank you so much for the goodie. That was a nice surprise this morning.
    You are a smart lady for keeping on keeping on and not gaining any more weight. I'm sure with Sparks help and your own plans you will reach the goal you want. Thanks for the encouragement.
    2601 days ago
  • v REEKU731
    Thank you so much for the goodie my friend!! I really appreciate it!!! I've been working hard and its nice to see the scale still go down (even if nutrition isn't spot on!)

    You are going to bust through that plateau in no time!! Just stay focused! You can do it!!!

    I hope you have a great Friday!!!

    2605 days ago
  • v MARLIE13
    You left such a nice comment on my page last month and I was super rude not to come say thank you. It really put a smile on my face and well, I'm just so sorry I didn't say thank you in a timely manner. I hope that you are doing well and are finding great success in reaching your goals. Have a great weekend!
    2618 days ago
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