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I am an outgoing, cheerful person who is dragging around extra volume and wants to be leaner and remain healthy for a long time.
My previous efforts to lose or manage my weight have been successful because I eat healthy foods. The last couple of years, though, portion control has been something I didn't want to focus on. Now though, I am really appalled by my appearance, and I want to be sexy and healthy again on the outside to match my inner self.
In 2010, I was following South Beach which allowed me to lose more weight rapidly then take a break. Now its back to more salads and raw foods, & am just learning about the Eat To Live program in 2011. I feel better and just got good news from my doctor, too.
Now for 2012 I am trying to get become more active. I got a hula hoop, am working out 2x week, walking on the beach every Sat with the DP & cut back on the alcohol. It's hard when you watch sports on TV with pals and they have a couple beers but I would rather eat and keep it healthy so that's what I'm striving for this summer.

I started a new Team for Gov't Workers - whether local, state or national so I hope if you qualify you'll join us. I'm very new to being a Team Leader & can use some support in that regard however I have lots of experience at working toward the weight loss goals. **Update 0 this never got much of a following so I continue to drop into other groups. Let me know if this needs to be reactivated.

Member Since: 7/14/2007

Fitness Minutes: 1,207

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I want to continue to lost weight, and be as healthy as possible by following a nutritious fresh diet with lots of home cooking and raw items.

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I am attending Fit Plan at ny physical therapy office 2 x a week. I plan my daily food intake the night before so I know how much I can have and make sure to work in good snacks. Cutting carbs worked for me but now I'm doing Eat to Live instead.

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I'm originally from the Great Lake state, and live now in California. Write me at AJS49306@yahoo.com

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"Strive for excellence, not perfection."
I started a new Team for Gov't workers and Public Servants - both active and retired employees can join.
I love koala bears and have collected them for years. It is important to me to protect these fuzzy vegetarians. They can teach us how not to stress out.

Track what you do for one month then follow these tips: Go back to making coffee (i.e., Eliminate Starbucks at $3.50 per day, times 5 work days, times 49 weeks – allowing for vacation & holidays = save $857.50 a year.) & cook meals at home (i.e., Eliminate fast-food lunches at $6.50 per day, times 5 work days, times 49 weeks – allowing for vacation & holidays = save $1592.50 a year.) If you did both, you could save $16,788.00 in one year and buy a new car. Eat a lot of soup or salad: vegetables & a little meat; cook your own dried beans & peas; GOMPS

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    Thanks for the advice in my exercise while traveling thread!
    1480 days ago
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    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I was going for sarcasm/funny but I wasn't sure when I finished if it was going to come off that way. It seems that you understand my sense of humor cause you called me a fun chick. Makes me feel better about my post. I look foward to posting more fun things in the future.
    2484 days ago
    Thank you for stopping by the blog. The reboot is great and whole foods have everything we need in them. Check out
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    Thanks for asking the question about protein. When I first started I thought the same thing. I will share this link in my blog tonight. Good luck in your weight loss journey.

    2486 days ago
    Thanks for your comments on my blog.

    The real trouble is on the eating (besides tonight!) I eat clean. Anything like mixes I don't eat. I take apples and raisins with me for energy.

    I have costumes to fit into in 3 weeks for a dance comp.

    I do appreciate the ideas!! Have a great weekend!!
    2489 days ago
    Isn't it FABULOUS to be able to INCREASE the calorie intake and be on the path to lose weight. It's all about listening to what your body says it needs.

    I initially missed that you're a member of the Thyroid Community. I am NOT, but have Hashimotos Thyroiditis (autoimmune hypothyroid) and am a member of that community (love it). Sorry . . . losing my point! I empathize with your situation, because having thyroid disease makes losing weight a HUGE HUGE HUGE challenge. BUT it IS a surmountable challenge. So hang in there. Proud of you!!!!! Keep reading and posting. Love your page.
    2505 days ago
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