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Summer 2011: 294
September 4, 2011: 288 - Started SparkPeople
October 2, 2011: 268
November 1, 2011: 250
December 1, 2011: 235
January 3, 2012: 223
February 4, 2012: 208
April 1, 2012 193
June 8, 2012 177
August 9, 2012 171
September 22, 2012 162
November 16, 2012 154
December 5, 2012 151
June 2014 230!!!

Member Since: 9/8/2011

Fitness Minutes: 30,748

My Goals:
I want to lose 150 pounds, get off my blood pressure and diabetes medication, live a healthier life and DANCE again.
June 2014
I have become a disaster - again. I need t0 find the motivation and stop this downward spiral

February 2, 2012
I will spend the next 10 months working toward my goal of 135 pounds which will be a total weight loss of 158 pounds. I will aim for 2 pounds/week weight loss to achieve this goal. My reward for reaching this goal will be a trip to NYC with my actress daughter.

My Program:
I am on a medically supervised Optifast rapid weight loss program through December 2011. Then the program slowly moves us to eating food in a healthy way. I have a pedometer and am striving to walk more every day. I am playing wii yoga, strength and aerobics each day and just got two chair exercise videos.

February 2, 2012
My meal plan includes healthy foods at an average of 1200 calories/day. My exercise plan includes 45-90 minutes daily of Wii & Chair exercise and 15-30 minutes walking.

Personal Information:
Single working mother of a recent college graduate.

Other Information:
Reading mysteries is a great way to keep me from obsessing about food. Reading anything is my primary stress reducer.

I love the theater, film, travel, museums and reading.

Can't wait to be able to dance again

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  • v RFJSJ50
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    Congratulations on earning the 500 Monthly Fitness Minutes award for April!

    1840 days ago
    emoticon on your recent weight loss and also for crossing 18,500 fitness minutes! emoticon emoticon
    1892 days ago
  • v RFJSJ50
    “Sometimes it's the smallest decisions that can change your life forever.” ~ Keri Russell

    “It's in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” ~ Anthony Robbins

    I’m on day 10 of changing my life and this is definitely a difficult journey. I am not a good decision maker and tend to opt for immediate gratification and comfort. I am struggling with making mindful decisions about the food I eat or don’t eat. I am not doing as well as I should be in that area although I have consistently gotten in exercise minutes each day. I was looking for quotes to motivate myself to think before making any decision and these two caught my eye. I think the messages they contain are both so important to us all!
    I hope you are staying healthy and active as we enter this new year of new choices and new successes.

    1934 days ago
  • v RFJSJ50
    "Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day." ~ Michael Josephson

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon HAPPY NEW YEAR! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    I am wishing you only the best in 2013 ~ eat healthy, exercise daily, laugh often, and love your family and friends. Open your heart and mind to new experiences, embrace what works for you and discard what doesn't.
    Our progress in 2013 depends upon how we face each day and the choices we make, so let's face the day with a positive attitude and a smile on our faces. Let's make wise and mindful choices and push forward in the direction of our goals.
    Stay focused, determined, and positive!

    1939 days ago
  • v RFJSJ50
    "Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us." ~ Hal Borland

    This year with all its successes and hardships is coming to an end. Let's use our 2012 life experiences to help make 2013 a year to always remember! Let's treat every new day as a gift to be opened; an opportunity to learn and improve. Let's face every day with a smile on our faces and love in our hearts. Let's go forward with positive attitudes and faith in ourselves.

    1942 days ago
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