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I started this journey countless times in the past. I'd lose and gain and every year it seems I gain a few extra pounds for good measure. Well, this year is different. This year I am confident I will reach my goals. This is the year I am going to understand and accept myself. As a result, I look forward to feeling lighter, smiling more, and inviting more joy and live into my life. I'm 48, live and work in New York City and am determined to have a good year in 2016! ***********************************
*** Whenever I think of the total amount I want to lose, I get overwhelmed. So let's not think about that! Instead, how about focusing on practicing healthy behaviors: -track all but 3-4 meals a week -exercise regularly -leverage shrink yourself to insert thought -follow my plan with conviction; avert the agony Start: 222 1/1/16 Goal: 180 10/25/2016 (my 49th birthday present!) 1/1/16: 220.0 1/8/16: 5 pounds down milestone 217 --- massage 10 pounds down milestone 212 ---sagura pedicure 15 pounds down milestone 207 20 pounds down milestone 202 25 pounds down milestone 197--bra shopping at Selfridges! ******************************
******** Start: 209 1/1/12 Goal: 200 by 12/25/12 1/2/12: 209.4 1/9/12: 206.4 1/16/12: 205.6 1/23/12: 203.8 **5 lbs down; reward: new eye makeup and brows shaped) 1/30/12: 202.8 2/6/12: 201.0 2/13/12: 199.8 2/20/12: 198.0 **10 lbs down; reward: Bliss pedicure 2/27/12: vacation no weigh-in 3/5/12: vacation no weigh-in 3/12/12: 197 3/19/12: 194.6 3/26/12: 195.6 4/2/12: 194.0**15 lbs down; reward: Proper fitting for a new bra 4/9/12: 193.2 4/16/12: 192.8 4/23/12: 193.4 4/30/12: 193.2 5/7/12: 5/14/12: 195.4 5/21/12: 193.6 5/28/12: 194.4 6/4/12: 191.6 6/11/12: 193 6/18/12: 191.4 6/25/12: 193.4 7/2/12: 193.6 7/9/12: 190.4 7/16/12: 193.8 7/23/12: 192.0 7/30/12: 192.2 9/17/12: 198.8 10/31/12: 201.2 11/8/12: 205.4 11/26/12: 206.4 rededicating goal for 12/25 and starting sparkcoaching program. Let's get this train back on track!!

Member Since: 5/10/2006

Fitness Minutes: 15,078

My Goals:
My overall goal is to slowly and permanently incorporate healthy eating and exercise into my daily life. I hope to lose about 60 pounds, lose a lot of aches and pains in my knees and back and gain lots of energy in the process.

My weight loss goal is in 5 pound increments . I plan to be well out of the 200's by my 46th birthday on October 25th.

My Program:
1. Preparing: I am stocking my fridge/freezer with healthy meals each week. Simple preparations, using local, seasonal ingredients from the farmers market.

2. Track Without Obsessing: I am planning and tracking everything that I eat daily. Still going out but balancing it with my own meals. When I go out, I'll be enjoying a delicious meal with no more than 1 drink and passing on dessert so that I can enjoy the first 2 courses thoroughly.

3. Reduce Eating: I am keeping within 1850 calories (more if I exercise). Goal is deficit of 500 per day which nets out to losing a pound a week.

4. Dealing: I am dealing with emotional eating issues using the sparkpeople coaching program and outside coaching.

5: Exercising: I am doing 30 min of cardio 3x per week; 25 min strength training 2x per week; and 3 yoga classes per week. If the weather cooperates, I'll soon add a weekly long distance bike ride and/or tennis match .

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  • v ALYSSAR2012
    Ohh okay. I may have to read that. Thanks for replying/sharing! emoticon
    2066 days ago
    Hi Sosi! I have been missing in action too. And I have gained some weight. I hope I can get back on track, and I wish the same for you!
    2117 days ago
    Hey there! I'm back on SP after a 2-year hiatus. Just thought I'd stop by and say hi. I hope everything is going wonderfully for you!

    2167 days ago
    emoticon for the encouragement !! emoticon
    2273 days ago
    Hi Sosi - thanks for your comments on my blog. I really do love the white/silver hair and even more so that I no longer have to put those chemicals on my head!! I am striving to eliminate artificial-anything from my food and use natural chemical-free cleaning products. It just didn't make sense to me to dye my hair and expose myself to that. It's been very freeing to see more of my "authentic" self emerge.

    I have been struggling again with the weight. Geesh, it sure is a life-long battle. I had great success earlier this year with the 17 Day Day and I'm pysching myself up to do it again. This time I need to complete all 3 cycles until I get to my goal weight and then follow the books cycle 4 maintenanc plan. On every plan I have used in the past, I tend to get the initial weight off and then do "my own thing". That's where I go wrong and end up backsliding and re-gaining.

    When you get time, drop me a line and let me know how things are going with you.

    2653 days ago
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