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Accept what is; let go of what was; have faith in what will be.

I want to lose weight and find health.
But it's so mental.
My body will not go where my mind doesn't push it.
When I stop making excuses, I start making progress.

I know what happens when I stop trying.
I want to see what happens when I don't.

Take chances, Be bold, be silly, be weird!!

10 Reasons I Want to Lose Weight...
1. I want to improve my total health, mentally, physically, spiritually.
2. To look great in clothes I really love.
3. To gain energy for future grand-kids and fun activities.
4. To improve my confidence and self-esteem.
5. To improve a few obesity related ailments I've acquired.
6. To avoid any new obesity related illnesses and ailments.
7. To stop hiding from cameras and hating myself in pictures.
8. To make myself proud as well as certain people in my life.
9. To improve my social anxiety that stems from feeling like and/or being the fattest and ugliest woman in the place all the time.
10. To embrace life authentically, fully, magically, and with excitement and be my own kind of healthy, confident, 'beautiful' ME.

One of these days I will move to the beach... a place that I daydream about daily... where I can enjoy the sunshine, turquoise water, sea salt breezes and release every stress I've ever felt. The beach is a place to release worries, a respite for a weary working girl, a regeneration of feeling alive.

I feel like a misplaced islander. I've said this many times for years.
I’m pretty sure I was a mermaid in a past life.

“I am a question to the world
not an answer to be heard
or a moment that's held in your arms
and what do you think you'd ever say
I won't listen anyway
you don't know me
and I'll never be what you want me to be”
~ John Rzeznik

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities.”
~Dr. Seuss

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
~Maya Angelou

Back in March, 2007 when I first joined, I was over 200 lbs. I lost a lot, but not to goal, then gained, then lost, then gained and so forth on this crappy roller coaster of weight gain/loss....
02/29/08 - 179
August 2014 - 195
07/11/16 - 272.5 - highest weight ever
01/01/17 - 249.5
01/01/18 - 230.0
01/27/18 - 224.8
04/07/18 - 230.8 - start weight for '18 Spring 5% Challenge
05/01/18 - started Keto
05/07/18 - 223.8
05/19/18 - 218.4 - final weight for '18 Spring 5% Challenge - 12.4 lbs lost
06/05/18 - 216.6 - start weight for '18 Summer BL Challenge
06/30/18 - 209.8 - start weight for '18 Summer 5% Challenge
07/21/18 - 205.8
08/15/18 - 203.8 - final weight for Summer BL Challenge - 12.8 lbs lost
09/11/18 - 202.0 - lowest weight of 2018
Keto pretty much ended around this time.
10/06/18 - 206.2 - always a hard time of year
12/12/18 - 210.0 - off diet, off plan, off everything
01/01/19 - 225.8 - combination of overeating, bloat, and not enough water or discipline
02/01/19 - 220.2 - on track for 1 pound per week loss
03/01/19 - 220.2 - behind, no commitment, no consistency
04/01/19 - 217.4
05/21/19 - 220.4 - totally sucks
06/04/19 - 223.0 - omg
07/01/19 - 225.0 - absolute fat ass suckage. What the hell am I doing? Pull it together!
07/31/19 - 217.8
08/01/19 - 220.4 - yes, fluctuations really suck
08/31/19 - 215.2
09/01/19 - 212.4
09/30/19 - 214.4
10/01/19 - 214.2
10/31/19 -
11/01/19 -
11/30/19 -
12/01/19 -
12/31/19 -
01/01/20 - I am already looking forward to 2020! My Year of Focus, Release and Depth

Member Since: 3/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 21,894

My Goals:
To improve my mind, body, and spirit.
To establish healthy habits for those improvements.
I want to be healthy and feel good about myself inside and out.

Specific weight goals along the way....
199.5 - finally under 200
191 - I go from obese to overweight BMI
158 - I go from overweight to normal BMI
121 to 158 is normal BMI range for 5’7”

My Program:
Food: Combination of Mediterranean and Ketogenic Diets
Drink: Coffee in the mornings, then water (at least 64 oz) until it's acceptable to drink Wine.
Exercise: 20 minutes cardio

Personal Information:
I'm a 54 year old, 5'7" Christian Mom of 4 (ages 28, 25, 23, 19), and wife for 33 years to the best husband in the world (together 36 years), with no grandkids yet. I live in Arkansas and work full time. I love the ocean and beaches, rain, thunderstorms, horror movies, books, daydreaming, coffee, red wine, Halloween, Christmas, giving, fountain pens, stickers, journals, planners, drawing and doodling, coloring, the moon, the sun, nature, cats, rock music, art, the colors of fall, the colors of the ocean, things that are hippy-ish and bohemian, things that are strange, unusual, dark, and a bit odd, and I'm always trying to learn more and more about my physical and mental health and how to make it optimum. I also believe in writing things down... plans, lists, venting, etc.

Proud to be Ravenclaw!
Patronus: Fox
Wand: Redwood with a Phoenix feather core 10 ¾" and Quite Bendy flexibility

Other Information:
I have a very bad habit of vegging out in my recliner after work, something I really need to work on!

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  • v SPARKFRAN514
    You can throw in the towel or use it to wipe the sweat off your face your Choice

    Each of my days are miracles. I won't waste my day; I won't throw away a miracle." -Kelley Vicstrom

    Fitness happens at every size do it because you like your self and don't worry about those numbers on the scale

    1 day ago
    Keep going! You may have had unexpected setbacks, but anything done to improve your health is a victory, including meditiation to ease stress.
    2 days ago
    You inspire me. Don't give up on yourself. Smaller weekly goals may be better than a big one months away.
    2 days ago
    Thanks for all my goodies! I have my wine glass ready!

    Have a great weekend! WOOHOO! How did you do this week. Me, ok. Not a gain but no loss either. Just up and down.

    I love your witchy page! Love those vibes. They say your vibe attracts your tribe! I believe it!
    6 days ago
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    It’s finally Friday!!! Happy Friday! Let’s get a leg up to the right frame of mind with these cowboy jokes.

    The cowboy laid sprawled across three entire seats in the posh Amarillo theatre.

    When the usher came by and noticed this he whispered to the cowboy, “Sorry, sir, but you re only allowed one seat.” The cowboy groaned but didn’t budge. The usher became more impatient. “Sir, if you don’t get up from there, I’m going to have to call the manager.” The cowboy just groaned.

    The usher marched briskly back up the aisle, and in a moment he returned with the manager. Together the two of them tried repeatedly to move the cowboy, but with no success.

    Finally, they summoned the police. The cop surveyed the situation briefly then asked, “All right buddy, what’s your name?”

    “Sam,” the cowboy moaned.

    “Where ya from, Sam?”

    With great pain in his voice Sam replied…. “The balcony.”


    Jack strode into John’s Stable looking to buy a horse.

    “Listen here” said John, “I’ve got just the horse your looking for."
    “The only thing is - he was trained by an interesting fellow.” “ He doesn’t go and stop with the usual commands.”
    “The way to get him to stop is to scream ‘Hey hey’.”
    “The way to get him to go is to scream ‘Thank God!’.”

    Jim nodded his head, “Eine with me.” “Can I take him for a test run?”

    Jim was having the time of his life! This horse sure could run, he thought to himself.

    Jim was speeding down the dirt road when he suddenly saw a cliff up ahead.

    “Stop!” screamed Jim, but the horse kept on going. No matter how much he tried he could not remember the words to get the horse to stop.

    “Yoyo!” screamed Jim, but the horse just kept on speeding ahead.

    They were about 5 feet from the edge of the cliff when Jim suddenly remembered . . . “Hey hey!” Jim screamed.

    The horse skidded to a halt just 1 inch from the edge of the cliff. Jim could not believe his good fortune; he looked up to the sky, breathed a deep sigh of relief, raised his hands in the air, and said with great conviction “Thank God!!”

    Thanks for stopping by my page to say Hi, and leave your notes, and messages.
    Have a fantastic Friday, and a wonderful weekend!
    7 days ago
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