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In my efforts to become less than, to lose weight again (over one hundred pounds in sum), I'm trying to become greater than I am: physically and emotionally healthful.

Member Since: 2/19/2012

Fitness Minutes: 1,952

My Goals:
I'm intent to lose eighty-six pounds, to reach the goal weight urged by a personal trainer at the gym I used to attend: 178 pounds.

At my heaviest, when I began the weight-loss process, I was 299 pounds. (Really. 2. 9. 9. But, for all intents and purposes, I was a 300-pound 30-something.)

My lowest weight, to date, has been 242, that when I was training for my first 5K, the "race" I ran in August 2011.

Since quitting my job in September 2011 to start my own business (www.copyshopcreative.ca), I've gained 22 pounds back again. I'd be elated to lose that much to begin.

(February 19, 2012)

My Program:
To foster physical health, I make a practice of choosing gorgeous whole and fresh foods and of swallowing at least eight glasses of water, a multivitamin, vitamins A, B, C, D and magnesium daily. (I believe nourishment comes from food, but I also believe in supplementation intended to lessen the risk of sickness, colds for instance, and of chronic disease.) I ran my first 5K, an act not long ago unimaginable, on August 27, 2011. I'm now following a regimen of daily strolls and occasional yoga, gentler exertions.

To focus on emotional wellbeing, I make a ritual of morning pages, as Julia Cameron suggests in her books, The Writing Diet and The Artist's Way.

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    thank you for the goodie...
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    2207 days ago
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    Just stopping by from Progress, Not Perfection to encourage you to keep going...do your best each day and never give up. You are worth the effort!
    2218 days ago
    Thank you for the message you left on my blog....
    i think that is one of the best things about sparkpeople...
    some days a person inspires others and some day they are inspired just the same...

    so glad you are here on sp...cheers to both of us on the journey. emoticon
    2219 days ago
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