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One. Day. At. A. Time.

Member Since: 2/20/2008

Fitness Minutes: 39,879

My Goals:
Looking to drop significant weight by eating healthy and getting active, but not to be consumed by the process. I just want it to be part of my lifestyle without having to talk about it all the time.

My Program:
I have adopted many of the measures recommended by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff in "The Diet Fix." Eating within an hour of waking (though truth be told I've tweaked that just a bit due to trying to get in my exercise in the am), eating every 2.5 to 3.5 hours, at least 20 g protein for all 3 meals, at least 10 g. protein for snacks. These high protein meals and snacks are not quite as easy as I thought they would be, especially the snacks. Working my way through!!

As of July 19, 2014, have committed to at least 10 minutes of fitness a day. I am really doing more like 20-30 minutes, but I have committed to at least 10 to keep myself from dropping off the fitness train for long periods of time.

Committing to something I think of as "me" time daily. It can be as simple as doing my 10 minutes, taking a few minutes to read, or an all out shopping spree, but I recognize how important it is for me to take care of me, and to do something that is only for me. every day.

Personal Information:
I am a lifelong resident of a community north of Boston, Massachusetts. I am married and we have a 12-year old son who keeps us hopping. I work full-time and am very involved in my son's activities, and wouldn't have it any other way!!

It has been a very challenging last 18 months for my family. We have suffered through some sickness and some death. It has taken its toll on all of us, but specifically, speaking for myself, I have to admit I feel somewhat defeated, it seems like every time I'm getting ready to take a step forward, something happens to suck me back into the vortex of negativity.

Other Information:
Love sports of all kinds, but most especially whatever team my son is currently playing on. I am a proud Baseball Mom and Hockey Mom.

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    .*♥...................**❤** Wishing you a beautiful New Year!

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    Write it on your heart
    that every day is the best day in the year.
    He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day
    who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

    Finish every day and be done with it.
    You have done what you could.
    Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
    Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
    begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
    to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

    This new day is too dear,
    with its hopes and invitations,
    to waste a moment on the yesterdays.

    -Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    202 days ago
    All in a Word by Aileen Fisher

    T for time to be together, turkey, talk, and tangy weather.
    H for harvest stored away, home, and hearth, and holiday.
    A for autumn's frosty art, and abundance in the heart.
    N for neighbors, and November, nice things, new things to remember.
    K for kitchen, kettles' croon, kith and kin expected soon.
    S for sizzles, sights, and sounds, and something special that abounds.

    That spells ~~~THANKS---for joy in living and a jolly good Thanksgiving.
    242 days ago
    Thanks Tina. I know that not being able to workout is the biggest thing right now. I'm just frustrated and unfortunately letting it really get to me. Have a great week!
    294 days ago
    Yes, sweet T, it is *me* your CRAZY Annie, and yes, it really has been a very-very long time, dear friend, and just LOOK at your darling little boy - a young handsome man now!! See what *blinking* does, for us? LOL!!
    That's the problem for *me* too: I'm NOT any further along than I was years ago. In fact, I'm worse off than I was back in '08 & '09, despite the many Challenge Teams I've led, and hours into- - -BUT, for the rest of this year, I am determined to make the REAL changes for myself, and HOPE to shed 40-50lbs. I'll need an easy routine to start with...and you? Will you try too? What's your plan. Now. If I can just TRANSFIGURE this body into what's in my head... ... ...LOL!! Okay, scratch off THAT perfection. emoticon I'll take what I can get and 50lbs is looking mighty WONDERFUL for a start.

    Oh, goodness gracious, yes!! Those GOOD OL' DAYS were the *best* m'dearest!! Do you still keep in touch with our Irish Lynn? I MISS her. If you talk to her, tell her my DNA results show I'm 50% (half) Irish!! I was as shocked as she will probably be. LOL!! But a real pleasant surprise (filled with intrigue) is...all the repetition to the many countries surrounding the Mediterranean and Middle East!! Sooo...if you throw in the heavy dash of Scandinavian, am I a Leprechaun Belly Dancing Viking? hahahahaha!! ::flicks tear off cheek::

    Guess that throws a whole *new* light on why I enjoy being *new* beings - when in fact, it's in my nature to be!! LOL!!

    "How puzzling all these changes are! I’m never sure what I’m going to be, from one minute to another."
    – Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
    309 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/16/2018 1:05:42 PM


    Just peeking in on you.
    ::hugs:: Annie
    317 days ago
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