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9/24/10 6:48 P

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LIGHTENUPNOW,welcome...........
so glad you have joined us on the team............
wow...........what great insight you have......this will help you go a long long way on your journey.....cooking healthy is a great start and tracking will make it even better........
wishing you much success with your goals .........looking forward to getting to know you better and helping you with your lifestyle changes................
blessings and hugs............lita

Edited by: L*I*T*A* at: 9/24/2010 (18:49)
There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.
When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And
maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world
Breathe in love & compassion.. Breathe out peace & forgiveness.

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9/24/10 3:44 P

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Hello Spark People! I have been a slightly increasing mega yo-yo since my late teens. At 6 feet I am a "big girl" never allowing myself to get heavier than 250-yet reaching this and never really descending below 190 for an eon now. Yet, I appear once again to be gaining the momentum needed to keep losing! I started reading and playing around on this site in early August to see what inspiration I might find. I enjoy most of the articles and blogs and although I need to get much more consistent with logging my intake, I find this tool useful and easy to use. If I were to be honest the cause of my battle is likely being a workaholic office worker, emotional/bored eater that watches way too much TV. On the positive side - I enjoy cooking healthy food and being active and just need a little kick to get going. So thanks to you and my friend Mo for the kick! Thus far, I have lost 4 pounds and while one part of me is saying "only" 4 pounds - for about 3 years I have been gaining about 5 pounds per year. So any decline in numbers is a welcome change. I have joined a Zumba class one day per week and am finding fun things to commit to in order to move more on a consistent basis. Also, I feel different this time. I actually have come to understand this is not some short term trip that will end at "fill in the blank" weight. I can never return to the me that can eat pizza, ice cream and a bag of dorritos in one night and tell herself "if I walk tomorrow - I won't gain weight". I feel more accepting of myself and will allow a slower progress. I am taking time to internalize each change and how it works and makes me feel. So I will log my intake regularly - perhaps as long as this site exists and see if I am making balanced healthy choices - It took most of my adult life to get and stay where I am at. Why not take a year or so to figure out how to get to and stay in a healthier place? I will have to keep remembering this attitude at the next late night I am feeling lonely and bored; and keep learning new skills re. eating and exercising and options. It should be a fun trip...Have a great year!

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