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I lost 40 pounds and very slowly gained it back. I am recommitted to this pursuit of healthy lifestyle and body with commonsense and gentleness to myself.
I will continue on this journey and try to learn from my setbacks and reduce the triggers in my environment. Other close family members being ill being one of them.
I know the benefits of healthy weight and lifesytyle and I will remember them as I go forward.
I will make time for healthy food and exercise healthy.
Jan1/2010 I am hoping to find a way to lose the weight in a healthy maintainable way. I have gained a lot of weight in the last 14 years-after having children and am looking forward to losing it.
I have have learned that weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight will never be an unconsciouss act for me.
I'm so happy and grateful for sparkpeople and I'm here to get the weight off and keep it off and to become more of who I am and have fun and to face the "bad stuff" as it comes up.

Member Since: 12/31/2009

Fitness Minutes: 86,892

My Goals:
Reach a healthy body weight .
Wear a smaller size.
Feel lighter.
Have a healthy BMI. Short term goal -to go from size XXL to XL .-met.
Go down one pants size.
Lose another 10% of weight.
Go down one category of BMI

My Program:
Presently, I have committed to 60 minutes of cardio 5 times a week. I'm also going to a weight training class three times a week. I plan on tracking my nutrition and fitness..

Personal Information:
I am married and have four children and a lovely pet dog_shadow.

Other Information:
To quote Teeny Bikini and other spark friends "I'll only get to my destination if I keep going."
98% is just showing up' and
" I wil never ,never, never give up." -Wildflower
"Health is being vibrant and having energy and being happy." Ellen Degeneres
Progression not perfection-Hippi-chick

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    "Believe you can and you’re halfway there." ~ Theodore Roosevelt

    I don't know about you but believing in myself is hard for me! It's something I need to make a priority and to focus on daily. I need to come up with a mantra to repeat every morning and when I am doubting my abilities. Any ideas?
    5 days ago
    “We May Encounter Many Defeats But We Must Not Be Defeated.” – Maya Angelou

    Positive thinking and sheer determination are our tools to success! I'm finally out of that dark hole I had climbed down into and ready to go forward once again. Physically, I'm feeling much better and am almost ready to tackle a daily exercise routine again. Mentally, I am still doubting myself and need to just get started. I am walking without the walker inside the house and on the porch and patio. I do need walls and furniture close by to hold onto when needed but I am moving on my own! Progress!
    I hope all is well with you and you are staying focused on your success and moving forward also.
    11 days ago
    “The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.” ~ Winston Churchill

    Why is it so much easier to focus on the difficulties rather than the opportunities? It's time to change focus and move forward once again.
    emoticon Lets all look for opportunities today!
    14 days ago
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    Thank you for adding me as a friend. I have done likewise. emoticon
    85 days ago
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