MAREE1953
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Me (140 lbs) with Peyton (4.5 lbs), Labor Day 2011 -



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Summer 2010 at about 170 lbs.and mid-section fat. All gone now.


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I am passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle...SO much depends on it! Eating "clean" and exercise are daily routines. I have finally learned the difference between losing weight and maintaining weight loss. I celebrate my anniversary of reaching my goal weight on June 15. The year was 2011.

A big element of this success is being "authentic". Acknowledging my weight on a scale on a (somewhat) daily basis is a step toward accepting who I am and what all those mental health professionals tell us we must learn to do first: Love yourself. I know that struggle, the love-hate relationship with the scale, and have FINALLY come to realize and accept in my soul that "it's only a tool, it's only a number; it's not who I am; it's only one facet of the person I am." This definitely takes a re-wiring of the brain circuitry. Learning the skills to improve my emotional intelligence has been life-changing and the key to that genuine smile on my face! I hope to pass on these skills and encourage others in any way I am able. Thanks for visiting my page!


Member Since: 3/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 251,113

My Goals:
My primary goal is to be healthy. I've reached my goal weight, so now my challenge is to maintain it.


My Program:
2018 update: I've discovered the key for me! Since Oct 1, I practice Time Restricted Eating. I fast from 6 pm until noon, eat lunch and then fast until dinner. Gave up sweetner and creamer in coffee, and rarely eat grains, dairy, processed goods because they do not produce satiety. "Hormonal model" rather than "calories in/calories out" or "energy balance" model is THE secret the food industry, big Pharma, Sugar lobbyists, diet industry has kept from us, because there's no money to be made from fasting. Dr. Jason Fung exposes and explains this. I've lost 5% body fat and gained lean muscle mass in two months. I feel WONDERFUL!!

2011:
My eating plan follows the Dukan diet - high protein and low carbs.
My typical exercise week:
Every day warm up with 30 min of treadmill or eliptical.
Monday: 60 min Dynamic (Art of Strength) strength training
Tuesday: 60 min Intensity (Crossfit) class
Wed: 60 min Dynamic (AOS) ST class
Thurs: Walk with friend and puppy dogs, hilly t



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I am loving Crossfit, the challenge -- to my weight lifting abilities, to my stamina, and the camaraderie -- working out with my DH, my friends who are on similar level with me and those experienced crossfitters who inspire me!




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  • v SPARKLINGME176
    emoticon for your wonderful support of my SP 'journey'. Your comment on my latest blog, warms my heart! emoticon I send the good ((((((((vibes)))))))) back to you! emoticon I would not be this healthy without you or Spark people, no kidding! emoticon Let's continue on, to health! emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v BESSHAILE
    LOL - Bacon does make everything better, eh? Thanks for the bloglove. I was worried that the bacon would overpower the seafood taste but it didn't - even using canned products. It melded - blended - into something altogether unique - and oceany.

    I have another recipe - for oyster pie - that has bacon in it - and oh my goodness - you'd have thought you'd died and gone to heaven when you take that first bite. It does have a biscuit crust and that adds a lot to the taste explosion. So it's a dish I make only once, or at most, twice, a year. After Christmas. When winter gets dreary and you need a comfort food pick-me-up.


    2 days ago
  • v BROOKLYN_BORN
    Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog. I also want to tell you that I appreciate your consistency in posting the team dailies. I don't post there but I do read it to keep up with other maintainers.
    2 days ago
  • v BESSHAILE
    Thank you sweetie - for the birthday wishes and the bloglove too. I think 68 is going to be a delicious year. Full of sweetness.
    8 days ago
  • v PHEBESS
    Thank you!!
    10 days ago
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