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Accept what is; let go of what was; have faith in what will be.
Take chances, Be bold, be silly, be weird!!

I'm still here, trying to establish healthy habits to get rid of this fat.

10 Reasons I Want to Lose Weight...
1. To improve my total health, mentally, physically, spiritually.
2. To look great in clothes I really love.
3. To gain energy for future grand-kids and fun activities.
4. To improve my confidence and self-esteem.
5. To improve a few obesity related ailments I've acquired.
6. To avoid any new obesity related illnesses and ailments.
7. To stop hiding from cameras and hating myself in pictures.
8. To make myself proud as well as certain people in my life.
9. To improve my social anxiety from feeling like/being the fattest, ugliest woman everywhere I go.
10. To embrace life authentically, fully, magically, joyfully, and be my own kind of healthy, confident, 'beautiful' ME.

One of these days I will move to the beach... a place that I daydream about daily... where I can enjoy the sunshine, turquoise water, sea salt breezes and release every stress I've ever felt. The beach is a place to release worries, a respite for a weary working girl, a regeneration of feeling alive.

I feel like a misplaced islander. I've said this many times for years.
I’m pretty sure I was a mermaid in a past life.

Quotes and Song Lyrics I Love:
“I am a question to the world
not an answer to be heard
or a moment that's held in your arms
and what do you think you'd ever say
I won't listen anyway
you don't know me
and I'll never be what you want me to be”
~ John Rzeznik ~ I'm Still Here

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities.”
~Dr. Seuss

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
~Maya Angelou

My FAT history:
Back in March, 2007 when I first joined SP, I was over 200 lbs. I lost a lot, but not to goal, then gained, then lost, then gained and so forth on this crappy roller coaster of weight gain/loss. I have started over here numerous times, eventually I'll get it right and will reach my goal and be freakin' healthy!
02/29/08 - 179
August 2014 - 195
07/11/16 - 272.5 - highest weight ever
01/01/17 - 249.5
01/01/18 - 230.0
01/27/18 - 224.8
04/07/18 - 230.8 - start weight for '18 Spring 5% Challenge
05/01/18 - started Keto
05/07/18 - 223.8
05/19/18 - 218.4 - final weight for '18 Spring 5% Challenge - 12.4 lbs lost
06/05/18 - 216.6 - start weight for '18 Summer BL Challenge
06/30/18 - 209.8 - start weight for '18 Summer 5% Challenge
07/21/18 - 205.8
08/15/18 - 203.8 - final weight for Summer BL Challenge - 12.8 lbs lost
09/11/18 - 202.0 - lowest weight of 2018
Keto pretty much ended around this time.
10/06/18 - 206.2 - always a hard time of year
12/12/18 - 210.0 - off diet, off plan, off everything
01/01/19 - 225.8 - combination of overeating, bloat, and not enough water or discipline
02/01/19 - 220.2 - on track for 1 pound per week loss
03/01/19 - 220.2 - behind, no commitment, no consistency
04/01/19 - 217.4
05/21/19 - 220.4 - totally sucks
06/04/19 - 223.0 - omg
07/01/19 - 225.0 - absolute fat ass suckage. What the hell am I doing? Pull it together!
07/31/19 - 217.8
08/01/19 - 220.4 - yes, fluctuations really suck
08/31/19 - 215.2
09/01/19 - 212.4
09/30/19 - 214.4
10/01/19 - 214.2
10/31/19 - 218.2 - aaaaand we're UP again. :/
11/01/19 - 220.2 - of course.
Pull it together! Net some loss for the year, it's not too late.
11/30/19 -
12/01/19 -
12/31/19 -
01/01/20 - I am already looking forward to 2020! My Year of Focus, Release and Depth

Member Since: 3/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 21,904

My Goals:
To improve my mind, body, and spirit.
To establish healthy habits for those improvements.
I want to be healthy and feel good about myself inside and out.

Specific weight goals along the way....
199.5 - finally under 200
191 - I go from obese to overweight BMI
158 - I go from overweight to normal BMI
121 to 158 is normal BMI range for 5’7”

My Program:
Food: Combination of Mediterranean and Ketogenic Diets
Drink: Coffee in the mornings, then water (at least 64 oz) until it's acceptable to drink Wine.
Exercise: 20 minutes cardio

Personal Information:
I'm a 54 year old, 5'7" Christian Mom of 4 (ages 28, 25, 23, 19), and wife for 33 years to the best husband in the world (together 36 years), with no grandkids yet. I live in Arkansas and work full time. I love the ocean and beaches, rain, thunderstorms, horror movies, books, daydreaming, coffee, red wine, Halloween, Christmas, giving, fountain pens, stickers, journals, planners, drawing and doodling, coloring, the moon, the sun, nature, cats, rock music, art, the colors of fall, the colors of the ocean, things that are hippy-ish and bohemian, things that are strange, unusual, dark, and a bit odd, and I'm always trying to learn more and more about my physical, mental and spiritual self. I also believe in learning new things (currently trying to learn about astrology) and writing things down... plans, lists, venting, etc.

Proud to be Ravenclaw!
Patronus: Fox
Wand: Redwood with a Phoenix feather core 10 ¾" and Quite Bendy flexibility

Other Information:
I have a very bad habit of vegging out in my recliner after work, something I really need to work on!

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    Stopped into say hello. Have a wonderful Sunday.
    5 days ago
    emoticon Hi, Renee'

    I'm just touching base to say hello. I've been on a 2 year SP break. I have thought about you many times wondering if you were still working and about your kids, they must be almost ready for college or marriage.

    I was having a hard time accepting my age and I finally worked through that issue and I'm fine with it now and back on SP with a new attitude.

    (((Hugs))) Bobbie
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