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This year I will NOT make a New Year's Resolution to lose weight. I am spending my energy on living my life. I am not wasting my money on weight-loss gimmicks or looking for the latest fad diet. I know now that DIETS DO NOT WORK. At one time I lost over 70 lbs and then regained it and more. I spent so much of my time obsessing over what I was eating and my exercise routine. Did I find happiness at the end of my weight loss success? No. I struggled to even maintain and I felt guilt and shame over not being able to. Our bodies are designed to survive. When we restrict our food our body thinks we are going into starvation mode and wants to put the weight back on. This is why we become so pre-occupied with food when dieting.

I have spent the last couple of years resetting myself. I no longer restrict or binge eat. No food is forbidden. I do not feel deprived or even obsessed with food in anyway. I learned to become an intuitive eater. I listen to my body and now I eat when I am hungry and I stop eating when I am full (most of the time). I am not sure in the past I even knew what it felt like to be full. I have learned to read my body's cues.

I believe that health is not about size. This year I am working on improving my health behaviors. I want to add in more healthy foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. I also want to become more fit by incorporating joyful movement.

Member Since: 6/7/2006

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I am married, mom of 4 boys, and a teacher.

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Books that I recommend: Intuitive Eating, The F*ck It Diet, Anti-Diet, Health At Every Size, Body Respect
Recommended podcasts: Foodpsych

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    Hello. emoticon Stopping by to wish you good luck with the Time to Bloom BL Spring Challenge! emoticon Be well. emoticon
    1171 days ago
    Hi Team Mate! I want to wish you luck on your Voyage into Space Journey. Also, good luck starting March 7 on your Biggest Loser adventure. I'm new to all of this so I look forward to reading all the messages and looking for hints and tips to be successful.
    1171 days ago
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    emoticon Glad that you made your way to our flock of Ravens! emoticon
    We are all preparing for our Time to Bloom!!
    If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

    1173 days ago
    Are you interested in a Challenge?

    The Biggest Loser goes for 10 weeks. It consists of 10 teams participating in weekly Fitness and Nutrition challenges. The Spring challenge will be getting started the beginning of March. It consists of fitness and nutrition challenges that are often in a form of a game. If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Winter we had Help Santa Fill His Sleigh, Run Rudolf Run and Super Bowl. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Spring challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the Blue Biggest Loser Icon, copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Frosted Fitness Fun Chit Thread.

    1196 days ago
    Love ya
    1220 days ago
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