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June 2013
Changed my Spark name from Fitby50too to the current one

March 2013 ---

I begin again - from a similar starting spot weight wise - yet not the same me.

Quote that stayed up on my status for all of 2012:
I want you to be everything that's you, deep at the center of your being. ~Confucius

It is very possible - though only time will tell, that the new shift inside me - which I physcially, spiritually, and mentally feel -- will translate into something long term and tangible.

Now I actually WANT what Confucius did.

2012 was a rough year - I shall leave it in the past where it belongs and carry forward only those things that are a benefit.

From 2011:
I started January 18, 2010 with the big E (for error) message on a 330 pound scale. I've made progress and I am MOVING so much better - the scale journey is just slower than I'd like.

I've known for awhile that life is all about balance and making choices in physical, spiritual, and mental areas.

I seem to balance 2 out of 3 pretty well, but it's time to figure out the key to keeping them all steady and strong.

I'm hopping on and holding on tight .. I'll be enjoying the ride - lets see where we go!


June 2011 - first time back in the lake this year .. now I'm jogging in the water 45 minutes at a time!!!

May 10, 2011 - Buffalo Boogie- signed up for the 5K but did 2 miles ..

April 2011 - Susan G. Komen 5K successfully completed!

October 2010 - 2 mile walk

July 2010 - didn't lose weight - scale went up and down ... HOWEVER I pumped my exercise intensity and time way way up and FEEL like I'm making progress - clothes fit better even though changes in inches were too minor to change - and mostly just a shift from one side to another - and I'm more confident - maybe too confident

June 7, 2010 - 289.5 Under 290 pounds!

April 13, 2010 299 - Under 300 pounds!

April 3, 2010
Left Ankle 11.5 (down 1 inch)
Right Ankle 12.5 (down 1/2 inch)
Left Calf 21 (down 2.75 inches)
Right Calf 22 (down 2.5 inches)
Left Thigh 31 (down .5 inch)
Right Thigh 31 (no change)
Hips 57.5 (down 2.5 inches)
Chest/Bust 49 (down 1 inch)
Left Arm 15.25 (down .75 inch)
Right Arm 15.5 (down 1.5 inch)

March 12, 2010
Left Ankle 12.5
Right Ankle 13
Left Calf 23.75
Right Calf 24.5
Left Thigh 31.5
Right Thigh 31.0
Waist 46.75
Hips 60
Chest 50
Left arm 16
Right arm 17

(and you are correct, I pretty much waited to measure until I thought the tape measure would go around my butt - barely but it did)

Pounds Sent Away:
March 2010 12 Pounds
February 2010 15 Pounds
January 2010 10 pounds

03-30-10 303
03-23-10 305
03-16-10 307.5
03-09-10 310
03-02-10 311
02-27-10 315 (Began tracking on Spark People)
January 2010 Weight guessed at 340 (based on the amount of time it took us to have numbers at 330)

Member Since: 2/25/2010

Fitness Minutes: 9,528

My Goals:
Long Term:
To lose 150+ pounds and become more physically active.

Short Term:
Weigh under 300 pounds consistently by end of May 2013

Swim, bike, or walk everyday this summer ..

Cook 90% of the time this summer

I did it once I will do it again :)

My Program:
Until the end of March 2013:
Bring lunch to work 3 days a week

Cook at home 4 nights a week.

3 healthy meals within a calorie range of 1200-1600.

To intentionally move at least 30 minutes a day

I'm trying to balance all the other parts of nutrition in addition to calories - it's a learning process.

I wanted a jump start, so I did 6 full weeks of Diet Gourmet, which is FRESH healthy food delivered.

I started cooking again the last weekend of Feb 2010.

It's hard for me to cook and work .. so I need to work on that again the summer 2011

Personal Information:
My name is Barbara.
I'm 51 years old.
I live in Texas.
I'm a teacher at the high school level.

Other Information:
I believe in impossible things!

I look for miracles everyday - and because I look .. I find them :)

It's a slow journey .. but a worthy one

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