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September 2012 - cruising down the River Rouge in Manitoba with my sister.

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Looking to connect for support. Tired of giving up on myself, and every day I'm trying to make healthy changes to my lifestyle. I live in a small town in Alberta and I like to stay in. It's not unusual for me to not leave the house for an entire week during the winter. I'm really working on myself: body, mind, soul. I have been challenging myself in different ways lately; I've been trying to get out of my comfort zone and so far I've gained a lot from it. I've realized I feel best when I push my limits so I will keep it up. I'm following a low carb lifestyle to success as this seems to jive well with my medical issues (PCOS/Pre-diabetes) and it makes me feel great. Let's connect...especially if you're in to the moon, the earth, the stars, and working on yourself.

Member Since: 2/25/2013

Fitness Minutes: 1,612

My Goals:
-Be Accountable
-Stay on track, even in social situations
-Limit carbs
-No processed foods
-Positive affirmations when things get hard
-Don't let a bump in the track derail me completely
-Use SparkPeople EVERY DAY
-Drink water, always

09/27/15- 312.5
10/19/15- 300.9

(10 lbs lost!)

My first goal is to get below 300 lbs. I haven't seen those numbers in a while.

My Program:
Limited carbs
Balanced meals every day
Eat breakfast!

Wake up - Drink 8oz cold water
No honey in my tea
Eat lots of fresh veggies
Prepare food ahead of time, including weighing out portions - no more eyeballing.
Eat when I'm hungry, not when I'm bored.

Personal Information:
I'm a business owner, recently moved to a very small town. I still don't know anyone and I find it very hard to make new friends here. I work from home so I tend to not get out much. I'm trying to change that.

My business gives me the opportunity to meet like-minded women, which I love. I have made so many great friends from working for myself. I am able to make a living while improving lives for women and children, and their communities, around the world. I love my job and I love making a difference.

Other Information:
I have passion.

I spend my days crafting and indulging myself with my hobbies. I am very fortunate to have been allowed the opportunity to leave the rat race to pursue my dreams.

I live with my partner and our cat in a quiet, little town.

I am a proud feminist, I participate in activism and I fight for the equality of people everywhere. (Don't mistake feminism for man-hating. I love many men, I just want to be paid the same amount for doing the same job, etc.)

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  • v ALIALI2013
    I think as long as your feeling up to the additional exercise, go for it, but always remember to warm up first, that'll help with the aches and all, and cool down afterwards...sounds weird saying that in regards to using the pool. :D

    Anyway, I know you can do this, and you know you can, so how can you fail. You've had that candybar, don't let it eat at you (no pun intended), it's over and done, just look ahead from now on, and you'll get there, we'll all get there, you're right!

    As we support one another and keep checking on one another, the days will get easier, and don't forget to drink that water, it really helps fill you up a LOT. I never drank water before joining SP and now I do, and it really helps.

    I hope you have a FUNTASTIC day, and always remember to look ahead, never back! emoticon
    2879 days ago
  • v ALIALI2013
    You're exactly right, that's a huge accomplishment, and after watching my Dad go through all he did before he passed away, has made me look at life differently. My day has been fantastic, and you're right the exercise part isn't the best, but I'm loving it more than I did when I started. I used to dread exercising, but now, believe it or not, I do enjoy it!

    We don't have cable of any sort here, we've just just the regular tv antenna, the old fashioned way. :) Sometimes I wish we did because I love watching Ghost Hunters, and all those shows. But I wait until they come out on DVD and watch them that way.

    That sounds like fun, the chat with the two of you, I've had a lot of encounters, but my daughter and her bf, his house is (or should say was, not sure right now, his mom went and smudged the house and they've not had anything happen since), but wow, they had a lot of things happening there, not just seen by them but a lot of other people, one of which was my nephew who was going to stay overnight and then left in the middle of the night in just a blanket and his shoes, nothing else. We finally found out what about a month or so ago why he'd left, really interesting. About 2 months ago her bf and her bf left in the middle of the night too, refusing to stay there. She always was coming home and telling me the things that went on, I had gone through the house, just that they were showing me the house, because I'd not been there before, and felt what seemed like someone running their hand over my hair, then when I went into their bedroom, I saw a "bubble" move beside me, but when I looked it was gone. Anyway, enough of that *L* I don't mind sharing my stories, if people don't believe, that's fine, but I do know what I've experienced and that's all that matters, right? :)

    Anyway, I hope you have a beautiful tomorrow, I'd love to hear your stories, I always love to listen to people! I'm glad I brightened your day, I love to hear those types of things too.!! Enjoy the rest of the day!!
    2879 days ago
  • v ALIALI2013
    Good morning, I do hope your day goes beautifully, and from the looks of your "shoutout" you are doing wonderfully. So proud!

    Sorry to 'invade", but I saw the posts by Melofalltrades, and it makes interesting reading for me, especially with all the experiences I've had. But anyway, just wanted to say, I wish we had cable so I could watch the show "Dead Files", sounds interesting.

    Have a great day, and SMILE no matter how dark the day, because that smile will spark sunshine in others! emoticon
    2880 days ago
    Hey Jen!

    Dead Files is so amazing and I think you're going to love that show! I am fascinated with the medium--she is dead on every time! (No pun intended, haha) I've had a few things happen to me in the past that I will never forget for the rest of my life.

    I'm glad you're here and starting to take back control! And it does take a lot...A LOT...not to take the easy way out. I have always felt like personally, I could never have that surgery because the diet you have to go on is crazy. And that transition of food habits would be so hard that I would eventually put the weight back on and need another surgery. And that's really hard on your body. I know a lot of people who made the decision to not get the surgery and instead lose the weight through hard work. Those who did are stronger than they would've been if they took the other route.

    I'm super proud of you. And I know you said you're ready to quit, but just keep talkin' on here for support, make smaller goals if you need to, and I know you'll do it. :-)

    If you ever want to, we could try and set up our own challenges or do the ones listed on the group pages! I really have to have someone stay on my butt about things like that, otherwise I'll just say, "Eh, nobody knows anyways..." But it's just an idea, lemme know :o)

    2880 days ago
    Hey there!!

    I got your message and I agree that it must be fate! I'm so glad you contacted me, I would love to be friends. I hate to say it, but I've never asked for support or friendship ever. And I think that's a big reason why I fail! So I made it one of my goals to interact with people. I really want to be there for someone else too! And I love that we share a paranormal interest! Ahaha. I can be an accountability buddy too if you're interested! Message me whenever too :o) I'd like to hear about your goals and some ghost stories! Lastly, do you watch Dead Files? lol I love it. emoticon
    2881 days ago
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