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It is a time to reflect on my priorities and add balance to my life so that I can achieve my goals. The dialog from the movie the Untouchables keeps playing in my head as I ponder my dietary objectives. How far am I willing to go? What am I prepared to do? Am I committed to go all the way? How hard am I willing to fight to succeed in achieving my target? This is a lifelong fight that will never end and a battle to which I must be dedicated.

Member Since: 2/1/2008

My Goals:

End of Morbid Obesity:
BMI 40 = 232 lbs
By: 2018 01/17

End of Obesity
Class II:

BMI 34.9 = 203.5 lbs
by: 2018 05/02

End of Obesity
Class I:

BMI 29.9 = 174 lbs
by 2018 08/08

End of Overweight:

BMI 24.9 = 144 lbs
by 2018 11/21

My Program:
"Dr. Steven Curtis recommends "small long-term steps that result in permanent change in my dietary habits"

Use BMI, BMR and SparkPeople Caloric Tracking tools to asymptotically lower my BMI down to 19 to 24 and also, reduce my BMR caloric values.

During this journey
I will concentrate on medication reduction with my doctors' assistance.

Increasing daily water consumption.

Reducing the daily sodium intake below 2 gms..

Reduce daily consumption.of diet soda and artificial sweeteners to create a healthier microbiome.

Personal Information:
Favorite Location: Either walking on the beach or through a cool green forest.

Favorite Activity:
I love the creativity of crochet and the comfort of a good tea.

Other Information:
I'm not about perfection, just progress.

"Small losses are big steps in the right direction!!"
Source: LKBridge

"Even a small change is better than the status quo". Source: Unknown

"The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what "we are, for what we could become".
- Charles Du Boa

"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end."
Ursala K. LeGuin

"It's easy to say you're too tired, too stressed, too busy, too this or too that. Too bad. The only way you'll strip away the fat is to start by stripping away the excuses." -- Dr. Oz & Dr. Roizen- "You on A Diet"

Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and

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    Congratulations on your 10 years with Spark. emoticon
    Hope you have enjoyed the time as much as I have.
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    1003 days ago
  • v RONDAJO56
    This is from Happyspirit; she gave me permission to use it; thought u might like it!
    ***Mindful Living: you pay close attention to how you eat and you make time each day for physical activity

    ***Self monitoring: You are now used to being accountable to yourself and logging what you eat and how much you move

    ***Feeling GOOD! You notice how good it feels to eat less and move more.

    ***Goal Setting: You set goals to get through each day or week.

    ***Progress: You are happy with your progress and dedicated to reaching your long term goal of 5 -10% weight loss.

    ***Achievements: You are proud of what you are doing to improve your health and reduce health risks in the future.

    ***Noticeable Change: People around you are noticing a change in how you look (and some of that comes from your new positive attitude and confidence in yourself). In addition, how are your clothes fitting? Are they looser? Great!

    ***Variety: You may be experimenting with more variety in your diet, especially healthful vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat dairy and lean protein. Variety will help you continue and support your weight loss, then support your weight maintenance. You can gain variety without gaining weight.

    Keep it up and revel in your new normal. Celebrate how far you have come. Now it is normal to take care of yourself, to feed your body, mind and spirit, and to challenge your body to exercise, tone, and rev up!

    I hope you are meeting your January goals!!

    1004 days ago
  • v RONDAJO56
    I also copied it:

    Today, I promise I will not quit.
    I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
    I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
    I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
    I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
    I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!
    1004 days ago
  • v RONDAJO56
    Happy early emoticon
    Wishing u all the success on your journey to meet all of your goals!
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    1005 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.

    1006 days ago
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