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This photo was taken three and a half years ago when I was happy AND healthy. I think it's the last photo of me below 190#s!

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This photo was taken last June. It is the most recent decent photo that I have of myself. I was really happy that day - not trying to be happy. My goal for the summer is to get a full shot of myself that I actually like!

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Based upon my history I do not feel I can title this page "this time I will lose it for good " or anything along those lines. Even calling it "the millionth time's a charm" would be pushing it.

What I can say is that I am back and that I have a sincere desire to move forward in a different direction. I have the knowledge and I need to put it to use. For good. Forever. For the rest of my life.

I have struggled with my weight for all of my life which really probably isn't news to anyone who is here. I feel like I need to get things in order to be healthy for myself and for my children. Not really a news flash. What I need to figure out is what is holding me back from moving in the direction I need to. What has held me back for 14 years? What has held me back as I have shed and regained the same 40-50 pounds over the period of my adult life? What do I need to do/change to ensure that I spend MORE of my adult life healthy and fit than I did overweight and depressed? At almost 40 and having spent 18 years of my adult life overweight I need to turn things around pretty quickly or I won't be getting in the 19 years of fabulous living that I will need to shift the balance.

Aggh. That last paragraph has made me panic. It is going to be hard to reconcile the fact that I need to make small healthy changes that I can maintain in order to become a healthy me when "healthy me" needs to emerge as quickly as possible to meet the 19 year deadline.

Breathe in. Breathe out. Small steps in the right direction are better than no steps at all. Right?!

Member Since: 6/8/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,401

My Goals:
1. Lose 10 lbs by 7/17

2. Lose 20 lbs by 9/4

3. Lose 35 lbs by 11/1

4. Lose 50 lbs by 1/1/11

(An Overall Average of 1.666 lbs a week!)

My Program:
Transitioning to "Eating Clean". Using "Eat Clean Diet Recharged" as a guideline for meal planning. Embarking on a life-long plan to take a walk daily and do stretches and strength training per my physical therapist.

Personal Information:
Mommy to two. Wife to one. Working 8-5 outside of the home.

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Goals for this week:

1. Re-read The Spark.

2. 20-30 min walk every day.

3. Drink 64 oz of H2O daily.

4. Purge pantry of processed foods.

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    3645 days ago
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    I ’m just cruising around cheering folks through their journey to health!

    "The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.” ~ Linus Pauling

    “Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or by the handle.” ~ James Russell Lowell

    “Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.” ~ Jean Kerr

    Have a healthy week!

    3645 days ago
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    Hey! Hey!! Hey!!! Glad to see you're back!!!!! I've been here tried and true, holding the fort down, but have been stuck in the mud since October.. I keep trying to start over, but can't seem to find my foothold. I do GREAT with being active, but I'm not as crazy about working out each and every day as I was in the beginning stages of this journey. I really just can't seem to get my nutrition under control.... I'll figure it out! I'd rather be stuck than gaining! I'm hoping this summer I can push through to my next goal (16 more pounds) with my work schedule. I'm going to give it my all!

    I like what you said! THIS time is THE time :D
    LET'S DO IT!!!!
    3645 days ago
  • v 150-HERE-I-COME
    Hi Diana! Just stopping by to see how everything is going :D Hope all is well!!
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