MUSTANG0421
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I seem to have been at Sparkpeople.com for such a long time. I have had moments of clarity about my weight, my eating habits and about the things that motivate me. I have learned many new things about taking care of myself by eating healthy, balanced meals and makig fitness a part of my life. I also discovered that I give up on me long before others and I am harder on me than others. I have come to understand that it is not a choice that I have as to whether or not I want to be here. It has become a matter of life that I remain here and continue to take this journey one step at a time. There is no possible success for me if I turn back or stop. I can give in, give up or give it my all.

This will not be easy. But I will not give up.


Member Since: 3/20/2007

Fitness Minutes: 20,480

My Goals:
Ultimately I want to lose 100 pounds. I want to be able to move without pain. I want to be able to shop in the non-plus size department.

I would like to reach a point where healthy food choices are automatic.


My Program:
BLC
Cardio 3 times per week
Strength training 2 times wkly
Eat within my calorie range, limiting processed foods and carbohydrates. Track food 5 days per week.
Post with team 3-5 times per week.
Starting weight 280.4;
short term goal: 250; long term goal: 160



Personal Information:
I grew up in New York City. I then moved to Boston/Cambridge. I am a divorced mother of two adult daughters, one fur baby, a Maltese.


Other Information:
Start by doing what's necessary, then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

St. Francis of Assissi




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  • v CARMEL_466
    emoticon Hope everything is going well. I know you are still pushing.Have a great goal reaching September! emoticon
    320 days ago
  • v RONDAJO56
    Good morning! The next time you think you failed remember this:

    “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” ~Thomas Edison

    And keep going!! emoticon
    324 days ago
  • v RONDAJO56
    emoticon Cassie
    Just wanted to let you know how happy I am that you have been joining us in our weekly challenges. We have all kinds of things going on. We have one more week left of this round and then we have a 4 week break- with a list of things to do. Then when we start up again Sept 23 we will be going on a 10-week USA Road Trip! First week will be all about goals & 12 week will be about celebrating and putting it all together. Hope you enjoy our LoL Team.

    I hope you will continue our LoL Challenges!!


    341 days ago
  • v CARMEL_466
    Glad to hear you are back at it. I know you will emoticon through.
    343 days ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Fall? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early September. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and 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 Summer Fitness Tune up, Hopscotch and Bowling. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Fall challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or 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 Chit Chat.
    www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_indiv
    idual.asp?gid=25339
    344 days ago
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