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Hi, I've battled my weight most of my life. I actually weigh now what I weighed in elementary school - I was the fat kid back when not so many kids were fluffy. When I was in high school I lost 50 pounds the "right" way. I quit eating fried foods, ate lots of salads/fruits/vegetables, walked and did other exercises almost every day. Since then my weight has fluctuated several times - by anywhere from 10 - 30 pounds. I know that when I am mindful of my eating (only eat when I'm hungry, stop eating when satisfied, not full) and get somewhat regular exercise I fairly easily maintain my weight. Somehow life keeps slipping up on me and before I know it I've put on 10 pounds or more. I had finally gotten my weight back down, maintained it even through the holiday season, then somehow managed to gain 10 pounds in January, then another five pounds when I eliminated wheat from my diet a few months ago! Note to self - replacing wheat with processed products like gluten free cookies and corn chips is not conducive to weight loss! So now it is time to regroup once again. I still have limitations on exercise, but I'm trying to focus on what I can do instead doing nothing since I can't do the things I really want to.

Member Since: 3/29/2008

Fitness Minutes: 47,583

My Goals:
1. Read Bible/devotions daily
2. Track food/plan meals
3. Drink water
4. Take thyroid meds daily
5. Get enough sleep
6. 10,000 steps most days
7. Participate in Spark Teams
8. Post weight weekly

My Program:
I'm currently re-evaluating my program. I am having health issues that restrict my ability to exercise, so it'll be trial and error until I find something I can do consistently without causing too much pain.

Personal Information:
My name is Teresa and I live on a farm in North Florida with my wonderful husband, three dogs, two bunnies, one cat, four ducks, five goats, four hens, and two roosters.

Other Information:
I love to read and I'm a big fan of P.G. Wodehouse and Jan Karon. Right now I listen to a lot of Contemporary Christian music, but enjoy many different genres.

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    Thanks for the goodie :) I don't juice very often anymore, though I love my organic soy protein shakes. They are great. And in general I just eat clean in other forms, and fruits and veggies in their natural state (not juiced). But I love it!
    3345 days ago
  • v BEFIT020
    emoticon ! Thanks for the comment on my Blog! There's also an SP team:

    Have a good evening!
    3346 days ago
    Hi! I saw you were in the clean eating forum and were completing a 15 day juice fast! emoticon . I am starting mine today! So I thought I would add you for support, advice, and motivation! Please share how it went and any tips. My goal is 7 days (ideally 10). But first to make it to 7. I have tons of fruits and veggies, my juice, and I do have a protein powder if I get desperate.

    I look forward to reading your blogs!
    3357 days ago
  • v HDHAWK
    Thanks for your support Teresa! I appreciate it. Yes, I've gained about 8 lbs., some from too many almonds. Kind of like your PB!
    3371 days ago
  • v GBSLIM
    Hi Teresa ~ Hope your week is off to a great start.
    Thank you for the goodie and Good Luck for the challenge.

    3384 days ago
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