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Leaving the ghosts of the past behind with gratitude, compassion & forgiveness. Making my health & well-being a priority for the first time in my life.

Member Since: 11/11/2009

Fitness Minutes: 11,204

My Goals:
Lose weight, increase strength & stamina, reduce stress


My Program:
Overall plan - healthy eating, exercise, yoga. journaling, meditation

Highest weight: most likely 300ish, but I stopped weighing when I hit 298 (spring '14).
Restart on Sparkpeople: 288 1/1/15. Reverted to old habits, rebooted again on 10/14/15

Goodbye 140s
Goodbye 150s
Goodbye 160s
Goodbye 170s
Goodbye 180s
Goodbye 190s
Goodbye 200s
Goodbye 210s
Goodbye 230s
Goodbye 240s
Goodbye 250s
Goodbye 260's 1/15/16
Goodbye 270's 11/30/15
Goodbye 280's 10/25/15






Personal Information:
I'm from Boston, a city I love despite the weather :). Currently, I work in the publishing industry and also as a counselor for youth & families. I have a passion for travel, writing, reading and hiking.


Other Information:
Reasons I want to lose weight:

1. Healthier body (no more achy joints, muscle weakness)
2. Increased energy.
3. Longevity - eventually be a strong & healthy senior and avoid disease.
4. Enhance stamina/strength to be able to hike/bike/ski, etc.
5. To live more fully/stop holding myself back due to weight.
6. Increased confidence.
7. Be a better example for the children in my life.
8. Travel to exotic places & not be limited by my weight
9. Feel like I look great in clothes again & can wear whatever I want.
10. Being strong/confident in my own skin will help me be more assertive in goal-seeking.




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  • v 60SIXTY
    emoticon . . BACK to Sparking! emoticon
    I have a team mate who has met her weight goal, but sticks with spark people to maintain. She would tell you it is worth the time to keep her from falling off the wagon.

    To both give and receive support, I suggest joining and participating in at least one Spark TEAM. When you signed up, SP offered you a "Spark Class" which is a team for the newbies who signed up the week you did.

    You might find this blog helpful.
    www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=a_s
    ecret_tip_for_healthier_eating

    This is helpful also: If I consume fewer calories than my plan recommends, will I lose weight faster?
    www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_th
    e_experts.asp?q=58

    Setting Goals
    www.sparkpeople.com/resource/health_
    news_detail.asp?health_day=649110

    emoticon
    3158 days ago
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