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I'm looking for a way out of the vicious weight gain/ weight loss cycle. Unfortunately in recent years, my way out has simply been to stay on the gain train. I'm hoping to reverse the damage I've done, and find a more mindful and healthy way of living.

"Wisdom is avoiding all thoughts that weaken you." --Unknown

Member Since: 7/24/2006

Fitness Minutes: 31,624

My Goals:
Mini Goal #1: Lose 5 pounds--Done!

Mini Goal #2: Lose 25 pounds by Thanksgiving--Made it to 24, and that's close enough!!

Mini Goal #3: As a Christmas present to myself, my next goal is to be down 30 pounds by Christmas day.--Goal met by Christmas Eve! :-)

Mini Goal #4: To have lost 45 pounds (the Half-way Mark!!) by Valentine's Day.
Done! But it wasn't until May 2nd. :-)

Long-Term Super Goal: Lose 90 pounds by July of 2010. When I reach that goal, I will move on to the next set of goals.
Well, I'm sitting at 51 lbs down, and July is a week away, so I'm slightly off-target. BUT... I've lost 51 crazy pounds, I'm exercising more than I've ever exercised in my life, I am eating lots of very healthy food. I'm feeling better about not being exactly where I wanted to be when I began this process last August.

New goal: To lose 19 lbs. by my wedding in mid-October. Wish me luck!!!!

My Program:
First of all, I'm joining SparkPeople in order to broaden my support network. I'm a vegetarian, so I already do well with laying low on the saturated fats and boosting veggies. However, I'm not good at monitoring portion sizes, and I have not been exercising regularly. I'm hoping to make improvements on both fronts.

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in small-town New Hampshire, but moved to North Carolina almost four years ago. I'm 33 years old. I have no children, but live with my boyfriend, my dog, my three cats, a tortoise, and five chickens.

Other Information:
I'm a country girl at heart, and love the outdoors. I love hiking in the woods with my dog and boyfriend. I love to read and write. In the few moments I squirrel away for myself I write poetry. I keep a vegetable garden, and I'm also trying my hand at raising chickens in my backyard.

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    Hey, new profile pic! I like it!
    3585 days ago
    Thanks for the comment! Let's never give up! emoticon
    3601 days ago
    I'm just stopping by to say: Let's make March Rock!
    3613 days ago
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    Hey Zaza. Yes, I need something to get me going in the right direction. Last February I weighed about 5 lbs. less than I do now, and in between I lost and gained back about 50ish lbs. I love food, cooking it, reading about it, thinking about it and of course eating it. emoticon I am pretty good at eating healthy and eating a balanced diet when I put my mind to it, but struggle with portion control. Well, that and mindless, idiotic nighttime grazing. I am a terrible emotional eater! I eat when I am happy, I eat when I am sad, bored, etc. I also live in Minnesota where it is hard not to go into hibernation/bear mode for about 7 months of the year. So I guess I have some food issues. Well, I am just going to get through day 2 right now. Hope you are having a good one.
    3616 days ago
  • v NESSAG6
    I just joined today and your profile made me laugh and smile. You seem to have had some success and I am looking for inspiration right now! emoticon
    3617 days ago
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