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Keeping promises I make to myself!!!

I am tired of breaking promises that I make to myself. Over 5 years ago I lost 50 pounds. I went from 212.5 (219 was my highest)- to my lowest of 156.5 (but averaged 162). I believe I am somewhere around 185 right now. Ouch, just realizing that I have gained back 25-30 pounds. I knew that, I guess I just didn't want to admit it. I could sit here and berate myself for falling back into old habits or I could give myself a round of applause for the things I have kept doing well. I have a ...
I am tired of breaking promises that I make to myself. Over 5 years ago I lost 50 pounds. I went from 212.5 (219 was my highest)- to my lowest of 156.5 (but averaged 162). I believe I am somewhere around 185 right now. Ouch, just realizing that I have gained back 25-30 pounds. I knew that, I guess I just didn't want to admit it. I could sit here and berate myself for falling back into old habits or I could give myself a round of applause for the things I have kept doing well. I have a tendency to berate. But that is part of my new goals - to appreciate me - AS IS!!! So, what is it I want to appreciate about myself?

* I have a positive outlook about the changes I will be making.
* I have continued to be active - running (my running) events - 5k, 4 milers, 5 milers and doing more miles on my own. I have even registered for 6 events for 2015 - my first being on New Years Day. And on July 25 at 15k obstacle course. I am slower, but I still do it.
* I still drink water and avoid soda.
* I keep restarting - which means I never give up.

I am in this for the long haul and this time I am making promises that I will keep. If I keep them to others, than why not me.
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Member Since: 3/15/2008

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My Goals:
Weight goals!!!
Starting weight -January 11, 2014 -
Highest weight ever 219


Fitness Achievements
** Several 5k's
** 4 Triathlons
** metric century bike ride
** 4 milers, 5 milers, obstacle courses.
** What will this year bring for me???

My Program:
** Whole food and less food.
** Water 10-12 cups daily
** 10 servings of fruits and veggies daily
** Stop eating 2 hours before bed time (roughly 9p).
** Exercise (this is so second nature for me - I love different activities and the gym, but ST 2x/week I promise to include ST in my exercise regime!!)
** Journal food daily
** Journal emotional connection to food
**eat slowly
** one serving - wait 15 minutes, if still hungry then go for a little more.
**core work - I need to strengthen the core for my back if for nothing else.

Everything I wrote on here I updated January 2014 - January 2015 still hold true.

Personal Information:
I am 48 yo wife and mother. My husband John and I have been married for 27 years. He is my rock and my biggest fan. We have 2 boys (nearly 27 and 23). I am focusing on improving ME so that I can be a better wife, mother, sister and friend.

Other Information:
I am a Sign Language Inerpreter and love my job and the people I work with. I love to read non-fiction books on hauntings, among other genres. I love being active with my husband - I wish we did more of it. I love dragonflies! Did you know that dragonflies will let you pet them? It's an amazing experience. It's a feeling of connecting with nature.


"Dragonfly"
(Odanta's)

If anything is of no coincidence, but of destiny I read in your life, the selection of your choice of the Dragonfly. It is of this creature that one should know brings the light of transformation. Dragonfly is the essence of the winds of change, the messages of wisdom and enlightenment, and the communication from the elemental world, to seek out the parts of your habits which need changing; to guide you through the mists of illusion to the pathway of transformation into your life.



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JOHNSONZ
2/12/2015 4:31:53 PM

Hope you are having a Great Pre-Friday!
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JOHNSONZ
2/9/2015 3:05:43 PM

Hello Amy Jean - You know I am here also...

and I see you are Food Tracking.
WTG

I seem to need more protein. Mark took the Smoothie Powders.
I dont eat eggs so I need to stop at store.

Love all your Exercise.
Congrats on the Loss!!
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LORIVIOLA
2/1/2015 1:17:56 PM

Hi AmyJean! Yup, it's me! i know i totally look different too, and it is throwing people off! I am glad we are on here together! Maybe you can help kick my butt into (more) action!
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JOHNSONZ
1/4/2015 11:01:46 PM

hey you - I showed up again! Hope you are good today. Poured here- blah. Did you read about Andrea today??



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JOHNSONZ
5/9/2014 9:44:22 AM

WHATS UP, AJ???
what is ahead for you...???



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