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Update: As of January 2015, my new goal is movement...at least 10 minutes each day, and more if possible. I aim to do what I can each day and still maintain relative comfort in my body. I was diagnosed with CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) back in the mid 1990s so I have to listen to my body and not over do things.

I believe a trickle down effect will occur from my healthy stepping. I anticipate that I will eat better, and that I will continue to get rid of stuff I do not need. ...
Update: As of January 2015, my new goal is movement...at least 10 minutes each day, and more if possible. I aim to do what I can each day and still maintain relative comfort in my body. I was diagnosed with CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) back in the mid 1990s so I have to listen to my body and not over do things.

I believe a trickle down effect will occur from my healthy stepping. I anticipate that I will eat better, and that I will continue to get rid of stuff I do not need.

I feel like eating healthier stuff already, and I am tracking my food to ensure I eat right.

Update: As of July 2014, I finally got to 260! New goal 240.

Update: As of April 2013, I have met a few goals. I got rid of "stuff"--a lot of stuff. I am proud of that. I went from 269 to 280, and I am proud that I cut off the weight gain at that point. I am now 267. I am proud that I've gone through two major changes to my way of eating. I went gluten free, and began my happy descent from the 300s. Now, I have to do a VERY low carb diet--probably no more than 20 to 30 carbs per meal. I still have an insulin reserve in my body, meaning I don't need daily insulin shots; I am, however, on long acting insulin at night. I found an EXCELLENT internist that knows more than any family practitioner that I ever had. (Back in the day, the internist was the "brains" of the class.)

I have made lots of good changes, even through severe illness, and kept off around 75 pounds. That is a win-win scenario for me.

Now, I commit to do my physical therapy maintenance each week, walk in the park each week, and carefully count my carbs in my carb and blood glucose tracker. I can do this! And you can too!

Just don't give up.

Little changes add up to big changes. Hang in there, even through the rough times. It will be worth it! :)

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Update: As of July 2013, I finally hit the 260s--269 to be exact, from a starting weight of 345. I cannot wait to get to 260. Then my next goal will be 240. My words for today, "you can take a rest from time to time, but never ever give up!" There is always room for improvement.

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Update: The end of March 2013 has me maintaining my weight loss at 280.2. I've been ill lately and unable to exercise much. I believe once I start exercising again, I will start to lose again. I am maintaining my gluten free lifestyle about 95 percent of the time. I guess one cannot be "perfect" with anything. A little imperfection is what make life beautiful, anyway. Here's to a great year! We WILL meet our goals!
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As 2013 begins, I weigh 283.8 pounds which is essentially what I weighed before the holidays. (In the first week of January 2013 I hit my first goal of 280-yay!) My goal for this year will be to weigh 260 pounds. I will give myself a year to meet that goal, as I am incorporating permanent changes into my life, little by little (baby steps) so that I will be a "whole" person on the other side of obtaining all my planned goals. This "whole" person will enjoy having a life again and enjoy the increased physical activity.

I've made great progress under adverse conditions (knee injury and subsequent knee rehab). My good pal said that I was the only person she knew who lost weight after being injured and having mobility issues; hence, it can be done! Never make excuses. Just deal with what you have & just do what you need to do to the best of your abilities.

I am dedicated to making changes for the better, and I WILL be the best I can be!

My other goals consist of: 1. getting rid of unnecessary "stuff," 2. volunteering for a good cause, 3. starting my own jewelry business, 4. pursuing my art, and 5. learning to work a pottery wheel. I love textures and working with my hands.

I also look forward to playing the violin and the piano again.

Goodbye analytical career and hello artistic career. In other words, a former career left brainer attempts to be a right brainer.

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I want to live well, and not just sustain the status quo.!

I will track my carbs and walk at least three times a week, even if it is just around the block.

Life is to be enjoyed!

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I am counting carbs and walking at least three times per week. I joined on April Fool's Day 2011, and have lost 95 pounds thus far. I plan on increasing my physical activity and learning how to be spontaneous again---to live life to the fullest.

I am also gluten free due to gluten intolerance.

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I want to be creative again.

How does a left brain lifer become a right brainer again? I will walk in nature first. Then perhaps the creative juices will start to flow.

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I am known for my perseverance a.k.a. the ability to hang in there when the going gets tough. I AM making the lifestyle changes necessary to be healthier!
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Thank you for the friend feed, I have done the same for you. Yes I love to read. Historic novels, Christian romances, science fiction, westerns and fantasy. I don't care for dark cult books or vampire or werewolf books. I studied English Literature in college and have a BA in English. But I am a retired nurse and a country girl. What kinds of books do you like to read. I try to stay positive in my daily life. I would love to be able to be more active but health issues hamper that. Drop a note anytime. Hugs Pat



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