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Hi. My name is Sandy.
I have been on this weight loss roller coaster for WAY to long. It is time to stop the insanity and create a better and healthier life for myself. Today I start my new, healthier, and happier life!

I am learning to live life again. I had found recently that I have not really been living or enjoying life at all. I had been merely existing. So I decided that it is time to live again. I even threw a "New Beginnings" party to celebrate life and what is still to come! I have decided that I am still alive and life is worth living and celebrating!
My new theme song is:
"Tell Your Heart to Beat Again" By Danny Gokey

Now I am ready to take control of my weight and my health!
I am ready to live.
I am ready for my heart to beat again.

Member Since: 7/8/2006

Fitness Minutes: 9,421

My Goals:
My goal is to learn to take better care of me and to learn to make myself a priority. I need to make some changes in order to live the happy, healthy life that I am hoping to live.

My Program:
Ready to get started.
Closing the door on the past.
Stepping into my future!

CW: 240
GW: 140

So here's my plan:
I am going to log everything that goes into my mouth.
I am going to keep everything in the low end of my ranges (calorie, fat, cholesterol, etc.) 3 days a week. I am going to allow myself to go to the high end of my ranges 2 days a week. I am going to keep it in the middle the other 2 days.

I am going to blog my progress, feelings, health, anything that will help me keep track of where I start and where I am on my journey.

I am going to exercise and log it daily.

I am going to make a paperclip chain, 1 clip for every pound I lose... When I reach my goal I should have 102 paper clips strung together. For each clip representing a 10 pound loss... it will be a bigger paper clip and will represent a reward that I have earned.

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My name is Sandy. I am beginning a new lifestyle with me as the center of my focus. I have spent most of my life taking care of everyone else. Now it is time to take some time to work on me. I have big plans for me, and if I want to make them happen, I need to take care of me. So, here's to a new beginning!

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I love to read and do crafts. . I just turned a bedroom in my house into a craft room and can't wait to start creating new things. My biggest project is going to be to create a new and improved me!!!

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    Sandy - hope your week is fantastic! Let's get motivated, Team Buddy! How can I help? How about some exercise challenges? Like

    Give me 20 wall push-ups! I just did mine...your turn! emoticon "...With A Little Help From My friends..."

    Go, Phoenix, GO!

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    17 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 3/28/2017 10:30:44 AM
    Hello Sandy! Happy Friday emoticon How is your 10 week challenge going? I am making small changes each day but it is showing on the scale... I am very happy about this! emoticon
    Hope you have a great day!
    11 days ago
    emoticon Happy St. Patrick's Day. Thank you for the little poem. emoticon
    11 days ago
    Thanks for the Happy St. Patrick's Day poem. It put a smile on my face. Here's wishing you a pot of health and happiness
    and a little gold never hurts
    11 days ago
    emoticon Happy St. Patrick's Day emoticon

    St. Patrick was a gentleman
    Who through strategy and stealth
    Drove all the snakes from Ireland.
    Here's toasting to his health.
    But not too many toasting so
    Lest you lose yourself and then
    Forget the good St. Patrick
    And see all those snakes again.
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    12 days ago
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