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Awww Izzy you are TOO CUTE !!! She's my 6 yr old tiger kitty.


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The above pic is where I live.

Ahhhh OH THERE"s HOPE (LOL we do this EVERY YEAR !!) that it will SOON turn to Spring here? I live in southern Maine right on the harbor (pronounced Haaa Baaaa).

It's the 3rd week of March and a few cold flowers are TRYING to peak out. In another 2 or 3 weeks there will be more. About the middle of April we MIGHT see some trees trying to bud. By the end of April they SHOULD be !

Update to the flowers: It's the 23rd of April and STILL hardly flowers. it's COLD, RAW, RAINY this week.

Member Since: 7/7/2011

Fitness Minutes: 101,201

My Goals:
We will be starting the Spring 5% Challenge starting on April 8th.


**** Stay in calorie range of 1300 to 1450
**** Exercise of 60 to 90 mins daily and at times 120.
**** 30 to 60 mins a day of walking. Broken up to 2 or 3 times UNLESS I hurt my foot AGAIN.
**** 30 to 60 mins a day of yoga. I am at that "in between spot" of where the beginners is now very easy
for me so am progressing to harder moves.
**** During the Spring 5% Challenge it's my goal to lose during the 8 weeks, 8 to 9.5 lbs. IF I hit the 9 to 9.3
I WILL make my 5% Challenge ! WOOHOOO !!

My Program:
Is listed above except:
*As we lose weight it can be EASIER To REGAIN IT !! So I need to prevent this by:
**** Continue to work through current stressors (others who will NOT take of themselves in real life.
**** By recognizing and even more so "Coming to terms with it's NOT my choice, Its NOT up to me
to control ANYONE Except myself and to be as kind to myself as I am others (not usually an issue
**** Continue to work on more alternate things to do to help instead of emotional eating.
**** Walk and while walking either pray for help !!Or while walking read something on the importance of
NOT being angry (at times though anger IS justified.
**** Journal,,,,, this is such a HUGE HELP !!
**** DO NOT call/talk etc to anyone with a NEGATIVE attitude INCLUDING my NOT doing this to
**** Add in the following:
**** Draw/paint what the emotion is in which it'd be an OLD coping "skill" (no it's NOT A SKILL though

Personal Information:
Life is to be enjoyed, ,shared (doesn't mean one HAS to have a mate,,, at this point I don't and it's strill FUN and at Peace) with those around you. At one point I didn't have a ton of friends or in any contact with family. That can make one feel so unloved, unwanted. I FELT that way !!

I went for help,,,, I BADLY NEEDED it. Now years later,,,, ,when I look back at it, I was ALWAYS angry, negative, judgemental. I had not been, but 3 situations happened within a year and a half. Sent me into QUITE the SPIRAL DOWN !! Indeed I am so grateful for the friends /family who stick around during that dark period.
If one is going through this,, it's ALWAYS a personal choice, but for myself getting the help was the BEST thing I could for myself at that time.

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I am clearly OWNED by Izzy. She may here with her pic right to the left but I am going to switch around pics as I fix up my page. Izzy is 6 yrs old. Such a little LOVE BUG !! At night there are times she graces me with her presense at night,,, I fall asleep right off.

I am so happy that my GD is so special to me as she is. Family/friends help us along.

At this point I have now LOST 101 lbs !!! I am not sure what my goal will be. At this moment I am 187 and my curves are coming back, my face is coming back. I am able to walk after years of barely ,, if able ,, to.

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  • v ISABELLE84
    Thank you for the UNLIMITED gift card! Damn, I'm gonna do a lot of walks with it (as it's unlimited and walking is like a gift, to me!)
    Have a great day!
    3 days ago
    So far I am still ok.

    I have accepted that some things just have to fall to the wayside - so the yard-work isn't completed and the house isn't "house beautiful" - we are happy and healthy and that just has to be enough.

    Unlike many, I am getting my sleep. The Lithium Orotate seems to be helping - but you do need more than 5 mg daily, no matter what the bottle states. According to an article I read, you need about 20 mg daily - or 4 pills. I believe the Doctor (in the article) recommended 2-4 pills daily with the minimum being 10 mg. I intend to speak with my doctor about it.

    Ray finally realizes he does need PT - so that will help tremendously! He sees the doctor on Thursday and I will arrange for a checkup for myself. It's been a long time as I had no insurance whatsoever.

    I figured you'd see the "hoover" thing - I couldn't resist, lol.

    love you, just keep being you,
    4 days ago
    Just stopping by to say a quick hello. Hope you are having a great day. Debbie emoticon
    4 days ago
    I'm going to have to try that glove trick on my car upholstery! emoticon The problem I run into is that emoticon my animals weave EACH hair into the fabric then tie off the ends with a knot. emoticon emoticon

    How's your challenge going? I got all motivated week one and over did it. I will push for the next 30 days until the wedding. (Providing you give me a swift kick in the butt along the way)

    My scale said 184 today!!! emoticon Obviously I need to buy a new scale since I can't replace the batteries.

    5 days ago
    This sucks I can't take part in this week's LTGL as the Dr. told me to stop my calcium supplements and to avoid dairy because my blood calcium is too high!
    7 days ago
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