Me in front of the Golden Gate Bridge 10/14/10
looking out the window together :)
My whole life I have battled and obsessed over my weight, to the point of letting is consume me. I'm trying to learn to live a lifestyle that will stop the emotional eating and the yo-yo dieting. I've had success but also failure and need to find a balance. At this point in my life I wish I didn't have to constantly focus on every calorie I consume but it's obvious that I don't have a choice if I'm going to try to keep the weight off. At least I find that I now take control of the situation if the weight starts to creep back on but I wish I didn't have to fight so hard.
I battle severe depression and that certainly doesn't help when I'm an emotional eater! I've lost most of my family to cancer, went through a divorce, and am very lonely and unsettled in my life.
I'm trying to find the courage and strength to get through one day at a time, find happiness, and take control of my health.
We'll see how it goes....
To get into the jeans I wore about five years ago.
I use the nutrition tracker everyday.
Try to ride my recumbent bike at least three times a week and try floor work at least two. When the weather gets nice I want to walk as well.
My name is Laurie and about eleven years ago I lost 80 pounds. I kept it off for a good five or six years until my mom was diagnosed with cancer and I got divorced. The weight slowly started to creep back on. I've since lost my mom, gram & gramp to their battles with cancer and was starting to put on more. Now that they're gone I decided it was time to focus on me again and get the extra weight back off. I only had about 30 to lose this time, not 80, but it's still been a struggle. I'm going to get it off once and for all!!!
"I'm not going to dwell on the past of what would've, could've, or should've been, I am now going to look forward to the future, new obstacles, and new beginnings!"
| Pounds lost: 25.5
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925 days ago
Just wanted to stop by and say hi! Hope everything is going okay! Have a blessed week!
1315 days ago
"Direct yourself, consistently and persistently, toward the places, situations, experiences, people and results that you wish to have in your life.
You have more than enough energy, opportunities and ability, when focused in a specific direction, to achieve whatever you choose.
So choose to choose. Decide how your life will be, this hour, this day, this year, this century, and live the true richness of making it happen."
-- Ralph Marston
Just stopping by from Rootin' for Ruby to wish you a healthy October!
1336 days ago
D - Decide on an action plan.
E - Every thing is possible if you believe and work at it.
C - Consider your choices carefully.
I - Invite others to join you on you quest to become healthy.
S - Savor the feeling of each victory, big or small.
I - Invaluable lessons sometimes hurt, but are necessary for growth.
O - Optimism over pessimism,
N - Never quit trying or you will fail.
S - Say to yourself every day, "I AM WORTH IT!" because you are.
Hello, Ruby-Lite! I noticed you haven't been by the Ruby team in a while. I hope you are doing well! Keep reaching for your goals, and don't ever give up.
1405 days ago
On the bathing-tub of King T'ang the following words were engraved: "If you would one day renovate yourself, do so from day to day. Yea, let there be daily renovation."
Hello Ruby-Lite! Just dropping by from Rootin' for Ruby to wish you a great evening! Hope you are doing well and staying on track. Remember to just do your best and take it one day at a time!
1472 days ago