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October 2014
I am near the halfway mark in my weight loss journey. Now's the time for me to assess what new changes I can make, in my daily schedule and how to get back to losing weight once more.
With life becoming very busy this past summer I found I was not keeping up with all of my new habits. One of the best things for me was clean eating. So it's time to get back to doing what works. I will begin charting my nutrition and fitness. So I know how many calories I have used, as I ...
October 2014
I am near the halfway mark in my weight loss journey. Now's the time for me to assess what new changes I can make, in my daily schedule and how to get back to losing weight once more.
With life becoming very busy this past summer I found I was not keeping up with all of my new habits. One of the best things for me was clean eating. So it's time to get back to doing what works. I will begin charting my nutrition and fitness. So I know how many calories I have used, as I take my meals, and stay in range. That is what worked as the pounds came off, and so it's back to that, and I am ready for change.

Spring 2014
I took a 5% Challenge this Spring 2014, and am I ever glad I did. I lost 10% who wouldn't be happy with that?
I began Tracking my Nutrition, even before I knew how to use the tracker, same for my Fitness.
I began to WANT to track my calories, to see if I actually could eat 1200 to 1500 Calories, in order to lose a pound or two a week.
Who knew it was possible to be full, and happy with what I ate to stay within that range.
Plus I was seldom hungry. Except for the joy of being hungry and planning my next meal. Not top loading calories, on a full stomach. Who knew I could change old habits. Or stop mindless grazing?
It can happen for you too.
Join me, as I Journey to SlimLand. It is possible, even for you. If I can do this, and I never thought I could... then YOU CAN TOO!
My family are all eating and living healthy, and we completed a 3.5 mile run, (I walked), but we did this together. And it was Awesome. And we did it for an excellent cause. I will overhaul my page and update as I progress.

May 2013 - I haven't reached my weight goal. I have watched my scale and it's gone down and up again. I need to restart, and make my permanent change my goal. Permanent Lifestyle Change. I have no other choice left open to me, but to get the job done.

Sept 12 2011My current GOAL is to find Success in CONSISTENCY Making Good CHOICES 1 at a time(Thanks DARKTHOR) Planning Healthy, Low-Cal Meals Planning & Tracking Calories & Exercise Enjoying the process, and the changes in my lifestyle because its all part of the Journey. If this doesn't bring me closer to Goal Weight, then I'm not following closely enough. I'm Getting COMMITTED NOW because CHANGE HAPPENS NOW
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Member Since: 1/5/2011

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My Goals:
My initial weight loss goal was 50lbs. January 2012, I am setting a more realistic goal, one that's attainable. I want to lose 30 pounds.
Attained May 2014
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Jan 2011 - 186
Mar 2011 - 168
Sep 2011 - 176
Jan 2012 - 180
Mar 2014 - 182
May 2014 - 160
June 2014 - 159
Aug 2014 - 159
Oct 2014 - 166
I will be planning, persistent, patient and determined

My Program:
I have always been a walker. Although lately I began to run. I walk 3.8 miles almost daily. If I feel ready to jog I will for a ti me, then switch back to power walking.


Personal Information:
I'm 34 years married. I have a great family and support system. I have finally learned to put myself first, It only took 52 years!! I am making a complete lifestyle change. That was the year I decided to travel to Spain, and walk for 6 weeks, along the Camino de Santiago. It was life changing. Also, I started cycling, Summer 2010.

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"Life is not a brief candle. It is a splendid torch that must be made to burn as brightly as possible before it is handed on to the next generation." ~ George Bernard Shaw ~

Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."
– Sir Winston Churchill

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in. Forget them as soon as you can." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

“If you want to make good use of your time, you've got to know what's most important and then give it all you got.”.... unknown

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RAYLINSTEPHENS
10/29/2014 2:24:58 PM

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BRENDAM714
10/29/2014 7:52:05 AM

Thank you for your encouragement & the goodie. It's frustrating when you plateau but you are right, at least it's staying off
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RAYLINSTEPHENS
10/29/2014 7:38:26 AM

thanks! at 93, I know how blessed I am to have had Ray for 29 years already but I am greedy and I want more please.

if it's meant to be, something will come about. Ray has always been such a gift to me. I take great strength in the fact he doesn't want to leave me either.

prayers are always welcomed if you have an extra minute in your day. Ray is already blessed to be in such good health at 93 - and he was born with a hole in his heart and not expected to live to 18!!

doctors don't know everything.

love you,
linda

p.s. that's funny about you being related to alex bell and not calling Diane!
my mother was distantly related to Admiral Byrd and Robert E Lee.

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DIANEDOESSMILES
10/28/2014 3:23:52 PM

Awww Izzah is such a gOOD GAL, but she would of ALSO WANTED some KITTY Candy,, LOL her SPECIAL "FEED ME NOW" food. Its a friskee food in a can,,, "Sause and stuff" ,, well she LICKS the sauce and INGORES the meat part ! LITTLE STINKER and to THINK I ALLOW this !! She jst gets SOOO EXITED !!!

Awwwwww ask ur kitty if they'd like to also have canned kitty spoil me rotten food,,, though I THINK I MAY try her on "Sheba" which I was told has an all sauce flavor. Izzah would LOVE THAT !! Spoiled



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