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I am a happy person, especially when I take care of myself. Making healthy choices is getting easier, and I will continue to gain strength and well being every day. I love living life with more confidence and energy, and I want that to be the REST of my life.

1/26/15 - After yo-yoing for years, I reached a healthy BMI a little over a month ago, and am still focused on getting to my goal weight. I use each day and each new challenge as a learning experience now. I sometimes ...
I am a happy person, especially when I take care of myself. Making healthy choices is getting easier, and I will continue to gain strength and well being every day. I love living life with more confidence and energy, and I want that to be the REST of my life.

1/26/15 - After yo-yoing for years, I reached a healthy BMI a little over a month ago, and am still focused on getting to my goal weight. I use each day and each new challenge as a learning experience now. I sometimes can't believe my changes, in attitude and size. I will push myself to keep going and be an amazing wife, mother and friend!

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Member Since: 8/13/2010

SparkPoints: 32,727

Fitness Minutes: 17,724

My Goals:
lose weight
be healthy
be a good example of fitness to my kids



*Wear a single digit pant size

*Be excited to go clothes shopping

*Run a 5k with my sisters

*Be able to buy a pair of cute boots and wear them on the outside of my jeans.

*Put on my goal jeans and have them fit

My Program:
I workout usually 6 days a week, but also try to remain active EVERY day getting my 10k of steps in every day. I love weight routines and cardio.

11/8/14 - finished 1 round of Insanity



Personal Information:
I live in Indiana near family and friends.

I'm happy.

I'm a mommy.

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Love to read, love movies (my huge downfall since that is sitting and snacking epitomized) and trying to get on the bandwagon of loving to work out!

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HONEYBEESBLISS
1/30/2015 3:35:41 PM

You know from what I read of the sparkarticle I would think not having any meat till dinner would be considered flexitarian too because it's just dinner so your day is actually 60% vegetarian. My hubby used to always do meat too but lately he's also been trying new things along with me and so if we half the time get the vegetarian meals from blue apron so we have been having more vegetarian dinners and he's been loving them too, we just figure if you don't miss it cool! LOL But if you want it have it! Lately we've been doing more fish dinners so it's kinda like pescetarian!! HAHA But I wouldn't be strict about any of it I just think it's neat that I tend towards it, but I wouldn't mind if I did have meat everyday as long as it was good. I'm just pretty picky about meat so that's why! LOL



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HONEYBEESBLISS
1/30/2015 3:13:19 PM

YUP exactly! It so much smoother with no pressure! And looking back on my own loss with the original date that it had "foreseen" if I would have stuck to that I would have been really bummed out. I still reached my goal but it was longer than it was estimated, which is perfectly okay too! LOL In fact I ended being happier that it took longer after all, in the moment you feel impatient for it to be there, but afterwards you can see that the longer journey of it benefited me even more. I felt better when I let go of it too! Anytime I realize it's something I have to let go of and do it feels so much better! Otherwise it can be like that analogy of trapping the monkey thing where because they don't let go of the thing they cannot free their hand! LOL



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STORMY96
1/30/2015 1:46:48 PM



Id like to invite you to join in my challenge to lose 10 pound in Feb The goal is 10 pounds but really u do what u can. The decision to how much is ultimately up to you. i know some of us might be saying 10 pounds? WOW, that is too much! cant do it! But i am here to tell u i did it for 7 months straight, (lost 75 pounds) b4 i got sick with cancer and had dropped out for a yr and a half. unfortunately due to lack of activity it took me 3 yrs to gain it back but im back to tell you that with your help I can do it again. if u stay within ur calories that are alotted and if u track everything that passes ur lips u can do it too. I was never one that stayed on a diet before, for more than 3 weeks at a time, and then I'd get discouraged and dropped off. i lost 75 pounds just doing calorie counting and tracking to make sure i never went over. i barely exercised ...i am handicapped and i cant do exercises in the conventional way but i flapped my arms while showering, and sitting did leg raises, went up and down my stairs whenever it struck me to do so. i did very minimal stuff. the idea was to keep moving and i did that. so i know with disipline, encouragement and motivation u can too.. so i invite u to come and join me on my 10 pound challenge!
click on link below! or if that doesnt work cut and paste it! please join me on my new journey to begin again!!


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BLONDEDOG
1/30/2015 10:01:24 AM

I figured that last line would get the one or two of you that connected the dots laughing. haha. I can't help but make a joke, even when I'm being completely serious. I love the feeling that comes when you're making the right decisions most of the time because it enables you to look back at the wrong decisions you make and LEARN from them. That's where I feel like I'm at right now. Making enough good decisions that I can discover how to turn the bad ones into good ones. I love having you around. You are a kind, thoughtful, and dedicated friend and I couldn't have done this without you.



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SHAKINGTHETREE
1/29/2015 11:25:40 AM

Jen, thanks for your blog comment.

Yes, I am ALWAYS HUNGRY. I told the doc that. I even said, "I feel like I'm eating next to nothing!" So his solution is to have me eat more proteins and to eat more often throughout the course of the day... which I'm going to try today and see how I do.

I'm ready to eat my desk.

Comment edited on: 1/29/2015 11:25:58 AM

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