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Me and Tree (my Spark buddy) enjoying the day!! August ~2009


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I am 49 years old (I mean young), and I am the mom of two great kids, Tyler (17) and Blake (15).

I have struggled with my weight all my life....have done the yo-yo thing since I was 12...Yikes...I'm 49!! I know I can lose weight, I struggle more with keeping it off.

I have been blessed all my life with excellent health. I have tons of energy and love life!!

Here is a little story about how I'm approaching my weight loss this time compared to how I have ever approached it: Back in 2001 I went back to get my Bachelors degree at 38. My kids were 4 & 6 at the time. I only had 9 units and was staring at 4 years to get the degree. Oh...did I mention I work full time in outside sales. Everybody thought I was crazy. I decided that I could plug away for 4 or more years and have a degree�.or keep the status quo and in 4 years I would just be�well another 4 years older....I did it. To date it is one of my biggest accomplishments! I can now say I have a Bachelor of Science in Business...and I can also say I graduated with honors!

Again, this story represents how I am approaching weight loss this time. If you break things down in smaller increments they are easier to accomplish. I'm not looking at the total number of pounds I have to lose or worrying about how long it will take to lose it.

Update October 2009: It has now been 15 months since I started this journey with SparkPeople. I took my weight loss 10 lbs at a time and 15 months later and with almost 80 lbs gone, I only have 10 to 15 more lbs to lose!!....What I finally figured out about weight loss is it is not a destination. It is a lifetime journey...and how you approach it is what makes the journey fun or miserable. It's all about attitude. I can loath getting up to go exercise or I can be grateful that I am healthy enough to get up and go exercise (one of my best friends doesn't have that luxury)...see where I'm going?

It's working for me and I am having a great time and meeting the most amazing people doing it!!

4-6-2012 - Update - I have been struggling with my weight and running....seems as I get older my body just doesn't want to cooperate like it used to! I have gained about 45 lbs back (in the span of a few months - wish I could lose it that fast) but I finally have gotten some issues under control and it looks like I'm hopefully starting to get it back off. I have never stopped exercising. I still run and work out at the gym between 4 to 6 days a week. As I read back through all of my blogs you will always hear me say it is a journey! journey took a bit of a turn.....I think I'm about 3/4 of the way up a steep hill and can almost see the top....reminds me of when I run a half marathon....if you keep putting one foot in front of the other the finish line is eventually in sight...I'm looking forward to closing this chapter and starting a new one...... Stay tuned.....

Attitude: It is the key!!

SparkPeople has been one of my biggest sources of inspiration during my journey....the other......all of you!!!!


Member Since: 7/3/2008

Fitness Minutes: 53,753

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I'm taking it 10 lbs at at time.

8-22-08 170 Done! 8-5-08
10-10-08 160 Done! 9-23-08
11-14-08 150 Done! 11-11-08 1-02-09 140 Done!
3-11-09 130 132.8 Didn't quite make it..132 does make me within my normal BMI range though!!
4-3-09 130 (revised date) Still not there. I'm still at 132.8.....
5-4-09 130 (revised date again) DONE FINALLY!
8-31-09 120- I will not be at 120 by 8-31. Weight loss is a lot slower when you are smaller...
10-26-09 120 - Still at 124 which is ok for now....I'm in a happy place....
8-11-2011 - 159 - Back at it....goal by 10-8-11 is 143

Ultimate Goal: It would be cool to be featured in People Magazine's half my size issue!!

Exercise 5 to 6 times a week ~ either run, walk, or crawl 5 miles or do 60 minutes on the treadmill, elliptical, stair stepper....Just do it ~ no excuses!!
ST 3x per week

My Program:
I am using the daily log to count calories..and I mean everything I put in my mouth! I have been on every diet imaginable and believe calories in calories out....................1200 to 1300 calories on non workout days and 1200 + 1/2 of all exercise calories on workout days.

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I live in Camas, Washington (just north of the Oregon Border). Moved here from Southern California almost 6 years ago....I am still homesick.....I love the sunshine in California. I have to admit you can't beat the summers in the Pacific Northwest though!!

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Thanks to all of you for stopping by my are my source of inspiration!!

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