October 2007 - OK, so maybe it does show I've lost some weight. WooHOO!
Playing with wigs and makeup
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Fact is I like to sit and eat.
AND, I know it's unhealthy. BUT I'm going to do it again, anyway. I am going to start another attempt/journey on getting healthy.
I don't know if I'll be successful.
I don't know if I'll fall back into my old ways.
I don't know a lot of things.
But, I do know that when you fall you have to stand up, dust yourself off and try again.
So, here goes nothing! ...pass on the positive energy, I can use it!!!!
DO OVER, DO OVER, DO OVER!
Today is a special day. It is the day I start again.
I am returning to SP after a 7 month hiatus of thinking I could this alone. But, truth is until I get to my goal, I cannot do this alone. It takes diligence and support. The secret is that you've got to eat less and exercise more.
So, I here I am to try this again. I know I can do it! Wish me luck.
It's almost a year later and I have gained some weight back. Truthfully, I am not happy when I think about that. But, like the page title says, "I am going to keep trying."
Some good things about the 2 years since I started SP
- I drink more than 8 glasses of water a day. I do it without thinking now. It's not a struggle any more.
- I still fit into 20W clothes (although they are tight). But, I am not back in 24W!
- I eat smaller portions.
- I read labels
That's really my goal. I want to make new habits. And I have reached a modicum of success. Now it's time to learn new ones and re-enforce the old ones. So DO OVER!
2.3.08: Last year I turned 50 and with the help of SP, I lost 50lbs. Losing 50lbs has been the most liberating thing in my life. I have been reveling in the fact I wear a size 20W now. I know it is still a large size, but when compared to wearing a 24W, it is wonderful.
Losing 50lbs helped me to eliminate fear too. I am ice skating again without the fear that I won't be able to get up if I fall. I dance Salsa for many songs in a row without the fear that I will need my inhaler or I will tire easily and the fear that my partner will not be able to reach around me. Eeeeeekkkk...
However, I crashed and burned after 6 months. I found that I didn't learn the lifestyle changes needed to maintain my weight loss. But, it wasn't all that bad. There were some things that I did change and some things that need to be re-enforced. So, I am back and I am willing to apply my mind, body and soul to my lifestyle changes.
It is my goal to be at a healthy weight for my height and age
- 7,000 steps/day
- 1200-1550 cals/day
- Zumba or equivalent 2x/week
Wish me success! I need all the help I can get!
My program consists of eating less and exercising. .
I want to be at a healthy weight and off my BP meds.
I grew up in Minneapolis, MN with 7 siblings. I have 3 adult children that I have a 'shrine' of pix on my walls. AND I have the cutest grandchildren in the world.
Currently, I live in the Dallas TX area. But, dream of the day I'll return to MN. I am an EE, but plan to retire soon and start a new career in computer animation.
That's my life. That's me.
If you are visiting my page, pass on some positive energy to me. Wish me success! I need the encouragement.
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2013!!!
Where are ya, Done Girl!? I hope no matter where you find yourself in life, you are definitely enjoying it this birthday!!
All the very best,
965 days ago
Hi Maria... I'm back on SparkPeople!!!
Remembering how to navigate around this site... whew! Anyhow, I need to lose some serious pounds; made some changes last year which helped with my food sensitivities (wheat - #1 problem).
So here I go....
1189 days ago
Happy Belated Birthday!!! Hope you had a great day!!
1321 days ago
Happy BELATED Birthday, DONE GIRL
Libra is not a "fat" sign as it puts her out of balance. Staying slim and fit is natural for you. When Libra over eats it is because she is out of balance in her emotional life. She needs to talk about her feelings to someone. Yoga and dance can be wonderful ways to get exercise and relieve stress.
Remember, no decision is a decision. Make one and stay with it.
In Libra the Sun is tolerant, affectionate, and well balanced. You are a courteous and agreeable person who is considerate of other people's feelings. You have a personal charisma attracting friends. Functioning well when working in harmony with other people, you are an excellent team player. You like being on the winning team.
You get along well with Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius, Aquarius, and Leo.
Your health issue can be your kidney area and skin problems.
You are a "steel fist in a velvet glove" so know you can accomplish anything you set your mind to do. You are an excellent student and can excel in math.
You become unhappy in ugly surroundings. Don't stay in a bad situation as it can make you ill physically. You are frugal and want to get quality for your money that you work hard for.
You prefer working in a pleasant and very orderly atmosphere, with people who don't put undue pressure on you. You like to see your role as that of peacemaker. Peace and tranquility are so important. The least sign of hostility or discord is very upsetting to you. You refrain from speaking your mind if you fear your thoughts would alienate or start an argument. Always ready to compromise or mediate, you need to be careful not to appear wishy-washy or less than reliable.
In many ways, you are dependent upon the approval of others. Libra is the sign of relationships. You think of yourself as half a partnership rather than an individual. Because of this feeling of dependence, you put your mate's needs and desires ahead of your own. You may become confused as to what you want at any particular time, versus what your partner wants. Your partner's goals and ambitions become your goals and ambitions. You are the true helpmate. Because of this attitude, Libra is very stable and dependent in a relationship, even a bad one.
As attached as you are to your partner, you may not really show it much. In your quest for balance and harmony, you rarely have or express strong emotions of any kind. Yours is a very dispassionate demeanor that is detached. You don't invest much passion or feeling in your relationships, loving with your head instead of your heart.
When cast in a supervisory role you may have some difficulties. This is because you weigh each decision before choosing your direction. You can experience problems if you are called on to make frequent snap decisions for the group. You are an excellent go-between, and not as good at being the leader or boss. Unfortunately, such a balanced view of situations sometimes makes decisive action more difficult. You have a hard time making everyday decisions of little or no consequence. On the big issues, you may vacillate indefinitely.
One of your main personality traits is a love of justice. You are insistent on fair play. In this too, you have a very balanced and unbiased way of looking at everything in your world. Accordingly, you are often called on to be mediator in family disputes or in disagreements at work. Your impartial judgment can always see both sides of a matter. You can be very cool and detached, keeping your feelings well under control in pursuit of fairness.
Your love of balance and harmony allows you to appreciate music and the arts. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet closely associated with artistic endeavors. If you don't have talent yourself, you probably to do have an interest and excellent taste in these matters.
Courteous and refined, good manners are important to you. You exhibit them and you expect them. You are especially repelled by vulgarity and coarseness. Tactful, diplomatic, refined and socially successful, you strive to say and do the right thing. It is always so important for you to make the right impression.
1321 days ago
Happy Belated Birthday, Done Girl!
1326 days ago