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The Time is NOW!

I joined SP in 2008 and made great progress the first year, but since then have been stalled. I take ownership for the lack of progress and am going to make a change in 2012.

I quit smoking in 2005 and slowly gained weight over the years as a result of using food to replace my old habit. However, since then, my lack of consistent exercise, portion control, and balanced eating has allowed it to continue. This is NO LONGER acceptable - the TIME is NOW!

I'm DONE with ...
I joined SP in 2008 and made great progress the first year, but since then have been stalled. I take ownership for the lack of progress and am going to make a change in 2012.

I quit smoking in 2005 and slowly gained weight over the years as a result of using food to replace my old habit. However, since then, my lack of consistent exercise, portion control, and balanced eating has allowed it to continue. This is NO LONGER acceptable - the TIME is NOW!

I'm DONE with not wearing what I like!
I'm DONE feeling self conscious!
I'm DONE not being in control of my body!
I'm DONE being the fat girl!!!

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
- John Dewey

There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results. - Kenneth Blanchard

Learn to be calm and you will always be happy.
- Paramhansa Yogananda

Peace is to be found only within, and unless one finds it there he will never find it at all. Peace lies not in the external world. It lies within one's own soul. - Ralph W. Trine

When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy and thin.
So What! You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow."
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
if you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the struggler's, when loosing their grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
that the race wasn't over...they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it....But don't you quit!
- Author Unknown
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 current weight: 232.0 

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Member Since: 7/14/2008

SparkPoints: 35,054

Fitness Minutes: 29,318

My Goals:
Update 1/1/2014:
WI = 214

1) Eliminate excuses
2) Log EVERY day
3) Fitness EVERY day (10 minute minimum)
4) Work back into my program

Revised 9/8/2012:
WI = 205

1) Be true to myself
2) Try new things
3) Maintain the progress

Revised 9/4/2011:
WI = 244

1) To love myself
2) Make better choices
3) Be more active
4) Return to a healthy weight

SP Start 7/2008
WI = 262

My Program:
Tracking what I eat to stay within daily goals, drinking my water, and following my SP exercise schedule of 6 days cardio and 3 days strength per week (Wed or Fri off)!

I don't deny myself anything. It is all about moderation (frequency and portion control)!

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Personal Information:
I'm in my 40's, live in St. Paul, MN, married, and have one son & a fur-baby. Need all the support I can find to turn this body back to it's normal state!

Here's to today!

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I enjoy thrifting, dancing, reading, relaxing, and spending time with friends or family... on good days, exercising too!

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The Libra woman was the peacekeeper in the family growing up. She is a "steel fist in a velvet glove." She is ruled by Venus and loves all things beautiful so she makes a wonderful saleswoman in a furniture business or a decorator. She is frugal with money, but wants top value. She'd rather have one pair of top quality shoes than a closet full of cheap ones. She is a very hard worker, but gets blamed for being lazy, but that is because when she rests she wants to be left alone, then she will get back at work at full steam. She gets along best with Gemini, Sagittarius, Leo, Aquarius, and some times Aries or Taurus, but she should avoid Scorpio who is really her opposite as he is secretive and a loner. She needs to be open and honest and loves people. Her health issues are her skin, where she can have psoriasis and her kidneys. She is naturally a slim person, and loves dance, yoga or going out to ride horses.
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 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.

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