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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

Member Since: 7/14/2008

Fitness Minutes: 34,153

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!

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

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  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon DONE GIRL. (Belated)

    The Libra woman is a "steel fist in a velvet glove" who loves everything beautiful, but can put on work clothes and spend the day doing whatever dirty job is needed. Libra was the peacemaker in the family and thus dislikes any type of argument. She is often said to be lazy, but that couldn't be further from the truth as she works very hard to finish a project and then she needs to completely rest. She works best with a partner since she always sees both sides of any situation and she can benefit from another person helping her with a job. She makes a great lawyer, interior designer, hairdresser, furniture salesman, marriage counselor, parent (she's fair), arbitrator, judge, artist, yoga instructor, personnel director, math teacher or architect. She thrives in any profession where she is a team player and working with people.
    Libra's health issues are around her kidneys and her skin.
    Libra can have a weight issues if her scales are off balance, but by nature, Libra isn't a fat sign. To stay in balance she needs to learn to eat to live and find ways to relieve her stress, often through dance, Pilates, biking, or team sports such as volleyball.
    Libra gets along best with Sagittarius, Aries, Gemini, Leo and Aquarius.
    205 days ago
    Happy birthday, Done girl~ emoticon
    216 days ago
  • v PLB0217
    emoticon I hope your day was a groovy one! emoticon
    216 days ago
    emoticon Happy belated birthday, Done Girl!!! emoticon
    217 days ago
    Happy birthday, DONE GIRL!
    Here's to another 365 days around the sun!
    217 days ago
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