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Pacific Rim National Park, June 2016

How to celebrate 40! With a tiara and a tutu. Yeah baby!

My 40th Birthday in June with my fabulous niece Emi (4.5 months old)


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I struggle. I struggle all the time. I am a compulsive overeater and binger and will readily admit that I 'eat my feelings'. And while I may be dormant socially on SP sometimes, I keep coming back because even a distant connection keeps my head above water in this ongoing struggle!!

I'm searching for balance and acceptance in myself more than I'm searching for big weight loss. I haven't quite figured out how to balance and maintain weightloss. I lose, sometimes a little, sometimes a lot, then I gain it back. And boy can I gain weight easily! I swear I can gain 5 lbs just by LOOKING at the food.

I want to be strong, healthy, and happy. I want to get out of my comfort zone, (which usually involves food!) and actually live life, not just watch it go by.

I love the support that SP gives me - the more friends the better!

These are my goals:

Think Positively
Exercise Daily
Eat Healthy
Work Hard
Stay Strong
Worry Less
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Be Happy

Member Since: 1/24/2008

My Goals:
While I don't want to be defined by a number, I do want to have things to strive towards:

I will NOT get on a scale more than once per week.

Start weight

- 320
- 310
- 299
- 289
- 279
- 266
- 259
- 249 (lowest adult weight and general 'finish' line goal)

Other goals:
- to be in a healthy weight range for my height (5'9")
- to be a positive person
- to not feel like the largest person in the room all the time
- to shop in regular stores
- to be able to do things like kayaking or fly on airplanes without concern of not fitting
- to be someone that says 'well, I just got back from my run, but SURE I'll go for a walk with you.'

My Program:
Lots of veggies and fruit, lean meats and whole-food snacks (nuts and seeds etc.)
No grains, corn, potatoes, dairy or sugar.
Generally higher protein and fat, lower carb.

Making good choices. Eating to satisfy, no to stuff.

Incorporating exercise.

Cardio - elliptical, swimming, walking, hiking, occasional video

Strength training using plan designed by a trainer utilizing free weights, bosu, exercise ball.

Kundalini yoga

Personal Information:
I'm single, work full-time and live alone in Victoria BC Canada (I recently lost my 18 year old cat but hoping to find another furbaby to love soon.)

I'm 40 yrs old and I'm a little over 5'9" tall (I tell you this just cause when I see pictures of people at certain weights everyone is so different and I always wonder - how tall are they!!?? So now you know how tall I am. :)

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    Two random things came to mind ...

    1) I've always wondered about people's heights, too ... I'm 5' 8"

    2) Found it interesting you mentioned grocery items for Christmas; well nothing wrong with that, because I asked for coconut water & my sis asked for honey mustard ... so I'd say, you're right on track.

    582 days ago
    To motivate others,
    1st look in the mirror ...

    Hello Self,
    from this moment to the next --

    593 days ago
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    emoticon Good luck on the Jingle Bells WEC! Making our way through Week 11!


    Stop by the chat room and visit with us! The QOTD have to do with the WEC. You get WEC points for sharing AND thread post count!

    596 days ago
    Rowin' Rowin' Rowin'
    Get them oars a rowin'
    Vi - kings!!

    GRR! RAWR!

    599 days ago
  • v SIXFOOT1
    Thanks for the tip on the bacon. We have stores here that carry Western Family, so I am on a mission today to find it. Seems like a valid way to spend my Saturday. :)

    Met up with a friend last night who hadn't seen me since I started the plan. She said she thought my skin looked healthier/glowing etc. But I think it may have just been the lighting because my engagement ring was also super sparkly haha.

    Hope the rest of the month goes fast for you. You're through the worst of it! I was able to introduce a whole egg back in today. If no reaction, I'll be able to eat them freely come Monday. It's the little things that matter haha.
    665 days ago
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