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Feb 13, 2013, 51 lbs down!





Old pants (from last summer!) New me... 50 lbs down and halfway there! March 3, 2013





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Once more... with FEELING.

I am a wife to a wonderful funny supportive and loving husband who works hard so I don't have to, even though I am finally free from the chronic pain issues I've been managing (or not!) for over a decade. God is SO GOOD.

I am a mom to three kids all in college, though only two still live at home. All four of us in this house are all on the same eating plan, and it is working very well for all of us! Details over there on the right, if you want to know about the plan.
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I am a wife to a wonderful funny supportive and loving husband who works hard so I don't have to, even though I am finally free from the chronic pain issues I've been managing (or not!) for over a decade. God is SO GOOD.

I am a mom to three kids all in college, though only two still live at home. All four of us in this house are all on the same eating plan, and it is working very well for all of us! Details over there on the right, if you want to know about the plan.

We have seven indoor cats (yep, SEVEN!) and two silly small/medium dogs who are prettier than they are smart. :P

I LOVE most crafts, but I don't do them as much as I used to. I'm in an emotional place where I don't feel the need to escape into a project all the time. My life is pretty awesome most days! So I only sew, crochet, knit, scrapbook, write, cater, make miniatures, decorate wedding cakes, take pictures when I WANT TO. I've given up on trying to make any kind of money on any of those things, because the process of doing it on someone else's schedule and budget takes all the pleasure out of it for me.

I'm really falling back in love with dancing. I used to be HEAVILY invested in a career in Musical Theater. I had Broadway in my sights until poor choices at 19 turned into a beautiful baby girl and the best decision I ever made. Now that I'm feeling better, my husband and I are taking Ballroom and Latin lessons at Arthur Murray and we are LOVING IT. It's HARD, (it's not cheap!) it's not always FUN, but it is a thing of beauty when it all comes together and we get it right. (This got suspended around Christmas, but I want to get back into it soon so I'm leaving this here!)

I'm a Christian, but that's more about relationship with Jesus and other people than it is about what building I go to on Sunday (though I generally do) and what rules to follow. I'm all about GRACE. I've discovered that I'm pretty good at loving people wherever they're at, and I'm learning to turn that gift on myself.
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Member Since: 10/8/2010

My Goals:
Mini Goal: ONE-derland by Labor Day. That's 12lbs in 8 weeks, which is only 1.5 lbs/week. Original Mini Goal for this by June 1 was interrupted by Dad's death and 2 months on the road. RESETTING.
REWARD: A photo session with some old clothes and some new ones to really see the difference and keep my motivation for the rest of the journey!

WELL UNDER WAY WITH PROGRESS ALREADY! Get my cholesterol under control without Rx meds.

STILL ON MEDS, BUT I'M OK WITH THAT: Manage the Hashimoto's Thyroiditis.

Lose 128 lbs.

Develop exercise regimen.

Surrender financial control (and anxiety!) to my hubby, and recognizing him for his effort when he's doing such a great job.

Help my whole family become healthier and lose weight.

My Program:
Keep carb intake under 30 grams/day NOT COUNTING carbs from "free veggies".

Consume a minimum of 60 grams of protein a day.

Plan ALL meals AHEAD! (even mine!)

Keep healthy snacks on hand.

Eat an appropriate protein-based breakfast, or at least drink a shake.

Drink LOTS of water.

Personal Information:
Originally from Canuckistan, in Winterpeg Manisnowba. Spent 3 years in the Arctic (now THAT's some SNOW!), 10 years on Vancouver Island, 5 years in Calgary, and have been in WA state since 2004.

I'm a Christian and a storyteller and an administrative guru.

I LOVE to cook!!! LOVE it. "Food Porn" is a regular phrase in my house.

Other Information:
I am looking for community to enjoy here. I am looking for friends who will cry with me, give me a hug, cheer me on, and kick my butt. I'm willing to put in the time on my end to do the same for you.

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CHERIONE
9/10/2013 11:12:33 AM

So how's it going?



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6/2/2013 10:01:00 PM

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A new month brings with it renewed commitment to our goals. Get out there and make some progress. You can do great things!

Here's to a great June!
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5/7/2013 10:17:21 PM

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May Day and Cinco de Mayo--a great start to a month of lovely sunny weather and longer days. Enjoy it!



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FLETCH0804
4/29/2013 3:24:48 AM

I know I have not been around much (even tho I should be) but hope all is well!!



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CHERIONE
4/13/2013 8:21:43 PM

"Beautiful Woman Award"

You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award. "Once you have been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3 you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it is good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out,"

Again, Congratulations Beautiful!
Thanks for spreading a little beauty, love, friendship and support into my life!



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