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Journey to a Healthier Me

***July, 2013***

Here we go again....on the ride to a healthier me. Just read a quote that has so much truth to it that I had to share: "You can't outrun your fork" The picture says that Fitness is 20% exercise and 80% nutrition. I have it backwards in my head so I need to work on getting that changed around.

My goal is to be healthy and enjoy life. If I lose weight along the way, that's a bonus but I know that is the ultimate reward. I'm trying not to ...
***July, 2013***

Here we go again....on the ride to a healthier me. Just read a quote that has so much truth to it that I had to share: "You can't outrun your fork" The picture says that Fitness is 20% exercise and 80% nutrition. I have it backwards in my head so I need to work on getting that changed around.

My goal is to be healthy and enjoy life. If I lose weight along the way, that's a bonus but I know that is the ultimate reward. I'm trying not to concentrate on the numbers and more on my overall well-being. I want to feel good and be comfortable in my own skin.

Time to start over for the umpteenth time...but hey, at least I'm not giving up!

***October, 2012***

Life has really dealt me some difficult challenges. Through it all, I am trying to concentrate in the Faith I was raised to possess in God Almighty.
My daughter's fiance' was killed in a freak accident three months ago. You just never know how long you have on this Earth. I'm trying my best to keep a positive attitude and convince her that life must go on even though her world has been crushed by losing the love of her life.
I am also trying to eat healthier and make good choices for my body. It's a lot of work but nothing that I cannot handle.

***June, 2012***

I feel I have accomplished quite a bit since the beginning of this year. I used to stress out when I didn't make it to the gym or exercise as I had planned. Now I realize that diet is much more important for weight loss and healthy lifestyle. Don't get me wrong - exercise is important also, but for me, I need to concentrate more on my diet. I have to get out of the frame of mind that I can eat more when I exercise. That may work for those who have achieved goal but not for me at this time.

My daughter is getting married on September 21st, 2013 and I want to be at or close to goal by then. I want to feel great about having my picture taken instead of crying. I need to find comfort in my own skin so that my happiness will reflect to others.

I was in a car accident on Memorial Day weekend. This made me realize that we never know when things can change at the drop of a pin. I was very fortunate to have little injuries although my Jeep was totalled. This accident has opened my eyes to help me realize that I need to work on me. I thank GOD everyday for my blessings and sending angels to watch over me. Obviously, it wasn't my time to go so I need to make the best of my time while here on Earth.

***January, 2012***

First and forwmost, I thank GOD for all of my blessings. Last year was a very eventful. I lost my mother as well as a few friends, all passing away too young. I am determined to work on my goals and write a success story about me this year. My yo-yo weight has been a part of me way too long.

My next step is to eat smaller portions. This will include the ever-so complicated act of eating only when I'm hungry, not when the clock says it's meal time. One of the biggest challenges for me is to get in the habit of quitting when I'm full - not when my plate is clean.

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Member Since: 7/27/2009

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My Goals:
I really need to put more focus on myself and getting into shape. I have to feel better about myself and be able to look at myself in pictures without wanting to cry.

Goal 1 - lose 10 lbs
Take it one baby step at a time adding a goal after each is met

Ultimate Goal: feel comfortable in my own skin.

My Program:
Incorporate exercise in everyday activities as much as possible
Eat 6 or more servings of fruits and vegetables every day
Limit sweets - and eat clean
Drink at least 10 glasses of water each day
Get at least 7 hours of sleep each night

Personal Information:
My name is April and I have been married 28 years. We have two beautiful daughters daughters, ages 20 & 21. We also have 6 dogs, two turtles and a lizard. One of the dogs belongs to my youngest but she is in college so he will stay with us for now. The reptiles and another dog belong to my oldest but she is trying to put her life together so they live with us for now.

Other Information:
I love exercise and feel great when I've accomplished a challenge.
My biggest challenge is eating. I'm not a binge eater but I have a hard time staying on track. It's too easy for me to eat out with friends or family and fall back into the same routine that got me into this shape. I'm trying very hard to limit portions and make healthy choices.

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3/29/2014 10:50:21 AM

Stopping by on this beautiful Saturday to send you love and happiness for your weekend. I think of you and your dear girls often and always send them white light and protection! emoticon

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3/27/2014 2:07:09 PM

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3/3/2014 10:15:11 PM

Hey sweet darling friend of mine! Thanks soooo much for the blog stop by! It's always something isn't it? I worry that our food supply is so tainted...it really makes me admire my sparky friends that put up their own gardens...wish we had the space to do so. I might think about container gardening if my life ever slows down a little bit. Until then...hopefully the farmer's markets food is good...who knows..they could well be shipping it in and selling it as organic too...isn't it the PITS that you even have to think such a thing?

Hope you are doing well on your meal plan. The FMD has been VERY good for me...other than all the BLASTED cooking that is! emoticon



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