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8/30/14: Again, I managed to fall off the wagon, but I'm back!! And I've completely changed my perspective on everything! I've decided to break free from tracking. Why? Because now I'm focusing on how my body feels, and what it wants. I'm no longer forcing myself to exercise because I'm listening to my body. I'm using a lot of visualization and affirmations, along with what some might call mindful eating. I'm listening to my body, and trusting it, because I truly believe my body will tell me ...
8/30/14: Again, I managed to fall off the wagon, but I'm back!! And I've completely changed my perspective on everything! I've decided to break free from tracking. Why? Because now I'm focusing on how my body feels, and what it wants. I'm no longer forcing myself to exercise because I'm listening to my body. I'm using a lot of visualization and affirmations, along with what some might call mindful eating. I'm listening to my body, and trusting it, because I truly believe my body will tell me exactly how to get to where I, and it, wants me to be. I feel like I've finally found the secret to everlasting success. I know this to be true. I'm already seeing it working in simply amazing ways. What I once believed to be impossible, I now know is indeed possible. And to think it all began with finally LOVING MYSELF!

3/5/14: NEW FITNESS GOAL: RUN A 5K BY MY 30TH BIRTHDAY, JUNE 26, 2015. (Holding myself accountable here!)

I feel the skinny within me, just aching to get out and see the world. I long for the days where I can do a really intense cardio workout, and not have to stop to catch my breath once. I know I have the power, I feel it bubbling at the bottom of my throat. I am the ONLY one who can get myself up off the couch and moving. I am the only one who can change the road I've been on.


I've always heard that anything worth doing is hard. That's the story of my journey so far. I've had numerous set backs since joining SP in July of 2006. I did great in the beginning, losing 60 lbs in the first year. In that first year I had my share of falls, but I managed to keep getting back on the wagon.

After I hit the 60 pound mark, I kind of stalled out. Then a few months later I found out I was expecting. There went all my hard learned healthy habits, as I fell into the mindset that I could eat whatever I want because I'm eating for two. I gained almost all of my weight back. I try not to let it bother me too much since I've gotten the best thing out of that experience that you could ever get- a beautiful daughter! But I must admit that it does bug me sometime that I let myself use that excuse.

I did go on to have daughter number two in October 2010. And then I had our son in November of 2012. There were a few times where I have tried to restart the SP program in between and after having each one of the kids, but somehow my mind wasn't in quite the right place for it to be effective. If there is one thing I have learned since joining SP eight (EIGHT?!) years ago is that it is much more of a mental journey than you can ever imagine. You have to commit completely, 100% mentally before you can even start to commit physically. Weight loss is a huge mind game. So you really have to get to a great mental place in order to be successful.
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Member Since: 7/16/2006

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My Goals:
I have a dress that I've kept hanging in the back of my closet, just waiting for the day that it will see light again, and a new me! It's quite a few sizes smaller than I am now, but that's why I'm here, afterall. Right now I'm in a spot where I don't wanna be, and my long term goal is to lose more than half of my body weight. I know I can do this!!!

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I've thrown out the book on conventional dieting. Now, I'm listening to and trusting my body to lead me on the path to my ideal body weight and size. I use affirmations daily, along with visualization. I eat what I want, when I want, letting my body tell me when to stop. I savor every single bite. I am, and always will be a foodie. :) I exercise when my body tells me it wants to. That tends to be almost daily, as I wake up most mornings with the urge to run. And I now ENJOY running! I don't track anything, food, exercise minutes... nothing! My body is leading the way, and I'm finally trusting it. Above all else, I love myself!

Personal Information:
Nicole, Age 29

SW: 385

GW: 150

CW: 206.4

First 50# goal achieved 10/18/14!!

100# goal achieved 1/24/15!!

150# goal achieved 5/1/15!!

175# goal achieved 8/22/15!!

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I am a mother of three kiddos! I am a stay at home mom who loves painting, drawing, crocheting knitting, quilting, cake decorating, and crafting of any kind!

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SJ4TH90
1/6/2015 10:27:15 PM

Hi, I enjoyed viewing your page and have added you as a friend! Been meaning to create a visualization board and I think your page has given me the inspiration to do it. Thank you! emoticon



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PERSISTENTTIM
1/5/2015 11:22:48 AM

Thank you for the support and encouragement! Have a great week!



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1/3/2015 9:30:16 AM

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Sending an invitation to post on the Manifesting team page and share your goals, dreams, and daily musings. Let's start 2015 with making our dreams come true!
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PERSISTENTTIM
12/27/2014 10:34:09 AM

Thank you for the comment and support! Have a great weekend!



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RRUDEPARANORMAL
11/10/2014 12:46:32 PM

Hey Nicole! Thanks so much for accepting the invitation to Fit to Write. If you looked around, you can see it's just getting started. My plan for now is to find a person or three to invite every day and to add a little something to the forums more days than not.

I hope NaNo continues to go well for you. Concentrate on that, of course, but feel free to mess around at Fit to Write if you need a break.

I enjoyed reading your intro. (Congrats on the weight loss!) It sounds like your nutrition is handled pretty well. Maybe you could use the weekly writerly walk goal (in Goals) or the movement break every 30 minutes challenge (in Challenges) to add a bit more fitness to your days. (I'll be using that today.)

Keep writing,
Renae
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