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What's in the past is the past. I will only look forward, with a bit more wisdom and a lot more determination. There's stuff I want to do and places I want to go and I don't want my weight impeding anything I want to do or my enjoyment of it.

I am now 50 years old, and I'm ok with that, but unfortunately, I did not get fit by 50 like I always intended to do. :/ Intentions are great, but it's the consistent DOING of the right things that count, that, and not pushing away feelings of ...
What's in the past is the past. I will only look forward, with a bit more wisdom and a lot more determination. There's stuff I want to do and places I want to go and I don't want my weight impeding anything I want to do or my enjoyment of it.

I am now 50 years old, and I'm ok with that, but unfortunately, I did not get fit by 50 like I always intended to do. :/ Intentions are great, but it's the consistent DOING of the right things that count, that, and not pushing away feelings of stress and anxiety with food, nor letting Little Debbie be my therapist.

I have been heavy all my life. Not always obese like now. I was actually at a healthy weight once (age 21, 143 lbs), but still thought I was fat. Boy, do I know better now. I ride the weight loss roller coaster and it's making me very weary.

I have been on SP since 2007 and in all those years I have lost and gained 30 to 50+ lbs several times. Time to stop that cycle. I'm going to lose this weight forever.
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Member Since: 3/21/2007

SparkPoints: 111,783

Fitness Minutes: 19,059

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to be healthy and happy and feel great being me, no matter what the scale says.

But, what would I like the scale to say? Well, according to the BMI chart, I should weigh from 118 to 158. That's quite a spread. Smack in the middle of that would be nice, 138, but for me, 158 would be much more realistic. So my goal is 158, or thereabouts.

My Program:
Lots of veggies & fruit.
Moderate amount of lean meats & poultry.
A little bit of dairy.
A little bit of whole grains.
A little bit of dark chocolate.
Keeping calories around 1200 or so.

Lots of water.

Personal Information:
I'm married to a wonderful man and we have 2 adult children and 2 teenagers. We live in Arkansas. I'm 5'7" tall.

Other Information:
I love...
-my Lord and my family
-beaches & the ocean,
-horror, fantasy, & sci-fi genre of movies, tv shows, & books
-painting, drawing, art, crafting, art journaling, writing, being creative
-reading, especially Stephen King
-listening to rock music especially Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, & Jimmy Buffett
-sunshine & rain, especially thunderstorms
-dancing, especially hula dancing
-vampires, werewolves, zombies, dragons, faeries, & fantasy creatures
-cats
-Native American & tribal designs
-tattoos (but I don't have any YET)
-Halloween & Christmas
-dark chocolate, sushi, spicy Mexican food, avocados, coconut, mangoes (frozen mango chunks are my favorite snack!)
-hot coffee & iced water
-the colors of fall & the beautiful colors of the ocean
-the idea of living on a sailboat someday

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CORKYTHEMOM1
4/19/2015 1:23:27 PM

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Renee', each day is a chance to learn more about your inner self. Choose to see the best in yourself. Recognize your own abilities and redirect ways on how to become an improved version of yourself. Feel a love for yourself that is expressed by self-respect, self-esteem and self-confidence. I’m right by your side, cheering you on! Believe in yourself as much as I do in you! Know how SPARKTACULAR you are! You are making RESULTS happen! Stand proud with SPARK pride! You are a WINNER in all that you do! Have a wonderful week.


~ Monika ~ emoticon



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CORKYTHEMOM1
4/17/2015 9:17:29 AM

The winners in life think constantly in terms of I CAN, I WILL and I AM. The most important three words you can say to yourself: 'YES, I CAN'!" ~ Denis Waitley

Renee', it's because of your daily determination, commitment and follow-through that you are a success in all that you do! Keep being the WINNER that you are! Have a wonderful weekend! REPEAT DAILY:


emoticon emoticon emoticon I CAN Do Anything My Heart Desires!
emoticon emoticon emoticon I WILL Achieve Each and Every Goal!
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BLONDIEGETSFIT
4/13/2015 11:31:42 PM

Hi how are you? i saw your post in the anxiety group and I can relate to how you feel. Are you in Hawaii? my sister moved over there to Maui not too long ago. I wish u all the best and would love to drop u a line from time to time. take care



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4/7/2015 9:08:18 AM

emoticon Renee'! Self-esteem is an evaluation of your own worth. Each day is a chance to learn more about your inner self. Be confident in yourself! Recognize your abilities! Be encouraged by the wonderful progress that you are making. Always, connect your inner purpose with outer effort. Let your positive attitude build the promising results you deserve. You are a WINNER in all that you do! Have a beautiful and blessed day.


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JUMPINJULIE
4/7/2015 2:25:40 AM

Just wanted to say hi and I hope you had a great weekend and have a great week. emoticon



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