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My worth is not determined by a number on the scale.

I have been overweight my entire life and I have embarked on many a weight loss journey only to eventually jump the track or turn around and go home. However, this one is my last because I've completely changed my mindset. My destination is wellness and there is no ETA. It will take however long it takes and I am not comparing myself to anyone or anything else except who and where I was yesterday. I used to be so cynical, if the me of a few years ago had looked at the me of today, she would ...
I have been overweight my entire life and I have embarked on many a weight loss journey only to eventually jump the track or turn around and go home. However, this one is my last because I've completely changed my mindset. My destination is wellness and there is no ETA. It will take however long it takes and I am not comparing myself to anyone or anything else except who and where I was yesterday. I used to be so cynical, if the me of a few years ago had looked at the me of today, she would have scoffed. My Spark this time is the threat of Type 2 diabetes, but I am going to do this once and for all this time. I have the power to prevent diabetes or any other obesity-related disease. My health is in my hands and no one else's. When I visualize myself at goal, I see a healthy, fit, vibrant, enthusiastic woman content with how she looks and more importantly how she feels. This picture of my ultimate goal does not contain a scale or a number, so I do not need to concern myself with how fast I am losing weight. This is one of the main things that has discouraged me in the past, along with comparing myself to others and emotional eating. I have kicked the last one, and working hard towards the other two. I will use weight as one of many measurements of progress, but not as a measurement of worth, value, or happiness. I will succeed!
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Member Since: 6/23/2012

SparkPoints: 16,480

Fitness Minutes: 3,060

My Goals:
Start date 6/23/12
5% start wt - DONE 7/16/12
20 lbs gone - DONE 8/12/12
10% start wt - DONE 9/26/2012
40 lbs gone
50 lbs gone
60 lbs gone
25% start wt
Under 200
33% start wt
100 lbs gone
115 lbs gone
125 lbs gone
50% start wt

A1C below 6 - DONE 11/12/2012
Walk a 5k - DONE 10/6/12
Walk a 10k
Run/walk a 5k
Run/walk a 10k
Run a 5k
Run a 10k
Walk a half marathon
Run/walk a half marathon
Run a half marathon
Finish a full marathon

My Program:
FOOD: Low-glycemic, limit carbs. No added sugar. More whole foods and minimal processed foods.

EXERCISE: Walking, stationary recumbant bike, elliptical, goal is to start running. Strength training, yoga, pilates, and stretching.

MIND/BODY: Keeping it positive. Meditation, reflection, and writing.


Other Information:
Bookmarks:
http://www.glycemicindex.com/foodSearc
h.php
http://www.weightlossforall.com/glyemi
c-list-fruits-vegs.htm
http://www.weightlossforall.com/glyemi
c-list-grains-pasta.htm
http://www.weightlossforall.com/glyemi
c-list-breadcereals.htm
http://www.weightlossforall.com/glyemi
c-list-milk-yogurts.htm
http://www.weightlossforall.com/glyemi
c-list-legumes.htm
http://www.the-gi-diet.org/glycemicind
exchart/


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emoticon D = Daily Reflection: Visualize your hopes and dreams until each are met!

emoticon E = Embrace your journey with optimism, commitment and follow-through!

emoticon C = Choose effective goals for each day that fits best for your lifestyle!

emoticon E = Eat healthy nutrition, diversify fitness activities and mindful well-being!

emoticon M = Measure progress without scale by the results that you see and feel!

emoticon B = Be patient and always persevere by turning obstacles into achievement.

emoticon E = Encourage, support and inspire others by sharing your success!

emoticon R = Remember, You are Worthy! You CAN Do It! You are a Winner!




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