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I KNOW that I WILL do this!

Like a good yeast bread, I had risen & doubled in bulk over 25 years--literally.

This isn't a new battle. I've been wrestling with my weight for, what seems like, my entire life. I've counted calories, done Richard Simmons, done exchanges, etc. etc. etc. The weight came off, but came back.

After some health issues in 2011, I stepped on a scale for the first time in years. At that moment, I weighed 323 lbs. I realized that I had a choice. Continue on my current ...
Like a good yeast bread, I had risen & doubled in bulk over 25 years--literally.

This isn't a new battle. I've been wrestling with my weight for, what seems like, my entire life. I've counted calories, done Richard Simmons, done exchanges, etc. etc. etc. The weight came off, but came back.

After some health issues in 2011, I stepped on a scale for the first time in years. At that moment, I weighed 323 lbs. I realized that I had a choice. Continue on my current path, and wind up with diabetes & other health issues, or change direction and get the weight off.

I worked with a registered dietician for a year -- it was a great refresher course for everything I'd ever learned about eating correctly. She also pointed out that I needed to get moving. I had no idea that I'd become so sedentary. "Use your legs or lose them, honey." -- what a wake up call! I also needed to start drinking water.

So far, I've lost 50+ lbs, and got stuck. I joined SparkPeople to get back on track to my goal of losing 140 lbs total--safely and permanently.

The scale has been back and forth several times since then-- I'm currently 12 pounds above my lowest weight. And, now that I'm entering my fourth year of this journey, I want complete the task at hand!

So it's time: time to get moving (I'm counting steps), time to write down EVERYTHING I eat (in my food tracker), time to celebrate Non-Scale Victories (like getting my BP back to what it was 30 odd years ago!), time to draw on the support of my SparkFriends & support them in return, and time to get back to "One-derland"!

The line is drawn in the sand -- time for me to move forward!

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Member Since: 6/26/2012

SparkPoints: 42,558

Fitness Minutes: 28,356

My Goals:
My goal is to lose a total of 140 lbs. safely by December, 2015, and to KEEP THEM OFF!!!!

My Program:
Food:
-tracking my food -staying within my calorie range each day.
-eating my veggies, fruits & whole grains
-adding non-meat proteins
-avoiding white sugar and refined flour
-avoiding soda
- 8 glasses of water each day.

Exercise:
-minimum 30 aerobic minutes per day (walking/Leslie Sansone)
-minimum 7,000 steps per day.

Rewards:
-celebrate non-scale victories with non-food rewards.



Personal Information:
I've been married to my DH for over 25 years and we have one child, who is away at college.

I love to read, cook, crochet, and listen to music.

I am active in my church, and love being with my church family & friends.

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GINIEMIE
3/3/2015 7:30:43 AM

I'd love to send you some of our warmth, but it's really not in my power. But I can pray that you get an end to your freezing cold weather soon. We did move south for a reason my DH's arthritis dictated warmer climates. So I'm far from my Ohio family.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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3/2/2015 11:18:08 AM

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JAMDRGN76
3/1/2015 11:05:33 AM

I love the longer days. Mentally I feel ike I can acomplish so much more. Hopefully now that I have figured out my knee situation I will be able to stay on track this time around.



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MARUKI52
2/28/2015 2:55:14 PM

Thank you for dropping by my blog and for your encouragement.



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
2/19/2015 9:15:44 AM

“The most influential and frequent voice you hear is your inner-voice.
It can work in your favor or against you, depending on what you listen to and act upon.”
-Maddy Malhotra
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Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Day 47 of 90: Giving Myself A Fresh Start." Have a healthy day!



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