PGHP31CK   47,877
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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: 47,877

Fitness Minutes: 33,727

My Goals:
My goal is to lose a total of 140 lbs. safely by March, 2016, and to KEEP THEM OFF!!!!

My Program:
Exercise:
~10k steps a day, with between 6,000 and 7,000 aerobic steps (Leslie Sansone DVDs in the winter, with walking outside in better weather)
~Rounding exercise minutes UP to the next multiple of 5 minutes
~Stretching each day
~Strength training 2 days each week

Food:
~Staying within my calorie range
~Aiming for the middle of my calorie range each day, leaving calories "on the table", so to speak.
~Avoiding white sugar & white flour
~Avoiding heavily processed foods
~Eating veggies/fruit at each meal
~Eating veggies from as many color groups as possible each day
~Switching up the contents of my lunchtime salad so that I'm not bored with it
~Using food as FUEL, not a REWARD!

Water:
~Drinking 4 cups of water before having my morning tea or any other beverage.
~Drinking 8 cups of water each day

Rewards:
~Paying attention to Non-Scale Victories, and finding something to celebrate each day


Personal Information:
I've been married to my DH for over 25 years and we have one child, who's about to launch!

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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ICANINSIGHT
7/22/2015 5:01:22 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I had lost even more weight today but I will wait until tomorrow to see if it is true before posting on my weight loss.
Have a great week!
Linda



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JUDITH316
7/16/2015 3:33:29 AM

emoticon my Friend for your kindness and thoughtfulness in leaving me the kind note and the lovely symphony bouquet, much appreciated... emoticon



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
6/23/2015 10:48:03 PM

"You must take personal responsibility.
You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind,
but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of."
-Jim Rohn
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Thanks a bunch for the pinwheel goodie! Happy summer to you too...make it healthy!
Hugs,
Pixie



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6/19/2015 5:43:33 PM

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GINIEMIE
6/17/2015 3:33:11 PM

Susan, I had a Stephen's minister when Steve died and she was great. When I asked for one after Erik's accident-she was nice-but I just felt drained trying to work around my schedule, Erik's schedule and her schedule and then she just didn't seem to get where I was at...so I just asked that she not come anymore. I will check with the group that counsels from the Archdiocese. For Erik, I think I have to be more specific.
Here I'm complaining and your on year 14 and I just finished 5...thanks for helping me put things in perspective.
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