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Model My Diet - Dec/13 (177 lbs to 146 lbs)





BEFORE June 2012 - 10 lbs LIGHTER than my heaviest (no pics from my heaviest - too self-conscious)





March 2013 - 33 lbs lost - Starting to recognize myself!



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Identity Theft

For the first half of my life, I was slim and athletic. I was no super model, but I was strong, healthy, confident, and content with my body. As I got older and busier, I became more sedentary; and I gained weight which I successfully lost in the early 2000s.

Unfortunately, massive stress, insane eating habits, and a thyroid condition resulted in a regain of the weight. The addition of a fractured foot that curtailed exercise for months set me over the edge to my heaviest weight ...
For the first half of my life, I was slim and athletic. I was no super model, but I was strong, healthy, confident, and content with my body. As I got older and busier, I became more sedentary; and I gained weight which I successfully lost in the early 2000s.

Unfortunately, massive stress, insane eating habits, and a thyroid condition resulted in a regain of the weight. The addition of a fractured foot that curtailed exercise for months set me over the edge to my heaviest weight in 2012.

My goal is simple. To be able to look in the mirror and recognize the person looking back at me. I don't need to look 20 years old, but I want my old identity back - the slim athlete. Today is the day that I take back my identity.

March 17, 2013 - I wrote the text above on Dec. 9/12. Since then, I have lost 30 lbs. 20 more to go. I'm seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

October 30, 2013 - Well, I backpeddalled a bit since the last posting and have gained back 10 lbs. I WILL turn this around, however. Just watch me go!
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Member Since: 9/17/2012

SparkPoints: 30,649

Fitness Minutes: 47,526

My Goals:
To regain my naturally slim, athletic build.

Short-term goal: 166 lbs by February 15/14.

Long-term goal: 146 lbs by July 5, 2014.

My Program:
Focussing on calorie count and increasing protein.

A minimum of 45 minutes Cardio every day (have to do that to keep the dogs walked), 10 minutes of toning every other day.

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Surviving in the great white north!

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Member Comments:
PIXIE-LICIOUS
3/29/2014 9:39:19 PM

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself.
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew -"
~ St. Francis de Sales
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Thanks a bunch for taking the time to read and comment on my blog, "Not The NSV I Had Planned On..."
Have a fabulous day!



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2/27/2014 5:59:49 PM

“There's no secret to getting started. You simply decide and then take your first step.
With each subsequent step, the next one becomes easier...”
-Tom Venuto
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Thank you for commenting on my blog, "I Am (Still) My Own Hero." Wishing you a happy and healthy March!
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PIXIE-LICIOUS
2/10/2014 6:56:28 PM

"Defeat may test you; it need not stop you. If at first you don't succeed, try another way.
For every obstacle there is a solution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
The greatest mistake is giving up."
-Unknown
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PIXIE-LICIOUS
1/23/2014 4:32:06 PM

"If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you.
If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you.
Whatever good things we build end up building us."
-Jim Rohn
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PIXIE-LICIOUS
1/22/2014 6:10:45 PM

"Many things are simply not going to happen with just one, or three, or even a dozen attempts. Yet anything becomes possible with enough persistence.
Keep going, and allow your efforts to build upon one another. Keep going, and transform the disappointments into achievements.
You have what it takes to keep going, because all it ever takes is just one more step forward.
Keep going, and work your way steadily to the richest rewards you can imagine."
-- Ralph Marston
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Hope your week is going great, Spark friend! Keep taking those steps towards your goals. Never give up! As long as you keep going, you will succeed. You are always worth your best effort!
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