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April 2014

Hey Peeps,


I hope this quote is true:

You canít focus on weight loss Ė thatís not something you can control. What you CAN control is the PROCESS. Your choices. And enough good ones built up over time will lead you to your goals. Work hard and accomplish the healthy behaviors, let the rest fall into place.

I am hoping this is the best year yet for me in everything, Life, Love and weight loss.

But I know it is up ...
April 2014

Hey Peeps,


I hope this quote is true:

You canít focus on weight loss Ė thatís not something you can control. What you CAN control is the PROCESS. Your choices. And enough good ones built up over time will lead you to your goals. Work hard and accomplish the healthy behaviors, let the rest fall into place.

I am hoping this is the best year yet for me in everything, Life, Love and weight loss.

But I know it is up to me to make this happen. So my goal is to get back in the gym, watch my nightly eating and reduce my stress.

If I can lose 1/2 a pound to a pound a week I will be back to my goal weight by the end of the year.

Wish me luck and please visit my page often with your kind support.

Cheers,

MJ-

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Member Since: 4/7/2008

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My Goals:
2013- This year I need to work on losing the 40 pounds I have gained since last fall. I am trying new things to learn what will work the second time around.

2012- This year I am going to continue to challenge myself (more intense workouts) and work on getting leaner. 25-20% Body fat is the goal!

2011-I turned 40 this year (Jan 24th) and in Jan finally reached my goal of getting down to a size 12/10 (it is an amazing feeling to finally be at my goal!)

2010- This year's goal is to finish what I started back in 08'. (50 pounds and 180 lbs.)

2009- My goal this year is to be fit and toned. To lose inches all around and so I can fit better in my clothes.

Yr. 2008
I would like to lose all my weight I gained due to depression. I lost 45 pounds and gained it all back over the past two and a half years.
* update 12/30- I lost 40 lbs. for 2008

Yr. 2005-2007
Exercise and diet were such a struggle during my depression. My goal

My Program:
1. Reduce Calorie intake especially for dinner and nightly snacking.

2. Try to make most of my meals. 2nd half of 2013- doing a gluten free Paleo food diet.

3. Change my routine to keep my body guessing and start losing weight again.

4. Be both mindful and kind to my body. Stressing out over things I can not change will not help me.

5. Have fun and stay busy on the weekends.



Personal Information:
My real name is Majella but some of my friends call me MJ or MB-

I love art and music.

I enjoy creating playlists and CD of Chill out/ Lounge Music for my friends and myself. (I am completely obsessed when it comes to making the perfect CD.)

I also write poetry and have been published on Poetry.com.

I would like to master the Haiku and spoken word. But generally write in free verse.


Other Information:
I love Kickboxing with a heavy bag and boxing with mitt work training. Currently I am taking a few exercise classes at Stanford to try to continue my fitness lifestyle. I generally work out anywhere from 3-6 times a week.

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CORKYTHEMOM1
4/7/2014 2:49:39 PM

emoticon and emoticon MJ!! I agree with your status. A vacation would be nice. Life is about choices! We become the choices we make. Every choice impacts our progress. We CAN take daily action based on the choices that's consistent with better lifestyle changes! The results of our choices WILL fulfill our lives in a positive way! Letís commi to making daily healthy CHOICES!!

emoticon C = Create a new normal that will get you to your desired results!
emoticon H = Have a sense of constant belief in yourself and abilities!
emoticon O = Open to new ideas and experiences by taking charge of your life!
emoticon I = Implement an action plan for each goal from start to finish!
emoticon C = Change self-defeating habits into never-ending self-improvements!
emoticon E = Embrace goals by utilizing positive thoughts, decisions and actions!
emoticon S = Set yourself up for success and inspire those around you to do the same!


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MISSROCKABILLY
4/6/2014 11:40:12 AM

Hey MJ!

Thanks for stopping by, I'm always happy to hear from you! I'm sorry that I'm not more proactive about reaching out, this winter has just been brutal...between school, my mom's health issues, some health issues of my own, and the terrible cold here, I've been swamped. Here's hoping that summer break and warm weather gives me a chance to recuperate and focus on my weight loss again.

How have you been? What's been going on in your life? Doing any fun exercise programs? I hope all is well with you!

Take care, darlin'!!
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FLORIDASUN
4/4/2014 7:45:34 AM

Stopping by on this beautiful SW FL Saturday morning to wish you a GREAT weekend! emoticon



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MERAINA
4/3/2014 11:35:47 AM

Hey my Darlin'!
It is pouring the rain... surrounding thunder...no lightening yet!!!
Guess who is out puddle splash dancing?! ME!

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Hope you have a great Thursday!



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LIS193
3/31/2014 1:11:47 PM

Hi MJ, thanks for stopping by m page. Well done getting your taxes finished.. we got ours done the end of last week, finally!
Have a wonderful week!



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