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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 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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1/25/2015 2:16:23 PM

Happy Happy Birthday Done Girl! Have an awesome day!



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FIT-LIFE
1/24/2015 4:32:28 PM

Happy birthday, dear friend! Just want you to know that after reaching an all time high I've gotten back on track. My health has been suffering (joint pain, back pain) and I have exactly 20 weeks until my trip of a lifetime to Alaska. That is highly motivating. I do finally have an appointment on 2/4 with an orthopediest to talk about my knee issues. I'm hoping for the best but not really sure I'm going to get wish. I'll worry about that after our consultation.

So how have you been? I'm sure you are back on track because you are so much more focused than I am. I'm hoping you're having great success.

I've decided to use my Lose It app to track my calories. Just in the last year I have tried everything from Paleo, WW and "clean eating" and I can't get any of it to stick. I made counting calories work the first time and I think it's the best plan for me. I'm already down 3.6 pounds after just 3 days. I'll take it, it's a great start. My goal is to lose 2# each week, although 2.5# would make me ecstatic. But again, I'll take anything I can get.

So I'm going to try to check back in here more regularly (I've said that before) and I'll keep you updated on my progress.

Hope you are having a great time on your birthday!

Hugs, Sheryl



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FLORIDASUN
1/8/2015 10:35:53 PM

Hi good friend of mine! Thanks so much for the update. I've really fallen into a miserable place over the holidays...like NEVER before have I let myself off the holiday hook! Time to get back up in the 'healthy saddle'....I've got to get some inspiration...got any? emoticon



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