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March 6, 2013

Tomorrow I will begin eating vegan and will do so for the entire month of March. I have been craving sugary foods much too often lately. I have been wanting to try vegan for the longest time, but just didn't think I could handle such a drastic change in my diet. Well, I've been practically vegetarian for most of this past year (eating meat occasionally), so now I think I can finally step it up a bit. Wish me luck! I will post regularly to let you all know how I'm doing, as well as document my progress.

I uploaded a recent photo (March 2013) showing myself in tight fitting jeans and a snug top. The jeans are size 12 and the top is large. I will take another photo wearing the same outfit in a month.

December 31, 2011

Thanks to my sister-in-law (love you, Patti), I am back on Sparkpeople and plan to be here daily again. I do love this site, so I don't know why I leave for long periods. I do know that the more connected I am here, the more I tend to stay on track.

I weighed today and I am down almost 50 lbs. I currently wear a size 12 (will post a new pic soon). I am aiming for a 10, and who knows... maybe an 8? I can honestly say I have NEVER been a size 8 since adulthood. Sad, right?

2012 Goals: Lose another 20 lbs and hopefully wear size 8. Agressive, but I know I can do it. Incorporate more agressive strength training into my routine and practice yoga at least twice a week.

As Arnold says, "I'll be back"!

July 2011

I've had a difficult couple years trying to keep my weight down recently. After surgery, I gained over 30 lbs and really wondered if I could lose it. I really became serious in January 2011 and's working!!! I exercise an hour every morning before work, and I walk during lunch. I've been basically eating "clean", except Saturdays during which I allow myself cheats. As a result I have lost over 30 lbs.

I would love to lose another 15 lbs by the end of this year, which is very doable. I am adding serious strength training to my routine. I know gaining muscle will help trim inches, but will show as a gain or stall on the scale, which is fine by me.

Wish me luck!

October 2010

I had surgery on my rotator cuff and I must say that is a long recovery period!

I admit I have become a couch potato since injuring myself, going through physical therapy, surgery, more physical therapy, and so on. My surgeon has finally given me the green light as far as exercise goes. I plan to be very agressive. I have 30 lbs to lose!

Goal #1: Lose 15 lbs by Thanksgiving.
I will weigh in every Monday morning. I am choosing Monday because hopefully this will encourage me to be "good" on weekends.

Member Since: 8/31/2006

Fitness Minutes: 4,613

My Goals:
Build muscle and lose fat until I reach a healthy range (25%?).

Become so accustomed to following a healthy diet, it becomes second-nature for me. I will no longer crave sugar and fast foods.

Be an attractive, healthy and physically fit middle-aged woman!

Remain free of the need for any ongoing medication.

My Program:
1. Keep my calorie range where it should be.
2. Make at least 90% of my meals/snack healthy choices.
3. Keep exercise as one of my top priorities.
4. Remind myself daily that I "must" follow my program.

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    What a nice surprise, seeing your beautiful face on my Page, again! How ya been, Cynthia?!? emoticon

    I so very rarely pop onto Spark anymore, that I miss out on some of my old friends. So glad to see you're doing well. It's no biggie you're still having a bit of a struggle with this whole weight loss stuff. You'll find YOUR happy answer, at some point! Remember, it took me YEARS, to find mine! emoticon

    I will try to make it a point, to pop in to Spark, a bit more I do miss all the good people I've met along the way. Between work/working out, and heading to bed so early...just so I can get my butt out of bed at 4am, to start it all over again...there just isn't all that much time left, to Spark! emoticon

    **I still have my two binders of BFFM on my bookshelf, by the way! Think of you, each time I glance at them.**

    Well, I gotta be heading to bed, now. Hope to talk with ya again. If you want to know how I've been, and am currently doing, take a peek into my Page, as I try my best to keep adding updates onto the main a journal. In fact..that's how I saw your pop in, as I just made my latest update, tonight! Ha

    Night!! emoticon
    1986 days ago
  • v MSKIZ69
    Hi!! Thank you for the compliment and add! I am 5'3, incidentally, Hobbit size emoticon
    2983 days ago
    Thanks for adding me.
    3300 days ago
  • v PJOY17
    3871 days ago
    Good Morning!

    Thanks for the compliment. I like your page too. Yes, I live in the Hoosier State of Indiana. Actually where Notre Dame is located which is in South Bend. I love Spark. Like you, I yo-yo'd. Since being on Spark this really keeps me on track. I never used to write down what I eat but now have gotten into a nice habit of doing so. I'd better get back to work, but wanted to stop by for a visit and say "Good Morning!"

    See ya in 25 pounds or less!

    4022 days ago
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