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This is to remind me that I need to get at least ten pounds off (again!). August 2015

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EVERYTHING ON MY SPARKPAGE IS COPYRIGHT TO ME. PLEASE DO NOT USE WITHOUT PERMISSION. THANK YOU. While I've always been healthy and active (I love to dance and I walk and do yoga ) I've also been overweight (and occasionally obese) nearly my entire adult life. Finding Spark People in 2008 was the start of my journey to losing and (mostly) staying in a healthy weight range.

I have no desire to be skinny -- I have always loved my curves and being a woman of substance! -- but I do want to be sure I stay healthy and that I can move my body in ways that I enjoy.

My highest weight ever was 194 (that's considered obese). I started Spark at 184 -- and lost 26 pounds. My lowest weight was 158. I am now in July 2012 at 168..and I want to get back into healthy BMI range. I'm aiming for staying between 160 and 165.

I know how to lose weight and to maintain a healthy weight. I know what foods are healthy for me -- I enjoy eating healthy foods and being active!

Namaste, everyone.

Member Since: 6/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 36,603

My Goals:
Goals as of 1/3/11

* Find an alternative to African dance class this semester. Continue yoga and belly dance.
* Track food.
* Enjoy the pleasure of walking around in a healthy body.
* Drink water! Lots of it!
* Go to bed by 11 p.m..

My Program:
Recording my food, and getting my activities in! Eating mindfully and enjoying what I eat. I aim for eating local, whole, and organic foods. I tend to eat vegetarian, but am not averse to eating locally raised chickens and other meat. I use sugar addictively, so I'm shying away from it. I'm finding that once I'm "off" it, everything else tastes plenty delicious!

Personal Information:
I'm a dancer and can be persuaded to try just about any kind of dance. I do contra and square regularly, swing now and then, and cajun and zydeco when I can. I like to walk and swim, although it is not nearly as much fun as dancing! I also play stand-up bass and rhythm guitar when I get the chance. I'm a communications and conflict resolution consultant and trainer.

Other Information:
I read a lot of nonfiction, primarily books on spirituality and conflict resolution. Books currently by my bedside are The World Without Us, The Biology of Belief, and Aristotle and an Aardvark Go to Washington.

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  • v MARILYNS481
    Just thought I would come and say and to let you know we would like to hear from you on Bright Line Health Eating which you are a member of - will be making a few changes re the different threads so would really like to have you come and participate
    191 days ago
    Thanks for your response to my Goal post. I live in what I like to call beautiful Northern California. I remember attending a workshop decades back and our workshop leader commented about how overtaken she was by the beauty when the plane made it's decent into the airport and she said, "You guys live in God's country!"

    California is an incredibly diverse place geographically. The birds that I see around the reservoir delight me.
    1215 days ago
    Just google "calculate BMR." Several websites will come up. Choose one or three, fill in the values and compare between all sources of info.
    1438 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/26/2016 11:15:28 PM
  • v AMY_1217
    For anybody interested in participating in a Biggest Loser challenge, please go to my page and click the BL Summer Challenge ALL Teams team. You can join the all-teams page and put your name on the list for the Fall challenge! If you'd like to join my team, the Scarlet Dragons, let me know and I'll get you signed up for our team!
    There are 10 teams, 24 team members each, and it's a 10 week challenge!
    Come join in the fun, meet some great people and work toward your goals!!!
    1446 days ago
    Another Sparker was talking about depression and I was suggesting that a life without sugar was the way to go. I wanted to send her a link to an article or two and I found this one to be quite interesting. I thought you might find value in it too.
    1447 days ago
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