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GERMANIRISHGIRL is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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I DID IT! In 299 days I DID IT! Thank you SP!
I now have a "NORMAL" HEALTHY BMI. And in 365 days I reached my GOAL WEIGHT!

You have a brain...think for yourself, educate yourself. Never stop learning.

Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming. Just keep swimming, swimming swimming. What do we do? We swim, swim, swim. ...are you my conscience?--Dory, Finding Nemo

Attitudes of a Warrior

I am a warrior... I act in spite of fear.
I am a warrior... I am willing to do whatever it takes.
I am a warrior... I do everything at 100%.
I am a warrior... I am willing to do what's "hard."
I am a warrior... I act in spite of my mood.
I am a warrior... I am bigger than any obstacle.
I am a warrior... I succeed in spite of anything.
I am a warrior... I never give up!

Way of the Warrior

I am a warrior...
I create every moment of my life.
My choices create my reality.
My response creates my outcome.
There is no "can't." I choose to or choose not to.
There is no "try", I do or do not do.
I am true to my own heart.
I speak my truth... with compassion.
I keep my commitments.
My word is law.
I approve of myself, now.
I don't have to please everybody.
I don't take anything personally.
I understand that how others judge me is about them.
I look 'em in the eye, I tell 'em who I am, and if they don't like it, eff 'em!

Stuart Wilde

Am I a Spark success? Yes. I will not go back.

I am a Spark Warrior...I will go on and on, never quit
I am a Spark Princess...I will only do it when I want to, you can’t make me
I am a Spark Rebel...I don't have to go with the flow if I don't feel the need
I am a Spark Goddess...see the princess rule
But I am no Spark Nazi...thank you very much

Do WIT...get WIT if y'all have to, just DO WIT...WHATEVER IT TAKES...just do it!

The only acceptable excuse for not doing it is...if you are DEAD!

LIVE like you MEAN it!

It is not going to happen by chance. It will happen by CHOICE.

Always have a plan B. Accept and love is OK to be different.

Be good to your kids...they choose your nursing home.

Don't take guilt trips.. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

You can't always control WHO walks into your life...but you CAN control which window you throw them out of.

My goal is to simply be happy with the choices I make everyday. Consistency is key, it will pay off. Make your day a happy one...just for you!

I don't like that evil word "plateau". I prefer to call it
PREMATURE UNPLANNED MAINTENANCE APP or PUMA for short. Insert big, pretty, powerful, PANTHER-like, kitty here. You are just practicing for maintenance, right? And practice makes perfect. Not really, but it does get easier.



BTW...IMHO...CLOVER HUGS are better than regular hugs because they contain 4 times the heart, more fiber and fewer calories. ;-)

Hi! My name is friends call me Trish. I am an American...a Buckeye to be more specific. I embrace my German and Irish heritage. Both of my grandfathers were German citizens. I am not hard core when it comes to genealogy. But I am fairly confident of my heritage just because I love the Trinity knot, Irish sweaters, and sauerkraut!

I will maintain...

5% Challenge Commitment:
I will exercise at least 60 min., but aim for 120 min. daily. I will follow my Sparkpeople Diet. I will check in at least twice a week and will read and comment on blogs as I have time.

The reasons I want to be fit, to look fit, to feel fit. So I can do anything! And change the world!

Member Since: 1/1/2011

Fitness Minutes: 160,500

My Goals:
To eat healthy foods & to work out consistently.

lose 10 lbs: 2/2/11
lose 15 lbs: 2/23/11
lose 20 lbs: 3/16/11
lose 25 lbs: 4/6/11
lose 30 lbs: 5/4/11
lose 40 lbs: 7/27/11
lose 50 lbs: 9/30/11
lose 60 lbs: 12/17/11 my birthday!
goal weight 129: 12/31/11
out of the 180's: 2/9/11
out of the 170's: 3/23/11
out of the 160's: 5/4/11
out of the 150's: 7/27/11
out of the 140's: 9/30/11
out of the 130's: 12/17/11 my birthday!
BMI under 30: 4/20/11
BMI under 25: 10/26/11
waist 27:
WHR .84: 12/1/11
WHR .82: 5/2/12
WHR .80:

My Program:
Stay within calorie range & exercise 7 days a week doing both cardio & strength training.
Track ALL foods daily. I have no food restrictions. I am all about moderation. Love and respect my Fitbit and the feedback it gives me.

Buy a spark goodie for ME every week--DONE.
BMI under 30--new laptop--DONE.
Half way to goal--vacation--DONE. BMI under 25--new purse and shoes--DONE
Goal weight--new wardrobe--DONE
For every calendar quarter of maintenance--add one bead to my bracelet--four beads DONE

Personal Information:
I live in a log home on 3 acres in rural Ohio. I work part-time doing the accounting for the world headquarters of a small construction company. I married a man with French, Italian, and Native American roots. We have a 14 year girl and an 11 year old boy.

Other Information:
I usually cheer for the underdog.

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