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"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
-Maya Angelou

First goal: Obese no more. 199lbs.

My name is Toni, I'm 32 and 210 lbs. (Up to 220 now Sep 2013)
I lost 50lbs with Sparkpeople 5 years ago. I felt fantastic, got a new wardrobe, bags of confidence, a crazy busy social life.
Then I started to chose the easier, more fun option. I stopped going for walks and cooking healthy meals.
I started saying yes to that party, that restaurant, that piece of cake....everytime.
It is 3 years down the line, and I'm reaping what I sowed.
40lbs is back.
I keep trying to slip back into that spark groove. It should be easy! I know how to do it!
But my attempts don't stick, I just keep yoyoing back to where I started.
I think it is time to face the fact, that the way out, is the path I followed in.
I need make the right choices, even though they are small, and seemingly inconsequential.
I need to make them everyday.

So I am starting over again. Promising myself that I will track and move.
That I will hold myself to account alongside you.
That I won't let my impatience for progress, get me down.
Until I have given the little choices long enough to start adding up.

5 weeks to Christmas!

21/11/2013 SW: 211.6
28/11/2013 GW 208.6
05/12/2013 GW 206
12/12/2013 GW 203.5
19/12/2013 GW 201
26/12/2013 GW 199

Member Since: 5/20/2012

Fitness Minutes: 4,114

My Goals:
* Be my lightest weight in 2013......204lbs.
Reward: Have my eyelashes dyed.

* Be Overweight. 199lbs.
Reward: Nice bottle of Olive oil.

*See the 180's again.
Reward:Get dolled up, and go dancing.

* Be the Same weight
as when I met himself 184lbs.
Reward: Have himself bring me somewhere nice.

* Half way there! 180lbs.
Reward: Gym classes.

* Be as light as I have ever been. 172lbs
Reward: A trip away somewhere new, by myself.

* Have a normal BMI. 166lbs
Reward: Shopping spree.

* 80% of the work done.
Reward: Have my teeth whitened.

* Be my ideal weight. 140lbs.
Reward: Design and commission a piece of jewelry.

My Program:
Veggie low carb.
20 mins of get off my butt-ery everyday.

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Some things I love.....

Tea, Nature, Good Olive oil, Art deco design, Pictures, Family, Outdoors, Growing your own, Day dreaming, Ice cream, Croatia.

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    Hi Toni, I thought you might like to see my memorial blog on Missy with lots of photos of the two of us. No rush, whenever you get a chance. emoticon Karen
    2339 days ago
  • v MOMIN09
    Welcome to 30 Somethings with 50-99 pounds to lose!
    2387 days ago
    “Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t “should’ve” done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!”
    -Steve Maraboli
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    Thank you for reading and commenting on my "MOVE-ember" blog! I hope you have a very healthy November!
    2396 days ago
  • v no profile image IAMWINNING
    Hi Toni, Sorry you don't know someone who knits sox, but I would think that youtube would help; or searching (google, bing, etc) for knitting sox (or socks) would give you many sites that could help. If you see one and it doesn't do anything for you, go to another. Also, if you have a nearby yarn store, someone there might be able to help you, or they may give classes. Anyway, once you decide that you ARE going to do it, don't let anything stand in your way.

    I love your dream to put a pr of socks in everybody's Christmas stocking. Sure, if you 'only' get a pr done for yourself, you're a step on your way. And maybe you'll try it and not enjoy it - that's what trying is for. I enjoyed it so much I knit several pr every year for family and myself.

    The sweater I'm doing is a baby sweater, a fairly simple pattern, and I've done it before. No, not for anyone I know. I belong to a stitching group that does a lot of chemo hats, blankets, shawls, hats, etc, etc. for charitable giving locally, and once a year we participate in a craft fair to earn some $$ to buy the yarn for the charitable work. So I'm working on stuff for next year's sale. My daughters all have things I've knitted and/or crocheted for them, and so do my grandchildren.

    I'm glad you like my pics. DH and I travel a fair amount each year, now that we're both retired. And some of these pics date back several years, but I like to look at them again and relive the trips. : )

    2397 days ago
    The only thing I really did in the laugh area was to institute a reward system. For every 5 lbs I lose, I get to buy an inexpensive comedy DVD. So far I have only a couple of them. They are John Candy movies. I have Wagon's East, where John is a Wagonmaster, leading a wagon train east rather than west, where everyone else is going. Quite funny. Then, I have a double feature of Uncle Buck and The Great Outdoors. Uncle Buck is a touching story about a guy who might be considered sort of a loser except he is smart and really cares. The other is an exciting romp with a bear. These John Candy movies are precious. Glad I have them. Thanks, Glenn
    2398 days ago
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