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February 2018 Goals

1. Before eating figure nutrition counts
2. Use my new system of portion control
3. Eat off my divided plate
4. Refuse fattening foods when we are visiting the kids
5. Eat out 1x this month & preplan what I will have
6. Make vision board
7. Talk positively to myself several times a day
8. Make checklist and check off my goals for the day when completed
9. Establish a regular wake/sleep routine
10. Declutter house
11. Plan and cook healthy meals
12. Continue making a cookbook of favorite meals
13. Do 10+ minutes of exercise daily - stairs, walk, cleaning, PT
14. Visit at least 4 Sparkers a day
15. Weight loss goal is 3 pounds
16. Record water intake to be sure I am getting 8 glasses minimum
17. Drink a glass of water every time I want to snack & wait 10 minutes to see if I really am hungry or bored
18. Continue to trust my God to help me through the hard parts of weight loss
19. Read and do the work in my book team
20. Complete the challenges of my challenge team

I choose to be happy and find joy in every day living. It takes less muscles to smile than frown. It also makes my spirit lighter. I'm always available for anyone who needs an encouraging word.

I am a retired registered nurse. Forced to retire due to a back injury. I'm a walking orthopedic miracle - metal rods, joints, etc. I don't heal easily or quickly. After the back injury I fought hard for almost 3 years to get the mobility I have. I am back in PT due to the ongoing mobility issues. But life goes on and this is just part of mine.

Making healthier food choices but can only do minimal exercise, at this point, so my goal is at least 3 pounds a month by reducing (not eliminating) carbs and processed foods. I want to lose about 50-75 pounds and know it will be a slow journey due to my inability to burn calories exercising.

Hubby learned to cook when I couldn't physically do anything but it was mostly frozen meals. We are getting away from that type of food as much as we can. I can't stand over a stove all day so we are having fun cooking together. I love fresh food with lots of flavor, especially southern and midwestern foods. No fancy ingredients or difficult recipes. My days of gourmet cooking and taking 2 days to prep for a meal by making my own pasta are behind me.

Of course I have metabolic syndrome, plus some more ailments, and take medications that interfere with weight loss. I've tried losing weight but kept slipping back but working on getting better at sticking with the plan.

I don't want a diet. I want healthy practices to become a way of life and not a short term solution. I need to change my emotional relationship with food. It's not my friend. I really just want to drop some medications, be healthier, and hope to increase mobility.

I am blessed as I have a loving husband who treats me like a queen. Our children and 6 grandkids enjoy our company so we love spending time with them. God has blessed us with a close knit family and I am forever grateful for that.

I vary in my activities depending on pain issues. I enjoy puzzles of all kinds from hidden objects, riddles, jigsaw, and word games. I crochet at times, want to start quilting again, read, watch a lot of TV (nothing else to do when I can't get around), and surf the internet. I play on the couch with my dogs.

We have 3 mini dachshunds - the heaviest is 10 pounds. Have an elderly tweenie dachshund that weighs 18 pounds, and a German shepherd puppy that weighs about 70 pounds. Our long haired doxie boy, Heinrich, is in love with the GSD. He is a little bigger than her head so it is funny. She loves him too and they cuddle all the time. We got her spayed as we don't want dachshund-shepherd puppies! I love my animals. They are our babies.

We have lived and traveled across the USA and in Europe so have wonderful memories of crazy times and daredevil activities as I liked danger when I was younger. Miss my disco days. My husband and I have always had great philosophical discussions. We are interested in world issues, politics, nature, and are still dating each other.

I utilize Apple computer software MacGourmet Deluxe to store recipes, meal plans, and create shopping lists. It also has nutritional counts. Anyone else use that software on a Mac? We can exchange recipes.

I welcome everyone to partner with me. It does not need to be daily contact. If you just give me a push once in a while if I begin to falter -- that's all I ask. This is a tough journey to do alone. If I sound like someone you would like as an accountability partner then please let me know.

Member Since: 2/5/2017

My Goals:
Plan menus & grocery list
Get off medications
Reduce physical ailments
Reduce weight
Gain mobility

My Program:
Easy to fix meals for 1-2 people as we are empty nesters
Calorie Count
Cut down on carbs
Eat more veggies & fruit
Drink water
Record everything

Personal Information:
Married, grandmother of 6 - aged 2 to 22 years old, retired hospital nurse, love animals and have 4 dachshunds and one German shepherd dog, crochet, reading forensic science, biographies, historical books, cookbook & dachshund item collector.

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    Thank you for being such a dedicated participant on the Rowdy Rebels Team! Please continue to POST your numbers and visit the Team Page often. Your team participation is key to your weight loss success!

    Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new. -Brian Tracy
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    Thanks. We are very grateful to be able to spend more time with her. She is old and sick but she doesn't seem to want to leave us.
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