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I lost weight 3 years ago the old fashioned way, counting calories on Sparkpeople. I craved the entire time, then gained it back and then some. May 2, 2015 I started Trim Healthy Mama. As of today, May 15, I've lost a few pounds. More importantly, I've lost my cravings - even when I taste carb & fat ridden foods.
Update on May 8, 2016 - I lost 18 pounds while following THM principles over several months, fell off the bandwagon, but only gained 3 pounds back. Not bad. I'm back on the THM plan and plan to keep going.

Other goals I want to do at a lower weight:
Hike the Blue Beaver Trail up Lookout Mountain.
Spend a night at the Hike-Inn.
Swim with the manatees in FL.
May 2019 - The weight I lost in 2016, I've gained back. I'm working on weight loss again, and I've lost 10 pounds over 3 months, 5 in March, none in April, 5 in May. I really think 3 to 5 pounds a month is realistic for me.

Oct. 2019 - I've lost 23 pounds since March, average loss is 3 pounds in a month. I try to walk 20 minutes a day, mostly I do. And I do not stay perfectly on my plan.

My eating plan: Using the Sparkpeople suggested diet for my age, height & weight. Most lunches are a Premier Shake with a dark chocolate bar of 150 calories in the afternoon. Mostly avoiding processed foods, but no banned foods.

Member Since: 5/2/2012

Fitness Minutes: 9,757

My Goals:
Right now, I'm striving to leave the obese category and get to the overweight category. At that time, I will re-evaluate my goal.

My Program:
My eating plan: Using the Sparkpeople suggested diet for my age, height & weight. Most lunches are a Premier Shake with a chocolate bar of 150 calories in the afternoon. Mostly avoiding processed foods, but no banned foods.

I'm tracking my food on Sparkpeople.
30 min. of cardio 5X/week

Personal Information:
I live on top of a mountain, am married, and have a 19 year old son.

Other Information:
Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. - Calvin Coolidge

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    Thank you for passing by at my blog 'How to stay slim while dealing with toxic people' and for your kind words also. I take each day as it comes and I know with god and everyone else on here I will get there, in fact we both will. I have learnt in life that if you want to see something getting done you have to put all the effort in your self and move forward. Only 'we' can lose weight and better our chances. Off course I would like my husband for support but I am using his harsh words to spur me on to do better so I can get the confidence to say goodbye. I just can't at the minute get the courage to leave him as if I am honest he has been verbally abusing me for a few years now. Sadly I am not in that place as yet but who knows what the future may entail. I really appreicate you stopping by. I can't believe that my blog has touched so many and I am truly astonished of that. Normally I do allot of rambling but I do hold my heart on my sleeve and sometimes I get carried away not realising that I shouldn't have said that but the way I look at it, its my blog and its personal only to me. Better out than in. Wishing you all the best along your weight loss journey, take care Dee
    2693 days ago
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    Just dropped by to say - Hi. and welcome you to “Team ~INDYGIRL” emoticon
    We aim to create a friendly, and supportive environment in SparkPeople land!! - Please feel free to jump in and join in the message boards. It has been proved that people who contribute regularly to message boards and blog regularly lose more weight, more easily than those who don’t, so come on in.
    It is a great place to be and you will find lots of friends, and ideas to help and support you at all stages on your journey, so please don’t ever be afraid to ask questions. Even if it seems a small thing it is important to you – and someone will have the answer, or will have been there.
    I hope you succeed in all the goals you set
    Please leave your Sparkmail on for this team as ~Indygirl sends out a new challenge each week
    Enjoy the journey
    emoticon Hi from Australia
    Ann (Co-leader Team ~Indygirl, and Chair Exercise Team)

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    2694 days ago
    Welcome to the T-Tapp team! Glad to have you join us in our efforts to get/stay Fit and Fabulous! Wishing you success in meeting your goals. emoticon
    2695 days ago
    Thanks for reading my blog and for your comments! Sorry the scale was not your friend today. I hope you find some non-scale victories! emoticon
    2699 days ago
    Welcome to the Slowest Loser team. We may be slow but we will get there eventually. emoticon

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