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May 18, 2008 So proud of myself! Can't wait to see this gal again!

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I've struggled with my weight my entire life. I remember going on a diet for the first time when I was in the second grade. Over the past few years, I have begun to make slow lifestyle changes. I've become more active and participate in outdoors activities. The only problem is that now my body doesn't match who I am. People don't look at me and think "I bet she loves hiking." It's more like "I bet she loves donuts." And that's so not who I am!
So, no more excuses. I firmly believe that we choose the lives we have. The decisions that I make today determine where and who I will be tomorrow. So, I'd best make choices today that will lead me to who I want to be tomorrow.

Member Since: 2/27/2006

Fitness Minutes: 18,773

My Goals:
*To reach a healthy weight range by the BMI scale.

*Track my food and exercise daily.

*Build back up to exercising at least 5 days per wee.

My Program:
*Take Shape for Life (using meal replacement products for five meals per day)

*Exercise more days than not.

*Show compassion for myself in all circumstance

Personal Information:
My name is Tori and after living all over the country, I returned to my New England and appear to be putting down roots.

I love to be active but have struggled with weight and fitness my whole life. This whole journey is both motivated and impeded by my PCOS and degenerative disc disease.

Other Information:
I'm 5'9" and suspect I have a large frame (my hands and feet are HUGE!) but have never been thin enough to know for sure.

My favorite hobbies are cooking, reading, and knitting, gardening and playing outside with my rescue dog.

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    Thanks so much for the blog comments!

    I actually couldn't agree more. I guess my opinon is that people need to stop taking the shame completely out of it. I'm not saying that people can't be healthy and overweight, but health should be important. The action that made us that way (overeating and such) is definitely far more important!
    2813 days ago
    Thrift shopping and Goodwill are GREAT places to go!! You don't want to go to a mall for transition clothes (special "treats" for making milestones is another thing IMO) and pay all that money for clothes you won't be wearing long. But Goodwill has some GREAT stuff at a GREAT price! And even if you end up not liking it, you wear it a few weeks and then get to pass it along!

    I 100% believe in a transition wardrobe - the last thing you want to do is to find yourself wearing baggy too-big clothes because you ran out of stuff that is your size!
    2819 days ago
    Thank you so much for all of your comments on my blogs. And that Maya Angelou quote seriously moved me. It's absolutely true for me. I'm probably going to start using that everywhere now. Thank you!!!
    2835 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my blog! Yes, knowing your limits, leaving behind food is important to learn - even if it seems small and silly!

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    2840 days ago
    I know, it feels GREAT!!

    Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog!

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    2848 days ago
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