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Well, I just realized that my intro had my January 2015 text that hadn't been changed in an entire year. Sadly, there wasn't much that needed to be changed. It was a frustrating year of fits and starts that ended up going nowhere in terms of me being any healthier than I was at this time last year. So now, in February of 2016, I am going to try again. And you know what? That's all any of us can do. "Fall seven times, get up eight..." I forget who said that (or something similar, anyway).

Member Since: 11/18/2013

Fitness Minutes: 11,605

My Goals:

Long term goal: Lose 50 pounds by 12/31/15. That sounds like a lot, but in reality, it is less than 1 pound a week. YES I can! YES I will!

Benchmarks: Lose 6 lbs. a month through 5/1/15. Lose 4 lbs. a month through 9/1/15. Lose remaining 10 pounds by 12/31/15. This allows for any plateaus, etc. during the final third of the year.

Short term goal: Consistently fit into my clothes; not just my "fat jeans", by 4/1/15. As a reward for hitting this goal, I am going to have all the clothes that need to be altered done by a professional tailor, instead of trying to take things in myself (with mixed results, to say the least!) I am also going to buy myself a new belt when I need one, instead of making new holes in the ones I already have!

Rewards for meeting goals and benchmarks:
Each 5 lbs. lost will earn me a trip to Ulta!
20 lbs. lost: Full highlights
30 lbs. lost: New pair of shoes.
40 lbs. lost: Professional

My Program:
I will take 10,000 steps at least 6 days a week.

I will do a water workout (swimming, water jogging or water aerobics) 3 days a week.

I will use the elliptical for 30 minutes, 2 days a week.

I will be using a modified version of the DASH Diet, under the guidance of a nutritionist.

Personal Information:
I live in a small town north of San Diego. It is a wonderful place to live with beautiful weather and I have no excuse not to enjoy all types of physical activity! I enjoy swimming and hiking and will try anything (at least) once!

Other Information:
I love to read, connect with friends and families on facebook and Pinterest and cook dinner most nights. I don't love to do housework, but I force myself as often as I can!

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    My dh just dyes my hair. I'm in the same camp as you, I would NEVER let him take scissors to my hair. I go to the salon for that. But he dyes it because I always miss spots if I try to do it myself. He hates doing it, but he'd rather do it himself than have me pay $100 at the salon to get it done. He is pretty good at it, though!
    2021 days ago
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    emoticon just stopping by to wish you a Happy emoticon day and share a quote by Shel Silverstein:

    :I will not play tug o' war. I'd rather play hug o' war. Where everyone hugs instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles and rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, and everyone grins, and everyone cuddles, and everyone wins."

    I hope you celebrate National Hug Day with lots of emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2022 days ago
    THank you so much for the Goodie!
    2024 days ago
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    Today's inspiration is brought to you by Steve Maraboli:

    “Rename your “To-Do” list to your “Opportunities” list. Each day is a treasure chest filled with limitless opportunities; take joy in checking many off your list.”

    I hope you have the joy of checking many opportunities off your list this week! Have a fabulously fit, healthy and active week! emoticon emoticon
    2024 days ago
    Sorry I missed your Special A Day - I hope it was AWESOME!!
    2025 days ago
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