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I lost 40 pounds and very slowly gained it back. I am recommitted to this pursuit of healthy lifestyle and body with commonsense and gentleness to myself.
I will continue on this journey and try to learn from my setbacks and reduce the triggers in my environment. Other close family members being ill being one of them.
I know the benefits of healthy weight and lifesytyle and I will remember them as I go forward.
I will make time for healthy food and exercise healthy.
Jan1/2010 I am hoping to find a way to lose the weight in a healthy maintainable way. I have gained a lot of weight in the last 14 years-after having children and am looking forward to losing it.
I have have learned that weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight will never be an unconsciouss act for me.
I'm so happy and grateful for sparkpeople and I'm here to get the weight off and keep it off and to become more of who I am and have fun and to face the "bad stuff" as it comes up.

Member Since: 12/31/2009

Fitness Minutes: 87,230

My Goals:
Reach a healthy body weight .
Wear a smaller size.
Feel lighter.
Have a healthy BMI. Short term goal -to go from size XXL to XL .-met.
Go down one pants size.
Lose another 10% of weight.
Go down one category of BMI

My Program:
Presently, I have committed to 60 minutes of cardio 5 times a week. I'm also going to a weight training class three times a week. I plan on tracking my nutrition and fitness..

Personal Information:
I am married and have four children and a lovely pet dog_shadow.

Other Information:
To quote Teeny Bikini and other spark friends "I'll only get to my destination if I keep going."
98% is just showing up' and
" I wil never ,never, never give up." -Wildflower
"Health is being vibrant and having energy and being happy." Ellen Degeneres
Progression not perfection-Hippi-chick

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    “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." ~ Buddha

    I tend to dwell in my "past". There are happy memories but the ones I continually think of are not happy. They are the ones that involved sadness, frustration, embarrassment, hurt - the ones that I let mold my life for so many years. My "past" is not always a pleasant place to be. Dreaming of the "future" is fun but my dreams all involve nonrealistic things, things that are "would-have-beens" if I had had a different past. I now know that I need to concentrate on my true "present" to build my true "future."
    It's time I learn to live in my "present." It's time to face reality, set my priorities, and move on. It's time to enjoy my "present" and be thankful for what I am and have. It's time to make the "present" a happier place.
    Let's concentrate on our true "present" and let our true "future" evolve. Let's enjoy our NOW!
    90 days ago
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    Congratulations on the weight loss! 1 pound down! Every pound counts and I'm proud of you!
    97 days ago
    “Don’t settle for what life gives you; make life better and build something.” ~ Ashton Kutcher

    I've spent too much time settling for what life gave me the past few years. Settling only took me deeper into a dark place that I've struggle to climb out of.
    It's time for me (and us) to make our lives better. Our lives are what we are building with every small victory that we reach.
    I say let's keep building our lives the way we dream of them being! If an obstacle blocks our way, it's up to us to find a way over, around or under it. It's up to us to not let it stop us on our life-building journey!
    97 days ago
    emoticon Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my blog about walking in the rain.
    100 days ago
    “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” ~ Dolly Parton

    I think I'm finally seeing glimpses of the rainbow after a very long rainy season! How about you? Is there a "rainbow" in your life right now or are you, like me, still looking for one?
    I believe our first step is staying strong on our wellness journey. Every step forward we move takes us closer to our rainbow!
    100 days ago
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