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Back to the drawing board. I was surprised when I came back to this site to see that I was 216 in 2008, right before moving into my little house. And that I was 250 lbs at the start of June 2008, but lost down to 216 by October of 2008.

Well, I'm 246 and it's the start of August. Will I be able to get this whole thing under control and get back to 216 by, say, November? That's not that far away. I bet it would make a huge difference in how I feel though since I don't remember losing any real weight since 2008 or so.

Living in the little house was harder. Sure, that's an excuse, somewhat, but there was no room to cook and no room to work out. It was also far from any gym. My new house is larger and has a great kitchen that I can cook in. It is not a large kitchen, but the layout is better and I have a dishwasher.

I'll get back to working the program that worked for me.

Things off my list:
No Cigarettes since May 5, 2003 at 10:58pm.

No Fast Food
No Artificial Sweeteners
No Nitrates/Nitrites
No Artificial Colors
No fizzy yellow "empty" beer
No processed food
Refined Flour, white rice, white sugar, white pasta, processed foods.

Previous Weight Goals and Progress (for historic reasons):
January 2008: 247
February 2008: 247
March 2008: 246
**SETBACK** Tore ACL snowboarding on March 1st.
Reconstruction Surgery on April 16th.
April 2008: 255
May 2008: 252
June 2008: 250 - start in earnest again.
July 2008: 240 - GOAL MET!! June 24 Reward Face veins zapped on July 7th
August 2008: 230 - GOAL MET!! July 27 Reward Buy small house
September 2008: 220 - GOAL MET!! September 3rd
October 2008: 210

Member Since: 1/23/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,392

My Goals:
I want to be healthier and ache less. I want to be able to do any physical activity I wish to do - with little trouble from carrying around this weight. I want my joints to feel better. I want to look better, too.

My Program:
I eat clean.
I eat real food. Just not too much and mostly plants.
I think there is always room for improvement, so I am doing that. I'm cutting out white sugar, HFCS, artificial sweeteners, additives, preservatives, colors, fast food and anything processed. And I'll LIKE it. :)

Personal Information:
I'm Jen.
I am working on simplifying my life.

"Simplicity is an acquired taste.
Mankind, left free, instinctively complicates life."
Katherine F. Gerould (1879 - 1944)

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

~ Leonardo DaVinci

Other Information:
I like cats. I like the Dead, Dylan, Neil Young, Bright Eyes, The Cure, Gilian Welch, Vampire Weekend, Tom Waits and a lot of other stuff too. I listen to NPR. I love my boyfriend, Dan.

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