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I think I finally have things figured out. I needed to stop wanting this for all the wrong reasons. It used to be ... such and such event is coming up so I need to lose X amount of pounds or my kids are embarrassed by me ... I should lose weight. I have finally realized the reason I WANT to do this is two-fold. One ... my body is God's temple and being gluttonous is a sin and second ... for my own peace of mind and health.

UPDATE: ... and then she fell flat on her face!

UGH. I ended up winning our Biggest Loser Challenge at work but right after the 30 was gone we had a week long girls' vacation and from that point forward it was all down hill. I guess that's okay ... I'll just try again!

UPDATE: 2014 - well, it seems to have taken a health issue to get me on track. So far I've lost 39 lbs. ... 30 is where I usually give up and go back to my old habits. I have an upcoming surgery to deal with so losing weight is important to my health and wellbeing.

UPDATE: 1-2015 - I got through the holidays without gaining anything WOO HOO ... now to focus on ramping up my exercise and breaking through the 40 lbs. barricade and push forward to having 50 lbs. off!!!

UPDATE: 2-2015 - Maintaining my weight loss is going well and that's crucial. So many times I have lost 34 lbs. and then fallen right back in to the old habits but not this time ... thank the Lord! This week I'm introducing some new exercises, using my new fitbit to keep track of steps and getting back to tracking my food intake. I can do this ... I have great support at home, I'm getting back to using Sparkpeople, I have a new fitbit ... I can do this!!!!!

Member Since: 7/24/2007

Fitness Minutes: 1,826

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to simply be successful!! I'd like to get down to around 135-145 lbs. and stay there. I'm going to take this in increments of 10 lbs. I wish to become an active person and enjoy hiking like I did when I was younger and fit!! I had lost 41 lbs. but after a vacation to Disney World in May 2008 I fell off the wagon and put about 23 lbs. back on!!!

My Program:
I had a local gym buddy when I first started here on Sparkpeople but she bailed on me when she reached her goal. I've allowed that major disappointment to keep me upset but no longer ... it's time I move on and hopefully trust others who claim they will stick with me to see my success!!

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I'm looking to make new friends whether they are in person or online. I love chatting and getting to know people.

Other Information:
I'd like to reconnect with the friends I originally made on Sparkpeople and also to meet some new friends!! I love working on my family genealogy, I'm big in to scrapbooking and I'm an online addict :-) I also run my own message board.

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    Hi Shelly! Here I am! We can do this together.

    "For I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength."
    Philippians 4:13

    5081 days ago
    You sound JUST like me. My son eats all of my diet food. And I do try to not teach food hoarding also. It is frustrating though. You are strong. I know you will succeed. The fact that you keep coming back for support says it all. You don't quit, you just keep coming back! Do you go to farmers market for your fruits and veggies? It might be a way to save money. I know you will find a solution. Let me know when you do. I am sure I can use some of your ideas! Hugs~ Sara
    5097 days ago
    Hi Sara ... I'm struggling :-( I have food issues. I buy things specifically for me for dieting purposes and my teenage boys end up scarfing it up ... I really can't say anything because I have tried to teach over the years that we don't need to hoard food and I refuse to buy foods just for one person that nobody else can though. Basically I end up being left with the junk stuff -- meaning leftover dinners for lunches (which mean higher calories or to lower the calories I eat less of it then I end up hungry again), no fruits cuz they've eaten it all ... GGGRRRRR ... I am probably going to go back to work just so I have the money to buy the extra groceries!!! LOL
    5104 days ago
    HI! Just checking in to see how you are doing. I hope great!!
    5104 days ago
    Thanks Lisa ... I'm sure I'm going to be looking your way for lots of advice :-) LOL ... I'm determined to make the 40s a great decade!!
    5110 days ago
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