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Hi, I'm Dana. Where to start. An overwhelming amount of life happenings have occurred within the last year and half. Marriage, traveling, husband switching jobs, selling a house, a major move from Colorado to Vermont, buying a house, beloved Grandmother passes away, our two beloved pets pass away, a few cancer scares on both sides of the family and a shift in my working career that is wildly different than what I'm used to. A lot has been hard to process all at once. I could write a rather entertaining book about all the happenings that occurred but I'll save that for another day, I think. For now, I'm focused on my health.

My current weight is 161 pounds. My goal weight is 135. I'm low carbing it most of the way with lots of great satisfying food. This does not mean, however, it is easy. The cravings for all the yummy goodness that is carb heavy food never goes away. There is a constant need to stay disciplined, for reminding myself of my goal, for being a support center for my husband. It is not just for me. It is also for my husband. He is closer to the risks associated with obesity than I am. I'm spoiled. I love fast food, french fries, ice cream, potatoes and more. It is hard, but not only do I do this for myself, I do it for him MORE to keep him on track. It doesn't take much for us to deviate if one falters. When both of us are at a low point emotionally, one of us has to step up and be the coach. And that person has to be me.

Our plan is to eat under 20 to 30 carbs per day, and weigh ourselves daily at the same time. We set up a weight table for when we can have a cheat meal which involves losing a set amount of weight and having a cheat meal at that time, but both of us have to meet that goal in order to have a cheat meal. This keeps us motivated to keep each other going during those rough days.

I'm looking forward to reaching my goal. I will finally get there this time.

Member Since: 6/27/2008

Fitness Minutes: 4,205

My Goals:
small steps equals big success

Keep carbs under 50. Eat at home! Plan meals and walk or bike to work. One coffee drink a week. Drink decaffeinated Tea and water

Stick to the regime and exercise everyday one or more of the following:
Mountain Biking
Cardio Pilates
Weight lifting

Eat healthy snacks and meals

My Program:
Eat only when I'm hungry

Choose to eat whole foods -- meats, fish, vegetables, nuts, seeds, fruit, limit dairy, limit caffeine, healthy fats and oils

Read motivational quotes, success stories, and Mark's Daily Apple

Live everyday in the moment. What I do today effects tomorrow.

Personal Information:
Experiencing Vermont

Taking care of horses

Pursue artistic endeavors

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    I actually need to update. I moved to Vermont from Gunnison, CO this summer.
    879 days ago
  • v BRIZEE89
    I see you are from Colorado - may I ask where? I am living in Loveland. Always looking for someone to be a walking buddy. emoticon
    895 days ago
  • v MAEST35
    Hi there - thanks for your ideas on the burgers, fries and even mashed potatoes. How did you know I LOVE those too? What I've been doing is having all the things I love in really small portions and "healthier versions" without all the "extras."
    I just reintroduced mashed potatoes last week. I used Ore Ida Steam N Mash (russet) and 3/4 cup is only 80 calories. I added some horseradish, light sour cream and reduced fat bacon. My favorite thing ever for like 200 calories. I do LOVE mashed parsnips too. (Need to buy some soon.)
    I look forward to connecting more often. And hearing more recipe ideas!
    3770 days ago
    Thank you so much!
    4303 days ago
  • v POLY-E
    Welcome to the ER4YT-team!

    I like your Spark Page a lot!
    Beautiful horse and kitty!

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    4303 days ago
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