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Hi, my name is Joanna. For 33 years I have been fighting to get this weight off. I was successful in losing 30lbs, but I have gain it back. I know I can do it but the road is long and hard. I want to achieve my goal though. But I do need to recognized I have obstacles in my life such as emotional eating, not valuing myself, plateaus, and allowing my bad habits of eating crap to rule me.

My plan for weight loss is:

1) Exercising
a. Cycling
b. Running
c. Weight training
2) Eating right
a. Learning how to cook healthy vegetable sides
b. Cutting out or NOT eating the amount of sugar I have always eaten by excluding sugar, empty calorie foods like chocolates, cakes, cookies, etc. That only temporarily fills up the void in me and makes me hate myself more.

Initial weight: 229 lbs

RESTART: January 3, 2012
1st GOAL WEIGHT: 200

LEFT: 29lbs

Starting= Bust: 00; Waist: 00; Hips: 00; Thigh: 00; Neck: 00; Arm: 00

My little girl needs me to be healthy so that I can be in her life fully.

Small goals=small prizes (2%); larger goals (10%)=larger prizes.

Rewards for meeting goals: TBD


OUTSIDE MOTIVATIONAL LITERATURE (Some I have read. Some I have to read.)
-"The New Rules for Lifting for Women" by Lou Schuler (who apparently dislikes "Body for Life"...)
-"The Complete Book of Running for Women" by Claire Kowalchik
-"YOU on a Diet" by Dr. Michael F. Roizen and Dr. Mehmet Oz (although I'm starting to not like that word "diet" and all it implies, BUT he seems like a cool person.)
-"Body for Life" by Bill Phillips (would suggest the one for women for...well...women)
-"Bottoms Up" by Dr. Joyce Verdal
-"Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy" by Dr. Walter C. Willett
-The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite by David Kessler
-Master Your Metabolism: The 3 Diet Secrets to Naturally Balancing Your Hormones for a Hot and Healthy Body! by Jillian Michaels

Because I hate getting bored I have a lot of DVDs...

Currently using:
Want to (re-)incorporate:
-Veena & Neena's Belly Dancing "Basic Moves & Fat Burning" and "Arms, Abs, Hips, Buns & Thighs"
-Jillian Michael's "30 Day Shred" and "Cardio Kickbox"
-Mia Finnegan's "Circuit Trainer Mini Trampoline Workout" (surprisingly good and simple)
- The Firm's "Cardio Sculpt", "Ab Sculpt", and "Body Sculpt"

Also own:
-For Dummies "Basic Yoga Workout" and "Beyond Basic Yoga"
-Kathy Smith's "Latin Rhythm Workout" (kind of cheesy but fun)
-The Biggest Loser "The Workout" (don't really like)

Member Since: 6/4/2006

Fitness Minutes: 18,031

My Goals:
1) Not develop diabetes.
2) Reach my goal weight of 130.
3) Learn to make and eat delicious healthier foods.
4) Complete a century ride (100 miles).
5) Complete 30 days of Jillian Michael�s 30 day shred

SW: 200 (08/30/10)

Oct.: 191

My Program:
Still determining.

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    Wow.. I guess people are still catching up on their emails or something! ;)
    Take care,
    3449 days ago
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    Happy belated birthday! I hope all your best birthday wishes come true!
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    3451 days ago
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