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I am not normally a new years resolution type girl...but...this year, I'm gonna do it. I've lost 40 pounds in the past year and plan to lose 60 in 2009. That is roughly a pound a week. Very doable. That will bring me to the 200 pound mark. In 2010 I will work on losing the 25 or so pounds to get to at least the top of the healthy bmi or lower. No pressure, it's my life, not a diet. This will happen.

I will stay with my lifestyle change, I will lose the weight I need to be healthy. ~ 12/27/2008

Some favorite quotes~

I still haven't found what I'm looking for ~ U2

I didn't discover curves; I only uncovered them. ~ Mae West

Disappointing myself is no longer an option. ~ Me ~ 3/2/2008

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. ~ Thomas A. Edison

I have always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I have to be more specific. ~ Lily Tomlin, actress

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try. ~ Yoda

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, your body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming, "Woo hoo! What a ride!" ~ Unknown

We can't become what we need by remaining what we are. ~ Max Dupree


Biggest Loser LIME History - GO LIMES!!!

Spring 2009 Biggest Loser - starts 3/6

Biggest Loser Wonderful Winter Meltdown - Initial weigh in 11/27/08. Gained...3.6. Certainly not focused this challenge.

Biggest Loser Fantastic Fall Fabulous and Fit - Initial weigh in due 9/4. Week 1: 9/11, Final 11/13/2008 ( 10 weeks) ~ gained .4 pounds.'s not that much, but seriously! Next challenge gotta get it together!!!

Biggest Loser Superstar Summer Sizzle - Initial weigh 6/12 ~ Final Weigh 8/22/2008. Lost a total of 5.6 pounds.

Biggest Loser Spring Challenge LIME Team ~ 4/3 to 5/22/2008. Lost a total of 6 pounds.

Biggest Loser Winter Challenge LIME Team ~ 1/10 to 3/20/2008. ~ Lost a total of 16.2 pounds.


Another favorite of mine~

The Invitation

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon...
I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us
to be careful
to be realistic
to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,

It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the centre of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments. ~
Oriah Mountain Dreamer


Member Since: 8/21/2007

Fitness Minutes: 13,066

My Goals:
This is it. I have self talked and stayed in my head convincing myself that this has to be it. This time it will happen! No more excuses.

I wrote the above when I first joined Spark in August of 2008. It's now January 2009, I fell off for about a month. I'm back on, and I still stay true to the above.

My Program:
The basics - stay within my nutrition goals, strength training 3x a week, at least 20 minutes of cardio every day. Drink lots of water! Record my food and fitness. And keep on learning on Spark!

Personal Information:
I've lived in gorgeous Colorado since I was ten. I've worked at the same job for 25 years. I'm single, divorced for almost 9 years after being married for 17.

I woke up when I was 40, looked around and started enjoying my life. Now I want more energy and to be smaller!

Other Information:
I have two grown children, my son is 30 and my daughter is 26 and I have four wonderful, gorgeous grand babies, ages 6 to 3!

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