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This photo was taken three and a half years ago when I was happy AND healthy. I think it's the last photo of me below 190#s!

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This photo was taken last June. It is the most recent decent photo that I have of myself. I was really happy that day - not trying to be happy. My goal for the summer is to get a full shot of myself that I actually like!

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Based upon my history I do not feel I can title this page "this time I will lose it for good " or anything along those lines. Even calling it "the millionth time's a charm" would be pushing it.

What I can say is that I am back and that I have a sincere desire to move forward in a different direction. I have the knowledge and I need to put it to use. For good. Forever. For the rest of my life.

I have struggled with my weight for all of my life which really probably isn't news to anyone who is here. I feel like I need to get things in order to be healthy for myself and for my children. Not really a news flash. What I need to figure out is what is holding me back from moving in the direction I need to. What has held me back for 14 years? What has held me back as I have shed and regained the same 40-50 pounds over the period of my adult life? What do I need to do/change to ensure that I spend MORE of my adult life healthy and fit than I did overweight and depressed? At almost 40 and having spent 18 years of my adult life overweight I need to turn things around pretty quickly or I won't be getting in the 19 years of fabulous living that I will need to shift the balance.

Aggh. That last paragraph has made me panic. It is going to be hard to reconcile the fact that I need to make small healthy changes that I can maintain in order to become a healthy me when "healthy me" needs to emerge as quickly as possible to meet the 19 year deadline.

Breathe in. Breathe out. Small steps in the right direction are better than no steps at all. Right?!

Member Since: 6/8/2009

Fitness Minutes: 2,401

My Goals:
1. Lose 10 lbs by 7/17

2. Lose 20 lbs by 9/4

3. Lose 35 lbs by 11/1

4. Lose 50 lbs by 1/1/11

(An Overall Average of 1.666 lbs a week!)

My Program:
Transitioning to "Eating Clean". Using "Eat Clean Diet Recharged" as a guideline for meal planning. Embarking on a life-long plan to take a walk daily and do stretches and strength training per my physical therapist.

Personal Information:
Mommy to two. Wife to one. Working 8-5 outside of the home.

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Goals for this week:

1. Re-read The Spark.

2. 20-30 min walk every day.

3. Drink 64 oz of H2O daily.

4. Purge pantry of processed foods.

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    "Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"

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    3844 days ago
  • v 150-HERE-I-COME
    emoticon *waving* Hi!!
    Just checking in to see how things have been going! It's been a while since we've caught up :( Hope all is well!!
    4012 days ago
    Thanks for starting the Let's Make a Habit of it Team!
    4050 days ago
  • v JENMEG
    CONGRATS ON THE 4 POUNDS! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4051 days ago
  • v 150-HERE-I-COME
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the words of advice! I agree.. Who knows why those things happen.. It could be for any one of those things.. Yesterday I went for a snack, wasn't hungry, but something clicked as I was staring at all of the stuff I'm bored of eating (there isn't much available outside of meal times) and asked myself if I was REALLY hungry.. I wasn't.. Saved myself a couple hundred calories ;) Whew! So far so good today! I have to stop by the Team to post an update when I get to town :) I'm anxious to see what the scale says!!
    4056 days ago
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