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Here I go again. Starting fresh. Again.
Sometimes it feels like I'm just lying to myself. Like I should just forget about my goals because I'll just sabotage them at some point. Let's face the harsh truth... the past two years have been a complete standstill with regard to my weight.

I know it's harder in your 40s.
Everyone always told me that.
It's true.
I can't imagine it will get any easier as I get older.
But I can't allow myself to just give up.

I am re-committing to myself.
I will not be derailed.
My goal is to get to the 170s - solidly - by my birthday. That's in October.

Reasonable goal.
If I truly commit to this I will achieve that goal.
I'm not making it too difficult. I just want to get to the 170s and stay there. After I am solidly there for a good few months I can re-evaluate my goals. Until then - that is it.
Very do-able.
I'm in.

Member Since: 11/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 122,251

My Goals:
1) Drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day (or water equivalent... LOVING decaf green tea!)
2) Exercise EVERY DAY!!! No excuses!
3) Stay in control of my goals when I want to grab a snack... Do I REALLY want that? Wouldn't I rather fit into that amazing dress I have my eye on?
4) Read this page EVERY DAY!!! It will help me keep on top of what I really want.

My Program:
Taking it day by day - Things I do every day:
1) Track my food!!
2) Go for a walk - inside or outside, depending on weather.
3) Continue with Pilates. It has repaired my body over the past few years & I want to keep moving forward with it!
4) ZUMBA!!! I LOVE it! It doesn't even feel like exercise!

Personal Information:
I am a 44 year old Mom of 3 wonderful children... 2 boys & a girl. I have been married for 20 (WOW) years. I live in The NYC area with my husband - BEST guy in the world - & kids. Grew up in NYC & LOVE being here! There is nothing quite like the energy of the city!

Other Information:
I am a very open person, but prefer to remain anonymous on this site because of various factors in my life. I hope that doesn't turn you off. I take being a Spark-Friend pretty seriously... I don't "collect" virtual friends. I want to develop a circle of mutually supportive people on the site & if I have too many friends I won't be able to give the support I want to give!

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    Daisy Winter Scavenger Hunt!!!!

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    I decorate my yard for Christmas, enjoy walks in the snow, plays Christmas music in November and loves the movie "White Christmas".

    Please leave me a note with some info about you!

    Was born between Dec. 23-27
    Favorite season is winter
    Collects winter figurines (snowmen, etc.)
    Likes to snow ski
    Enjoys sledding
    Lives in a climate without snow
    Goes out for New Year’s Eve
    Decorates their yard/house for Christmas
    Eats black-eyed peas for New Year’s
    Likes ice skating
    Has a wood-burning fireplace
    Enjoys a walk in the fresh snow
    Knits or crochets
    Is always cold
    Puts jigsaw puzzles together
    Hits the after Christmas sales
    Wears flannel pajamas
    Has Christmas music on beginning in November
    Watches “White Christmas”
    Goes Christmas caroling

    1696 days ago
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    Say it out loud:
    “Today I will do my best!”
    Today, I will try my best
    To make choices that are
    Healthy and make me
    Feel good.
    I’ll work on my goal!

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    1722 days ago
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    Today is a new day.
    Fresh start!
    Think happy thoughts.
    Drink lots of water.
    Don't just eat,
    Fuel your body.
    Be healthy & happy!

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    1731 days ago
    I see that you did enjoy your Daisy Day! Hope another message will increase your focus even more! Have a GREAT November! (How is it even POSSIBLE that tomorrow is November!)
    1736 days ago
    emoticon Thanks for the spark goodie. It is great to be on the Determined Daisies with you and I wish you all the best for the final 3 weeks of the challenge.
    1736 days ago
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