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June 22 2017 - at granddaughter's high school graduation. 190.3 lbs.

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Yearly solo camping on the ocean in Montauk, New York. A time to find peace of mind and a change.

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A goal:Been patiently waiting for the scale to drop below 190 so I can use these new blue dishes.

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I joined Spark People July 17th 2009. My name is Linda.
June 2017 - CURRENTLY challenging myself with 32 other members of the PURPLE PASSIONS SLIM CHALLENGE TEAM.

June 24 2016 ~ 215.0 lbs.~ 31.75 BMI
June 24 2017 ~ 190.3 lbs. ~ 28.6 BMI = 24.7 lbs. lost
July 24 2017 ~ 187.9 lbs. ~ 27.0 BMI
August 24 2017 ~ 186.9 lbs. 26.8 BMI = 28.1 lbs. lost
September 24 2017 ~ 186.2 lbs. 26.7 BMI 28.8 lbs.lost
October 24 2017 ~ 190.4 lbs.
October 27 2017 - surgery & head concussion at hospital
October 10 - 17 2017 - funeral/restaurant food 1 week. Rented van and worked to clear SIL's house after she died. Flew to Florida.
October 17 2017 - OBGYN surgery - after surgery, I suffered blunt force trauma to left skull with 4 inch pipe on a barrier security gate at Good Sam Hospital while being wheelchaired by a nurse's aide to look for my ride. Suffered concussion. Difficulty functioning, focusing, organizing, reading. It is too difficult to concentrate on measuring food and making entries into my diet journal.
November & December - not measuring one ounce servings & weight is up in the 190's. All this work and look what happens.
January 1 2018 197.5 lbs.
Goal ~ 174.0 lbs. ~ 25.0 BMI ~ 12.2 lbs. to go

August 15 2019 - 214.2 lbs. blurry vision - finally got to bottom of blurry vision - there is cupping of optic nerve in left eye. I suffer heart palpitations, high blood pressure, dizziness, unbalance in walking, anxiety, and a feeling of being overwhelmed with all the work I have to do with many set backs in my health.
Nov. 6 2019 204.6 lb.
January 1 2020 204.2 lbs.
In "Secret of the Ages" - Robert Collier writes: "Every organ, muscle, tissue & cell of your body is subject to your sub-conscious mind. They rebuild exactly as the mind directs them. What's the model you're holding before your mind's eye?"
"You cannot evolve and truly blossom spiritually unless you consciously work on forming a collective ambiance of harmony, love, peace and light, in which everyone will breathe and be nourished."

Member Since: 7/17/2009

Fitness Minutes: 15,797

My Goals:
First is to find peace & balance living all alone.

Take care of myself the way I would take care of my children.

Be as efficient, organized, and productive the same way I would perform at a full-time job.

Learn how to Mother myself, well.

Set realistic goals:

Food Plan - definitely use the tracker to keep me focused on correct portion sizes & balanced protein/carbs/fat.

Sit with food, give Thanks, & read a print-out of the food tracker meals to appraise the quality, quantity, and value.

Bless the water I drink and repay the Almighty Source for having clean pure energizing water by showing my Love and Gratitude.

Exercise Goals - I am not ready. Back injury - need to plan out with my doctor. SP says I need a Cardio & Strength Training program to lose belly fat & improve waist to hip ratio & overall appearance and health.

Set up a weekly reward system.

Bed by 11 PM. Read until 11:30 PM. Jon

My Program:

* Food Tracker

* Deal w/ Depression

Refrain from using a setback as excuse to fall off the wagon.

Keep a daily journal on things to be grateful for, and on positive aspects of self, emotions.

Do self exam on progress and why I eat the foods I do.

Build muscle - burn fat - tone skin as the fat melts away.

Keep an outfit out in bedroom that I want to wear, again - try it on every Saturday morning until it fits.

Personal Information:
New York State resident
NYS Certified Public School Health Teacher
Cornell Cooperative Master Gardener
PADI certified SCUBA diver

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Really excited and GRATEFUL for finding this site. It is more than I ever could have imagined receiving especially without a cost attached to it. This site gives me the feeling of having unlimited ABUNDANCE. I feel nurtured and surrounded by loving hearts and people who are like-minded with the mutual goal of just wanting to be loved, healthy and happy.

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    Sometimes I just want to wake up in a lush immaculate resort on a top quality comfortable mattress and be served a delicious organic high nutrition low calorie breakfast, then get up to soak in a saltwater pool with a perfect temperature, then have a deep muscle massage, have my hair washed and blown out, put on a clean new soft cotton outfit and go to a very comfortable lounge chair outdoors with a tall large umbrella over me, and have beautiful piano music to listen to and a tall cool glass of water served to me. Then find myself falling asleep for a while only to awake to feeling beautiful breezes, and see friendly faces standing all around me to come and spend time with me. Later we all go for a ride in a convertible around a beautiful island on the sea, then dine on a patio and be served fresh seafood, just picked salad greens and fresh fruit. Afterwards, we go for a walk in a beautiful lush park and watch the sun set over still waters. I return to my comfortable bed, and sleep soundly to the sounds of ocean waves. emoticon
    1301 days ago
  • v TCANNO
    Many thanks for the good.

    Most of the problem is that SP wants me to eat 2600 calories a day. Before I started this journey I don't think I eat that many, least not all the time.

    I do eat around 2000 to 2200 with which I am happy with. I do walk about 70 miles a week and it was this that sent my calories up.

    I hope you have a good weekend


    1317 days ago
  • v ZINGIE825
    Thanks for your encouragement on my spark page the other feels nice to know that others are cheering me on! Have a great day!

    Bev (Zingie825)
    1325 days ago
    Hey, Linda, are you joining us again for the Fall Challenge?

    1327 days ago
    Hi Linda, it's nice to meet you! Thank you for adding me as a friend.. I have added you too and I look forward to getting to know you. It's always so helpful to connect with others who have similar goals. Thanks for the comment about my blog and for the well wishes. Have a wonderful day! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Karen

    1334 days ago
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