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Thailand Nov 2014 - Feeling very uncomfortable in my own skin

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This needs to change, very uncomfortable at this weight and I hate pics right now (10/14)

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I felt huge here, realized this is what I look like and how everyone else sees me.

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I have been working on weight loss for over 30 years. What I need to be working on is Optimal Health!

I don't want this to continue. I do have health struggles, but I know what they are. I am doing all I can to manage them and luckily, I am not on medication like the rest of my family. But...

Being this heavy is not healthy. It is not where I want to be.

I am coming up on my 40th birthday and don't want to be at the weight and BMI I am at. My goal is to lose 100 lbs by then, I am already down about a third of that. I have about 7.5 months to lose about 70 pounds. I know it is possible. About 10 pounds a month is not crazy and I know what I need to do.

I am DONE being on this track, it's time to do something different!

Member Since: 7/6/2007

Fitness Minutes: 110,689

My Goals:
1) To learn and implement consistent healthy eating in my life
2) To change my self-talk to be positive and get back to a healthy self-esteem
3) To help others make positive changes in their life, increasing their health and well-being
4) To help parents understand the value of setting an example of healthy eating
5) To make a difference in the lives of those who have struggled for years with their health and set them up for success so they never have to be put on a restrictive eating plan or diet because of their weight

My Program:
* Clean eating, portion control
* 30 min of exercise every day
* Drink a superfoods shake everyday
* Get at least 6-7 hours of sleep each night
* Meditate
* Keep stress at bay
* Help others
* Keep a positive mindset and attitude of gratitude
* Continue with working on my own personal development

Personal Information:
* Location: Southern California

* Love the beach, walking outdoors, hanging out with friends, going to the movies, reading, dancing, Zumba, exercise (yes, I actually like it!) and have a passion for travel.

* Truly believe you can do ANYTHING you set your mind to!

Other Information:
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore,
is not an act but a habit".

"Don't be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of."
~Charles Richards

"You is kind. You is smart. You is important." ~Aibileen Clark, The Help

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

"Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right." ~Henry Ford

"Do or do not. There is no try." ~Yoda

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." ~Lucille Ball

"You can't out train a bad diet." ~Anonymous

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    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Fall? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early September. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Summer Fitness Tune up, Hopscotch and Bowling. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Fall challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.
    90 days ago
    Thanks for the birthday wishes! I've also added you as a spark friend emoticon
    224 days ago
    Thank you for joining me as a Spark Friend. I just added you as well. I look forward to traveling this journey together. I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend.
    224 days ago
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    Thank you for the birthday wishes!
    224 days ago
    Just a note to say "Hello" and thank you for the DONE girl welcome. I hope you will have a wonderful Easter weekend.

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    "'When I feel frantic, my mind races and I can't focus enough to get things done. How can I slow down?' "Enlist the help of the humble rubber band. Just slide one around your wrist and snap it; the sting will instantly interrupt the flow of your runaway thoughts. Then picture yourself shouting, "Stop!" -- this will sharply focus your attention, says Martha Davis, Ph.D., an author of The Relaxation & Stress Reduction Workbook. And last, take a deep breath while letting your belly expand, pause, then exhale for a count of one; repeat nine times. "The measured breathing calms you down," says Davis, "so you can tackle one thing at a time."
    224 days ago
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