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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 getting healthy, not dieting. It's taken a very long time to understand what that exactly means.

What am I DONE with?
1. Procrastinating - I am 40 now and have been focused on weight loss for too many years!
2. Allowing fear to run my life
3. Allowing my weight to stop me from the things I want
4. Criticizing and judging myself so harshly that I will never make progress
5. Not loving myself as I am right now so I can move forward
6. Comparing my life to everyone else's highlight reel on social media
7. Being lazy and not doing the things I need to do for my health, heart, mind and spirit
8. Dieting...I will eat real food and track what I eat on SP
9. Thinking about things I should or want to be doing and ACTUALLY DO THEM!
10. Surrounding myself with "friends" who don't have my best interest at heart, who don't support, encourage and love me. This will be difficult and painful, but will be worth it.

Member Since: 7/6/2007

Fitness Minutes: 122,587

My Goals:
My Goals are:
1. To eat more plant based and vegan (about 80% of the time) because I feel better
2. To get some exercise every day and make it a part of my life
3. Focus more on what's driving me to food, and pay attention to those thoughts and feelings
4. Break the ties between food and emotional dependency
5. Lose the rest of my weight and never find it again
6. Travel more this year and do it without debt!
7. Pay off the rest of the credit cards and knock out the student loans by 2020!
8. Run my 4th Half Marathon and come in under 3 hours
9. Love myself enough to open my life to the possibility of a Prince Charming!
10. Get my business going and move closer to the beach by the end of 2019!

My Program:
* Clean eating, more plant based
* Exercise more consistently, 15-30 min a day
* No longer drink soda (about 6 years strong now)
* Ditched dairy (about 4 years now)
* Pay attention to emotional connections with food
* Journal

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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