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2011 - brings the sad realization that although I spent most of 2010 talking about changing my life - I never did it. Who's fault it that? MINE! I was the one who was all talk and no action. I am praying that with God's help - 2011 will bring actual change, resulting in a new healthier me. And today is Day 1. Breakfast is logged. Lunch is packed, Dinner is planned. Let this be the the path of change for me!

I am trying something new with my tracker this time. I am setting mini-goals. Instead of thinking about ALL the weight I want to lose. I am going to do it in stages. Stage one is about 25 lbs. This seems more managable than thinking of the entire 50+ lbs that I need to lose.

My first goal is to lose the first 25 lbs before we go to Florida at the end of March. Just over 2 lb a week - should be do-able!


2010 as brought me to the realization that every year, I make the same commitment to myself and every year, I let myself down.

So this year, I am starting out different - Praying for His help with this battle! Only He can show me that I have the ability and drive to do this. I need to stop relying on myself, who is week, and rely on He who is strong.

4/6/10 ---- update....
Still struggling to get started but still determined to get there. Just got back from a nice 40 minute walk. Hopefully this is the start of something good!

5/6/10 ----UPDATE...
I finally feel like I am gaining control again. I am on Day 4 of good healthy eating, and loggin my food. I am drinking my water, and I have gotten 2 workouts in and will do another one tonight. And ya know what? IT FEELS GOOD!

8/31/10 - Update...
Summer was rough - I let myself relax too much and do too little. Weight Loss and Exercise were on the back burner as always. But my NSD group it back up and running and I have pledged to get back on track. I also joinged the fall Biggest Loser Team again, so I am double accountable. I am still struggling to get started, but I will do it this time. NO MORE EXCUSES!

Sept 2010 is it! The time when I finally get my act into gear and start taking care of me again. I have been working our pretty regularly for 3 weeks now. (4-6 times per week) I have lost 5 lbs and I am finally seeing results. My clothes are fitting better and my husband says he can "see" the results of my working out - no mater what the number on the scale says!

I just have to stay focused and remember that I CAN DO THIS! I DESERVE THIS and I can't wait to see the final results!

Member Since: 9/8/2006

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Just the basics, eat better, cook healthier so my whole family can benefit, and lose weight.

My dream would be to become a runner. I know it is possible. I have seen many of you here at SP do it. This is the secret desire of my heart.

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    Thank you for adding me as a friend! I have done the same with you! And thank you for the nice comment- Being able to inspire others with my own journey is my goal! :-)
    3628 days ago
    Thank you for the comment on my page! Running has really given me a whole new outlook on exercise and how an "athlete" is defined. I am always thrilled at finding other runners on SP, especially your non-tradition type athletes. Are you working on a training program? Are you planning on doing any races?

    3642 days ago
  • v GYMRAT_AT44
    Hey, thanks for the add and the comment! It is so do-able, even at 40! Promise. It is all about choices. Sometimes those choices are hard, but you can do it. Looking forward to getting to know you better through SP.
    3643 days ago
    I recommitted to healthy living this past Monday. I hope to visit the NSD group often if you're interested in getting things going again. God bless you! emoticon
    3696 days ago
  • v DETTE2007
    How are you doing!? I'm going to try to start over AGAIN! I feel like such a loser that I can not pull this off. (the wrong kind of loser).

    Have you started again? I stopped going to the NSD page because nobody was very active over there.....including me.
    3736 days ago
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