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Hi Everyone! My name is Linda and have 122 pounds to lose to put me in a normal weight range. What the final weigh loss will be depends on how I feel & look. The most important thing is I must be comfortable with myself. I guess my title page says it all. I have been a member off and on for a few years now. It is time I hold myself accountable and get serious about losing weight. I am tired of yo yo dieting. I am really tired of the way I look and feel. I am fearful of developing heart disease or diabetes which runs in our family. I am now pre diabetic but the doctor said I can change that with weight loss. I lack discipline, self control and perseverance. But that is O.K. I am here to learn. When I think of my goal it puts a BIG SMILE on my face! I know when I lose the weight I will have more energy and my self esteem will soar! I know it's going to be a long road but I AM GOING TO TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME! I'm in this for the long haul. Their seems to be so much help on the site that I know in my heart I will succeed! My short team goal is to leave Twoterville & enter into Onederland in 2018. I can do it! I will do it! I believe in myself. I'm not a quitter!

Member Since: 11/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 445

My Goals:

1) Take better care of myself !! Starting with eating healthy and eating a minimal of sweets.
2)Get back to 230ville.
3) Get back to 210ville by the summer.
4) Get back to Onederland by the end of this year. It's been 4 yrs. & it was short lived. I was only their for a few days!

My Program:
Lowfat Diet

1) Stay within 1200 to 1500 calories.
2)Weigh daily (accountabitity)
3)Give myself a pep talk daily.
4)Increase fiber intake.
5)Eat fresh fruit, vegetables, lean meat and fish.
6)Portion Control: weigh & measure food.
7)Track my food. Very Important!
8)Consistency when it comes to exercise.

My mantra for 2020

Personal Information:
I have two daughters Holly and Barbara. Two granddaughters Amanda and Brianna. Wonderful husband Paul.I like go for hikes, nature walking, camping, gardening, reading, & cross stitching.

Other Information:
I AM GOING TO FINISH WHAT I STARTED :) Been off track for a while now. It's time to get back to Onederland It's been 3 years. since I was their & it was short lived. Only was their for a few days!. All my spark friends are now in 170ville or lower. It makes me sad that I could be their now! I refuse to give up! Even though the year is more than half over l am starting over. Promised myself to take better care of me! Starting a new chapter in writing my success story! It will be my new beginning, my re-dedication to finish what I started. I will be successful, I WILL cross the finish line. Someday I will be able to say "I DID IT"
It's a one way road from now on!!!


2.Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try!
3.Do what you can, with what you have, where you are!
4.A person who wants something will find the way. A person who doesn't will find an excuse!
7.Imagine yourself 6

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    Thank you so much for the sparkgoodie, it was really nice!! I see that you have lost 8lbs.......wooo hooo, that is super!! So excited for you.

    3750 days ago
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    3762 days ago
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    Welcome to Spark People!

    I am Valerie, leader of the SP Class October 3-9, 2010.
    I am here to help you to navigate through SparkPeople, and to help you to reach your goals.

    I hope that you will check out some of our fun challenges.

    Let the team know more about you, and your goals.

    Valerie, leader of your SP Class 3-9 October, 2010.

    3764 days ago
    Welcome to the Beagle team! Cocoa is adorable! Be sure to stop by the thread and introduce yourself and your pup to the team. So glad you found us!

    3764 days ago
    LINDA! I am so glad to hear from you!! How are you doing? Fill me in on the walking progress or not, it is OK. You have to start when you are ready and not a second before!

    Now, about caffeine - sadly, caffeine gives your body the same message as adrenaline so your body thinks it is gearing up to 'fight or flight'. It keeps your body in the 'stress' mode which leads to more cortisol, which leads to more insulin and/or insulin resistance and somehow the craving for carbs comes in there.

    You will also notice that the cortisol keeps the fat at your belly. My waist was 49 inches when I started my program this time around (and I am only 5'4" tall!).

    So back off on the caffeine. Drink more 'relaxing' types of de-caff or herbal teas. If your mind is creating stress for you, as mine does ALL THE TIME then you don't need anything in addition to it - the husbands are enough!


    Take care and stay in touch!
    3944 days ago
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