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I'm determined to reach my goal weight and maintain by creating and continuing healthy eating and exercise habits for the rest of my life. Everyone wants the outcome, but in order to be motivated to work towards it, day in and day out, you have to learn to get some enjoyment out of the process.

"Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again." -Richard Branson

"If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward." -Martin Luther King, Jr.

“There comes a certain point in life when you have to stop blaming other people for how you feel or the misfortunes in your life. You can’t go through life obsessing about what might have been.”
- Hugh Jackman

"True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united." - Wilhelm von Humboldt

Member Since: 1/28/2016

Fitness Minutes: 31,255

My Goals:
My goal is all about doing the process. Trust the process, keep going, and my goals will happen!

My Program:
My program is low carb, moderate protein, high fat. My macros are 23 net carbs (30 on weekends), 94 grams of protein, 70-154 grams of fat, calories about 1450 or so.

Personal Information:
I'm married, have 6 children, and many grandchildren. I lived in rural Ohio (not my first choice as I definitely prefer city living). I enjoy sewing, reading, bird watching, knitting, photography, cooking, gardening, movie watching.

Favorite quotes and personal philosophy:

"Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead." - Kurt Vonnegut

"And if thine eyes be turned towards justice, choose thou for thy neighbour that which thou choosest for thyself." From the writings of the Baha'i faith

"The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace." Mahatma Gandhi

"It is impossible to build one's own happiness on the unhappiness of others." Daisaku Ikeda

Other Information:

**I have arthritis in my spine, hips, and feet. I have chronic pain but I refuse to let this keep me from reaching my goals ~ quitting is not an option!

My DH can be both an enabler and a saboteur. When I'm weak he encourages my weakness and when I'm strong he offers temptation of the most irresistible kinds.

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    The flowers and blossoms are filling the air with the smells of Spring. This is the time to start preparing for the Summer. Are you ready to join a Challenge? The Biggest Loser Challenge is looking for members for it’s next Challenge starting the first week of June. The challenge consists of 11 Teams, that participate in 10 weeks of Nutritional and Fitness Challenges. These challenges can be modified to fit individual needs, allowing members of all abilities and dietary needs to participate.

    Here are some of the members comments written on a Survey Monkey poll:

    “It helps me stay focused on my goals. It also keeps things interesting and not boring.”

    “I find that the challenges make me be more cognizant of my food intake, better choices etc. The fitness ones encourage me to try new exercises and to keep doing exercises. I think there is a good possibility I wouldnt do as much if I didnt track it for challenges or tried to do better on challenges”

    “My leaders are all wonderful...they stay in touch with team members and do their best to keep us involved and feeling a part of the team.”

    “They motivate me to eat healthier and to be more active. “

    If you would like to be a member of this challenge you can copy and paste the the link below, or click on my username and leave me a message or click on the BLUE BIGGEST LOSER Icon on my page. Join the team and sign up for the next challenge on the Spring Waitlist thread.

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    50 days ago
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    99 days ago

    emoticon Hello Beautiful lady!
    Thanks for the good wishes for Alan emoticon
    He did OK with the procedure. He was feeling much better yesterday. Today the pain is catching up with him a bit. Overall, it was very good news !! Just need to keep looking for some answers for him.

    Have a great "Me-Time Wednesday"
    103 days ago
    Welcome to Meditation and Mindfulness! Glad you have joined our team.
    169 days ago
    Welcome to the Mindfulness and Meditation team! Glad you're here!
    170 days ago
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