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I'm not very comfortable with how I'm spending my time and energy. I've embraced convenience over quality. Couch/TV time = my downtime. I am succeeding in just about everything... except taking good care of myself.

For me to succeed as brilliantly as I did in the past, nutrition and fitness must be my TOP priority. And the time is right to do that.

Making myself a priority will perhaps take a little bit away from work, family, friends in the short term... but overall, there will be MORE of me (at my best) to go around. The only thing I've let become my top priority is work.

Here are my "OLD" notes (which is still a good summary of my basic approach):

Face the sugar/white carb/convenience addiction head on.

Physical activity to get me into the athlete mindset again, and spiritual/self connected-ness. Sweat=liquid positivity!!

Consistency and sustainability... NOT perfection. And NOT overwork/injury. :)

AND I'M SAViNG THESE BECAUSE THEY STILL MAKE ME PROUD. :)

REALISTIC goal setting (storing long term goals here). 1 lb per week loss is realistic and achievable. Some weeks will be better. Some worse. I always seem to go 2 steps back; 1 step forward.

I also like setting smaller (less than 10 lb) incremental goals. I'm an achiever. Regularly feeling like I've reached a goal keeps me motivated. Staring at a months-long endpoint defeats me. So... my plan is:

Goal #1: 12 lbs lost (211 to 199) deadline: July 20th
ACHIEVED! 199 ON JULY 6TH!!!!!!!!
Goal #2: 9 lbs lost (199 to 190) deadline: Sept 21st
ACHIEVED!! 189 ON AUGUST 12TH!!!!!!!
Goal #3: 8 lbs lost (190 to 182) deadline: November 16th
ACHIEVED! 182 on October 14th--long plateau broken at last!!
Goal #4: 7 lbs lost (182 to 175) deadline: January 4th
Goal #5: 6 lbs lost (175 to 169) deadline: February 15, 2016



Member Since: 5/5/2009

Fitness Minutes: 9,867

My Goals:
Quality of life, mindfulness
More energy, positive vibes
Less anxiety and depression


My Program:
Nutrition: Tracking daily; cutting back on empty carbs/sugar/convenience (whole foods)

Fitness: Exercise 3 days per week, plus yoga; bringing a trainer in to get me started



Personal Information:
Mid-40s and in a life I'm deeply happy with... just need to make that final, critical connection to higher quality of life by taking care of my health!


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  • v LIVIN4LISH
    LOVE your banner emoticon emoticon
    1084 days ago
  • v LIVIN4LISH
    Thanks for stopping by my page, so nice to see you emoticon
    We were going to get to Devil's Lake yesterday, but didn't think we'd have time (it's 2-1/2 hours for us), so we went to a closer state park for some hiking. What a gorgeous weekend!
    It's hard to get back into the swing of things. I seem to rotate doing well in one area, then struggling in another - it's cyclical, I guess. I think staying healthy and not worrying about the number is key.
    Have a great week!
    1092 days ago
  • v LIVIN4LISH
    Hey there - did I see that you updated your profile last month? I hope all is well with you, and you're enjoying the fall colors! We're thinking about a trip to Devil's Lake this weekend, I'm sure it's beautiful! emoticon
    1097 days ago
  • v MIZFENTON
    Wishing you a fabulous day!!!!

    Sending you lots of sparky hugs :)
    1384 days ago
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    The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
    ~William Faulkner

    Just little stones, not boulders. You've got what it takes to move little stones! Stay strong!!

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    1430 days ago
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