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Hi! I'm Leisa. I've struggled with weight and food issues my whole life. God has been leading me to freedom from my dysfunctional past and I am ready to take off!

I am participating in my first BLC as a Pink Flamingo!

I'm proud to be a Shooting Star for the Summer 2018 5% challenge. I've always loved this Norman Vincent Peale quote: Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.

Summer 2018 5% exercise commitment: I am struggling to get back into the routine of exercise. Therefore, I'm going to start slowly so I can start a streak and build up some success. I will do a minimum of 15 minutes every day. My goal is to do 20-30 minutes of walking daily. My goal is to get 7,500-10,000 steps daily.

Summer 2018 5% food and nutrition commitment: I will plan my meals. I will record every bite I eat. I will eat more fruits and veggies. I will cut back on the things I have been turning to for comfort during this difficult storm I have been in. Food will no longer be my comfort!

Member Since: 7/15/2010

Fitness Minutes: 85,219

My Goals:
I want to feel good and be healthy! I want to get under 200 pounds! I want to be a healthy BMI.

SW: 261 April 2010
1st goal: 250 DONE! 7/2010
2nd goal: 240 DONE! 9/2010
3rd goal: 230 DONE! 1/2011 DONE AGAIN! 6/2015
4th goal: 220 DONE! 4/2011 DONE AGAIN! 8/2015
5th goal: 210 DONE! 9/2011 DONE AGAIN! 10/2015 I've lost track of how many times I've been "DONE" at this level.
6th goal: 200
7th goal: 190
8th goal: 180
9th goal: 170
10th goal: 160
11th goal: 150
12th goal: 140

My Program:
I have to get back to this it worked for me! I've gotten off track but I'm making my way back!

Moving, moving, and more moving is how I did it the first time. I like to walk, do my Wii, and swim. In 2017 I discovered kayaking! Let me get on the water and I am one happy girl!

I have cut out fried foods, sodas, sweet tea, second helpings. I am eating fruits and veggies.

Personal Information:
I'm from North Georgia. I've taught for 26 years. I have a 21 year old son and 14 year old boy/girl twins. I have a Westie.

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Favorite quotes:

If you think you can or think you can't, you are right! (Henry Ford)

I'm not crazy. I'm medicated for a chemical imbalance! (Mrs. Beadle on Barnyard)

DIETS give you a bunch of rules and regulations that you have to follow. A LIFESTYLE is a learning journey to an abundant life. (IMSOOZEEQ)

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