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I have been on a diet since I was 12. I finally found something that let me lose 45 lbs and I was able to maintain for the over a year! This is amazing for me. Then I let myself go back to the old way of eating, even if compliant with the new way of eating. Far too much processed starch and large meals. I have gained back 30 lbs so back on the wagon I climb AGAIN.

I am part of a group on Facebook called Operation Brickhouse and this is a group of ladies that do 8 week challenges. I did it in January and lost 20 but have gained back 10 of that. Ideally I would like to lose 50 but for this 8 week challenge I am shooting for 20.

They have a daily checklist that works with any diet you choose to follow so I am going to cut myself some slack.

Member Since: 12/26/2012

Fitness Minutes: 35,052

My Goals:
Health Goals:
I want to again be no longer Obese, simply Overweight; second goal is to get to where I am Normal.
Career Goals: Grow as a teacher, present at conferences, earn awards, be once again seen as highly effective.
Create Lesson plans to use in my classes. Create professional Development activity for my region. In Mary Kay and Pampered Chef find how they fit in my life.

My Program:
Log my food -must follow what I am limiting at this time and It is important that I log my food and stay in parameters - I found this to be total key. I am using Spark people for logging and now I am sold on the Plant Paradox food list. Doing deep water workouts 3x weekly, or my Total Gym and under desk bike, Yoga and Y classes as a second sometimes- they compliment each other well. I have found that I can do after work water aerobics/jogging so I have been doing that several times a week as well.

Personal Information:
I am the wife of a wonderful man named Prince - we have been married for a joyful 27 years with 40+ more to come. I have 3 sons - My oldest age 29 and a college graduate and living on his own, he is a full time Equity Stage Manager in the top 3 theaters in the Twin Cities. My middle son and my husband's oldest is age 25,moved back home to go back to school and has made Dean's List each semester. . Our youngest, age 21 completed 2 years at college and is now taking some gap time and working as a pharmacy tech while he figures out life and he too has moved home. He volunteers as a scout leader as he earned the rank of Eagle for Boy Scouts in high school. By Day and some evenings during the school year, I am a teacher of adult students. I prepare them for their High School Equivalency Test and their College Entrance exams. My second career is I am a Senior Consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics and a Consultant with Pampered Chef because I really believe in their products and my hobby is the

Other Information:
As a teacher I read all of the time and really like self help books and teacher philosophy books but for brain candy - I enjoy erotic literature, and historical romances and Fantasy fiction like Harry Potter.
I enjoy Contemporary Christian Music, Musical Sound Tracks and older soft rock but mostly I like silence.

Favorite TV shows are currently on Hulu: The Good Wife, The Good Doctor and Young Sheldon and Saturday Night Live on Starz: Outlander On Net Flix: Crown. I have love Criminal Minds and CSI type shows. Black Mirror was great as we Orange is the New Black. Big Bang Theory we watched every episode.

I don't go to the movies very often but enjoy when I go.

I am a very busy woman so I get to watch t.v. for about 1 hour a night and on snow days and when I am ill which is rarely. Also lately we have been a bit obsessed with the news.

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  • v BCARSON11
    Thanks for adding me as a friend. Have a great holiday weekend. Let me know if I can help you with anything along your journey to live a healthy life! emoticon

    I loved the comment you left on my page. Believe me at 50, I never would have thought I would be able to do what I have done. So never say never!

    The best way not to put back on the weight is to think of it as a life style change--not a diet. You are creating the new you! Never give up, and never go back to the old ways that let you gain the weight in the first place. emoticon
    1574 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/1/2016 5:25:23 PM
  • v AMY_1217
    Thank you so much! I decided the best way to stay motivated was to do little, attainable goals. For the first 4 years on here, I had my ticker set at 199 and it just felt like it was never moving. Even at 213, it was a lot of ticker between my sweaty little smiley and the end lol. So when I recommitted in November, I changed it to percentage goals. 2 or 3% at a time. It's been going great! It really helps keep me focused.

    And of course, me being me, I hit a milestone on the scale, then my body says NOPE, not yet, and bounces back up lol. But I won't give up! I'll just stock up on dramamine and enjoy the ride! lol

    Have a great Sunday and good luck on your own journey!
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    Did you see CSI WILL get it's finale in September? AND they are bringing back almost EVERYONE!!!!

    yes, William Peterson included.

    soooooo excited.
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