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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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    Thanks for your comments on my blog. I really don't know what to do for high glucose, so I looked online. Some said exercise, but that it could lead to ketoacidosis. I don't have any strips to check my urine and wouldn't know what to look for. I walked because that was not strenuous with me being sick.

    I have been using Heinz apple cider vinegar. I don't have any with the mother in it. I have found it to be a help before with sore throat. I take a teaspoon straight or put it in 8 ozs. of water and drink it.
    2479 days ago
  • v MAWMAW101
    Thanks for commenting on my Lemons! I am on the Lemon Biggest Loser Team and that was one of my projects to let everyone know what team I'm on.
    I live over in Knox County south of Vincennes.
    Have a wonderful day and keep moving forward!
    2481 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my blog, and YES that's exactly how I feel when I look at pictures of myself as a teen! I think WOW, I had a beautiful body and had NO idea!! lol Oh how youth is wasted on the young!!
    2482 days ago
  • v MAWMAW101
    I agree that is really awesome! You can do this and yes, the third time is the charm.
    2482 days ago
  • v JSANCHEZ780
    You have a European bike trip planned??? ....OMGoodness how unbelievably awesome is that!!!???
    2815 days ago
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