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A journey is riddled with starts and stops. Sometimes we have to start over. But, starting over isn't really starting over. Its just re-evaluating where we've been and where we are going and making necessary changes. My journey here is about weight loss and more. its about where I've been and where I'm going as a person. (July, 2011)

Member Since: 5/27/2006

Fitness Minutes: 272,565

My Goals:
I am working to lose weight and get back to what I had achieved here at Sparkpeople in 2008. My daily goals include:

1. Tracking my food and being conscious of my food choices and portions. Tracking does work.

2. Daily exercise. I walk, run, use DVDs.

3. Eat a healthy diet that includes fruit, vegetables, lean meats and whole grains.

4. Maintain my weight with the good habits I've developed over time.

Weight goals:
1. Get my weight in a normal BMI.
2. Feel good in my clothes.
3. Stay physically active by walking, running and other exercises.

My Program:
I lost 30 pounds on Sparkpeople in 2008. I don't deprive myself, but seek moderation in all things. I do what works for me and will adapt plans to fit my lifestyle.

I follow a combination of diets. I adapt plans to fit me and my needs. For healthy long term weight loss you have to make a plan work for you. Extreme diets and plans aren't healthy in the long run and can back fire in weight gain. I follow a moderate carb approach.

I weigh myself daily to monitor my progress.

Personal Information:
Summer 5% challenge: walk/jog everyday. 120 minutes or more and 20,000 steps.
As part of my 5% challenge I will be following the Sonoma Diet with other adaptions. I will continue to track my food and control portions.

I am an ordained minister. I currently work as a mental health therapist in an addictions agency.

Other Information:

The Beck Diet Solution by Judith Beck

The Complete Beck Diet for Life by Judith Beck

The Writing Diet: Write Yourself the Right Size by Julia Cameron

The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron

Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst

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Wendy Wright
Henri Nouwen

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    Hello again Team Leader has your week gone ? Keep up the fight .
    2829 days ago
    Hello , just got in from a nice walk and saw your message.
    Nice to hear from you. I see your Ticker's looking good. Keep up the good work......BEAR
    2838 days ago
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    I've been looking at lot at Italian and French eating because they both basically eat 3x a day. I've noted that they tend to eat quite similarly at each of the meals, meaning they eat similar types and amounts of foods at the meals. Both Italians and the French eat a starchy breakfast, but the amounts are very small. They tend to eat only one larger meal per day with the same courses each day and similar portions. It struck me that it's a little bit like following an exchange diet, which is what I've been doing in essence for several years, except that the calorie count is not on their radar and I didn't feel I was following a diet! It ends up keeping the calories in a certain range, which I found out when I did track for several months before No S. It just turns out that these meals are more than satisfying and fun for me.

    It sounds like you are working towards something similar.

    I think the more you can incorporate beloved foods into N days, the less pull they have over time. I used to almost HAVE to have a great starch to look forward to, but this summer, I've had many meals at which I skipped the starch in favor of more fruit. Just an example of how things evolve.

    Keep up the good work!
    2861 days ago
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    Welcome to the What Not to Wear Team! It's always good to see new members join who enjoy the fashion know hows of Stacy and Clinton. Looking forward to getting to know you and to chatting up about fashion. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle!

    "You can't fit your clothes well and look your best if you don't know what you're working with."(Stacy London)

    Again, welcome to the WNTW team!
    *~ Paula *~
    2861 days ago
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