Joined March 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
142.0 lb
Lost so far: 7.2 lb

Current Weight
134.8 lb
Performance: losing 0.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
128.0 lb
Still to go: 6.8 lb
8/10/12 wrote the bio below a few months ago. that is not how i feel today. i am sick of the back & forth, up & down of weight, or dedication to a diet and exercise. but i guess it doesn't matter if i'm sick of it or not. i am going to keep getting up when i fall. and i did fall. today was a good day. it isn't over, but i'm hoping.

Have been more health conscious in the last year.Was always image conscious - wanting to lose weight to look better--because of programming and because my self esteem depended on it. Not so much anymore. I turned a corner before I turned 50 and wanted to be healthy, feel healthy, live healthy. And as a result of those desires, I ended up looking healthy. Wow. Wish I knew all that when I was yoyo dieting for the last 30 years!! I am slimmer, healthy, look and feel good in clothes. I have energy, I enjoy exercise and I'm so much happier! All because of the desire for good health.

Having a lot of success here at and hope to join with others to continue to lose weight and/or maintain weight loss. It's way easier and more fun to be part of this group than to do it alone.

PM me if you need help or a buddy. I'm ready when you are!!

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  7-11, A stress-free intro to exercise
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ended: 30 Dec 13
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  Slim in 6 - Aug to Oct 2012
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ended: 24 Sep 12
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Sugar Hurts
I have a buddy in San Fran who wrote this about Sugar and how it harms her. She is studying at Art Institute Culinary School. Powerful, sad, real. I asked her if I could share it on this site. I wonder how many can relate to this honest, thorough list:
Subject: 20 things how sugar has hurt me...

1. sugar has stolen from me my love for healthy food and passion for how to create healthy versions and satisfy your palette with nutrient dense vegetables
2. sugar has put me in the category of someone with a "sweet tooth" which I have always been that person to choose a burrito over a piece of cake
3. sugar has given me an obsession that I am powerless over and has made my time in school (which is a long time everyday) so UNENJOYABLE like I am in a prison with the key dangling in front of me but my hands are chained
4. sugar has turned me away from what I have always loved about myself, my love for clean healthy eating
5. sugar has given me unclear skin
6. sugar has given me cavities
7. sugar has given me mood swings
8. sugar has had so much power that it drove me straight from school to Los Angeles spending money that wasnt mine just so I can get relief of the obsession to eat sugar
9. sugar has effected my performance in class, I am getting reprimanded for not being focused and always "leaving" the kitchen but really I need to go to the bathroom or anywhere where i can get away from the sight of desserts for one second and the way I am viewed as a student has drastically changed in a negative way
10. sugar has shifted my focus of why I am in school and now all I think about and research is what the otehr classes will be baking up and when I arrive in class all I am focused on is if I will be near the pastry station so I can steal cookies and truffles when no one is looking or what we are making today, what the other classes have left behind
11. sugar has deprived me of feeling good in my body again
12. sugar has deprived me of feeling like I have accomplished my 12 step program because even though I am sober and have worked the steps to be happy joyous and free I am in a bottom with what feels like an even nastier, more aggressive addiction
13. sugar has taken over my focus in general
14. sugar has poisoned my body
15. sugar has made me feel financially inadequate always feeling like I now need to spend money on detox clays and juices and things to rid my body of what shouldnt be there in the first place
16. sugar has made me feel like I am incapable of being in my industry or being successful in it
17. sugar pisses me off
18. sugar frustrates the F out of me
19. I hate having a love/hate relationship with it because i only love it for a split second and hate it for the rest of eternity
20. sugar has hurt me with making me feel like I have no control over it
posted 28 Aug 2012, 06:51
Not Feeling it? Do it Anyway.
I don't want to work out today. I can think of a million reasons why it's ok not to work out. It's a rainy Saturday, and we all need a day to be lazy. My body hurts. I'm too tired. I could go on and on. But I'm going to work out anyway.
Why? Because I have never regretted a workout. What I have regretted, repeatedly, is that one day I skipped, which led to 2 days, then a week, maybe even a month of no workouts. I've also regretted watching progress reverse itself after skipping workouts. I've regretted the steady decline in energy after missing multiple workouts.
Exercise doesn't always hae to be high energy, hour long sessions. Get up and go for a walk, or a bike ride. Put on music and dance with the kids. Just get moving. You won't regret it.
In the words of Nike, Just do it!
(some wonderful gal posted this on Spark. I printed and reposted. It helps me.)
posted 10 Aug 2012, 10:13
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