Start Weight:(26 Sep 12) 173.0 lb
Current Weight:(25 Jan 13) 162.6 lb
Goal Weight:135.0 lb
following: filigree000's own diet
performance: losing 0.4 lb a week

I'm a quitter of 2+ years now (I smoked for 20 years, total)! Between that and having an anxiety disorder since my teens I was always usually slim, or would be able get there fairly easily, but obviously not in a healthy or comfortable manner.

There was actually a time in my early 20s (I had quit smoking for five years) when I became vegetarian, cut out all sugar, and exercised a lot...but I didn't eat enough of the right things most of the time, and often had low blood sugar issues, as well as anemia. Not so healthy, after all, either.

This time, at 42 and with some health concerns, I've decided it's time to get healthy and in shape for real, with a lifelong commitment behind it. I no longer believe in trying starvation, complete restriction against certain 'bad' food items, or using a 'crutch' to keep from eating.

I want to learn to eat healthier and to make exercise a regular activity in my life. I don't mind if it's not an immediate change. Personally, I think it's better to feel good than to worry too much about how one looks. Easier said than done sometimes, but it's ultimately the answer I keep coming back to.

Other random, and hopefully interesting, things about me:

I live in California
I love cats (and all animals) and have one 17-year-old kitty who 'rescued' me on the streets of Las Vegas
I learned to knit 2 years ago
I am learning to sew (making my own costume for Halloween, yikes!)
I have been into the gothic/alternative/industrial music scene since the 1980's and still love to go dancing at clubs
I live with my partner of 3 1/2 years and help raise his two teen boys
I'm looking for work in the legal field (trying to make a career change!)

FatSecret member since: 26 Sep 12

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  Exercise a minimum of 3 times per week
status: Completed
ended: 05 Nov 12
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28 October 2012

After our delicious Moroccan dinner in support of a belly-dancing friend, I'm sure it will hurt my hard work. :/

22 October 2012

Three 10 Minute Trainer videos in a row work much better than the Sparkpeople 28-day Bootcamp videos I was doing. I FEEL like I worked out (felt like I ...

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Belly Dancing To Goal Weight!
Welcome All! This group is for Belly Dancers, people curious about Belly Dance, and Even those just using it for fitness!

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For anyone who loves striking out with a pack, a good pair of boots and a love of nature!

Let's Shedd Those Quit Pounds
Did you quit smoking and start eating. If so let's support each other in both and lose some of those quit pounds we gained.

40's with 25-50 lbs to Lose
40 somethings with 25-50 pounds to lose.

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