Start Weight:(19 Dec 07) 232.0 lb
Current Weight:(17 Sep 12) 208.0 lb
Goal Weight:145.0 lb
following: Bill Phillip's Body For Life
performance: losing 0.1 lb a week

Happily married, have 2 children both under 10 years old.
Been yo-you dieting since early teens - started with Slimfast, went to Herbal Magic, Sommersize, Dr. Phil and many in between! Started Body For Life on January 9th, 2008 and haven't looked back. It's the easiest lifestyle change and workout I've ever been able to adapt. My goal is to lose 90 pounds by Christmas 2008. I've already dropped 30 in 4 months!
**Update - March 2009. So summer came and I was tent camping each weekend and very quickly, I found I stopped eating healthy and eating junky. Put about 15 pounds back on since the summer. I've only just started back to working out and changing my eating habits slowly. I think I went too much too fast and it didn't stick long enough. This time, I'm determined it will stick for life!
**Update - March 2010. Interesting how I update every year in March. Must be the Spring weather. Snow is gone (or at least doesn't stay longer than a day!). Time to get healthy!
***Update - April 2, 2011. Good grief! This is ridiculous! I started back to going to a healthy lifestyle on March 28th, and just thought today I should come back here to track it all. One year later, and I've gained 13 pounds. My husband lost his job due to a mill closure. We moved 700 km away from our home town. Kids had to adjust to new everything - especially our daughter who started kindergarten. That was back in September 2010. It's been an up-and-down several months for us, but we're heading toward an even keel now.
***Update - May 14, 2012. At least it's closer to summer than spring for my annual update! Ha! So what is this? Round 4? Here we go again!

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cals: 409kcal | fat: 9.32g | carbs: 51.18g | prot: 32.24g
BBQ Pulled Pork
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Trying to stay focus and having good buddies would be nice
I know the journals will help me. Now it's just doing them. I sit in front of the screen and watch the cursor just blip, not sure what to write besides something completely negative. Sometimes I feel like I'm a sham... does one really have to hit rock bottom before they turn around? And what if you find yourself wallowing in rock bottom? What good does that do you?
posted 31 Mar 2009, 20:27
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posted 18 Mar 2009, 11:57
Trying to stay focus and having good buddies would be nice
I totally hear you - putting yourself first is quite a learning curve. I still haven't learned it, it's an uphill battle for me yet. Family comes first, then friends, then the job, then housework, and somewhere lagging in last is me.
Having a goal is also good. Mine is a family reunion on July 25th weekend. It's been 2 years since the last one and I don't want to look the same! Good luck to you!
posted 18 Mar 2009, 11:55
One Week Positive Thinking CHALLENGE!
This is great! Comes in right when I have had a bad week of eating and pathetic exercising! Thanks for starting it Sara!

My name is Laura, and I am a fat-o-holic. Weight: 205.4 lbs

Day 1: I am a great listener and a great friend. Smile
posted 18 May 2008, 09:54
Wii Sports/ Wii fit?
I love Wii! I couldn't find it in stores last year, and there was a raffle with a Wii as one of the prizes. Only $10, so I figured I'd give it a go, plus I was supporting a good cause. Well, I WON! So my son, who is 6 years old, loves it as well. It is the only video console that I let him play for longer than an hour! And he comes off there with sweat running down his face. I also enjoy the Wii sports. Love bowling, just because I love to bowl. But the boxing sure gives a workout. My arms are burning when I play with my son. And we laugh alot! Now my 2 year old daughter has been playing for about 6 months and she whoops her brother's butt on boxing! It's so funny! I hadn't heard of the Wii fit here in Canada, so I'll go check it out. Hopefully it'll be released the same time as the US.
posted 29 Apr 2008, 09:35
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I'm back and forth with this online tracking so many times. But it does go with my lifestyle efforts = healthy vs. fattening. I'm back to wanting to a ...

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Been on vacation for 2 weeks and am totally happy that only lost 1 pound! I thought I'd gained! :-)

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