Start Weight:(25 Aug 13) 192.2 lb
Current Weight:(27 May 14) 178.0 lb
Goal Weight:120.0 lb
following: MY WAY
performance: Steady

This October I turned 50.
Although I hail from a large family,my family is not large. In fact,I am the biggest of our bunch,even when my weight fluctuated between a size 4 & 7.(To wear this size again is one of my many goals that I will achieve)

After giving birth to both of my children(who by the way are now remarkable men!) I remained between a 4 & 7.
I didn't become obese (which is what my weight is considered for my 5'2" frame)until I CHOSE to be,the year my children were ages 9 & 13. (Wrong choices on my part made an extremely difficult life for 8 years.)

When my boys set out on their own(& voiced concerns of their own over my weight)I decided I needed to do something about it before it was too late. I shrunk my size in half(24-14)but wanted to halve it again to be at my "happy,feel good" weight/size.

However,life isn't always as planned & I allowed my life to become side-tracked (for the last time )in this regard.

Today,I'm 4 years into my (last) marriage & I am once again asking my body to forgive me: Not with words of promises broken,but with all that I will do(& wont do)from this day forward for the rest of my life.

This day I begin not just a weight loss program but a life-long transformation journey!My body & I have a long road to travel,but that's okay...we are enjoying getting to know each other again.

"we can not become who we want to be by remaining who we are."

FatSecret member since: 18 Sep 13

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myawethinTICself's Latest Member Challenges

  Nothing to eat after 7:00 pm
status: Completed
ended: 01 Jun 14
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  What Do You Eat?
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ended: 07 Apr 14
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myawethinTICself's Cookbook

cals: 117kcal | fat: 4.08g | carbs: 13.38g | prot: 7.37g
Spinach and Chicken Manicotti
A wonderful combination of pasta, ricotta and marble cheese, tender chicken breast and leafy spinach covered with a perfect tomato sauce.
cals: 288kcal | fat: 14.92g | carbs: 17.84g | prot: 21.29g
Noodleless Zucchini Lasagna
Tastes just like regular lasagna but without the pasta.
cals: 333kcal | fat: 11.84g | carbs: 58.57g | prot: 3.39g
Pumpkin Muffins
These muffins are so good you will hardly notice that they are low sugar and healthy.
cals: 132kcal | fat: 7.02g | carbs: 12.40g | prot: 5.93g
Cheddar Muffins
Filling savory muffins that are great with a salad or for breakfast.
cals: 80kcal | fat: 6.98g | carbs: 4.32g | prot: 1.36g
Zucchini Noodles
A great pasta substitute.
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myawethinTICself's Latest Posts

Mental weakness D:
I'll just offer a quote for motivation when you are ready to make the needed changes...."To succumb to ones demons or to prevail over them will hurt either way,& I say,forget the pity party."---Cindy Lane Ross
posted 27 Apr 2014, 20:46
Mental weakness D:
Read the words in the yellow & black box just above my comment. "THINK OF THE CONSEQUENCES IF YOU DO NOTHING". Write it in your journal or just a piece of paper & make a list below it of what they are. Depressing? Scary? How do you FEEL when you read or think about the consequences? Can you use this information & the emotions it causes you to MOVE you do make needed changes? I use to literally hate drinking water until I made a list of what is GOOD about it! Maybe focusing on the POSITIVES of the things you find difficult to do will HELP you DO IT. Its worth a try anyway,right? When all is said & done tho' Kris is right. "YOU *have* to". No one can do this for you.WE can only be here for support & encouragement. I'll start your first GOOD thing about eating & being mentally weak....its another of Kris' quotes that's been posted & I have it on my fridge....."EVERY TIME WE EAT OR DRINK WE EITHER FEED DISEASE OR FIGHT IT.THE CHOICE IS OURS."......Whats positive about that?! WE have CONTROL over it! Its OUR choice. Another one? Remember this is to strengthen our MIND so we are NOT mentally weak.....'THE MORE WE DO SOMETHING THE BETTER WE GET AT IT.' keep fighting it by thinking on the good & telling yourself (say it out loud!)the good. it WILL brace up your mind & YOU WILL DO IT! Very Happy
posted 26 Apr 2014, 17:08
KRIS,I'm adding your bottom line of your post signature to my collection of quotes & posting it on my fridge! LOVE it! Very Happy
posted 09 Apr 2014, 16:42
Weight History Changes Color
Thanks Bill! I'll note those #'s as mini goals to look forward to Very Happy
posted 22 Feb 2014, 21:12
Weight History Changes Color
Maybe it signifies that I've lost 1/4 of my weight?! And it will change when I lose another 1/4(half way mark) & so on?! Very Happy
posted 22 Feb 2014, 20:38
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