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* If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again*

Those words are from one of my favorite songs, 'Try Again' by Aaliyah and it fits my attitude COMPLETELY!

I have a large amount of weight to lose, but I know that I can do it. I've tried countless times, but I've never given up and I won't give up this time either. This time, I'm going to do it because I have too much riding on it. My health depends on it.

The main things that I want to focus on are eating healthier, developing a healthier attitude toward food and myself, and moving and breathing more. If I do all of those things, I know that I will be successful.

I have a message board - Gluten-Free and Healthy http://teams.sparkpeople.com/gfh for discussion of a gluten-free way of eating.

Member Since: 6/6/2007

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My Goals:
1) Develop a healthier way of eating.

2) Do a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise a day.

3) Drink at least 12 glasses of water a day.

4) Work on having a healthier attitude toward food and appreciate it for its nourishment instead of being dependent upon it for emotional comfort.

5) Work at reaching my goal weight by next summer. But if I don't, I won't be disappointed. I will just keep working until I get there.

My Program:
I'm following a gluten-free/wheat-free way of eating. It has been discovered that I have an intolerance to gluten, so this has really changed a lot of factors in my life. I am also lactose intolerant, so I will try to be dairy-free as much as possible.

Activity includes: Walk Away the Pounds, Turbo Jam, yoga, water aerobics, Pilates, and bellydance.

Personal Information:
37 year old writer, techophile, web designer, computer geek, yoga lover, bellydancer, avid reader...

Currently residing in Michigan, but will relocate to Chicago/NorCal one day soon.

I'm very excited to be getting myself healthy after so many false stops and starts over the years. I am working on my attitude towards myself and towards food, adjusting the balance of our relationship.

So far, so good.

Other Information:
S/W: 287
C/W: 282
G/W: 199

Milestone #1: 279
Milestone #2: 269
Milestone #3: 10% - 259
Milestone #6: 249
Milestone #7: 10% - 234
Milestone #8: 225
Milestone #9: 219
Final Goal - MAJOR: 199

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    5032 days ago
    Hi How are you doing today? I am doing alot better from yesterday, but I still need alot of encouragement for my eating habbits and taking better care of myself I like to help others cause it makes me feel better knowing that I am helping others I need lots of support as well for myself, can you help in some what?
    and I will continue to support you as well,
    You are a dear friend to me as well.

    5036 days ago
    HI, I was wondering how do you get the icon displaying how much weight you lost? Like the one you have fore your profile pic.
    5038 days ago
    Hi there!
    Just checking up on you, to see how you are doing on your weight lose.
    How is everything going with your over all life style.
    I wanted to just pop by and wish you luck on your Healthy Journy.
    and to let you know I am with you every step of the way.
    and to send you some motivation to not give up on yourself.
    keep on keeping on,
    love spiritangel
    5038 days ago
    A PRAYER THAT I MADE UP FOR ME AND MY SPARK FRIENDS. I hope you like it, I took the time to think not only for me but all my spark friends as well.


    In the name of God I pray for who is struggling with weight issues.
    Please give us the strength to carry on this Journy.
    We ask that you lead us the right path for a healthier lifestyle.
    We are needing your help for will power ,Dear God I pray for your guidance,Through out our live's.

    5047 days ago
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