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HOPEALIVE3 SparkPoints: (18)
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1/13/14 5:51 P

Welcome, friend! It sounds like you've been a busy lady!

Good job on making this ascertive decision! I hear your dedication and discipline, especially as you told about your time going to college. I know you can do this! :)

PLATINUM755 SparkPoints: (294,799)
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1/12/14 3:28 P

emoticon FVUSCMOM and emoticon to SparkPeople...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

MOM2ACAT SparkPoints: (170,529)
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1/12/14 3:11 P

Welcome to Spark!
You can do this! You had the determination to make it to college, so you know you have it in you.

FVUSCMOM Posts: 741
1/12/14 2:22 P

emoticon I have no more excuses. I am nearly 100 pounds over my ideal weight. I have been creeping up over the past 18 years, and it is time to do something about it. I actually have a moderately active daily routine at work, but I "rest" and eat with abandon when I am at home.

I have been my family's caregiver on top of taking care of myself (or not), which is my patent excuse. When I went to college (first in my family tree to get a degree), I used to give myself pep talks about no one making me do this if I want to quit. Then, I would forge ahead. I need to get that focus for my health and fitness.

When I complained about no time for a fitness routine, my professor used to say, "all brawn, no brains." I clung to that as comfort for not being able to make time for health and fitness while getting degrees and credentials. All that has been very rewarding, but now I am middle-aged, and I want to live beyond retirement with some quality of life twenty years down the road and beyond.

Also, I am a SCUBA diver, and that will become a more enjoyable recreation when I drop sizes.

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