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Difficult things take a long time, impossible things a little longer

I'm 43 and I'm just trying to age gracefully, which includes living a healthier lifestyle. I've got more than 100 pounds to lose so I'll be here for a while. I used to dream about being really thin and really sexy. Now I dream about being able to walk up a flight of stairs and still dance when I'm 50. lol.

I'm a recent empty nester and it's confusing. Some days I'm so ecstatic and filled with so much joy at my new start in life and sometimes I miss my son so much I just cry all ...
I'm 43 and I'm just trying to age gracefully, which includes living a healthier lifestyle. I've got more than 100 pounds to lose so I'll be here for a while. I used to dream about being really thin and really sexy. Now I dream about being able to walk up a flight of stairs and still dance when I'm 50. lol.

I'm a recent empty nester and it's confusing. Some days I'm so ecstatic and filled with so much joy at my new start in life and sometimes I miss my son so much I just cry all day.

Right now I'm just trying to manage my stress and keep moving my body as much as humanly possible while celebrating my small victories along the way. ~ Laney
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Member Since: 8/8/2012

SparkPoints: 14,221

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My Goals:
To finally embrace a healthy, realistic lifestyle that sticks. Learn to forgive myself and stop doing things for other people at the expense of my own well being.

My Program:
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My goal is to be active three to four times a week.

Right now this includes various cardio including walking, swimming, zumba and boot camp and strength training. I'm not sure how much or how often. I'm trying to find a good balance.

Personal Information:
I'm a big nerd and I don't mind it a bit. I live in beautiful New Mexico and currently make my living as a writer.

I have one son who is headed to college. Emotionally that was something I had a hard time accepting. Some counseling and great friends helped me overcome the depression and anxiety I felt over his impending departure. This of course contributed to my weight struggle. Stress and anxiety is a huge trigger for me.

Other Information:
I love to read, I love being outside, I love crowds, I love to dance to really loud music, I love to laugh, I love hot and humid weather and I love the ocean.

I love my state and its people and my very large and awesome extended family.

I also have a large network of awesome friends all over the world. They make my life amazing.

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WAXXIEKAXXIE
2/3/2016 1:07:45 AM

You can do this.. You got this!!!! We can do it together emoticon emoticon



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SHELLYGON321
1/22/2016 1:16:43 PM

Have I told you recently how amazing you are??? You are doing a fantastic job- keep it up!



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CHUNKYFIED
1/21/2016 11:09:35 AM

Thanks for the positivity on my blog, gal! Really needed the pick me up! Have a good one!



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JUSTME29
1/4/2016 10:39:31 PM

First day back wasn't bad - but tomorrow my kids will be back. I always enjoy breaks, but I feel a lot more focused when I'm in a routine.

I hope Monday was kind to you.



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SHELLYGON321
12/30/2015 12:20:58 PM

Hey!! How's it going?? I hope you've had a great Christmas and are looking forward to a Happy New Year!!



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