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I am a 39 year old mother of 4. My 3 girls were born about 2 years apart from each other, so it made it very hard to lose the baby weight after each birth. I have a very hard time sticking to an exercise program, and my husband and I have a hard time eating healthy. My husband, however, is one of the lucky ones because he has a very high metabolism. I love the outdoors, and being active, but for some reason for the last 5 years, I just have not been as active as I used to be.

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I am a 39 year old mother of 4. My 3 girls were born about 2 years apart from each other, so it made it very hard to lose the baby weight after each birth. I have a very hard time sticking to an exercise program, and my husband and I have a hard time eating healthy. My husband, however, is one of the lucky ones because he has a very high metabolism. I love the outdoors, and being active, but for some reason for the last 5 years, I just have not been as active as I used to be.

Update: For the first couple years that I was a spark member, I just didn't find the time to make a healthy lifestyle my priority. I let life get in the way, and used it as an excuse. In August of 2010, I made the decision that it was high time that I made a healthy lifestyle a priority for me, not anybody else, but for ME!! I was able to lose 30 lbs within those first 4 months, then I maintained that weight for sometime. A plateau is what I found myself on, it was frustrating, but also an excuse to maybe let life try to take control again. However, I was able to maintain the loss for the most part and not gain much, but I also stopped being really active on Sparkpeople again. April 2011 rolled around and I realized that I was the only ONE who could make a positive change for me, so Sparkpeople here I come again. I became really active on the site again, and low and behold the scale is moving again. Even better though, I think is the fact that I have found a way to tone those flabby arms and legs of mine--Strength training, who knew? Sparkpeople of course and many others!! I have decided that for me to reach my goals, I need to find challenges here that I can do because too often if I try to do things on my own, I just fall flat on my face! The scale may not be moving much, but I think I am learning that a little here and a little there, may actually be a better way. Like the saying goes "Slow and steady wins the race". I really want the weight loss to be a lifestyle!!
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Member Since: 8/22/2006

SparkPoints: 42,837

Fitness Minutes: 51,618

My Goals:
**To keep up with my programs--see below
**Track my weight weekly-see below


My Program:
New Challenges:
*BLC 23:
9/25-12/18

*5k Your Way Running program:
May 5-June 16
~The Color Run-
June 16th ~ DONE!
~The Color Me Rad-
August 17th ~ DONE!

Personal Information:
Originally from Colorado, lived for a year in Louisiana, lived in Wyoming for 2 years, back in Colorado again!

Name:Lisa
Nickname:Lucylu

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Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through,
I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to Stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my Best Friend, because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!

My BLC pledge: (shared by Healthygrammy49)

Signed: Lisa Burns 4/30/12

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LADYOLIVER
7/28/2014 4:44:17 PM

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MATHGURL
7/26/2014 10:25:26 PM

Thank you for the encouragement .



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7/2/2014 2:28:20 PM

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COOLMAMA11
6/25/2014 8:55:11 AM

Yes Lisa, I too am struggling this week, just letting myself be too self-indulgent..we will have to take hold and get back on track!

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WATOGA17
5/28/2014 8:23:09 AM

Thanks for sharing your interesting fact! My daughter is adopted from China and goes through exactly what you said -- not looking like anyone in her family. In addition to having Chinese heritage, she is 5'4" and little. My younger son is 6'3" and huge. This past year, my daughter met someone at college who happened to know my son, but didn't make the connection between the two. When she said that he was her brother, the guy's mouth dropped open in shock!



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