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Wish I had a watercolor of this photo from our trip on HWY 1.

Taken in April 2011, around my highest weight ever.



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I am a Christian, happily married, mom to 5, musician, music store employee, clarinet repair tech, and an occasional MK Independent Beauty Consultant. I am busy with changing my sedentary lifestyle to a more active one, eating a healthier diet, and having fun while doing so... time to quit looking at numbers on a scale and to start living life and enjoying it as I make healthy changes for me!

This is my time.
It is time to focus on my needs
not to ignore others,
but to stop always putting myself last.

This is my body.
It is the only body I have,
if I don''t take care of it now,
when will I?

This is my desire.
The desire to break the chains
of those habits holding me down.
To be free, to soar.

This is my life.
There are a myriad of ways to live it.
The choice is up to me,
And I am determined to live it healthily.

Member Since: 8/23/2012

Fitness Minutes: 75,512

My Goals:
To get to know God in a more intimate way.
To get down to a "normal" BMI.
To "find" myself as I transition from full time mom to an empty nester.
To recapture my dreams and live my life to the fullest.
To be able to run a 5K again.

My Program:
When I started my healthy lifestyle journey my weight was 286 pounds, and I was completely sedentary. Much of the food I was consuming was fast food or packaged prepared foods, and other quick and easy choices. The first thing I did was to cut out most of my fast food consumption. Next I added in drinking more water. Finally I added in exercise to the equation (thanks to Spark Guy and his "you can do 10 minutes" concept) I am now down over 45 pounds. I love the energy I have, and the ability to do so many more things!

I am currently following the Whole 30 food plan. My desire is to jump start my body into healthy eating, to get over some of the illness issues I have with food, and of course, to lose some weight in the process.

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~From Lake Elsinore CA

~Certified Sunshine and Warm Weather Fanatic

~Happy with my life!

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"Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try." Mary Kay Ash

I am going to live my life to it's fullest extent, I am going to get off the sidelines and start playing again.

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    HI Becky !! U are VERY WISE !! Glad you are prepared !! When I lived in CO first thing (well 2nd,, 1st thing we were told how "BAD" the winters are. Needless to say we laughed every time. They'd be insulted ,, than we'd say "We are from Maine" and the wind went out of their sails.) we learned was ALWAYS send anything (Pics, maybe jewerly etc) to someone else NOT in the west !!! I only kept copies of the paintings I have,, done by my Mom (Deceased) my GD (she's an artist but as we know until you are well known,,,, you need another type of job,, she is though selling them,,, and is now starting to be known locally, NOT bad for a 21 yr old !) and a couple of mine. To as with what you go through,,,, fire storms happen FAST And you NEED to LEAVE AT ONCE !!! Here that doesn't happen. Maine is 86% trees and generally we get enough rain so it's not going to happen. In CO i of course had insurance and I asked "What is my deductible going to be?" It was soooo weird to hear "it depends. If it's a house fire it's lower than a wild fire." "How come?" "It depends on how large of an area if it's a wild fire is affected." YO!! Really??? Here it's flat across the board. I HOPE you do NOT have to go through that again !!!!! If it should happen and you need to leave suddenly ,,,, please let us know as your able. We DO WORRY quite a bit,,, ok,, we DO ABSOLUTELY worry when a member of a number of challenges suddenly leaves without any answers.

    7 days ago
    Welcome! Let's make the 5% Winter Challenge the BEST! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    17 days ago
    Thank you for the comments on my blog. If you are interested you can copy and paste this link to check out the cabooses. It is a lovely resort. And yes it is dog friendly. There is also a wonderful little lake and lots of hiking.
    21 days ago
    Just wanted to say hi and i hope you had a great holiday weekend and have a great Happy New year weekend. emoticon
    22 days ago
    Wishing you and yours very happy holidays!
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    28 days ago
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