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***January, 2015***

Here I am...stuck in the same rut. I have no one to blame but me. Time to really make a change and stick to the plan. I'm not getting any younger and definitely cannot afford to get any bigger. Pictures of myself depress me. Events scare me. I'm tired of trying to hide under a "great fit" of big clothes.

I am healthy....just overweight. I really need to lose weight for ME and only ME! I love exercising, mostly the way I feel as I accomplish ...
***January, 2015***

Here I am...stuck in the same rut. I have no one to blame but me. Time to really make a change and stick to the plan. I'm not getting any younger and definitely cannot afford to get any bigger. Pictures of myself depress me. Events scare me. I'm tired of trying to hide under a "great fit" of big clothes.

I am healthy....just overweight. I really need to lose weight for ME and only ME! I love exercising, mostly the way I feel as I accomplish something. So, here I am making another start praying for the strength and motivation to stay on track a meet my goals!

***July, 2013***

Here we go again....on the ride to a healthier me. Just read a quote that has so much truth to it that I had to share: "You can't outrun your fork" The picture says that Fitness is 20% exercise and 80% nutrition. I have it backwards in my head so I need to work on getting that changed around.

My goal is to be healthy and enjoy life. If I lose weight along the way, that's a bonus but I know that is the ultimate reward. I'm trying not to concentrate on the numbers and more on my overall well-being. I want to feel good and be comfortable in my own skin.

Time to start over for the umpteenth time...but hey, at least I'm not giving up!

***October, 2012***

Life has really dealt me some difficult challenges. Through it all, I am trying to concentrate in the Faith I was raised to possess in God Almighty.
My daughter's fiance' was killed in a freak accident three months ago. You just never know how long you have on this Earth. I'm trying my best to keep a positive attitude and convince her that life must go on even though her world has been crushed by losing the love of her life.
I am also trying to eat healthier and make good choices for my body. It's a lot of work but nothing that I cannot handle.

***June, 2012***

I feel I have accomplished quite a bit since the beginning of this year. I used to stress out when I didn't make it to the gym or exercise as I had planned. Now I realize that diet is much more important for weight loss and healthy lifestyle. Don't get me wrong - exercise is important also, but for me, I need to concentrate more on my diet. I have to get out of the frame of mind that I can eat more when I exercise. That may work for those who have achieved goal but not for me at this time.

My daughter is getting married on September 21st, 2013 and I want to be at or close to goal by then. I want to feel great about having my picture taken instead of crying. I need to find comfort in my own skin so that my happiness will reflect to others.

I was in a car accident on Memorial Day weekend. This made me realize that we never know when things can change at the drop of a pin. I was very fortunate to have little injuries although my Jeep was totalled. This accident has opened my eyes to help me realize that I need to work on me. I thank GOD everyday for my blessings and sending angels to watch over me. Obviously, it wasn't my time to go so I need to make the best of my time while here on Earth.

***January, 2012***

First and forwmost, I thank GOD for all of my blessings. Last year was a very eventful. I lost my mother as well as a few friends, all passing away too young. I am determined to work on my goals and write a success story about me this year. My yo-yo weight has been a part of me way too long.

My next step is to eat smaller portions. This will include the ever-so complicated act of eating only when I'm hungry, not when the clock says it's meal time. One of the biggest challenges for me is to get in the habit of quitting when I'm full - not when my plate is clean.

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Member Since: 7/27/2009

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My Goals:
I really need to put more focus on myself and getting into shape. I have to feel better about myself and be able to look at myself in pictures without wanting to cry.

Goal 1 - lose 10 lbs
Take it one baby step at a time adding a goal after each is met

Ultimate Goal: feel comfortable in my own skin.

My Program:
Incorporate exercise in everyday activities as much as possible
Eat 6 or more servings of fruits and vegetables every day
Limit sweets - and eat clean
Drink at least 10 glasses of water each day
Get at least 7 hours of sleep each night

Personal Information:
My name is April and I have been married to my loving husband for 29 years. We have two beautiful daughters. Our youngest attends a university not too far away and the oldest has graduated and is working a "big girl" job. We live in the country on a few acres of land with our dogs who love to run and explore.

Other Information:
I love exercise and feel great when I've accomplished a challenge.
My biggest challenge is eating. I'm not a binge eater but I have a hard time staying on track. It's too easy for me to eat out with friends or family and fall back into the same routine that got me into this shape. I'm trying very hard to limit portions and make healthy choices.

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5/22/2015 6:29:34 AM

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5/18/2015 9:00:05 AM

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that you will ultimately succeed at whatever you do, and never
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5/13/2015 5:51:13 AM

emoticon Aloha April ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸❤ hope you're doing well and wishing you a fitastic day... hugs!!



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When nobody else celebrates you... CELEBRATE yourself.
When nobody compliments you... COMPLIMENT yourself.
It's not up to other people to keep you encouraged.
Encouragement should come from the INSIDE. -Joel Olsteen

*˛♥* ★ REMEMBER, YOU ARE AM✰ZING! ((HUGS)) ★ *˛♥*


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5/6/2015 10:02:14 PM

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BELIEVE that you can run (walk, bike, row, swim, etc.) farther or faster.
BELIEVE that you are young enough, old enough, strong enough, and
so on to accomplish EVERYTHING you want to do.
Don't let worn-out beliefs stop you from moving beyond your SELF.
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BELIEVE in your capabilities and turn those tiny sparks of possibilities
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Don't try to overhaul your life overnight.

Instead, focus on making one small change at a time!

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Let's keep moving and making those steps count with healthy choices! What is on your fitness agenda today?

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