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My father died at the young age of 64 from complications with diabetes, heart disease, kidney failure, and a host of other medical issues. My mother is currently 64 and has already experienced breast cancer, uterine cancer, and diabetes. My family has always been overweight and unhealthy, but they have always been extremely happy. They may have had life threatening illnesses but they always did, and do, enjoy life and are very enjoyable to be around. I want to be happy but at the same time know that I am doing everything I can to be healthy for as long as I am alive. I want to be around for my husband and our families. I know the odds are stacked against me when it comes to developing some serious medical condition, but that's okay! At least I will know that I did everything I could to prevent it and make my life more meaningful!

Member Since: 6/6/2010

Fitness Minutes: 520

My Goals:
I am tuning 40 this year, and I want to be healthier than I was the last 40 years of my life. My goal is to lose 50 lbs. I believe the quality of my life depends on doing that, and it wouldn't hurt to look better in my clothes too :) I am so blessed in my life and I don't want to take for granted the life God has given me.

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Righy now, my program is very basic. I would like to excercise at least 40 minutes 5 days a week and cut my calorie intake to 1500 to 1600 calories a day. I also want to make sure that I stay as active as I can everyday. I hope that will help keep my energy level up to!

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  • v AGOLDEN8
    Thank you so much for the very sweet words of encouragement you posted on my blog! You truly put a smile on my face. I know you will be able to see your goals very soon!
    2124 days ago
  • v MOVING4WARD2012
    Wishing you a very happy belated birthday!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Great work on making it through the week without a gain!! It's tough and you did it!! emoticon
    2126 days ago
    Thank you for commenting on my blog! It feels go to have someone smile with me!
    2132 days ago
    Thank you! I'm feeling great and want to share that good feeling! emoticon
    2139 days ago
  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Hi and welcome to Spark People where you will find lots of information and tons of support and encouragement from all our members. You will find that we also have fun along the way. Drink your 8-8oz glasses of water a day (If you only drink one now, add to as you are able until you are drinking your 8 cups or more a day), watch your portion control (measure everything in the beginning...guaranteed it will get easier) and walk, dance or do any exercise you enjoy (start with 10 minutes a day or several times a day and add to it as you are able or have time). Use your fitness and nutrition tracker daily (guaranteed to work if you use them consistently and honestly). Pick one thing to change...one thing at a time. Don't try to change to many things at once as that can be very overwhelming. Just try to take one step, one minute, one hour, one day, one week at a time. They honestly will all add up to the bigger numbers. These tips will definitely help in lowering your numbers and increasing your ability to enjoy life. Don't expect miracles right away...this is a lifestyle change not a diet. You will be much healthier in the long run. Post any concerns, comments or questions you may have and someone will respond quickly.
    Start each day with a positive thought just for that day. Reading and reflecting on an inspirational thought or message before you start your day can put you in a positive frame of mind.
    Your thoughts determine whether you have a good day or a bad day. Fill your mind with positive ideas, suggestions, and thoughts. You will find it will change your attitude and changing your attitude can change your life.
    Sometimes just reading an inspirational quote or a short paragraph helps one see the positive in a situation. Sometimes as your day progresses you just need to take a break...Take a mental break and read or think about a message of inspiration.
    Never underestimate your power to change and improve! You are a good person, with wonderful qualities, and you can reach your goals!
    If I can be of any help to you, please let me know with a spark mail or a comment on my page. I am here for you.
    God bless you on your journey to a healthier you.
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    2146 days ago