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Life is too short to live with regrets. I need to tear down some walls that I have put up. And today (April 20, 2010) is the 'official' day of that beginning. On December 18th last year 2009, I was 275 lbs, now I am 255 lbs. I kept saying for the past few years 'its baby weight from my two greatest treasures in this world'. But tonight I have been thinking long and hard and my oldest is 8 years old. Oh my gosh that is how long I have been this BIG. Crap I need to change this.
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Life is too short to live with regrets. I need to tear down some walls that I have put up. And today (April 20, 2010) is the 'official' day of that beginning. On December 18th last year 2009, I was 275 lbs, now I am 255 lbs. I kept saying for the past few years 'its baby weight from my two greatest treasures in this world'. But tonight I have been thinking long and hard and my oldest is 8 years old. Oh my gosh that is how long I have been this BIG. Crap I need to change this.

I am confident that I can do it on here but I have to MAKE IT HAPPEN. I have been on here since 2007 [2 1/2 years wasted.] Today I need to step it up and do this for MYSELF. I have been out of work since last year and do nothing everyday while I wait for my little ones to get home from school. I have tons of time on my hands but no motivation. That is until NOW!

Today is the day that I make this a permanent life-changing event. I know there are friends on here that have helped so much along this journey and to them I say 'thank you, just bare with me a bit longer, I WILL CHANGE MY LIFE.' It is just taking me a bit longer.

I am cleaning up my space adding a few photos, updating goals, etc.

Previously I just posted pictures of myself. This time I am updating those and putting dream [inspirational] pictures up.

I have a ton of stress in my life, as I am sure I am not solo on. Living with my parents, parenting my children, trying to find work, being careless, now I am located in the middle of no-where, etc....etc...etc...

But I have also come to realize that me sitting on my fat butt isnít going to make things change. Why not get up and out, find something to do? Be smaller and stressed. At least that will get fatness off of my brain. ;)

My biggest challenges are drinking soda and eating Mexican food. I am a huge fan of Mexican food. For the past few days I have cut my soda drinking back big time. Today I had a glass and a huge headache afterwards. I know I can do this but I have to work on my confidence too.

My biggest motivators at this time are my children and my knees. The children are pretty obvious but the knees, I know you are probably saying what? For the past month, my right knee has been in major pain. Feels like I tore something. I haven't gone to the doctors yet because I think it is just that I am getting too big for my frame. I was going to start running, but should probably start walking first. ;)

Thank you again to all my Sparkbuddies, I truly appreciate all the kind words and motivation. I WILL GET THIS FAT OFF!!!!


Thank you for reading, now lets go on a walk ;)

Sherri

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Member Since: 8/6/2007

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Fitness Minutes: 860

My Goals:
Lose 15 lbs by October 15

Lose 50 by December 18th

Lose 100 by March 20th

My Program:
Drink only water n juice

Eat one piece of fruit a day

No bread, soda, fast foods

Walk twice a day

100 Sit ups a day

20 Push ups

Try running program mon-wed-fri

Take vitamins everyday

Eat breakfast

Limit computer time to 1 hr a day.

Personal Information:
personal email is sherri.cohrs@gmail.com

Activities that I want to start doing:
Painting on Canvas
Pottery
Sewing

Get back to scrapbooking

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Rewards:
Clothing for every 5 lbs lost [thrift store clothes first then when final goal is met - Walmart - ;) what can I say I like bargains.]

Shoes for every 10 lbs lost

Mani/Pedi in June if 25 lbs is lost


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I'm actually in the City of Maricopa (south of Chandler/Ahwatukee). It's about a 40-minute drive or so. I'll spark mail you and tell you a little about myself.



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