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My 2013 Goal Collage. Got the goal, got the plan, no excuses, geared up, already left!

Canoeing in the Everyglades, camping at Hell's Bay. December 20, 2012. 195 pounds.

Headed to Mt. Fuji on August 23, 2008. 151.6 lbs. Felt great and want to get back here!


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While creating my goal collage, I came across a clipping that read, "a force that tramples down walls and eradicates excuses." As the words jumped off that paper, I immediately internalized the phrase. It became an integral part of my goals for 2013 and beyond. There is a lot to be thankful for, plan for, and do. I resolve to be the movement and make my "To Do" list a "To Done" list! To fail to plan, is to plan to fail!

Member Since: 2/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 19,013

My Goals:
I've succeeded in incorporating healthy nutrition and exercise into my daily life again.

Forgetting all previously achieved goals, I'm setting my eyes forward on what's to come.

Short Term Goal:
Get back to a 10 minute mile.

Medium Term Goals:
Make my goal weight by the time my husband retires in 2014.

Long Term Goal: Run the Marine Corps Marathon!

Completed Goals:
-First 5K, June '08
-Climbed Mt. Fuji, Aug. '08
-Completed aerobics instructor cert.,
Sept. '08
-Delivered healthy twins, July '09
-Delivered healthy niece, Aug. '11
AUGUST 3, 2013

My Program:
To accomplish my fitness & weight goals, I am paying close attention to my nutrition and striving to eat a paleo diet. I have cut sugar from my diet, am drinking my 8 glasses of water each day, and eating plenty of veggies, fruits, and lean meats.

For exercise, I mostly walk or use my elliptical, but that's going to be changing.

Personal Information:
I am a married mom of three, a Navy wife, and a Navy veteran. I began SP in February '08 and lost a total of 61 pounds before becoming pregnant with twins. That was part of my goal for weight loss - to be better able to conceive.

After having the twins, I went on to be a surrogate for my sister - giving birth to my niece in August 2011.

My weight has yo-yo'd with the two pregnancies, but I'm ready to reclaim the success I achieved in 2008 prior to having my twins.

I love singing, music, reading, writing, exploring, being creative, spending time with family and friends, traveling and meeting people.

I enjoy trying different sports and though I don't do it as often as I would like, I really enjoy rowing, archery, and martial arts. In my heart, I want to be a runner.

Other Information:
I have had my ups and downs. I let the downs contribute to my weight gain over the years through eating emotionally. I won't detail the pains, not because I can't talk about them, but because I believe in practicing Philippians 4:8 which says, "whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things."

I will continue to dwell on the positive of life, of myself, my circumstances and count them all for good - for without them I would not grow!

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    1842 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/25/2012 12:46:14 AM
    Hello, Beugel! I'm finally back to spark after a long absence. Clicked on your page and have you been busy! You may/may not remember that I have twins, too. Only mine turned 22 this past summer. Whew! Time passes quickly. And you being a surrogate for your sister...what an amazing person you are!
    I am trying to get back into shape for my daughter's wedding the end of December...
    My best to you and I'll likely be seeing you around the spark community once again. emoticon
    1895 days ago
  • v KATHIC2
    You write beautifully and are truly inspiring. Thank you. I hope to read a book by you some day.
    1921 days ago
  • v SOMKHE
    I read your article just now and I just wanted to say that your an inspiration to me. Everything you said is true and it really is a struggle every day, but I wish to put in practice all that you said. emoticon emoticon
    1976 days ago
  • v SPADIVA77
    Just dropping by to say hi! Hope this week is a great one for you! emoticon
    2163 days ago
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