BRASSNICHOL   19,751
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Hi! My name is Michelle and at 44 I am happy with my life. I am not happy with my weight, my aches and pains, and with my borderline health issues. I am ready to pull up those boot straps, that I have trouble reaching, and get up on those cardio machines lifting those weights!! I am feeling good about sweating now, and you know what, I don't mind being seen with my bulges popping out here and there in my tight exercise outfits... I know that they soon will not be tight, and will be falling ...
Hi! My name is Michelle and at 44 I am happy with my life. I am not happy with my weight, my aches and pains, and with my borderline health issues. I am ready to pull up those boot straps, that I have trouble reaching, and get up on those cardio machines lifting those weights!! I am feeling good about sweating now, and you know what, I don't mind being seen with my bulges popping out here and there in my tight exercise outfits... I know that they soon will not be tight, and will be falling off, then I will get to buy new, tight clothing that are sizes smaller!!! Hallelujah!!
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Member Since: 3/19/2009

SparkPoints: 19,751

Fitness Minutes: 29,696

My Goals:
I want to look good and be healthy. I have had too many people in my family die from heart attack and stroke, and I don't want to be among them. As I have been telling people "I don't want to die sitting in my chair in front of the TV, of a heart attack."

Goals:

Weight: go from my current 240 to 175

9/30/11 ~ hit the 25% mark today... My next personal goal is to reach my half way point of 207 lbs (actually I plan to drop another 20 lbs) by Christmas 2011

Blood Pressure: in the healthy range, rather than boarderline high

Cholestrol: in the healthy range for both the good and bad

My Program:
I am starting over on SP. I had not been here from mid-2009 until now, July 2011. In the in-between time, I injured my knee and have been slowly getting back into the swing of exercise and life-style changes. I never gave up, I just didn't keep up. I have been reading The Spark and that has helped with my motivation.

My goals are lofty, but not impossible. I am trying to be good and lose at least 2 lbs a week, get at least 45 minutes of cardio each day; eat a healthy, balanced diet, and build muscle strength.

Personal Information:
Born and Raised in Sacramento CA. My son is now 21 years old and has PDD-NOS which is on the Autism Spectrum; he spends his time travelling from me to his father to his grandparents. I have a cat Jules. I love to cross stitch, knit, crochet, read, watch TV, and play my djembe.

Other Information:
From when I started SP in 2009: Update May 1: just got a GOOD pedometer and joined the 10,000 steps a day team... plan to STEP-up my fitness levels!

I joined a Jazzercise program that meets near my house. I decided to do the Pay In Advance method of guilting myself into going... "You paid for it already, so you better go!"

I am going to try to STOP eating out as that is just a big waste of MONEY $$$ and is so unhealthy.
Decided to start going to the grocery and buying easy to throw together foods, that require very little prep time. I am going to also try cooking once in a while and adding to it, so that I will get to like it again.

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JACQUELINE2010
12/3/2011 10:53:40 AM

hi



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CHICKINTHEHAT
12/1/2011 10:36:42 PM

If it was all about me, I might be thinking that Hot Yoga's loss is Friday night xbike's gain... emoticon



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CHICKINTHEHAT
11/30/2011 11:22:56 PM

How is Hot yoga chick? :D



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CHICKINTHEHAT
8/16/2011 11:44:13 PM

Rocking out those workout minutes!



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CHICKINTHEHAT
8/11/2011 12:24:01 AM

You are almost my age, just one step from halfway to 90. :D

What I'm trying to say is that this is a lifestyle change you are making here. A week and a half is nothing next to the bright future you are building for yourself. You've got this. We've got this. LET'S GO! emoticon



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