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I am on my way...

Now that I have 2 beautiful daughters, I have double the reason to set a good example!

When I was growing up, I watched my own mom suffer through eating disorders. She set a very unhealthy example for her 3 young daughters. As an adult, I have struggled (and still do), to break some of these habits. The habits I don't want to pass on to my own girls.

After Abby was born, I was at my highest weight. With exercise, healthy eating and drinking lots of water, I was ...
Now that I have 2 beautiful daughters, I have double the reason to set a good example!

When I was growing up, I watched my own mom suffer through eating disorders. She set a very unhealthy example for her 3 young daughters. As an adult, I have struggled (and still do), to break some of these habits. The habits I don't want to pass on to my own girls.

After Abby was born, I was at my highest weight. With exercise, healthy eating and drinking lots of water, I was able to lose almost 45 pounds. Then I got pregnant again. After Ellie was born, I was only 10 pounds away from that high weight... and I still am!

But this journey isn't just about losing weight. It's about changing how I feel about myself. It's about motivating and encouraging my friends to change how they feel about themselves. It's about setting goals and acheiving them and not being discouraged when I don't.

But it's mostly about having fun while doing it all!

My goals:

-- Update my goals often! I need to put them in writing for everyone to see so I am more accountable for my actions.

-- Get my butt outside and RUN! I have a buddy and a goal so I have NO EXCUSES!!!
---------- -- Shakopee Jack-O-Lantern 5K 10/30/10

-- Lose 15 pounds by 10/30/10

-- Be able to do 10 REAL push-ups by 10/30/10

-- Do at least 3 naptime workouts each week

These goals are attainable and that's the key. Don't set goals for yourself that are unattainable.

Oprah once said "It's time to put yourself at the top of your to-do list." This is one of my favorite quotes! How many times have you put off doing something for yourself because someone NEEDED something. Was it your spouse? Your kids? Your parents, siblings, friend? For me, there was always something. But now I know that I can't properly take care of anyone else unless I properly take care of myself.

I am the only one standing in my way.

Who's stopping you?

My journey starts now and it will never stop.
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Member Since: 9/21/2007

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I currently live in a southwest suburb of Minneapolis with my adorable little girls and awesome husband and 2 cats.

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SHERREMAC
4/4/2012 2:47:09 PM

How are you doing?



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DVASQUEZ
3/3/2011 12:42:57 PM

Hope you and the family are doing good. Haven't seen you in awhile. :)



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MSILVAREI
1/31/2011 2:09:14 AM

thanks for the hugs...

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DVASQUEZ
1/28/2011 2:25:45 PM

Wow, thanks Brenda I didn't even know Netflix had workout video's, I'm soooo excited!!!! Have you tried any others? I'm adding the one you suggested now... Thanks! emoticon



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1/25/2011 10:27:34 PM

"Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"




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