Craig & I in the formal dinning room on the Carnival Cruise Ship

I just love the wind blowing in my hair on our 1st. cruise..jan. 2011

Me and my best friend, Karen, the day we set sail to the Caribbean


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Here I go again..will i ever win the battle of the bulge? i started this journey almost 2 yrs. ago when i turned 50..but fell off the wagon a few months ago, so after gaining 30lbs back i am starting all over again. so Here I go again!! i have 3 main events coming up in the near future and time is ticking by..i have got to be able to handle all the walking and going so i am determined to start again today!!! i have been married to a wonderful man, craig, for 25 years and have 2 great kids, tracy, 24 and michael, 18...i work at home babysitting...i am just ready for the new me! (again)

Member Since: 3/8/2011

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My Goals:
July 23, 2012: My goal is to lose 5% of my weight, which is 13.35 lbs.
Train for all the walking i need to do for upcoming events.
Do something positive for myself.
Spend time daily w/God and my bible reading.

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My commitment to lose this weight:
I will log in daily for the next eight weeks
(july 23-sept. 10),
Nutrition tracker - stay within calorie range,
Water tracker- aiming for 8 glasses a day.
Exercise daily - which include water arobics, wall/ bike riding, just keep moving and record my fitness tracker. I will remember to encourage other members and get to know them and learn from their journey...

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I am from North Carolina, been here most of my life. It's a great state to live in, we have the Ocean and the Mountains which makes it really nice. I love spending time with my husband and children. I really enjoy going to the movies with my girlfriends and hang out. I am a Christian and love the Lord. I enjoy going to my bible studies to learn more.

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