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[This is my second attempt at Sparking. I originally joined in 2009, but abandoned the program a few months later. I re-started in December 2013]

I have always struggled with body image and weight problems. I was a successful Weight Watchers member in my earlier twenties, but after each of my five pregnancies I gained back all the weight I had originally lost. I've been carrying that baby weight for almost nine years now.

As I celebrate my forties, I find myself ...
[This is my second attempt at Sparking. I originally joined in 2009, but abandoned the program a few months later. I re-started in December 2013]

I have always struggled with body image and weight problems. I was a successful Weight Watchers member in my earlier twenties, but after each of my five pregnancies I gained back all the weight I had originally lost. I've been carrying that baby weight for almost nine years now.

As I celebrate my forties, I find myself feeling sluggish and unattractive and wanting to show my children an image of active, healthy ageing.

I want to be an active healthy woman who likes what she sees when she looks in the mirror. I want to be able to run with my dogs, dance with my kids, and go hiking with my husband.

I am a homeschooling mother of five very active children (18, 16, 15, 13 and 9) and am having trouble making time to do all the things that need to be done, especially exercise and healthy eating.

I am hoping to focus on
1) changing one thing at a time, so I don't become overwhelmed
2) learning to be kind and gentle with myself
3) on not worrying how slow the numbers on the scale move, as long as they maintain or decrease.

(I'm at a plateau right now, which is good because I can maintain my weight without doing anything, but I would still like to reach pre-pregnancy weight. I really need to work on getting in my exercise, which I am not fond of.)

7/07/14 - 160 lbs
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31/12/13 - 172 lbs
1/12/13 - 174 lbs




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Member Since: 7/24/2009

My Goals:
Exercise a minimum of 10 minutes a day.

My Program:
I plan on following the suggestions in the Nutrition and Fitness trackers, but for January 2014 I am focusing just on adding 10 minutes of exercise to my daily routine.

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW
4/23/2014 11:56:38 AM

emoticon Thank you for stopping by my page. Hope all is well with you. I feel like I am finally getting myself on track with this quarter's BTS. Have a great week! emoticon



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THEADMIRAL
4/14/2014 2:38:58 PM

Thanks for popping by to say "Hi!", fellow Mountaineer! I hope you're having a good day reaching your goals! Vikki



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4/14/2014 10:28:05 AM

Have a great Week! emoticon Spark! Spark! Spark! emoticon



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ABRANNEWME2014
4/13/2014 11:21:38 PM

Hello Mountaineer you have so got this and you're going to do well my friend

Tema



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WRITER_GURL81
4/11/2014 11:04:47 PM

So happy to have a new Mountaineer friend! Let's climb these mountains and try to avoid the obstacles emoticon
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