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Ever since I have gotten out of the Army (almost 8 years ago), I have had a hard time keeping my weight down. I eat the same way I did back then but the only difference is, is that I do not exercise! That always helps. About 2 years ago I started watching what I ate and exercised everyday, I got down to 160 pounds. The lowest I have been in years. Before I started I was topping the scales at 220. Unfortunately, I gained almost all of the weight back. I started slacking off about a year ...
Ever since I have gotten out of the Army (almost 8 years ago), I have had a hard time keeping my weight down. I eat the same way I did back then but the only difference is, is that I do not exercise! That always helps. About 2 years ago I started watching what I ate and exercised everyday, I got down to 160 pounds. The lowest I have been in years. Before I started I was topping the scales at 220. Unfortunately, I gained almost all of the weight back. I started slacking off about a year and a half ago and now I am almost back up to 200 pounds. I have decided enough is enough. I need to do something about this. Its bad enough that I smoke and drink, I don't need to be overweight too. So I am starting small and trying not to get ahead of myself. Slow and steady!!!! I big plus this time is that my husband is loosing weight with me. Of course he is loosing it faster than I am...lol. It's great to have someone there to lean on when the going gets tough.


November-2013
Well here I am again....I have not lost anymore weight but haven't really been gaining too much either. I just realized that next Wednesday is my sons 1 year birthday and I have not lost any weight since the pregnancy. It makes me sad that the more he is growing up and starting to run around, I can't keep up with him. I am too lazy. I am missing out on his life because I would rather watch TV all day or lay in bed all day and sleep. I spend a lot of time sleeping and eating. I have been battling severe depression my whole life. I managed to numb it with drugs or alcohol for a long time and never wanted to admit I had a problem. Since I do not drink, smoke or do drugs anymore I have had to actually deal with my issues. I have been getting help, talk therapy helps some what and the medication seems to be helping...its a slow process. I know that it is something that I will deal with for the rest of my life. I also know that by eating right and exercising that it could help with my depression. Its just so hard get to motivated when you feel like your drowning and all you want to do all day is sleep. Jeez.....that was really depressing just to type that. Anyways I am back, we are going to try this again and this time it is for the long haul! No excuses I am doing this my beautiful son, Cameron. I want to be around for him for as long as possible!
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Member Since: 1/22/2012

My Goals:
I quit smoking, YAY!
Get up and move!!!
Drink more water
Limit drinking soda
Take the dog for more walks
Be more involved with my son.

My Program:
I plan my meals on Sunday for the entire week. If I do this I am not tempted as much to eat things I know are bad for me.
Exercise everyday, even if it only for 10 minutes.

Personal Information:
I am originally from Wisconsin, but I am currently living in Northeastern Pennsylvania (Lehigh Valley). In the next few years I hope to get back to WI, I miss my family. :( I have an awesome and very supportive husband that I have been married too for 3 1/2 years. We have a 2 1/2 year old Bernese Mountain Dog, named Ruby and 2 cats named Gargamel & Tigger that will be 8 years old.

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I love reading books, when I have time. I love playing games; video games, computer games, board games, card games (Cribbage). I also love to bowl and water ski (when I visit my parents).

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NIXY72
4/4/2012 9:45:41 AM

People disappear for all sorts of reasons. Life gets in the way, we forget or change our views on what we deem is important, we get buried under stress, frustration, illness. We sometimes give up, throw in the towel, or just promise ourselves that once things get better/easier/calmer, we will hitch up our socks and come back fresh. We've all done it. We've all been there. And if perhaps, you just need a supportive hug, or a helping hand or a word of inspiration, please know that I am offering it to you with no judgment, no guilt. It seems like it's been a while since you've been here and I just wanted to let you know that you are missed.

“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” –A.A. Milne
“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” -Mary Anne Radmacher
“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them.” –Walt Disney

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NIXY72
3/28/2012 9:58:59 PM

I know I'm a couple days early, but I may not have time to post on the weekend, so...

~~ If only for today: smile a little more, sing a bit off key, laugh loudly and long, dance, skip, jump, play. Eat with your hands, hug every kind soul that crosses your path. Finger-paint, face-paint, body-paint. Do something brave. Squash a fear. Get out of your shell. Wear something sparkly. Be wild, be strong, be silly. For being foolish can make you happy but being happy will never make you a fool. ~~ Michelle

(A little history on April Fool's Day: http://people.howstuffworks.com/culture-tr
aditions/holidays/question604.htm)

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(On April Fool's Day, I encourage you to leave a fish on your friend's pages - better yet, don't explain why! -- but if you want to know, read the history of April Fool's linked above)

"wholly to be a fool while Spring is in the world" - e.e.cummings



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NIXY72
3/16/2012 3:40:32 PM

Happy Almost Spring!! This coming Tuesday marks the Spring Equinox and in preparation for the first day of the new season I would like to wish you a brand new start, never-ending moments of poise and balance and a joyful tip over on the scale to the side of light. I wish you a new dawn, an eternal youth and a morning star to wish on. Whatever battles you are fighting, whatever stresses may come your way, may they melt away with the winter and may you be granted a time of new light and a new life where your wildest dreams come true. ~ Michelle

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"Celebrating the Spring Equinox: The spring equinox is one of the four great solar festivals of the year. Day and night are equal, poised and balanced, but about to tip over on the side of light. The spring equinox is sacred to dawn, youth, the morning star and the east. The Saxon goddess, Eostre (from whose name we get the direction East and the holiday Easter) is a dawn goddess, like Aurora and Eos. Just as the dawn is the time of new light, so the vernal equinox is the time of new life." - from http://www.schooloftheseasons.com/spring.h
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NIXY72
1/26/2012 8:51:11 AM

Welcome! If you need a shoulder, a friend or a virtual coffee at some point, drop by and say hello! I've been on sp for just over four months and am thrilled with the results and the absolutely incredible amount of support I've received. Now I need to pay it forward ... :)

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