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Myself & My husband, Tim 14 years ago when we got together! My skinny days....

Tim & I at Old Orchard 2 years ago......still going strong :)




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My name is Mina and I live in a small but beautiful town called Jackman located on the Canadian border in Maine. I'm 41 years old. I've been with my soul mate for 23 years and I still get that butterfly feeling in my stomach when he walks into to a room. We have 4 children together. All BOYS! Their ages range from 11 to 21 years old. We also took on two foster children 2 yrs ago and they’re now ages 9 and 14 and sisters and it has been challenging to say the least. This past July, we took on yet another foster child. We got July 7th and she turned 1 yr old on July 12th!! It’s been nice to have a little one around the home again! I am a Wife and a Mom 1st and foremost, I'm a bartender, housekeeper, receptionist and a licensed Nail Tech 2nd. I, like everyone else on here, am here for my weight issues. I've been overweight for nearly 19 years now since the birth of my 2nd child. I had lost all but 5 lbs. after my 1st son's birth and found out that I was pregnant with my 2nd son and have not been able to lose the weight since. I tipped the scales at 251 lbs. at one time but I was also pregnant, since then I've gotten down to 220 lbs and fluctuate between that 253 lbs. and can't seem to get over the hump and lose more. I'm here, and not just for lack of trying this site before because I have, but now I think my heart is finally into it.....I hope! Encouragement is welcome, and also new friends.

Member Since: 1/2/2010

Fitness Minutes: 33,369

My Goals:
Goals.....just to at least feel accomplished at the end of each day.

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Changing my attitude about my everyday well being.

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Jackman, Maine

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Favorite book:
The Notebook

Favorite Movie:
The Color Purple
The Abyss

Favorite Quote:
"Take a deep breath, things will be better in the morning."

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  • v MOMIN09
    Welcome to 30 Somethings with 50-99 pounds to lose!
    1702 days ago
    I hope things are going well for you and you are enjoying this beautiful weather! We spent the day at the beach (ocean) and the evening at our camp yesterday. Will probably do the same today, I just have to try not to eat the snacks with the kids! I did have 4 toasted marshmallows last night :) The weight has been coming off very slowly, but staying off most of the time (sometime sup and down a lb or 2). I work out every morning, but continue to eat too much!
    1735 days ago
  • v SAM20/08
    Thank you for the comments on my blogs.... I am doing this again but hopefully with a different mindset!!

    Great job on the walking!!!!!! I was thinking about doing the Couch to 5k at some point but I don't really know when. For now I will stick with my workout videos!

    Keep up the good work!
    1736 days ago
  • v SAM20/08
    Hey Mina,
    I just saw your post to my blog in December when I was doing so bad, mentally and physically but I feel so much better now! Thank you so much for all your thoughts and words of encouragement. I know the weather doesn't bother me, but maybe vitamin d would help me BUT I know the depression pills help me, I am on a higher dose and I am seeing how they make me feel, it will take a while. But when I am doing well, I feel well. So yeah that's that. I hope you are doing good and I'm sorry I haven't called, I just don't really have much time and or don't really know what to say... like I said I am shy and I don't know... I just like to blog and get my feelings out in writing it's the best way I can explain myself without getting all emotional and such. Well I should get to bed so I can get up tomorrow morning and exercise, have a great weekend! thanks again for posting to that depressing blog entry I had... I just read it and I totally feel like a different person today, just goes to show what eating better and exercising does do for you! Take care!
    2631 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/6/2011 9:55:16 PM
  • v SAM20/08
    Hey Mina,
    I know, I'm just shy around everyone. It's like a little war in my head... do I say something or don't and well DUH of course I should say something! so yeah anyways I think you looked awesome... I was even a little jealous. Yes we should keep in touch and we should Kirstie doing it with us... I will message her sometime and see how she's doing.... I know she was exercising but I don't see her much on here and there at the bank and when they come over for gets in the way! NO MORE, time to make time for this! So yes we will keep in touch! =) Keep up the good work Mina. I know it is really hard working in a restaurant, I used to have a hard time at Moose Point... I just drank A LOT of water to feel full... Well have a good night! take care
    2633 days ago
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