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My husband, Kevin (BIGGUY76) and I on Halloween 2010.

Family at the Pumpkin Farm 2010

Cameron and Cayla playing in the leaves; October 2010.





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Losing weight certainly isn't an easy task. It takes time, determination and a lot of morale and emotional support from family and friends. The venture to lose weight is one that shouldn't be tackled alone. It should be a process in which you can enjoy, experience, and tackle obstacles together with a person with similar weight issues. I am ready to take the necessary steps to become healthier, happier and a whole lot lighter. Sparkpeople, seems to be the online haven I am looking for to reach my goals and build friendships along the way. So, what are we waiting for? Let's get started!!

Member Since: 4/12/2006

Fitness Minutes: 25,338

My Goals:
I want to get back where I was nearly 18 years ago (Wow, has it really been that long?); healthier, more energetic and a lot lighter. This will require me to lose 122bs, and I hope to do it within the next year and a half.

My Program:
I am finally taking the time to address the issue of my weight problem AGAIN, after having so many stomach issues (GERD), and the advice from my doctor. I am also being treated for hypothyroidism and anxiety, which was found right after my pregnancy in 2008. Not to mention the most important incentive (to be around for my family and children). I am going to restrict my calorie intake and move into a sensible eating style, incorporate exercise into my daily routine and begin to feel more happy about who I am.

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My name is Tina. I am 34 years old and I live in Wisconsin with my husband of 9 years, our 16-year old daughter and our 4 yr. old son. I am currently a stay at home mom and babysit my niece full-time, as well. I have always seemed to have a weight issue growing up. However, in high school I got down to my lowest weight of all, 120lbs. and I felt GREAT both physically and emotionally. Shortly after losing that weight I became pregnant with my daughter and gained nearly 80 pounds. Since then it has been a struggle to lose that weight and in the meantime I have gained even more. I am at the road in my life that I want to be that vibrant, energetic, "spunky" girl I use to be.

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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change those that I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall".


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    I'm glad you're ok. Life does seem to be a constant struggle, a balancing act. With the nice weather, I am not on here as much as I want, but that is ok. The main thing is remembering why we are here and making good choices from what we have learned.

    Great job on your 5K's! That is awesome. Have you been running them by yourself or with your husband?
    2527 days ago
    PS - Thank you for the haircut! I have decided to grow out my hair so I can donate it to Locks of Love. Since I cannot donate my blood, I am going to donate my hair.
    2527 days ago
    I hope that everything is ok and that you are doing well. I've been thinking about you. You were so active on here, then you were not.

    Whatever is going on, good or bad, just remember what you have learned so far. We're all in this together and I'm here to cheer you on!

    Have a beautiful week!! emoticon
    2527 days ago
    Hey girl, Just checking on you. Haven't heard from you in awhile. Hope every thing is well with you and your family. Keep Sparking! emoticon
    2535 days ago
    Hi, just dropping some positive energy your way!! Keep up the good work!! WAY TO GO!!!


    2537 days ago
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