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Like the old song from my generation, "ain't nothin' gonna keep me down" I've been here before, lost 120lbs before (very unhealthily I might add) meet a wonder guy, had a baby, gained loads of weight, continued to gain loads of weight, got married (lost a bit of weight) and now back to gaining loads of weight since 2007 when I got married.
Unfortunately, now my son is 9 and has a hip disease called Legg-Calve-Perthes disease and can't be very active and he's picking up a lot of my and my husband's bad eating habits. He's due for surgery soon and once he's into physical therapy mode, I want to be ready for him and I (and his dad) to get back on track and be a healthy, fun, fit and most importantly FUN family!
We are a family who loves to laugh, spend time together, with friends, play video games (the boys) watch Real Housewives (me) and just be happy. We don't do drama and we try to teach our boy about being a good person, love everyone equally, protect the weak, be good, learn as much as you can and take an interest in a multitude of things. I'm here to get as much info on here for myself that I can pass along to my family.

Member Since: 1/24/2013

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I'm trying to focus on 2 days at a time. I tend not to buy groceries for the week but for 2-3 days at a time, so why not change my eating that way?
It's easier also for me to think I've only got 2 days of eating healthy as opposed to forever! Ha! Moving more is always a goal as well and I'll be working on doing some yoga with some friends soon!

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I'm following the Sparkpeople meal plans. Exercise for right now is packing and moving by March 1st (stress counts as an exercise right?)
We're also preparing for my 9 year old son's hip surgery April 3rd, so once again...stress stress stress! We've decided to be healthy for him and to give him healthy options would be the best benefit to him!

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Maya Angelou is one of my absolute favorite people in the world and I just read this quote by her
"If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die"
One of my other favorite quotes is by Hunter S. Thompson (crazy bastard) "Buy the ticket, take the ride."
And probably the best of all “Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!”

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    Greetings DONE Sister!

    I just wanted to welcome you to the DONE Being the Fat Girl Spark Team!!! We are always happy to have a new DONE Girl with us. Take your time, feel your way around our various threads, and please feel free to ask any one of us if you have any questions,concerns, needs, or anything! We are DONE Sisters and here to support each other! I wish you the very best in accomplishing your goals, and congratulate you for becoming a part of this Done Sisterhood!

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    1847 days ago
    Just checking in to see how you are doing!!!! Hope things are going well for you...
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    WELCOME to the.........2013...A BRAND NEW ROAD AHEAD TEAM.

    You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

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    1860 days ago
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    Welcome to the Nebraska team! We're glad you joing us.

    It's a great team and a lot of interaction goes on. I'm horrible at checking in and get in once or twice a week but there are quite a few that interact on a daily basis. Please feel free to check in on the daily chat or feel free to join the challenges.

    I've been on the site for quite awhile now and do good then slide back but it's all my own fault. It's a thing called self-discipline that I struggle with. But the site gives us all the tools we could possibly need to be successful. There are workout videos - some are ten minutes long and they aren't overly stressful on the body. Plus tracking the food can be an eye opener. I never realized how much sodium I was consuming. I don't put salt on anything but didn't realize just how much is sitting out there, silently hiding!

    Wanted to comment on your wedding picture - it is so beautiful! You have a very pretty smile!

    Let us know if we can help you out in any way! We're here for you to help you get to where you would like to be!

    1876 days ago
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