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Tah-Dah! Some fun for the littlest this past summer. Mud is some fun stuff.

Like my "Strong Is The New Skinny" picture, this one is an inspiration. I'll curve like that again!


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I'm a 32 year old mother of four and my first weigh-in was 285 lbs. That was November 2011. When I first went through and set up my introduction text I had no idea how finding this site would impact my life.

More has changed than just the scale. The contents of my kitchen are unrecognisable, my husband and kids complain that I never have anything to 'snack on" in the house now, and I'm more likely to buy low calorie, whole grain bagels and low fat cream cheese than cookies, crackers, ding dongs, or candy even if I go to the grocery store hungry. I'm slowly changing everything I do. I'm even keeping my kitchen cleaner so there's no mess between me and the making of a healthy meal.

At first, I just wanted to lose some weight and be done with it. Now I can see the life I used to live when I was fit and healthy as something attainable and I'm beginning to live there now, not in some nebulous future, now. We go to the park just to throw balls and a Frisbee around, we all pack up and walk around the block just to walk, and even though my kids still complain about a lack of 'snack foods,' they're gobbling the fruit and veggies I keep on hand faster than I can restock the fridge.

Member Since: 8/31/2010

Fitness Minutes: 5,709

My Goals:
Goal #1 250 lbs. -- Done!
Goal #2 225 lbs
Goal #3 Consistency in healthy eating and exercise.

My Program:
Cooking for myself.
Exercise 45 minutes per day 5 days/week.

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"When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.." Henry Ford

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"The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools." Confucius

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    1786 days ago
  • v SUPER_ACE115
    Have a great day!
    1888 days ago
    Thank you for your kind words on my blog. My kitty is home, but we're still waiting on the test results. 14 is definitely up there in age for a cat, but we always joke around that he's going to outlive us all because he's so stubborn. I hope he's able to stick around for a little longer - not ready to say goodbye to my baby just yet.
    1908 days ago
  • v IAM_HIS2
    Let us remember:

    Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation of 1863

    "It has seemed to me fit and proper that (God's gifts) should be solemnly, reverently, and gratefully acknowledged with one heart and one voice by the whole American people. I do, therefore, invite my fellow set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving and praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the heavens."

    Hope your Thanksgiving Day is truly a day of Thanksgiving!
    1916 days ago
  • v IAM_HIS2
    "The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being."--Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama
    1917 days ago
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