FLORENCEOSI   15,154
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March 2009





Nov 2006 325 pounds





Nov 2006 325 pounds



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Being Unhealthy is NOT In ANYmore!! I AM 165 lbs DONE!!!

My name is Flossie Alexander (find me on Facebook - Google me). I am featured in "The Spark" and was on the cover of FIRST for women Magazine, as well as featured in health magazines, write for various blogs, and heard on the radio. I am PROOF you can lose it and KEEP IT OFF! I am out to tell EVERYONE!

In November 2006 I realized on a business trip when I couldn't fasten my seatbelt on the airplane that I needed to do something! I had disappeared and another person had taken ...
My name is Flossie Alexander (find me on Facebook - Google me). I am featured in "The Spark" and was on the cover of FIRST for women Magazine, as well as featured in health magazines, write for various blogs, and heard on the radio. I am PROOF you can lose it and KEEP IT OFF! I am out to tell EVERYONE!

In November 2006 I realized on a business trip when I couldn't fasten my seatbelt on the airplane that I needed to do something! I had disappeared and another person had taken over my life! I was at my highest weight of 325 pounds. At the moment I couldn’t get my seatbelt buckled, my world caved in. I was stuck in that very moment playing it over and over the whole week while I was away from home. I suffered from embarrassment that I let myself get so unhealthy and in that split second of time, I realized I had not taken care of myself since I was 20. That moment changed my life forever! Being stuck in an obese me was absolutely miserable and during that week of reflection, I said enough is enough and vowed to take responsibility for myself.

Through the next year, I researched nutrition, fitness, and chronic obesity and did a lot of soul searching. During this time, it became obvious to me that your outside appearance reflects what is going on on the inside of you and lifestyle changes have to be made from the inside to make it long term on the outside. Therefore, I had to follow-through with decisions I had to make to make changes permanent, which were not always easy, in order to save my life. After the first year of changing what I ate, how I thought, and doing lots of cardio, I lost 120 pounds. In January 2008, I started weight training with a personal trainer, learned all I could learn on how strength training affects your body and the need for it, and lost 45 more pounds. In June 2008, I reached my goal weight. Currently, I do no less than 30 minutes of cardio every day whether it is going to gym or playing basketball with my seven kids, and do strength training 6 days a week. I have reminders all around me of where I was and where I want to go and I am now supporting others to make that same journey by sharing my experiences in hopes of motivating, inspiring, and activating them to become better than they can ever imagine! JUST LIKE ME!

Society is waking up to the obesity epidemic and I am on board! and ready to help others get their lives back too!

HAPPY 2009 – THE YEAR WE ARE ALL GOING TO SHINE!!!

WELCOME 2010 - The YEAR WE WILL LOOK BACK TO SEE WHERE WE HAVE BEEN! TO LOOK AT THE FUTURE AND KNOW WE ARE GOING TO WIN!

Be Healthy Every Day!! You Are Worth It!

**** July 24, 2008 Done Girl of the Day!
**** January 2009 Done Girl Page Of The Month
***** February 18, 2009 Sparkpeople Featured Motivator

"D" is for DONE, and that's what I'm gonna be
"O" is for ONLY, as in doing this for me
"N" is for NOT fat, so get lost, I don't need
"E" is for ENERGY, for with it I feel free
DONE, DONE, DONE ...
You know it starts with "D"
"D" is for DONE, and that's good enough for me !!

Words created by VAMPIRILLA (KAT)
Song by Elmo

Done being the fat girl!
http://teams.sparkpeople.com/DoneGirls

My DONE Reasons and Statements

Done
............ being the fat room mother!
.......... feeling like I can't go out of my house because I am overweight and unhealthy and I don't want anyone to look at me!
........... being shy and I want to explore the world!
........... being a bad example to my kids!
........... being a bad example to myself!
,......... not taking care of myself!
........... feeling like I am insignificant!
........... trying to come up with excuses (all excuses are lame)!
........... not being in control of my body!
........... just DONE being unhealthy!!
.......... VERY DONE HOLDING MYSELF BACK TO ACCOMPLISH GREAT THINGS!!!!

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(¸.•´(¸.•´(¸ 4 Life!!!!.•*¨)♥ ¨) -:¦:-
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My Goals:
My journey of rediscovering myself has opened a lot of doors and new things to accomplish! I started my own business in January 2009 to help others who were stuck in the obesity world and feel they have no way out. My goal in life is to help others live their lives to the fullest! After all! what good are we if we are not at our best?!!

My biggest goal is to educate my 7 kids on health and nutrition so that they grow up healthy and active!!

My Program:
My personal daily goal is to get at least 30 minutes of exercise no matter what! When I go past that, that is a cherry on top! (not any cherries from a jar - the natural kind) I watch everything I eat!! Why put something in your mouth that has something in the ingredients you can't pronounce??

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Don't let others form your opinion of you.

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ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING!

**** July 24, 2008 Done Girl of the Day!
**** January 2009 Done Girl Page Of The Month
***** February 18, 2009 Sparkpeople Featured Motivator

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ROCKMAN6797
12/2/2014 8:54:07 AM

Thank you for adding me as a SparkFriend, I have done likewise.
I look forward to reading about your future successes!

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LAVAL54
10/7/2014 8:29:18 PM

You are my inspiration well DONE! emoticon



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8/4/2014 11:36:06 AM

emoticon Just stopping by to wish you a Happy Monday! Hope you have a great day today!



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6/29/2014 9:20:02 AM

Happy Belated Birthday Done Girl! emoticon



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6/27/2014 1:49:14 AM

emoticon Happy Birthday, DONE GIRL



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