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Welcome to my Spark-Page! I'm glad you've decided to take the time to come visit with me.

I'm a 45 yr old, work-at-home Mom of 2 girls, Ages 14 & 10 yrs old, married for 18 years and struggled with eating healthy and exercising regularly most of my life. I know I need to live a healthy life. I currently am not healthy. I lack energy and motivation. I don't eat properly (skipping meals and catching up later is not a good thing.) I have digestive issues. I've NEVER had digestive issues in my entire life. I want to feel good. I want to look good in my clothes; not frumpy, like I do now.

I have maintained an exercise routine in the past. But when I fall off the wagon, I fall HARD. And usually the reason I fall off the healthy eating/exercise wagon is because I have to take the focus off of me and focus more on other things . I am not good at 'juggling' I guess. I must LEARN to incorporate my exercise & healthy eating into the times that get extra stressful for me.

Eating healthier, exercising and focusing on my goals must be made a priority in my life . Motivation is a key factor for me as well, so I look to you, my Spark-mates for help in this area. I know I am responsible for getting FIT & one else can do it for me, however, I know that encouragement from others that are going through the same thing will help me along this journey. I hope to make blogging here on SP more of a priority. Getting out my feelings and sharing my triumphs and struggles with others will help me understand myself better.

Thanks for reading about me and feel free to add me as a Spark friend! Best Wishes for a healthier YOU!
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Look at my 2/18/09 blog entry for my inventory list.
This is a list of all the things in my home that can aide me in my weight loss.

Member Since: 10/4/2007

Fitness Minutes: 11,514

My Goals:
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~Drink (8) 8oz. glasses water
~Take Vitamins
~Exercise 3-4 x's a week
~Strength Training is Important!
~Eat healthier
~Get more sleep!

My Program:
I'm not following any set program.
* Drink more water
*Eat less sugar
*MOVE more!

I believe losing weight has a lot to do with your attitude and your mindset. When I am not focusing on what I want to accomplish and just 'let' myself eat whatever, that is how I end up out of control all over again.

Personal Information:
-44 Years Old
- 2 daughters, 3 sisters, married 17 years
-Struggled with weight issues most of my life

-Caffeine, Sugar & Chocolate are NOT my friends! :-(

Other Information:
I enjoy reading, social media, crafting, watching movies and being with my family.

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    I read this on fellow Sparker MADAMEAJA's blog this morning and I just had to share...

    My plan right now is simple:

    Eat Well
    Laugh (and cry)
    Make connections with people

    Without the goal of attaining a certain weight, or running a certain distance, or counting calories or fitness minutes, but with the goal that this minute is the most precious because it's the one I'm in right now.

    2554 days ago
    Quote of the day...

    It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. ~ Leo Buscaglia

    2555 days ago
    So glad "The Spark" is motivating to you! I was honored to be featured in the book and am happy to share my story with everyone!

    No matter how much weight you have to lose, it is still a struggle sometimes. But if you remain positive AND consistent, and enjoy the whole process, you will be successful!

    I, too, volunteered at my church's VBS this past week. I'M EXHAUSTED! lol

    2557 days ago
    Hi! Thank you so much for the kind words!! Never feel ashamed. Even if it's 5lbs you want to lose, it's still a struggle, LOL. Keep up the hard work and success will be inevitable.
    2558 days ago
    Hi- Welcome to the EE team! Great place for support, and encouragement, and a place to vent if you need to!

    10 Positive Assumptions

    1) I will make and keep my commitments.

    2) I will find the right people who can help me.

    3) I will look for an answer in every problem.

    4) I will give up trying and simply do.

    5) I will make it okay to be wrong and make mistakes.

    6) I will create my own good luck.

    7) I will not be afraid to lose before I win.

    8 ) I will do it now!

    9) I will be who I am and become what I was meant to be.

    10) I will accept that all things are possible.

    -Robert Anthony, in his book Betting on Yourself.

    Hope to see you on the message boards! Have a great day!
    Co Leader Emotional Eaters
    2564 days ago
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