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I am a mother of 3 handsome boys. I have been yo-yo dieting for some time but to no avail. Finally my sister introduced me to the wonderful world of running. We trained for 6 weeks before we ran our first 5k. At the start of the 6 weeks I was weighing in at close to 200lbs. Over all in 9 months I lost 50lbs. The weight stayed off for a year but then....BOOM 20lbs back on. This is my time and it's time to change!!!!!!!
I am a mother of 3 handsome boys. I have been yo-yo dieting for some time but to no avail. Finally my sister introduced me to the wonderful world of running. We trained for 6 weeks before we ran our first 5k. At the start of the 6 weeks I was weighing in at close to 200lbs. Over all in 9 months I lost 50lbs. The weight stayed off for a year but then....BOOM 20lbs back on. This is my time and it's time to change!!!!!!!




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Member Since: 1/3/2012

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My Goals:
My goals are to lose weight...but I am focusing more on changing my eating habits. I do not just want to lose the weight. I want...or should I say; I WILL change my lifestyle!

My Program:
To meet my goals I am tracking everything that I consume throughout the day. Adding lots of water helps curb hunger by keeping me feeling full. I love to run so I make sure I get some running in just about everyday. Adding strength training helps tone my muscles and keeps me moving.

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I absolutely love the Bartram Trail. This trail is full of beauty and history. Also, the south end of the Appalachian Trail connects to it.

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Excuses are like bricks. Keep making excuses and next thing you know you've built a brick wall between you and your goals!!

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RAGAMUFFINKEL
8/27/2012 11:18:23 PM

getting around to all my friends to check on progress and cheer them on. hope this finds you healthy, happy, and making strides. emoticon emoticon



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RAGAMUFFINKEL
5/12/2012 7:49:45 PM

(\o/)
./_\.Sending a guardian angel to
bless you on this beautiful day!

(\o/)
./_\. May this angel watch over you
and guide you to make healthy choices!
keep up the good work...you are worth the effort!!!



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BEAUTY_WITHIN
3/5/2012 9:40:06 PM

Thanks for the wings! They were a nifty spark goodie :D Enjoy your journey! emoticon



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RAGAMUFFINKEL
3/5/2012 4:46:27 PM

emoticon Thanks for the add and I have added you as well. I have made a commitment to myself to check in on Spark Friends at least once a week...it may be a goodie, a comment on your page, a comment on your blog, or a comment on your feed. Feel free to give a shout out if ya need extra support some time...we all do!!! Have a great week! Spark On!!! emoticon



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RAGAMUFFINKEL
3/3/2012 12:48:43 AM

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emoticon on taking the first steps to a healthier you. A emoticon toast to a healthier and more enjoyable life! emoticon emoticon emoticon And emoticon prayerfully you will find that you can enjoy it more than you would ever imagine!!!
Some thoughts and suggestions as I say emoticon to Spark People.
emoticon This sight has so much to offer! One of the easiest ways to learn a lot about what it has to offer is to go to your "My SparkPoints" tracking Page. Next to each opportunity to earn Sparkpoints there is a link that will take you to the place on the site that helps you complete the task. Some are one time opportunities, others are daily tasks. Complete as many tasks as possible per day.
emoticon don't emoticon to the temptation of making the journey all about the numbers. It is not about pounds taken off or inches trimmed, it is all about creating a healthier and more fit you. emoticon
emoticon Be on the lookout for the many, many, many non-scale non-tape measure victories you will achieve. Feeling healthier, breathing easier, enjoying activities that were once a drudgery, trying something new and enjoying it, choosing a healthy snack versus an unhealthy option, choosing a less than healthy food option over a decadent food option! The possibilities for non-scale victories are ENDLESS. emoticon
Some things to remember: emoticon drink plenty of water every day!
emoticon sleep well, it is probably more important than you know. emoticon healthier every day. emoticon Don't go the way of total deprivation, it is apt to set you up for failure and a binge that will leave you feeling devastated. Look for opportunities to emoticon every day. emoticon when you need to --it is healthier than emotional eating! Find ways to emoticon emoticon emoticon exercise that you ENJOY. The right form of exercise is the one you can stick with regularly!!! Something else may burn more calories in a shorter time, but if it makes you give up you won't burn any calories! emoticon
emoticon MAKE EVERY STEP COUNT. Even steps that seem to move you backwards or to the side have a purpose. Sometimes it is just to get another look at something you passed by without noticing.
Perhaps most importantly from my perspective DONíT LOSE weight or inchesÖTAKE THEM OFF, emoticon KICK THEM TO THE CURB. You arenít interested in FINDING them again. GET RID OF THEM through hard work, determination, accountability, whatever it takes!!!
Finally, join teams, make friends, encourage others, be encouraged, take challenges, write out SMART goals regularly and track! Track! TRACK!!! It will help with both accountability and motivation, and You will be glad you did!!!
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