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As 2015 comes to a close, I find myself in the same spot...20 pounds overweight and little motivation. One thing has changed though. My location. That move brings new opportunities, an awesome metro park and a state of the are recreation center. 2016 MUST be the year it all changes.

To say it's been a struggle up to now is an understatement! Enough with the pity party for me. Enough with the "OMG, every bone in my body aches too much to exercise" excuse. Enough with the overeating at every meal "because I love food too much" excuse. It's time to put that all behind me. I know what I have to do to get to where I want to be. From here forward I will eat the right foods in the proper portions sizes. I will make time to exercise daily, even if it's 15 minutes. (although I will strive for 30 to 45 daily. I will make every effort to not put myself down so much, like I do daily.

I know I can do it! I have a great network of Sparkfriends who will see me succeed!

Here's to a FABULOUS 2016!!

Member Since: 7/30/2006

Fitness Minutes: 43,991

My Goals:
Eat as healthy and clean as possible.

Exercise at least 30 to 45 minutes daily.

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate!

148lbs by 1/30/2016
143lbs by 6/12/2016
135lbs by 12/31/2016

My Program:
trying to eat healthy, exercise more and drink more water

strength training 3x a week
cardio - a mix of the treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, and walking out side when weather permits 5 to 6 days a week

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I'm a 50 something year old living in Strongsville, OH. I'm a wife and a mom to a 4 legged furry dog. Love to travel, bike, hike, try new foods and I enjoy a nice glass of red wine and a margarita!

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    Hey Grace. You didn't miss anything. I just could not deal with the drama and the negativity on FB. So I'm done for now. I should spend more time on here anyways. I've gained almost all of my weight back and I feel gross. Need to start moving my body again.
    When are you going to move and be closer to me? It would be so cool if we could meet up in the MetroParks sometime. emoticon
    929 days ago
    Thank you for the confetti - which I love just as much as glitter! Hope to see you alongside me at The Color Run!
    995 days ago
    Happy New Year, Grace! I am so excited to see where 2014 takes you, and thankful to have a friend {that I have yet to meet - can you even believe it?} on Spark with me. *CHEERS* to you and to all you will accomplish in the next 365 days!

    1024 days ago
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    Hello and welcome to the Menopause and Losing team hope to see you on the posting and good luck with your journey

    1027 days ago
    Send me a message when you update and I'll give you a goodie! emoticon
    1054 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/2/2013 10:34:10 PM
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