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2012 was a good year for many reasons-- except one. I lost my motivation. Just gone. I found 20 of my lost pounds and stopped so many of my (0ur) good habits. Time to change it. Time to be who I really want to be and not slide through life again. It needs to count. I turned 44 this year and it will not get easier or better if I don't give it effort!

(Older About me stuff below....)

I am married, and the mother of one 13 year old son. I am taking time to really ...
2012 was a good year for many reasons-- except one. I lost my motivation. Just gone. I found 20 of my lost pounds and stopped so many of my (0ur) good habits. Time to change it. Time to be who I really want to be and not slide through life again. It needs to count. I turned 44 this year and it will not get easier or better if I don't give it effort!

(Older About me stuff below....)

I am married, and the mother of one 13 year old son. I am taking time to really learn more about myself.

I joined Spark People in March of 2010 as a place to help me learn how to be a healthier person. I was kidding myself that I was okay with who I was, and that I would rather be "fat and happy than skinny and bitchy." Well, the truth is, I was at the heaviest ever and miserable almost every day because of it. I hated shopping - was discouraged by the clothes that actually did fit, hated going out because I didn't have anything that fit right. I started being really self conscious all of the time about my weight. Something had to change. I just didn't know where to start. I don't believe in diets and never have - but learning to just be healthier .. that I can do.

When I stumbled on SparkPeople it was really confusing at first and a bit overwhelming. But, it is just what I needed. I needed -- and need -- to feel good about me. I am amazed by the success stories and the blogs and how interactive this site can be. It helps - a lot.

My friends are all encouraging and they are very supportive - but there is a difference when someone else is walking the same walk even if its on a different path. My husband joined me on this journey and we are doing it together.

Our son is learning with us - he is still young and doesn't yet need to watch his weight. But, he can learn to eat healthier and make better choices. Our choices are his examples.

Our lives are pretty busy - my son plays ice hockey on a travel team and this year we opted for a higher level a bit farther from home. Add school, golf, my own interests and family time -- we are on the go a lot. Learning to stop and take me time has been a key.

I've never been an "exerciser" and never considered myself one of "those people." But, over the last few years I've learned to enjoy it. I have struggled this past year to maintain but am going to slowly put myself back to where I want to be. I also learned that taking on too much can lead to imbalance and that doesn't last.
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Member Since: 3/19/2010

SparkPoints: 31,318

Fitness Minutes: 22,973

My Goals:
1/3/2012
Updated Goals:

Make healthy food choices - again!

Be active 30 minutes a day

Drink 8-10 glasses of water daily

LIVE my life instead of watching it (Going to keep doing this one.)

Be a happier, more positive, more active person for me, my son and my husband.

First weight loss goal: 170 to 150 pounds - DONE 11/2010

Next goal: 150-140 Pounds
DONE 2/4/2011!

February 2011 Goal: 2/4/2011
140-130 pounds - Done

From September 2011 t0 January 2013 I regained 20+ pounds.

New goals:
1/6/2013 - 130 pounds starting at 152


My Program:
I am tracking my daily nutrition and exercise on SparkPeople.

I am "restarting" after a slip. Mixing it up this time to not burn out.

The goal is something every day.

Running, spinning, cardio kickboxing and a class called Miami Mama that kicks my butt! (It's not dance - it's ST, cardio, all wrapped into 60 min)

Being active and tracking my food. That's the plan.


Personal Information:
I am 44, happily married and I have one 13 year old son. I live in a wonderful community in Southern California. I am rediscovering who I am and am enjoying every minute of it!



Other Information:
I love reading and goofing around on the computer. I enjoy time with my family.

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NIXY72
1/2/2014 10:23:58 AM

Wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy New Year! I'm finally back (it's been soooo long!) and just wanted to let you know that I've missed you and that I look forward to reconnecting. Hope you are doing well and that 2014 will be your best year yet!
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KTTAYLOR21
6/20/2013 1:26:33 PM

Hey Shaun!!

How's it going? I kind of fell off for a while, but I have to get back in the swing of things because my scale is out of control!! LOL

How have you been? Are you still working at it?

Kim



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HAKAPES
5/31/2013 3:59:16 AM

Thanks for the comments-insights on the gadgets!
How is your healthy life going on lately? I would be happy to read your updates! :-)



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CBLENS
5/24/2013 7:27:20 AM

Hi Shaun, hope your spring is going well!



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KTTAYLOR21
4/16/2013 2:05:43 PM

Thank you for the birthday wishes!! emoticon

You are a pretty good emoticon yourself!!! emoticon

Have a great week!!

Kim



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