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My other blog: http://shannonsswim.wordpress.com/

I'm a 40 year old mom to two kiddos - Emily, 17 and Hunter, 14. I'm married to my high school sweetheart. I work full time as an LPN at a residential care facility (specializing in mental health) and am an EMT.

We live in NE Iowa and enjoy camping, fishing, boating and skiing as a family. Personally, I enjoy knitting, reading, watching TV and movies, discovering new music and online gaming.

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My other blog: http://shannonsswim.wordpress.com/

I'm a 40 year old mom to two kiddos - Emily, 17 and Hunter, 14. I'm married to my high school sweetheart. I work full time as an LPN at a residential care facility (specializing in mental health) and am an EMT.

We live in NE Iowa and enjoy camping, fishing, boating and skiing as a family. Personally, I enjoy knitting, reading, watching TV and movies, discovering new music and online gaming.

I have struggled with my weight my entire life. When I turned 40, something clicked and I decided it was time to make some changes. For the first time ever I am focusing on lifestyle changes, not dieting. I'm about 1/3 of the way through my journey. I have my good days, and I have my bad days, but I never, ever give up. Slow and steady. Progress not perfection.
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Member Since: 4/11/2010

SparkPoints: 31,689

Fitness Minutes: 24,968

My Goals:
Lower my blood pressure.
Be able to buy "regular" clothes.
Win Biggest Loser competition at work. - Done!
To be a Spark People Motivator.
Be on the "Frequent Users" list at the gym. (20+ visits per month)
To login everyday

Short Term: Lose 10% of my weight.

282.0 Starting
253.8 Met 11/9/12
228.4 Met 01/19/13
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185.0
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134.9 Goal Area
121.4 Goal Area



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Personal Information:
From NE Iowa.
2 kids.
2 dogs.
1 husband.


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Hubby/Toby - obviously the husband

Kidlets - my beloved children

Girl Child - Emily, age 17, aka Twyla, Themla, Loo and Loop

Boy Child - Hunter, age 14, aka Bubs and Peanut

The 'Rents - my Mom and Dad

Auntie and Uncle - my Aunt Verna and Uncle Rod

Nerd Herd - 6 of my fellow nursing students, my sanity and support while I was in school

Orchid - my online friend & support

Selina - my bestie

Kristin, Emily & Laura - my workout buddies

Aspire & Inspire Group - the ones that keep me going

Without these people, I wouldn't be me.

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RFJSJ50
5/7/2013 9:56:06 AM

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Congratulations on earning the 500 Monthly Fitness Minutes award for May!
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5/6/2013 11:36:00 AM

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Congratulations on earning the 250 Monthly Fitness Minutes award for May!
Sheila




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RFJSJ50
5/6/2013 10:03:25 AM

“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” ~ World Health Organization

It seems like many of us face a continual battle to stay positive when little progress is apparent. We just have to keep in mind that we our efforts will result in a healthier life. We need to focus on how we are feeling and the energy we have to accomplish daily life tasks. I’m working hard to concentrate on my health rather than just on the number on the scale; to concentrate on non-scale victories to help me stay positive every day.
Sheila



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BARBIE176
4/26/2013 11:33:08 PM

Here's my quote and wish for you for the weekend:

"The weekend is upon us, and I think we should all take time to do the things we love and be around our most cherished family and friends! Happy Friday!"





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4/21/2013 8:34:40 PM

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Stopping by to say emoticon and wish you an emoticon week filed with much success. Today my quote is from an unknown source:

“Its hard to wait around for something you know might never happen; but its harder to give up when you know its everything you want.”

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