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This was and is hard work but each day I learn something new and it feels great

Me on the right with a 25 inch waist finally


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I have lost weight and shaped a better body. Things were going great until I went through a major life change and then I got remarried. I stopped what I needed to do for myself and the 25 lbs came back on, after all that hard work. I work full time but I am slowly changing my diet habits and I am finally going back to the gym. Although my health life style is not what my new husband is used to, he doesn't go to the gym with me I had to start doing it for myself as a priority. I recently moved to Ft. Lauderdale and have made a lot of change but finding the time and dedication I used to have along with the motivation has been difficult until I woke up and realized it has to matter to me something my old trainer would tell me, so it does matter to me. Its little steps though. I wanted to start slowly luckily I have the motivation and I can find the time to make changes. I also have learned how hard it is when you have to make yourself a priority. I guess women I am being sexist here have that to do we guilt the guilt built and forget about ourselves. Okay so now I have to redo and reboot myself but I know I can do that today,, one small step at a time. In the process I have to find out what stopped me and how I can prevent that from happening again,,,

Member Since: 5/9/2008

My Goals:
To discover who I am
To run more 5ks
To Get to the gym a few days a week
To Get fit by my 50th Bday 2 year goal
To learn to say NO

My Program:
Cardio 5 days a week
LIFT 5 Days a week
Clean Eating
Drink a gallon and a half of water
Positive Thinking
Meditation and Prayer
Pray and be conscious of what I want to achieve

Personal Information:
I am a 48 year old mom to a beautiful 8 year old daughter. I like to cook and work out and discover new things restarting my life and defining who I am and starting over but this time I can make my own choices and learn about myself. I like to help others and nothing makes me happier than then reaching goals. FINALLY remarried and learning balance for myself making myself a priority while working full time and adjusting to change

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I love helping and motivating others and I love sharing my enthusiasm.. I love sparkpeople IT is great and it has changed my way of thinking and I sha
Being my personal best because "It matters to me."
I will survive and define who I am.

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    Thanks! I am sure that I will burn many calories during that time!! The way my baby is kicking I am sure I will have a little runner on our hands!

    HUGS sweetie! You look so wonderful!
    2814 days ago
    I see that you have the flu...Hope ya start feeling better! emoticon

    2831 days ago
  • v PWRHSE2
    I had to let go of my cleaning service because of the economy, and people are making cut backs cause they can't afford it. plus older people who passes away, some people's kids are off to college , those kind of things.
    So I got my full time job and then a part time job nights and weekend.
    We will see how it goes. If I get too burned out or don't have time to work out I might have to let go of the part time job

    2835 days ago
  • v JBTHIN
    wow it must feel amazing to be 127 pounds!!! i'm currently 148 I started at 155 so i was looking for people that were in the same range as me with a similar goal. YOU DID IT! CONGRATULATIONS
    2837 days ago
    Just stopped by to tell you CONGRATS on doing so well! You are inspirational!
    2837 days ago
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