September 2007

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I have struggled with my weight nearly my entire life. When I made a move to Fresno from Sacramento in 2002, I was in awesome shape and felt good about myself. Well, the move was difficult and my comfort zone was gone and I slowly put on about 65 pounds since then.

I originally joined Spark last year (2008) and didn't follow I have done thousands of times.

Now my 30th birthday is getting very close (July) and I really want to make my 30's the best years (so far). I have done some realistic calculating and have set my birthday goal to have lost 35 pounds or more. I KNOW that, if I remain motivated and DEDICATED, I can reach this goal and then push on even further. I know it is hard work but I am really excited to start seeing the person in the mirror reflect the person inside me.

Member Since: 12/28/2007

Fitness Minutes: 2,041

My Goals:
My long term goal is to have lost my extra 58 pounds by Christmas 2009.

My mid range goal is to have lost 35 pounds by my 30th birthday in July.

My overall goal is to stick to my guns and maintain a healthy lifestyle so I don't go down this road again.

My Program:
I am tracking EVERYTHING (which is working REALLY well) and doing some kind of activity every day. Sometimes it is walking to my son's baseball games the the school almost a mile away, yard work, or my turbo jam videos (which are SO much fun and really work your stuff...especially the ab jam...ouch).

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I have tried so many variations of my diet...vegetarian, high protein/low carbs, no wheat products, fasting. The reasons range from weight loss to digestive problems. So far, the one that has worked best for me is tracking my food daily and eating balanced healthy items and not eating ingredients that I know don't agree with my body. I find that I eat very little meat (personal choice for me) and get my protein through eggs, cheese and beans.

I am also married and a motherof three stepchildren...ages 10, 13, and 18 (10&13 live with us) and we have two big dogs and two big cats. It is a pretty busy household and I am the chef for everyone.

Between working part time as an academic counselor and instructor with a junior college, running errands, picking up kids, and managing my portion of the household...I am setting up "me" time to make sure that I take care of myself physically as well as psychologically. I'm sure you all know that this isn't easy. But, I am dedi

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    Hello emoticon ! Hope you're having a great week!

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    "Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate."

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    Take a minute and think about your self-esteem. Do you think highly of yourself? Are you always giving 110%? Do other people look up to your positive attitude? There are times in all of our lives when we could use a self-esteem boost. It is easy to get discouraged in our fast paced society. It is crucial for you to remember that you must always think highly of yourself because most people only see how you treat yourself. So, think about it. Are you giving a message to others that says, I am successful, I give 110%, I like challenges, etc.
    2520 days ago
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    Hello, fellow Fresno Team Mate. I hope this post finds you in good health and spirits.

    Let me introduce myself. My name is Anna, I am so excited about being part of Spark and part of the Official Fresno Team, that I am reaching out to all the Spark Fresno Team Members in hopes that we can create a more productive and active team.

    The goal from the founder (Chris) of Spark was to help as many people as he could to reach their individual goals. We are so blessed to have this site to help us with our endeavors of reaching a "healthy lifestyle". So as part of my excitement and joy of having found Spark People, I am trying to get all our Fresno Team members involved in "healthy lifestyle" changes.

    We all need support and motivation. And this is a great place to get it from. But in order for each of us to benefit, we need to get involved. We will be blessed a thousand times over when becoming involved.

    The Team Leader, has put up a new thread "Meet & Greet Meeting" in the Official Fresno Team Forum, which is supposed to take place on Aug 22nd, 2008. Please stop by this thread and RSVP as soon as possible.

    Please come and be an active member in the Official Fresno Team. I would love to be able to share with you in endeavors to reach your goals!

    Thank you for taking the time to read this post. Hope to see you, first of all, in the threads and second of all @ the "meet & greet". If things go well in re-sparking our fellow Fresno Team Mates, I would like to start a "Challenge".

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    2995 days ago
    Thanks for the comment! I am trying to get back to posting! I haven't posted anywhere but the team I am leading in a while now. I have been really busy. I have even considered leaving some teams but really don't want to do that since I love all of them! I will figure something out!! Thanks again! Keep up the good work!
    3164 days ago
    You're welcome! You'll love bellydance. Few things make a woman feel sexier.
    3170 days ago
    Oh my I just cant get enough of it ... on wed its even half off! Ha ha ha At first my bf hate hate hated it however the past few times he's found a few items that sparked some interest. :D
    3170 days ago
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