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Me and my Husband Hiking in Oct 2012

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Me and my Daughter at an Angels Game May 2012




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I have been on this road my entire life. I have always been the chunky girl!! I have hated myself for so long. I have done the same cycle over and over to lose weight, I get discouraged, and then quit! Over and Over and Over again. I found out two years ago I was Hypothyroid! Yay! Take a pill, lose weight. Finally I have a reason I can"t lose weight...........Nope......I gained about 20 pounds!!
Well I am back to work on it again. I started July 16th on my get healthy journey. I have cut out soda, and try to stay within my 1300-1600 calorie range. I have noticed a huge difference already! I am really trying to focus on the other goals of eating healthy, how my clothes feel, how I feel, my energy level. I have decided this is not a diet but what MY body needs! So here is to staying focused and in control and really listening to my body.....for once in my life!!!!!

Member Since: 12/9/2008

My Goals:
1- First goal-199.
2- Get to 189
3- Get to 179
4- Get to 169
5- Get to 159
6- Get to 149
7- Get to 139
8- Get to 135
9- Do a 5K - Done 2/13
10-Run/walk a 5k
11-Run a 5K

My Program:
I am trying to stay within my calorie range SparkPeople recommends- 1300 to 1600 calories a day.

I am really focusing on healthier foods and trying to reduce my overall sugar intake! No more soda!!

I am trying to stick with the recommended 1700 calories to burn each week.

Personal Information:
I am a Certified Veterinary Technician in Tucson Arizona. I love my job!!
I am married and a mother of 2 kids, a pug, and a cat!

I am 5' 3" and will be turning (Gulp) 42 years old in April!
Sure glad I don't feel that old!!!

Other Information:
I love my husband and kids!

I love my little Squishy pug and my cat Forrest!

I love outdoor activities, walking, hiking, camping, and sitting on the beach!!!

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    "Sometimes victory seems so far away because we measure it only by the goal. And end goals can seem overwhelmingly huge, daunting, and just plain hard to reach. But if we start measuring our victories by the smaller choices we make each day, victory won't seem so impossible.....
    It's amazing the chain reaction that can start in your life with just one good choice.
    Big things are built one brick at a time.
    Victories are achieved one choice at a time.
    A life well lived is chosen one day at a time.
    Oh sweet friend, you are closer than you think to victory!"
    -Lysa TerKeurst
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    Be your own hero, one choice and one step at a time! You might not see visible signs of progress right away, but as long as you keep doing your best, you will make progress and you will be victorious! I'm rooting for you! Remember, you're worth your best effort!
    1498 days ago
    "The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it.
    Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing.
    People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful."
    -Michael Josephson
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    Just dropping by to say hello, Sparkfriend! Remember, you don't have to be perfect on this journey in order to make progress! As long as you keep trying...and never are already a success! Keep doing your best, because you are worth the effort!
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    "Part of abandoning the all-or-nothing mentality is allowing yourself room for setbacks.
    We are bound to have lapses on the road to health and wellness, but it is critical that we learn how to handle small failures positively so that we can minimize their long-term destructive effects.
    One setback is one is not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your journey toward a better you."
    -Jillian Michaels
    1514 days ago
    "It is rewarding to find someone you like, but it is essential to like yourself.
    It is quickening to recognize that someone is a good and decent human being, but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable.
    It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect and admiration and love, but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things."
    ~Jo Coudert
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    I hope you're having a good weekend so far, Sparkfriend! I just wanted to stop by and share a couple of great quotes with you. Keep pushing to reach your goals, one day at a time. Always believe that you are worth your absolute best effort...because you are!
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    "My invitation to you is to begin living every moment as though you are miraculous and deserve to live an extraordinary life.
    Fake it if you must and keep faking it until it’s real to you. The gift you will be giving yourself is a lifelong journey of discovery, one that is infinite and infinitely rewarding. Begin the journey. Today. This moment. Now."
    -Robert White

    1533 days ago
    “There's no secret to getting started. You simply decide and then take your first step. With each subsequent step, the next one becomes easier.”
    ― Tom Venuto
    Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Don't Postpone Success." I hope you have a very successful day!
    1544 days ago
    Hey you !!!
    How has your year been going ?!?!
    I sure hope all is well !!!!!!
    Drop me a line, I'd LOVE to catch up !!
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    1608 days ago

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