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Hi there! I am not new to SparkPeople, but has been "MIA" for the past two years. I first joined SparkPeople when I turned 50, but I had difficulty staying focused. I am now turning 54 in a couple of weeks, and I still am fighting the same old "weight demons". In fact, in the past two years since I have been off the website, I gained yet another 10 lbs! I joined a new gym about 2 months ago and totally love it! They really push you to eat right, hold you accountable for attending exercise classes regularly, and offer all kinds of weight loss programs, if you are interested. I have lost 7 lbs in the past month, but decided it is time to get back to tracking my food, if I am going to lose the other 13 lbs I want/need to lose! So naturally, I drifted back to SparkPeople, where I found soooo much support in the past. So here I go, with a much stronger fire lit under me this time, thanks to my new gym and their awesome coaches and of course, this website! I am totally committed to making the rest of my life, truly the best of my life!

Member Since: 2/15/2010

Fitness Minutes: 21,474

My Goals:
To lose 20 lbs,and to do this weight loss thing for the last time!!

My Program:
Put only healthy food into my body!

Exercise 60 min/day, 5-6 days/week.

I will persist until I succeed!

Personal Information:
I have a 19 year old son who recently joined the Navy in June 2013. Hearing his stories of the extreme challenges of Navy Boot Camp motivated me to work out hard each day that he was being worked hard in Boot Camp. After 8 weeks, my son graduated Boot Camp and his mom has finally found the motivation to continue what she started!

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Dont'dig your grave with your own knife and fork.

One pound at a time.

Get comfortable with uncomfortable.

A one hour workout is 4% of your day! No excuses!

Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.

Don't be fooled by the calendar. THere are only as many days in the year as you make use of.

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  • v BAKER1009
    I completely understand. I've been maintaining the same weight for a couple of months now. I am on here daily, but haven't been working at losing anything at the moment. I plan on seriously starting back up after the holidays. I think that way I will be less discouraged when I eat too much at Thanksgiving or at Christmas time! Make any sense? LOL!

    Hubby is doing good. Kids are doing good as well, just keeping me very busy. Well, mostly my oldest, Emily. She joined swim team and OMG what a practice schedule they have! Monday through Friday after school until 5:15. Tues & Thur before school, have to have her there at 5:45 AM! And every Saturday from 8 to 11! So that will keep me busy until mid March.
    School is going great. I just finished up a semester today and am still holding a 4.0 GPA! I have 3 semesters to go and I will have my associates!! Then I'm going straight into my bachelors program, so another 2 years to go.
    Thanks for asking!

    I hope everything continues to go well for you. You've done a great job!! Have a wonderful weekend!

    1798 days ago
  • v BAKER1009
    Hi beautiful! Just stopping by to wish you a wonderful weekend!! Hope all is well with you.

    1799 days ago
  • v BAKER1009
    Hello there! Just wanted to stop by and say have a wonderful weekend!!
    1841 days ago
  • v BAKER1009
    Good Morning Beautiful! I just wanted to stop by and wish you a wonderful week! What's on the agenda?

    Hey, I just now noticed that you are a psychiatric social worker. Can you tell me a little bit about that? I'm currently in school, and just now thinking about what my major will be for my bachelors program. I'm thinking behavioral science. My goal is, I think, to work in a drug & alcohol rehabilitation center. Not 100% sure, but about 98%, lol!

    Take care and keep in touch when you can!

    1845 days ago
  • v BAKER1009
    Hi there! What a wonderful surprise to see your smiling face on my page this morning! No need to apologize! Better to be out moving around than at home on the computer, right?! Go you!

    I hope you have a great day and an awesome weekend!!

    1868 days ago
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