Bobby and I when we were engaged 2001
Holding my newest grandson born on my birthday
Husband Bobby Behind son Billy w/gf Jordan, Denise w/ bf Jed, Marie w/ bf AJ
MAMAWALMART is a SparkPeople Motivator!
I have long term and short term goals. Short is to lose around 6-8 lbs a month. Long is to get below 200 lbs. I'm 49 and I want to get healthier so I can enjoy the later years of my life. I have been over weight all my life. I have a new look on life. I'm not as good as I want to be, but I'm better than I use to be.
Update 7/17/16 53 and just had Gastric Sleeve surgery. I was over 350 when I started this journey in April. I am now down to 292. All my clothes are baggy now. Need some recipes for high protein low carb meals. Glad to be back
A Spark Friend suggested I read this daily. So until I get my workout room finished and get on the wall, I felt inclined to include it here.
I see myself as a better person and I EXPECT others to see me this way, because I know I DESERVE it. I won't accept any less, especially from myself.
I may fall, but I will not fail. I will see my mistakes as what they are,"Oops Days", and I will continue on my journey of being a more healthy person.
Be below 250 by 10/31/16
Drink at least 8 glasses a water daily
Eat at least 65 grams of protein a day
Keep my carbs below 16 a day
Do at least 15 minutes of exercises a day
Medium term goal
Be below 200 by 01/19/2017
Do at least 30 minutes of exercises a day
Long term goal
Meet ultimate goal 160 by 08/01/2017
I'm drinking my 8 glasses of water and I have also increased my exercise. I'm keeping track of my nutrition and fitness.
I read at least one item that will motivate me everyday.
I have joined a gym
My name is Karen and I'm from Greenville SC. I was born and raised here, but I have visited several states east of the Mississippi River. I have 3 children and two step children also have 2 son in laws and 1 step son in law. I also have 4 grandsons and 3 granddaughters. I've been disable since 2006, but I'm working on getting myself back in shape so I can go back to work, at least part-time.
Feel free to add me as a Spark friend. Love to share ideas ,support, and listen to you if you just want to vent. I love getting emails. If you like you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I love to read and crochet, limited to granny squares only, as of this year I have learned the shell stitch pattern. I love to read my Bible and historical romance novels. I also love to dance and listen to Oldies music.
Secrets of Success
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GOD ANSWERS PRAYER
HAVE A WONDERFUL EASTER
GOD BLESS YOU!
1305 days ago
As 2012 is about to end, look back at how far you have come and as 2013 is about to begin stand firm and continue on your journey with SUCCESS!
Have a wonderful day
1395 days ago
“This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, Love to complete your life.” - Anonymous
1396 days ago
The road to success is not straight: there is a curve called failure, a loop called confusion, speed bumps called friends, red lights called enemies and caution lights called jobs. But if you have a spare called determination, an engine called perseverance, a driver called YOURSELF, you will make it to a place called SUCCESS!
Have a wonderful day
1429 days ago
May your blessings be many and your heart light this Thanksgiving .
Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. ~Native American Saying We give Thanks
1433 days ago