tailgating at a Kenny Chesney concert 7/07
in the pool with my son, Justin
with my husband, Mike, on my birthday 8/11/07
Hi my name's Mandy, I'm from Lancaster PA. I'm 31 years old, married with 2 boys, ages 11 and 7. I've been overweight my whole life, gained even more weight during both pregnancies and never lost it. I've tried dieting several times in the past, with no success. This time, things will be different!!
I know it's going to be hard, but my ultimate goal is to lose about 100 lbs.! I'm taking it day by day
I'm just trying to eat right and work out as much as I can!
I've been with my husband Mike for about 12 years, married for 8. We have 2 great boys Dylan and Justin. I love reading, hanging out w/ my friends whenever I get a chance and I love all kinds of music!
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| Pounds lost: 29.2
Hi, you and I just joined the 30 something mom group. I'm 31 and have two boys as well, so we have a lot in common. Maybe we can lose some weight together? Raylene
1845 days ago
TO Ms. F.A.T
We are so HAPPY you are allowing us to share in this JOURNEY with you. We over at FAB & THICK know this is not easy, buts that's what FRIENDS are for!
YES, its going to be HARD!
YES, you are going to get FRUSTRATED!
YES, you will feel to to AND
YES, you will feel good about YOURSELF!
YES, your CLOTHES will FIT Better!
YES, you will feel SEXIER then you already are !
REMEMBER it's about you in this JOURNEY, NO ONE ELSE. Take AT A TIME, and DONT RUSH, your RESULTS will come.
CELEBRATE EVERY LB NO MATTER HOW SMALL . Don't forget the non-scale ACCOMPLISHEMENTS!
JOIN US OVER IN THE THREADS ON MISS F.A.T!
WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ALL ABOUT YOUR DAY THE GOOD AND BAD. BECAUSE ITS ABOUT YOU.
You might wanna jot this down!
M-make short term goals
O-out with the negative thoughts
T-think of why you want it
I-imagine how you will feel
V-visualize the future you
A-acknowledge your successes
T-treat yourself with respect
I-investigate new ideas and foods
O-observe your healthy lifestyle
N-never give up and never give in!!!
( WE WON'T LET YOU)
1880 days ago
Hi and welcome to the 30 Something Moms team. Have a super day
1881 days ago
Welcome to 30 Something Moms... Good Luck!!!
Stop by and say Goodmorning and meet all the other great moms....
1881 days ago
Greetings and back
Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support. You're off to a great start already!
Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' including many with the same challenges, circumstances and goals and lots who have already lost or are in the process of losing 100+ lbs. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways.
Some of the teams I like and think you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan - but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!
In my experience, SparkPeople is like a in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals including gaining weight or saving money - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!
If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.
Be sure to read and 'study' The Spark book because it outlines the overall program and is compatible with most types of eating plans. If you haven't already discovered the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check it out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.
Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!
1882 days ago