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40 Before 40!!

My goal is FINALLY getting healthier, leaner and more active and to lose 40lbs before I turn 40 in January 2015. I have been overweight for far too many years. I met my husband in 1997 and was carrying a little extra weight then. We married in 1999 and I was probably already 40lbs overweight. A big part of our realtionship has always been food and drink in excess. My husband loves to cook, quite often its healthy meals but we eat way too much of it - together. It took us more then 4 ...
My goal is FINALLY getting healthier, leaner and more active and to lose 40lbs before I turn 40 in January 2015. I have been overweight for far too many years. I met my husband in 1997 and was carrying a little extra weight then. We married in 1999 and I was probably already 40lbs overweight. A big part of our realtionship has always been food and drink in excess. My husband loves to cook, quite often its healthy meals but we eat way too much of it - together. It took us more then 4 years to get pregnant becuase of my weight and what I was doing to my hormones. We have a beautiful 10year old now and I want, NEED to get healthy not only for me but for her, so that I can watch her grow up. I know it will be a hard road but I can do it!!
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Member Since: 7/14/2009

SparkPoints: 9,624

Fitness Minutes: 8,456

My Goals:
Lose 56 lbs by my 40th birthday, Jan 2015

*Be able to ride the "uncomfortable" bike at the gym for 40 mins - done feb 2011

Try a new class at the gym every couple of weeks -done



My Program:
Eating healthy daily, allowing myself the occasional treat on special occasions and getting active for at least 45mins 5 times per week.




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I know there is a lot to be learned from the people on this site who have either lost all their weight and are maintaining or those who are still loosing; I would love any advice, inspiration and words of encouragement you can offer.

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NEVERORNOW
8/9/2013 10:26:46 AM

Just dropping by from the Back On Track team with a emoticon and a emoticon !! Have a great weekend!!

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JUSTYNA7
2/16/2011 4:26:16 PM

I hear you with the nutrition struggle. There is so much information out there and so hard to stick to any one idea... but I think that is key. Choose ONE thing and stay with it for a set amount of time (think streak). Consistency is something we don't do automatically. We learn it. So don't expect yourself to do it ALL perfectly! Problem solve how you can make that one thing happen. For me it was realizing I was not eating enough veggies so I did a tour of the grocery store and found easy veggie choices I could grab and succeed with. I knew even then they were not the BEST choices but I let myself have some "good, better and best" items to choose from. Now I do lots of crock pot veggie combos of soup and stews. I came to realize I don't LOVE salads and maybe that was what sabatoged me??? Anyways, good luck with this.



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JUSTYNA7
1/5/2011 3:39:00 PM

Hey! Happy New Year! emoticon

I am struggling with my goals right now so decided to give myself 14 days to figure it out. I need some challenges but for today will just eat healthy and exercise every day. I feel good but my weight is just sitting in one place. Patience! Hope you are figuring things out. Woo hoo! Just do it!

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JUSTYNA7
10/17/2010 4:16:14 PM

Woo hoo for starting over! I read a buddie's blog where she had decided to do a 100 day countdown. I think my eyes almost popped when I saw her goals. Yet it got me thinking. My biggest problem is consistency.... and 100 days gets me to January and past the new year's eve thing... so why not? I am on day 78 so far blogging every day, logging my food and exercising for at least 10 minutes. Life is sure trying to sabatoge me but it is not as hard as I thought...at least when I got past the first few days thinking "What the heck was I thinking???" LOL. Remember the fast break suggestions. They build on consistency too. PIck something small. The rest will come.



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MOM2MXKE
8/26/2010 12:48:35 PM

just wanted to check in with you! (: Hope you are doing well (:



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