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I am a 41 year old wife and mother of 3 daughters. I have struggled with weight my entire life. I never pictured myself as big as I really am. I have recently realized that I am sometimes unrealistic about my size and my nutrition. I used to be able to keep my weight steady with exercise but I have noticed in the last few years it has been more difficult for me and I have gradually gained around 40 lbs over the last 6 or 7 years. I think about my weight on a daily basis, several times a ...
I am a 41 year old wife and mother of 3 daughters. I have struggled with weight my entire life. I never pictured myself as big as I really am. I have recently realized that I am sometimes unrealistic about my size and my nutrition. I used to be able to keep my weight steady with exercise but I have noticed in the last few years it has been more difficult for me and I have gradually gained around 40 lbs over the last 6 or 7 years. I think about my weight on a daily basis, several times a day. I joined Sparkpeople in July 2011 but have not faithfully committed long term. My goal is to commit to tracking my nutrition and fitness on a daily basis and in the short term I would like to lose 20lbs. Once I reach that goal I will set myself a new goal and continue to set new goals until I am satisfied with where I am at. I am hoping for success and to be an inspiration to someone else who needs motivation!
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Member Since: 7/14/2011

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I will definitely be tracking my daily intake and fitness. I have found that these have been keys to success for me in the past. Staying within a certain calorie range will be a real eye opener for me, but here goes nothin'!

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MDBARROWS
10/24/2012 2:07:01 PM

Thanks for adding me Ruthanne. It is nice to be able to find motivation from the success of others. I hope that I can reach my goal by the end of next summer. This week I started the Dukan Diet. It has been quite a difficult objective for me, but it's getting easier with each day. :) emoticon



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MDBARROWS
10/11/2012 9:44:16 PM

emoticon So, I have been away from Spark for a while now and I think I am ready to try to get back on track. Looking for motivation by reading success stories...WOW! What amazing people are on this site! I hope I can be as successful as everyone else! Ready or not, I need to make a positive change for me. Changing a lifetime of bad habits is one of the hardest things I will ever do. It's even harder than being a mom! Ready, set, here I go! :)



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RUTHANNE100
12/14/2011 1:49:24 PM

Thanks for visiting my page & your encouragement on one of my photos...I've added you as a friend so I can cheer for you along the way!



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