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Improving myself to help my Kids!!!!!

I have just realized that I cannot expect my children to change their eating and exercise habits, if I do not do the same. They need me to be a better role model for them to succeed at this never ending battle.
I have just realized that I cannot expect my children to change their eating and exercise habits, if I do not do the same. They need me to be a better role model for them to succeed at this never ending battle.



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Member Since: 7/31/2010

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Fitness Minutes: 95

My Goals:
To be the best role model for my children. To feel better about myself inside as well as out.

My Program:
I am trying to watch what and how much I eat.

Personal Information:
I am from Southern Louisiana. I have been diagnosed with Tarsal tunnel syndrome in one foot and plantar facia in the other.

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9/10/2010 11:57:51 PM

I hope you'll have a Sparktacular weekend. emoticon

"Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps, till the legend, over steep ways to the stars, fulfills itself."- W. C. Doane

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8/28/2010 6:39:52 AM

Thanks for adding me as a Spark Friend. emoticon emoticon I just added you as a friend as well. emoticon

I hope you have a Spark-tacular saturday. Injoy:) Carolyn emoticon

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8/7/2010 1:24:58 PM

emoticon to Spark People,
The goal of this website is to teach people to live a healthy lifestyle, not just a 'diet'. That means exercising regularly and eating healthy nutritious meals for the rest of your life in order to lose weight and then keep it off!
Spark's tools and program encourages you to do this one step at a time, learning good habits until they become second nature. Its not easy, and it will take time getting used to it, but will be rewarding in the end to stick with it.
Tracking calories is the key. Accurately weighing and measuring everything you eat is vital, as guessing can too easily go over. I was good with exercising, but had never tracked my food before and that made a huge difference and opened my eyes to just how easy it is to consume more calories than your body needs. You must also make sure you set the Fitness Tracker to how much exercise you do in a week so it can give the Nutrition Tracker the right calorie range to stay in to lose weight. I actually really enjoy juggling my food choices to make sure I get the right nutrient ratios and stay in the calorie range, its really quite challenging LOL. But getting them right means your metabolism will be fueled properly, important to make your exercise pay off and burn those calories!
We comment, blog, send goodies and most important, add friends on our Spark Pages. The support on this website is overwhelming and is what keeps us sticking to the program even through the toughest times. I still remember the thrill of the very first blog I wrote and getting responses to it. I have met so many nice people on here.
You have great looking children, but it would seem Sparks needs to help you all get to a healthier lifestyle. You will find great articles and suggestions on here how to do just that. Just be faithful and follow your program, step by step and you will find it will help you as its helped an amazing amount of people, including me!
I wish you all the best with your journey to a new you!


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8/7/2010 12:57:42 PM

HI! and emoticon !!
Wishing you the very best on your journey!

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8/3/2010 8:15:16 AM

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I am honored that you have chosen me to be a friend by adding me to your list of friends!!

I look forward to getting to know you better while we encourage each other through our journey to better health!

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