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Hi, my name is Pam. I am 44 years old. I have been absent from this site for a long (too long) time. I am starting over AGAIN. I am an emotional eater. Any emotion and I can eat over it. I have battled my weight for as long as I can remember. I want to be healthy and thin. I am recommitting to this journey. I know it won't be easy, but I suppose there is some truth to that old adage that nothing worth having comes easy. So...here I go again!



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Hi, my name is Pam. I am 44 years old. I have been absent from this site for a long (too long) time. I am starting over AGAIN. I am an emotional eater. Any emotion and I can eat over it. I have battled my weight for as long as I can remember. I want to be healthy and thin. I am recommitting to this journey. I know it won't be easy, but I suppose there is some truth to that old adage that nothing worth having comes easy. So...here I go again!



"I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become. "~~~~~Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine

"Once you say youíre going to settle for second, thatís what happens to you." ~~~~~John F. Kennedy

"When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid."~~~~~Audre Lorde

"When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life. "~~~~~Greg Anderson

"'Now' is the operative word. Everything you put in your way is just a method of putting off the hour when you could actually be doing your dream. You don't need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.'~~~~~Barbara Sher

"Burning desire to be or do something gives us staying power--a reason to get up every morning or to pick ourselves up and start in again after a disappointment. "~~~~~Marsha Sinetar



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Member Since: 12/26/2006

SparkPoints: 18,713

Fitness Minutes: 6,465

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to weigh 130 lbs.




My Program:
1. Exercise at least 45 minutes a day, 4 days a week.

2. Eat 3 meals a day with 2 optional snacks.

3. Drink 64 oz. of water a day.


Personal Information:
I am from a small town in rural West TN. I am a social worker and I investigate child abuse and neglect. I have been married to a wonderful man for 26 years. We have two beautiful children, Garrett, who is 25, and Hillary, who is 24. I am also the grandmother to 3 beautiful grandchildren.

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I love photography! It is definitely my favorite hobby. I love to travel and go places that I have never been before. New opportunities for photographs! I also like to read when I get the chance (not often enough). I love to watch crime shows on TV (Law & Order, CSI, true crime shows, etc.)

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IMAVISION
7/4/2013 12:37:16 PM

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BEAUTIFUL_REINA
6/30/2013 11:33:50 PM

Hi Pam, I saw your huddle on a team we're in and I stopped by to tell you how I beat the motivation game enough to start again. I don't know if it will help you or not, but it helps me.

My life is a video game, and I am a level 1. Level 1 is where you start, no matter what condition you are in. Its just the character you roll up. As a level 1 I can't go out and defeat a dragon or a boss, but I can kill a few rats. Each one gives me a 20% bump toward Level 2, so I pick 5 rats to kill and work on them for 6 weeks, then I get to be a Level 2. I can pick up some new armor or a weapon, or buy a new spell...maybe a BOSU ball or a good blender, I've been wanting those, or a new workout outfit so I feel less frumpy working out...

Anyway, my Level 1 rats are
1) Walk 30+ minutes everyday, rain or shine
2) Do five little strength training exercises each day, 3 sets of 12. I can do any I want, just so its five of them. Today I did a park workout.
3) Stick with my meal plan (I have a meal plan made up that is mainly veggies and fruits, and a little fish. I am boring in that I eat the same foods everyday pretty much). But I did include one "snack" of 3 quarters of a cup of chocolate almond milk and a quarter of a serving of Paul Newman's Orange and Black chocolate bars.
4) Study Chinese for 30 minutes each evening (I want to learn Mandarin and I have Pimsleur)
5) Lose 12 lbs over the six weeks, at 2 lbs per week.

I have made some quests up for myself too, but at the moment I don't feel equipped to do them. One is a Fairy Tale quest, and some of the things I want to do, to complete it is
--spin, like on a spinning wheel
--hit a bullseye with a bow and arrow
--take some sword fighting lessons
--get woke up with a kiss
--get rescued by a prince charming
there's more but you get the idea.

Sorry this is kind of long. It really helped me to get back on-track, and will hopefully keep me there. If this fitness and health thing were more fun, it wouldn't be so hard to stick with it. =)



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NEVERORNOW
6/30/2013 9:25:29 PM

Hi Pam, Just dropping by from the Done Girl huddle with some big emoticon and a emoticon !!! Don't give up!!



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MSKIZ69
6/30/2013 8:53:07 PM

Pam, Rome wasn't built in a day--please keep going on your journey! You can absolutely do this--cheering you on!!!!



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5/8/2013 8:02:00 AM

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