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"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, my friend, anyone can make a brand new start from now and make a brand new end."
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Hi everyone. I'm a 43 yr old mother of 2 from Illinois and am ready to be DONE with being unhealthy and overweight.

I have a foot injury that makes it nearly impossible to walk every day for exercise but I'm not letting that stop me. I will do whatever it takes to lose this weight, however long it takes me. ...
"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, my friend, anyone can make a brand new start from now and make a brand new end."
~Anonymous


Hi everyone. I'm a 43 yr old mother of 2 from Illinois and am ready to be DONE with being unhealthy and overweight.

I have a foot injury that makes it nearly impossible to walk every day for exercise but I'm not letting that stop me. I will do whatever it takes to lose this weight, however long it takes me. I love to swim so that is my main form of exercise. I will supplement it with short walks, when possible, and strength training.

For the first time in my life I had a high cholesterol and high triglyceride reading in June 2009. I HAVE to get healthy. I cleaned out my fridge and cupboards and was DONE with continually feeding high fats and refined and processed foods into my body.

This has become a life-changing journey that I've embarked on. I won't live my life in misery any more. I am DONE with my old sedentary life. I am DONE with making excuses.
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Member Since: 6/9/2009

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My Goals:
Mini goals:
*get my cholesterol down
*get my triglycerides down
*get my blood pressure down
*gain more flexibility and strength

Ultimate goal:
*I want to look in the mirror and be happy with the image I see
*get to my goal weight by Fall 2013
*NEVER let myself get this unhealthy again

My Program:
Eat healthy food and track it every day - Low sodium, low cholesterol.

I also hope to swim 5 days per week for 30 to 45 mins. I will also add 2 to 3 days per week of treadmill and elliptical along with 2 to 3 days of strength training.


Personal Information:
I'm from Illinois and have 2 sons who are the joys of my life. I enjoy reading (mostly James Patterson, Nelson DeMille type authors), singing, listening to music. I love outdoor activities and look forward to when I can do them all the time again.

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Bless the days this restoration is complete
dirty, dusty, something must be underneath
So I scrape and I scuff
though it's never quite enough
I am starting to see me finally

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GIRLHALFFULL
9/21/2011 1:44:59 PM

Just popping in to say hi and send some smiles. Hope all is well on your end. :)



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FIT2ENGAGELIFE
11/16/2010 10:17:09 AM

I don't know if you are still looking for a SparkBuddy, but if you are, know that I am interested. You wrote to me some time ago about Bodylastics, but I have not been online until today. So, please forgive the delayed response time. Bodylastics are fantastic! I am SO glad I ended my gym membership - although I do have to admit that I miss swimming! - but I do not miss the monthly fee. I am achieving better results at home with this system than I ever did at the gym. Really big bang for the buck!

I look forward to hearing from you. We have several things in common, so it would be good to encourage each emoticon other along the way.

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JOHNHARNEY
9/10/2010 3:53:14 AM

HI JUST A NOTE TO WISH YOU A BLESSED AND HEALTHY WEEKEND. IF YOU GET A CHANCE PLEASE CHECK OUT MY NEW BLOG { SOMETHING SPECIAL }. LOVE ALWAYS JOHN emoticon emoticon emoticon



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DAWNWATERWOMAN
9/4/2010 8:36:05 PM

Merry September & Happy Labor Day! I hope that you're enjoying the holiday with lots of fun & fitness with family & friends. I've found that SMILES are contagious. I am trying to start an epidemic. Here's a smile to brighten your day. Thanks for being my spark friend and for being on the journey to better health & fitness with me. Bright blessings to you! Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon emoticon



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JOHNHARNEY
5/26/2010 12:35:46 PM

HI WE NEED TO STAY FOCUSED AND AWARE OF CONSCIOUS EATING TODAY, FOR GOOD RESULTS TOMORROW. WE NEED TO BELIEVE AND ACHIEVE A PURPOSE TO REACH A HEALTHY LIFE AND RECEIVE A LONGER LIFE. IF I CAN HELP, REMEMBER I'M ONLY A HEART BEAT AWAY. LETS FINISH WHAT WE STARTED TOGETHER. EVERYDAY IS IS A MIRACLE AND LETS MAKE THE BEST OF IT. LOVE ALWAYS JOHN emoticon emoticon emoticon



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