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Here I go again. Starting fresh. Again.
Sometimes it feels like I'm just lying to myself. Like I should just forget about my goals because I'll just sabotage them at some point. Let's face the harsh truth... the past two years have been a complete standstill with regard to my weight.

I know it's harder in your 40s.
Everyone always told me that.
It's true.
I can't imagine it will get any easier as I get older.
But I can't allow myself to just give up.

I am re-committing to myself.
I will not be derailed.
My goal is to get to the 170s - solidly - by my birthday. That's in October.

Reasonable goal.
If I truly commit to this I will achieve that goal.
I'm not making it too difficult. I just want to get to the 170s and stay there. After I am solidly there for a good few months I can re-evaluate my goals. Until then - that is it.
Very do-able.
I'm in.

Member Since: 11/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 102,690

My Goals:
1) Drink a minimum of 8 glasses of water a day (or water equivalent... LOVING decaf green tea!)
2) Exercise EVERY DAY!!! No excuses!
3) Stay in control of my goals when I want to grab a snack... Do I REALLY want that? Wouldn't I rather fit into that amazing dress I have my eye on?
4) Read this page EVERY DAY!!! It will help me keep on top of what I really want.

My Program:
Taking it day by day - Things I do every day:
1) Track my food!!
2) Go for a walk - inside or outside, depending on weather.
3) Continue with Pilates. It has repaired my body over the past few years & I want to keep moving forward with it!
4) ZUMBA!!! I LOVE it! It doesn't even feel like exercise!

Personal Information:
I am a 44 year old Mom of 3 wonderful children... 2 boys & a girl. I have been married for 20 (WOW) years. I live in The NYC area with my husband - BEST guy in the world - & kids. Grew up in NYC & LOVE being here! There is nothing quite like the energy of the city!

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I am a very open person, but prefer to remain anonymous on this site because of various factors in my life. I hope that doesn't turn you off. I take being a Spark-Friend pretty seriously... I don't "collect" virtual friends. I want to develop a circle of mutually supportive people on the site & if I have too many friends I won't be able to give the support I want to give!

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  • v KERMIE67

    September 28,
    Good Afternoon!
    I hope that your week is going great so far! Here I am going around checking in to see how your week is going. Mine is going great, been walking, working out, drinking water, and eating has been getting better and better. Woohoo The weight is slowly coming off and my numbers are going down. lol..
    Besides all that, as I stated all is SUPER!!

    Well as always if you ever need to vent or just want to chat about something I am a Spark mail away.. Hugs Kermie :)

    2 days ago
    Hi - Just wanted to pop by and thank you for the spark goodie. It all starts tomorrow and I am excited to be part of this journey with you!
    emoticon Jineane
    7 days ago
    I am on the Determined Daisies Team for the 2016 Fall 5% Challenge and I just wanted to say hi and wish you all the best on the challenge.
    10 days ago
  • v YICHE12
    Oh no!!! I missed your Daisy Day! I have been so busy lately that I spend minimum time at the computer. I'm catching up today. emoticon I sure hope you enjoyed your very special time in the spotlight among the rest of the Daisy team. Many Spark emoticon Lise
    51 days ago
    Happiest Daisy Day to you to you to you!
    58 days ago
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