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I am a single mother of 3 children and want to enjoy life with them. I am very over weight and extremely unhappy with the way I look and feel. I am making the commitment today to change that about myself. I am calling it my Body Transformation Journey; From head to toe, inside and how I am transforming my body into the beautiful temple it is supposed to be

Member Since: 5/14/2012

Fitness Minutes: 828

My Goals:
I want to participate in the "Run for your life" 5K Zombie Run; To be able to do at least one pull up; Complete 100 consecutive push-ups in a row; Start training in Martial Arts again


My Program:
To take each day as it comes. Commit to making healthier choices, practicing self-control and determination, and doing at least 15 minutes of cardio everyday.



Personal Information:
When I was younger I was very committed to mixed martial arts and even wanted to compete. I loved to train... I put my training on hold when I found out I was pregnant. But then I miscarried and haven't trained since. That was back in 2001. In 2009 I was diagnosed with Narcolepsy, which really hit me pretty hard, emotionally and became a huge adjustment. I have hidden from the camera for years and if a picture was taken of me, I made sure it was only a head shot. Last week, I was at my daughters physical therapy session and stood face to face with a full length mirror. It was a slap in the face for me. That was the first time in years that I actually saw how big and unhealthy I let myself become. I am not able to do the things I have always wanted to do because of my failing health. All of that ends now. Things WILL be different!! No More Excuses!!


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I love to laugh and have a very dorky sense of humor; I am a sucker for the Allstate Mayhem commercials and Chuck Norris facts.




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  • v SLFGOLF
    Thanks so much for that site. I will definately use some of it. I need to build up some of my muscle strength to help protect my bones. I've already broken 48 bones and it will only get worse as I get older, so I want to be proactive. It's never too late to get yourself healthy.
    1487 days ago
  • v SUPERTHEE
    Haha, embrace the crazy, I love it. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement on my blog today!!! You should totally do one too and then we can compare regimens and talk endlessly about training schedules lol ;)
    1487 days ago
  • v MAMAWALMART
    Glad you enjoying the blogs. Hope the liked the color I picked. When did Avon start selling hair color? That is so cool. Hope you have a great week.
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    Karen
    1495 days ago
  • v ROCKINMOM776
    Welcome, Dixie!! There is a wealth of information and support to help you along on this journey. Please feel free to 'friend' and message any of the members, almost all of them will answer you.

    By the way, you look SO much like my aunt... you aren't related to any Combs-es back East, are you? lol
    1498 days ago
  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Hi Dixie and welcome to Spark People where you will find lots of information and tons of support and encouragement from all our members. You will find that we also have fun along the way. Drink your 8-8oz glasses of water a day (If you only drink one now, add to as you are able until you are drinking your 8 cups or more a day), watch your portion control (measure everything in the beginning...guaranteed it will get easier) and walk, dance or do any exercise you enjoy (start with 10 minutes a day or several times a day and add to it as you are able or have time). Use your fitness and nutrition tracker daily (guaranteed to work if you use them consistently and honestly). Pick one thing to change...one thing at a time. Don't try to change to many things at once as that can be very overwhelming. Just try to take one step, one minute, one hour, one day, one week at a time. They honestly will all add up to the bigger numbers. These tips will definitely help in lowering your numbers and increasing your ability to enjoy life. Don't expect miracles right away...this is a lifestyle change not a diet. You will be much healthier in the long run. Post any concerns, comments or questions you may have and someone will respond quickly.
    Start each day with a positive thought just for that day. Reading and reflecting on an inspirational thought or message before you start your day can put you in a positive frame of mind.
    Your thoughts determine whether you have a good day or a bad day. Fill your mind with positive ideas, suggestions, and thoughts. You will find it will change your attitude and changing your attitude can change your life.
    Sometimes just reading an inspirational quote or a short paragraph helps one see the positive in a situation. Sometimes as your day progresses you just need to take a break...Take a mental break and read or think about a message of inspiration.
    Never underestimate your power to change and improve! You are a good person, with wonderful qualities, and you can reach your goals!
    If I can be of any help to you, please let me know with a spark mail or a comment on my page. I am here for you.
    God bless you on your journey to a healthier you.
    Hugs,
    Helen
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    1502 days ago
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