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Hello, I'm Dana. I've fought with my weight, going up and down, for years, but the past few years I've continued to just go up. I'm a single mother of an awesome 8 year old boy, a full time career as a communication officer, and a full time graduate student working on my master's degree. I got out of the military three years ago after serving honorably for nearly 12 years. Ever since I got out I have continued to pack on the pounds and I'm at my highest weight that I've ever been in my life. ...
Hello, I'm Dana. I've fought with my weight, going up and down, for years, but the past few years I've continued to just go up. I'm a single mother of an awesome 8 year old boy, a full time career as a communication officer, and a full time graduate student working on my master's degree. I got out of the military three years ago after serving honorably for nearly 12 years. Ever since I got out I have continued to pack on the pounds and I'm at my highest weight that I've ever been in my life. I am worried about my health, I see my mood and motivation going down daily, I can't concentrate, I can't keep up with my son any more and I am ready to be the mom that I know I am. I have so many things on my plate and it's so hard, but if I don't take control I'm going to lose control of everything. I need to get serious and commit and stop using everything around me as a reason NOT to be healthy.
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Member Since: 12/27/2010

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My Goals:
I definitely want to see the scale going in the DOWNWARD direction and cannot wait to get back into the 100's! I want to build a healthy body and have a healthy mind. I want to be strong enough to make SMART food choices and stop using my chaotic schedule as an excuse to eat junk and feel worse about myself.

My Program:
Several of my friends have been on the Shred diet and had great success. I am starting the diet and going to follow it to the letter. Dr. Ian Smith lays it all out I began the diet today (July 15) and it's a 6-week eating make over ... not sure if it will work, but I need to overhaul the way I eat and I pray that this will get me off to a good start!

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I am a single mother of an amazing 8-year old son. He's very active and plays football and makes me extremely proud! I have a full time career as a communication officer, I attend graduate school at UMUC where I will be graduating with my Master's in Public Relations in June 2014!
I spend 2-3 hours per day in traffic, 8 at my office, my son has football practice 5 nights per week, 2 hours per practice, I have homework, he has homework, errands, I have no family or close friends near by (I moved to this area for my job, not because I wanted to), so basically, I need to find time for ME. Stop being on the go so much, plan my meals better, find time to work out and take care of myself.

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I want to be the best I can be, healthy, happy, and back to the Dana that everyone knows and loves!

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LADYJ6942
5/3/2013 12:39:23 PM

Stopping by to say keep up the great work.You can do this and you will. The paleo diet is similar to what I'm doing and I can say that not eating processed foods leaves me feeling so awesome. Good luck



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LADYJ6942
4/1/2013 12:46:03 PM

Just stopping by to say hi and keep up the good work. Welcome to Sp as well.



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
2/26/2013 9:22:34 AM

Just stopping by to thank you for commenting on my "Healthy Self Esteem" blog. Have an awesome week!
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"Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily.
If a person does not invent herself, she will be invented. So, to be bodacious enough to invent ourselves is wise."
-Maya Angelou



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
2/21/2013 11:48:29 AM

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog, "Today is a Fresh Start." I appreciate the support and encouragement! Have a great rest of the week!
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"I Can Do Anything - Starting Right Now. I have my dream, I have God,
and I choose to move in the direction of my goal, even when I am afraid or unsure. Whenever I fall, I stand up, brush myself off, and keep moving toward my goal."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie





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LADYJ6942
2/20/2013 12:32:01 PM

Good luck and keep pushing. You are setting a good example for your son and doing yourself a huge favor in making these changes. You can do it and you are worth it.



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