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It's all about Me - Finally

In search of that thinner healthier person I know is inside me. She's been trying to get out for years, but I've always put work, family, and friends first never myself. This time I've realized that if I don't start putting myself first eventually I won't be able to help the others in my life. So here I am...its all about me!
In search of that thinner healthier person I know is inside me. She's been trying to get out for years, but I've always put work, family, and friends first never myself. This time I've realized that if I don't start putting myself first eventually I won't be able to help the others in my life. So here I am...its all about me!

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Member Since: 4/9/2012

SparkPoints: 13,761

Fitness Minutes: 3,445

My Goals:
To be healthier and feel better about myself.

Short-term goals:
1. To drink 8 glasses of water a day. Update - I do this almost everyday, about 95% of the time.
2. To make fitness part of my regular routine. Update - I need to focus on this more over the winter months, once snow hit I've slacked. 2014 Update - I still struggle with getting fitness a priority. Despite the struggle I will keep trying!
3. To be more conscious of what I eat each day. Update - even when I've been offline for a while I still was very much aware of what and how much I was eating. I have the awareness now! 2014 Update - I'm very aware of what I eat and when I just need to do better planning with home cooked meals and less eating on the go.

Long-term goal:
To lose 100 pounds and be healthier and feel comfortable in my body. Update - I've was down 33 pounds by Sept-12 but I've gained a couple back over winter currently down 31 - getting back on track!

My Program:
I am working my program by drinking my water, tracking my nutrition, and tracking my fitness through Spark People. I rely on this program as it helps me feel more accountable for my successes and setbacks.

Personal Information:
My name is Sherri. I am 46 years old and married to a wonderful man who is much more active and healthier than I. I have two grown children and two grandbabies that are the spark in my life. I work full-time as a department manager in a very stressful business.

I've always had weight issues as far back as I can remember. I've tried many things over the years to lose weight and have had some success. But since I turned 40 my battle seems to have become much harder. I love keeping busy and doing things with my family, but have found something much harder to participate in with the extra weight.

I want to enjoy life and be happy in my body. This time it WILL work!

Other Information:
Live each day to the fullest, and take time to enjoy the simple things in life!

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9/2/2013 11:43:29 PM

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
-Winston Churchill
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7/5/2013 8:33:46 AM

emoticon I see it is birthday time.
You get along with Scorpio, Pisces, Virgo, Taurus and Capricorn.
Your breast are your health issue, so do get them checked yearly.
In Cancer the Sun is receptive and moody. You are a very sensitive person who is easily influenced by your environment. You are likely to be exceedingly protective of your feelings, as well as the feelings of those to whom you are close. Emotions are strong in your nature. You approach life with many feelings and a strong nurturing tendency. Your moods are varied and changeable. They are synchronized to the Moon, flowing in and out like the tide. You are acutely aware of the atmosphere of feelings surrounding you. You're skeptical and distrustful of people. It's not what they say, but simply the way they say it and the way you interpret their meaning.
You need to tell your deepest thoughts. When those around you are not receptive, you can become quite difficult to reach. The "crabby" part of Cancer shows up once in awhile, as well. When these moods are in control of your behavior, you can snap someone's head off for no reason at all. People you live around have to learn that you are not really angry with them. This is just the way Moon children are sometimes. By nature you are quiet and somewhat reserved, frequently retreating or putting up a protective barrier when you feel in any way threatened.
You are attuned to the past. You tend to cling to reminders and memorabilia of your family and of earlier times. Many Cancers are attracted to collecting antiques. You may be one of those people who collects just about everything. It's hard for you to part with something when there may be a chance need some rainy day, no matter how remote that chance may be. Cancers are the original "pack-rats."

You place much importance on the home and family. Your family or your "family of friends" is the center of your life. They provide you your sense of security and belonging. Your role in this environment is the source of your self-esteem and often overshadow your sense of individuality. It's hard to break away from your early upbringing and depart from the family traditions you have experienced. Cancer is the sign of motherhood. In both sexes, it produces a parenting instinct that is caring, protective, and indulging. Even unmarried Cancers adopt friends, co-workers, and neighbors in an extended family situation.
Hardworking and dedicated, you make an excellent employee. You are loyal and respect authority. This makes you supportive and protective of the boss and rarely questioning company policy. You do find it very difficult to handle change and disruption. If you are the boss, you like your employees to be dedicated as you are. Unfortunately, sometimes you may surround yourself with "yes men" who simply reinforce your decisions. You don't take chances or risk sweeping change.
Money is very important to you. Not for what it will buy or for the freedom it provides, but for the sense of security it provides. No matter what else is to be said of Cancer, security and having the protective shell in place, is overriding. -

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5/10/2013 9:01:14 PM

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♥ God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers. – By Jewish Proverb
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A mother holds her children’s hands for a while, their hearts forever.

To all the Mother's and their Children have a wonderful Mother's Day!

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4/27/2013 11:12:03 PM

emoticon “The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.”
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3/16/2013 12:57:59 AM

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May you never want for more. emoticon
May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door. emoticon

Have a great St Patrick's Day Weekend!
May the luck of the Irish be with you!

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