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I am a 40 yr old mother of 2 wonderful children -- 19 and 11. Decided years ago that I wanted to lose weight, but never really found a niche or a motivator to do it. I find it very easy to make excuses, and realizing that has been my saving moment.

I was always small, even underweight, most of my life. Even after my last child, I instantly went back to 120 lbs or so. Accepting the promotion into an office position just ensured that the weight would add on lb by lb. As someone who has always been small, i never realized the significance of avoiding the bagels, cupcakes, donuts that are found lying around the office an any given day. I also went from direct care, very active, to being mostly desk bound or in my car day to day.

If anyone had told me when I was 20 that I would be struggling with weight loss at 40, I would have never believed it. But knowing that, whether it's genetics or just bad luck, the bad eating habits did catch up to me, I strive now to keep my daughter as active as possible. Where I am trying to form habits at 40, my hope is that exercise and good nutrition will become a way of life for her.

I need to lose weight for a variety of reasons, but the biggest one is that I just don't like this person that I have become. the extra weight makes me tired, cranky, and not near as confident as I used to be. My daughter is my coach and my motivator, and I strive to become my own inspiration!

Member Since: 7/24/2007

Fitness Minutes: 617

My Goals:
We are preparing to move out of state in Sept of 2013. I would like to at least have a daily routine that I won't fall away from when we move. My goal weight is in the 130 range at this point, but I didn't set a time for that in my head. As long as I see progress, no matter how slow, I am satisfied that I am going in the right direction.

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I exercise at least 1 mile daily using Leslie Sansone's walking DVD's, lift weihgts using our bench press for my arms at this point, and take the stairs instead of the elevator at work [all 4 flights!]

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    3487 days ago
    Welcome to the most wonderful place to help you set your goals to a New Skinny U. May God Help you with your Journey along the Way. God has given you the Faith and Strength and Courage and Devotion to get U through this Journey. U will never have to go through the Journey alone. We are always here for you when ever you need us.
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