Rick & I in Maui November 2006

Okay, is this scary or what???? Not the kind of tummy I want to have!!!


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I never thought it would happen, I would have to battle my weight.... Well, I guess I knew it might happen, but I was in big time denial.

Since quitting my stressful corporate job to be at home building a nutrition & weight loss business , I've put on about 15 lbs (I had already put on about 20 since moving to Chicago 12 years ago). Not really a good role model...

I have a wonderful life, and a wonderful husband, who has parkinson's disease (yes, he's really young for that - diagnosed at 34 - on my 29th birthday). I feel better than I have in my life, but I want my outsides to match my insides. I want to be a role model for the people I help, and I want to respect the incredible blessing that God has given me with this body.

I have to learn how to use food to my advantage, and not let my impulses rule my life!

I felt sick since I was a child, and now that I no longer am dealing with all of the chronic problems I had for more than 20 years, I want the next 20+ years to be great all over, and that includes my tummy & legs!!!

Member Since: 1/28/2007

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My Goals:
get my body fat below 25% (started at 37%)

wear the black dress I wore at my mom's wedding 13 years ago - it's a size 3/4

Be strong and fit, as well as make good choices with my eating for life, not just for seasons...

My Program:
Reliv Slimplicity Weight Management program

10-12 glasses of water per day

3 mile walk per day with my husband and 2 golden retrievers.

100 crunches a day

Bike 10 miles a day

At least 60 minutes of cardio a day, either treadmill, bike, or turbo jam!!

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I'm from Elgin IL (just outside of Chicago)

Married to Rick for almost 12 years, and we have 2 Golden Retrievers, Tai & Jordyn.

We have been home together for almost 2 years (3/17/05) - we have our own home based business with Reliv International. It's been a wonderful blessing to our lives, and even greater blessing to be able to pay it forward to others.

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I can do all things through Christ who Strengthens me!

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  • v HENRYSMOM0215
    Welcome back. I did lousy in April(-2) but i'm SOOO motivated for May.See you in the threads. Hope you're feeling better....di
    3950 days ago
    Hi Traci,

    I'm part of the April's fool challenge and am introducting myself to you for this week's mini challenge.

    My name is Mona (Tiny Libra). I'm 50 and I also have been working from home for the past 2 1/2 years. I returned to work 3 weeks ago - working home is not for me.

    In those 2 1/2 years, I quit smoking, which helped me gain 30 lbs. So I'm here to get help losing those extra lbs.!!!!

    Best of luck to you,

    PS - you look stunning in that red bathing suit!!

    3977 days ago
  • v MELYNN68
    Congrats on your weight loss so far! And best of luck with your business. What a beautiful couple you and your hubby make. Take care - see you around "I Challenge You This"!
    3978 days ago
  • v KFF_FLY
    Welcome to the Vitamin challenge! I'm sure all the things we learn together will benefit your home business as well as your weight loss. Within the next year, I plan on going back to school to become a registered dietician. We can all learn from each other and truly make a difference. Keep it up! Kim
    3981 days ago
  • v CINDY5097
    Wow...I am watching your "ticker" and it keeps going down, down, down. Good for you!! Congrats on your success!!
    3981 days ago
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