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My journey to health and the path to realizing I am worthy

Hi, I am a 40 yr old who has struggled with weight her whole life. My biggest struggle is with myself and accepting that I'm worthy enough to be healthy and have success. As strange as that may sound to some it's something I've struggled with a long time. Learning to love yourself can be hard but I'm learning if I really don't love myself enough it's too easy to feel unworthy of anything and too easy to want to sabatoge myself. I want to be the best mother, wife and person I can and to do ...
Hi, I am a 40 yr old who has struggled with weight her whole life. My biggest struggle is with myself and accepting that I'm worthy enough to be healthy and have success. As strange as that may sound to some it's something I've struggled with a long time. Learning to love yourself can be hard but I'm learning if I really don't love myself enough it's too easy to feel unworthy of anything and too easy to want to sabatoge myself. I want to be the best mother, wife and person I can and to do that I am learning to love myself and know I'm worthy enough for success.

I've tried a few different things but I've tended to give up too fast not feeling like I can succeed then beating myself up when I fail. Its a vicious cycle but I'm doing my best to kick that way of thinking and I feel like I've turned a corner again and ready for healthy succes.

I'm focusing on health improvement and making fitness goals for myself. I've been on sparkpeople for a while but haven't really been utilizing it, I've used WW and calorieking over the past year but find myself coming back here because of the information, support and hope for success that I feel when I'm here.

I'm going to be utilizing all the resources, motivation and tools it provides to help me succeed. I have a goal of fit by 40! (I initially set this up late 2009 but then focused on WW instead, upped my exercise and am way fitter than last year but unfortunately focused on the exercise and slacked on the eating so the scale didn't really go down. Now my focus is on both since the exercise is much easier than before and I want to not only be fitter but be heathier fight off those diseases in my family - and get to a weight that is normal and lets me shop in any store I want to. :)
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Member Since: 2/26/2009

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My Goals:
Recommitted date: 6/28/11

My goals are to lose between 50-60 lbs.

My fitness goals:

Exercise at least 3 times a week, increasing it to 5 (I was doing that at one point previously).

Jog/Run a 5K before 40th birthday.

Try an exercise class at the gym.

Try a new type of exercise.

My Program:
Frankly just doing the best I can. Every day may be a struggle for a while but other people have had success and I will to.

I am currently doing weight watchers and also logging my calories (because I want to know the real values not just points). I'm a wanna be vegetarian but find that somtimes my body needs more than non-meat/fish protein sources.

Being honest. Not doing what I've done in the past and skip entering food because it was a bad day and starting over. Honesty with myself is the most important.

Goal of exercising at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes, increasing it to at least 45 minutes then working up to 5 days a week.

Personal Information:
I'm from Minnesota and 40 yrs old.

Other Information:
I LOVE to read (Charlaine Harris Sookie Stackouse and Harry Potter books are my favs), watch movies, play with my daughter, computer time, Wii and Kinect, and learning to work out and love that more.

I'm figuring out who I am and reconnecting with things I enjoy and learning to love myself and feel worthy of success.

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NEVERORNOW
7/13/2012 12:22:42 PM

emoticon Saw in the Done Girl huddle that you're making progress!!! Awesome!!!

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FITFORMYFAMILY
6/6/2012 7:22:58 PM

Thank you for commenting on my blog about running at the track. It was definitely fun! I just found out yesterday that I got switched to a different running group (the one I was in disbanded due to decreasing size) that won't be doing track workouts, so I'm a little bummed... but I know it'll still be a fun summer of training.

I hope all is going well with you!



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MOMMABOF7
11/14/2011 2:43:11 PM

So sorry to hear about your friend!

I think about you meeting Bob everytime I see your name. It motivates me.
I hope this week is better for you!



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MOSTMOM1
9/7/2011 6:47:28 PM

Thank u for watching our vlog. We no we r awsum. Pigz rul!
Chubs n Pudding
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TIME4AMY
8/24/2011 6:34:56 PM

Thank you so much for congratulating me on my weight loss and for taking the time to read/comment on my blog. i hope your journey is a success, as well! Take good care of YOU!

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