Starting over in 2014
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I dream of mermaids....
Hi I'm Kim!
This is my umteenth time I've tried to get my overeating issues under control. So when I went to my doctor's new program for healthy choices they asked when the last time I had been successful in changing to a healthier lifestyle? I easily recalled when I was active on sparkpeople, so that's what the doctor ordered! To keep me accountable I am supposed to spark a minimum of 5 times a week, eat mindfully as much as I can, walk 3 times a week and swim 2 times a ...
Hi I'm Kim!
This is my umteenth time I've tried to get my overeating issues under control. So when I went to my doctor's new program for healthy choices they asked when the last time I had been successful in changing to a healthier lifestyle? I easily recalled when I was active on sparkpeople, so that's what the doctor ordered! To keep me accountable I am supposed to spark a minimum of 5 times a week, eat mindfully as much as I can, walk 3 times a week and swim 2 times a week.
Now a little about myself. I am in my late 40's, a mother, a wife, and a registered nurse. My 3 children are essentially all adults but 2 still stay at home, and I am happy they are here. I have a very supportive spouse, Joe. In the past year my life has been turned upside down but included challenges that have made me a better person. In November 2013, I was witness to my sister in law's demise from small cell lung cancer and to honor her wishes her husband is now part of my home. Later that month, my father was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer as well and given less than a year to live. He was very frail with multiple other medical problems so we moved him in with us as well. Recently God blessed us with a larger place so everyone has plenty of room. My household is 7 now and often quite hectic, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Dad is hanging in there and doing fair since chemo and my brother in law has a significant other. Did I mention the new house has a pool? so no excuses. And that I am currently a college student working on my bachelor's degree while working as a nurse. So my goal is to manage stress better and get back on track to keep me healthy as I am a very important person to those that love me. I appreciate all the support that sparkpeople gives and am planning to be here for a long time. God Bless!
| Pounds lost: 5.0
Member Since: 3/21/2011
Fitness Minutes: 2,452
Become stronger, healthier and more confident in my own skin and mind.
1. First and foremost be present in my own life! don't let it just slide by day after day.
2. Increase physical activity on a daily basis.
3. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day if not more.
4. Make better food
choices by increasing fruits, veggies and whole foods.
5. Do not mindlessly snack late at night.
6. Forgive myself when I stumble and
get right back up.
7. Be more positive
in general, give and
8. Be a true friend to myself like a pep talk or straight honesty when needed.
9. Actively Spark on a daily basis!
10. Consistently use my Nutrition tracker.
11. Be Grateful for the blessings in my life and pray daily.
I live in the Orlando, FL area. I love to attend outdoor events and festivities, and my weim pups are just like my kids.
I have 3 children, 2 are grown, and 2 grandbabies. My hubby Joe is the best! I work as an RN at a local hospital, I've been a nurse for 26 yrs, and can't see myself doing anything else.
My most favorite thing to do is snorkeling in crystal clear waters of FL and Carribean. For a moment it's like being in another world, hence my fondness of mermaids. I also love a good paranormal read and watch way to much ID channel.