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Friday, August 22, 2014

i've been reading and enjoying spark people's articles, inspirational quotes and following some of the member blogs for almost three years now. i haven't always been as big as i am now... i've always had an interest in health and fitness and for the most part have taken care of myself, except for the last 6 months to a year. i've gone through a break up and it was with a man i intended to marry. before we decided to end our six year relationship i started comforting myself with food. and have continued to turn to food and away from exercise and i'm sick of it! it's time for me to love myself enough to do something about it. so, i'm going to try this blogging thing... i'm going to try to talk through my feelings and try to be honest and not ashamed of my weight.

after i moved out of the house i shared with my fiance, my girlfriend was sweet enough to let my son and i move into her home. it has worked out well although we both like to eat crappy food. she is also ready to do something about her weight, so we are going on this journey together. i really hope we can stick to the parameters we have set for this adventure.

my goals for the last four months of this year:

- Lose 40 lbs. by New Year's Eve.

- exercise at least 10 minutes a day (i've seen a few people on here doing the 10-min challenge, i think it's one i can do.)

- track my food - this has been a struggle for me in the past, but i'm hoping since i'm doing this with my friend, i'll be more accountable.

- prep and prepare food in advance so i'm not going out to eat all the time.

- remember to find joy and be grateful every single day.

so, wish me luck... xo, ks

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
POSEY440 8/23/2014 4:57PM

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LIFENPROGRESS 8/23/2014 2:54PM

    "Desire is the key to motivation, but it's the determination and commitment to unrelenting pursuit of your goal - a commitment to excellence - that will enable you to attain the success you seek."
~ Mario Andretti ~

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 8/23/2014 10:36AM

    Much luck emoticon emoticon

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RHOOK20047 8/23/2014 8:00AM

    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. I have found that changing things up is the way to start weight loss. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon

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JIBBIE49 8/23/2014 1:53AM

    There are 130 days left in the year so you can release FIVE POUNDS 8 times and get to your goal by then IF YOU DON'T QUIT.

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DWROBERGE 8/23/2014 1:09AM

    Keep focused for success.

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GEMINICHIK 8/23/2014 1:03AM

    looks like you have doable goals . look to the first five pounds and then the next 5 pounds you'll be @ 40 pounds before you know it.
Best of luck

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DOLCE10 8/22/2014 10:48PM

  Good luck. You can do it. emoticon emoticon

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JAB2010 8/22/2014 10:41PM

    Sounds like a good plan. emoticon emoticon

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