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1/8/13 5:36 A

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Welcome! Have you ever done deep water aerobics or water jogging? Those are better workouts than you might think and they come with their own cooling system. Glad to have you here and looking forward to chatting with you!

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1/7/13 1:23 P

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congratulations to you for realizing it's time to take ownership of your health! You definitely DO want to set a good example for those precious children of yours.

Here's wishing you all the very best on this caravan ride and just know that we're here anytime. Ask questions, share, vent . . . whatever it takes. Take care of YOU though.

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1/7/13 11:30 A

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HI! Wanted to introduce myself. I joined this team because I worry alot of becoming diabetic. I def have some insulin resistant issues and I had gestational diabetes with my last baby. I am currently at 190.8 this morning (started at 192 yesterday) and really need to lose a total of 52 pounds and get as close as possible to the 140 mark. I am only 5.4 so 140 is the Most I can weight and still have a healthy BMI, but I feel like that is a good place to start. I have had some health struggles lately that have made me realize I am not getting any younger and I need to get it together. I have a grade 3 MCL tear I am healing from so I am currently limited to walking and the incumbent bike. I also do some gentle yoga and beginning tai chi classes that I love. I look forward to moving towards some more challenging stuff. However, I have anhydrosis (born with no sweat glands) so I can not do strenuous cardio activities or anything that causes me to get too hot. That means I usually work out alone, or with an older crowd. It can be a little depressing sometimes, but I see people who have taken good care of themselves and how well they look as they age. I have sons who are 2, 4, and 5 years old who I want to keep up with as we all get older. I also have a 15 year old daughter and loving husband who I want to encourage to be healthy and be good examples for them. So doing this thing right is important to me. I am a total weight yo-yoer and my intent this time to find support, good healthy friends, and make some real life style changes that will help me stop the rollercoaster. I look forward to meeting some new great people on their own journey. I teach full-time so don't always have time to check the board so if you want to chat sometime be sure to message me or post on my blog. Wishing everyone a great, happy day.

My Mantra: Every day I get to make a choice about what kind of response I am going to give back to the world, what kind of mindset I will meet my challenges with, what kind of life I am building. Each day I will focus on making choices that make me feel good about myself. Each day I will focus on making choices that help my family be happy and healthy.


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