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10/14/13 7:44 A

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Hi! I am new here for this group. My name is Lori! I am 41 years old and has always battled with my weight & usually I fail. I am tired of being tired. I just don't know what to do anymore. I am a preschool teacher & I have 2 children. 1 daughter that is 16 and a son that is 11. My husband travels an hour and half for work everyday which means everything is on me. Which I know there are people with bigger problems so I should not complain. I just don't know what to eat anymore & trying to get exercise in my crazy day is impossible at this point. My son plays baseball and 4 days a week we are either at practice or at a game. I really enjoy watching him play but trying 2 figure out what to eat is difficult. I also have a hard time what to eat for lunch & when I do not get satisfied I tend to eat more than what I need. So I am hoping that I can find some great ideas on this site & get healthy for me and my family. I do not like being this big! Thanks for listening to my whining.

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9/4/13 9:21 P

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Hi Meka and welcome to the team....it's nice to meet you and glad to have you join us..it's good that your son is so active I hope that you'll be able to find something soon that will interest your daughter as well to get her going....Back in Dec of 2012 my son who was 14 just turned 15 in late Dec. was not an active kid at all and was overweight not by much but it was definitely noticeable and when late Jan. of this year rolled around after hearing from both my son's doctor that they were both pre diabetic I did a total 180 for us all....I chanced everything we did and it just so happened that in school my son was telling me that his school was doing something called Hip Hop Abs...which I was aware of the program because I had just become a Beachbody coach so I ordered him the program and it's a dancing type exercise program and he absolutely loved it....in 4 months he lost 25 lbs his bmi dropped 5.5 points his Ac1 I think that's what it's called I forget sometimes but it's his diabectic levels dropped and he's maintaining a very healthy and active lifestyle right now because he loves the way he looks now....he feels good about himself....it didn't happen overnight and it was hard work..we cut out junk foods...drank tons of water and ate lots of fruits and veggies...gave up a lot of white pastas...bread...sodas...wheat....etc...I had to watch him until he started seeing results then I didn't have to watch him anymore he would sneak things also but once he starting see hey this works if I work with it he started working with it instead of against it....but all I did is explain to them the dangers of becoming full blown diabetic and how they would either be of medication or injection the rest of their lives and that pretty much put fear in them not that I was trying to scare them but I'm glad it did....not they both are at a very healthy weight and the continue to workout at home...

Now if I could only get their attitudes and behaviors to change for the better

If You're tired or starting over stop giving up

Tema - Matteson IL

"Tenacity is the quality displayed by someone who just won't quit -- who keeps trying until they reach their goal. Anything really worth doing takes persistence, perseverance, and stubborn determination! I AM a Tenacious Jungle Tiger and these are my survival skills!!"

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9/4/13 1:47 P

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Welcome! SP is the place 2 be 4 encouragement & accountability. emoticon wishes on ur journey.

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9/4/13 12:29 P

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Hello SparkGroup my name is Meka and I am a mother of 3, I have an 14y/o daughter, 13y/o son and 1y/o. I am really interested in creating a healthy lifestyle for my teens. My 13 y/o son is very active he is into wrestling, MMA and playing basketball with his friends daily. He tends to make healthier choices with food and does not over eat. Now my daughter on the other hand is the couch potato. It is hard to get her to be active I have her walk with me and encourage her to go and play with her friends but she rather not. She will eat what I make for dinner but she has a tendency to sneak and have more food when every one is sleep. I really want to get her to a healthy weight but I am finding it challenging. Thank you and I look forward to being a part of the group!

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