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5/30/12 8:47 P

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emoticon back, April, from Orange County - sounds like you have good motivation so don't worry about the setback - it happens to ALL of us at some point or another! My best advice for success is to make small changes, one or two at a time, and don't try to change 'everything' all at once.

A good way to be ready to walk around Disneyland is to get a good pedometer and keep track of your steps. Walk your normal amount for 3-5 days to get an average of your 'baseline' number of steps. Add 5-10% to that number and strive to get that every day - when that feels 'normal' and you aren't wiped out by it, add another 5-10% and keep doing that until you can walk at least 10,000 steps in a day. Don't try to increase too fast because you can cause injuries and that will slow it down more than doing it in a sensible way. It won't take you long to reach the 10k level and that should be good enough to walk around Disneyland without having to stop every 3 minutes.

Good luck with your goals!!
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5/29/12 4:24 P

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welcome..! its never too late to start over.. just think positive and plan ahead and you will do this,,!

loving myself as i am beautiful inside and out!!! Think positive .. you can do it!!!..... i do care.��Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.� � Don't give up we all can do this!!
Lost 110 pounds so far! i am loving it!
I am now exercising 50 mins a day working up to 60 ! Keeping active is so important!
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5/29/12 2:35 P

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I don't know if those "skinny beach bunnies" are an inspiration but I guess we could try to look at them as such!
Welcome back, you can do this! emoticon

it's been up to me to inspire me.
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When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.
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"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."
~John Lennon~

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5/29/12 12:40 P

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emoticon April!

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I have decided to start this all over again. I quit around the first of the year because I moved across the country and was just eating like crap. But I now have a clear cut goal. I want to look good in a wedding dress by the beginning of March of 2014. I figure that gives me plenty of time to lose 100+ lbs, don't you? Also, we're taking my son to Disneyland for his 10th birthday and I would like to be able to at least walk around the park without having to sit down a million times. He'll be turning ten this December. I just hope I can get into at least good enough shape by then to do that. My final reason for wanting to do this is to feel better. I've been having some health issues that are related to how big I am and the doctor told me that if I want to live to see my son graduate high school, I need to take care of this now. I'm only 30 years old. Hearing that I might not live long enough to make it to 40 about knocked me to my knees. My own father died at the age of 40 from heart failure. So...here I am...a 30 y/o stay at home mom and military spouse living in southern california (surrounded by skinny beach bunnies). I hope to get to know you all soon :)



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