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8/2/12 3:21 P

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Welcome friend!
A full plate indeed.
I admire you for that.
Get sme of those boys out of the hosue and on a college/high school track for starters and walk, walk, walk. Make it a family activity. It's how i got started with my walking.



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8/2/12 1:38 P

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Welcome! Sounds like a pretty full plate but I'm glad you're realizing that putting your health first must be a priority. We all get how difficult it is to find time to exercise with a full working day and family to take care of. But even if it's just 10 minutes of walking or one of the workouts here on Spark, it all adds up to better health. Any chance you can incorporate a quick walk during your day? I'm usually lucky to get 20 minutes for my lunch (I teach middle school) but I can usually take a quick stroll around campus right after the kids leave, allows me to clear my head, stretch a bit and get some fresh air. Good luck and keep posting, the support here is excellent.

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8/2/12 1:25 P

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Hey everyone! Well, I am not sure where to start. I have struggled with weight most of my adult life, and I feel like it is really time to start thinking differently about it. I am a busy mom of four boys (Chris, 17; Noah, 15; Jonah, 10; and Corbin, 3) I just celebrated my 37th birthday, and this coming year is set to be one full of big changes. I just lost my mom to a short but intense fight with cancer, my oldest son is away for 5 months finishing high school, and I myself am scheduled to go back to school this fall to finish the degree that I started 15 years ago! In all this change, especially coping with the loss of my mom, I really am beginning to understand how critical being healthy is to happiness. I learned that many of my mom's sisters and nieces struggle with health issues ranging from various types of cancer to depression, there have been strokes and heart issues. One thing I know is that I want to maximize my time on this planet and with my family, and a major part of that for me is getting healthy and managing my weight so that I can be the person I feel like on the inside. Lots of bad habits to break, though. I manage a deli, so lots of time around food that isn't great for me, and most days I come home just tired enough to talk myself out of exercising...I really feel like this is the time to get beyond all that and make the changes... Wish me luck?

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