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2009 was not the year I had expected it to be. I've been through so much more depression and heartache this year than I thought possible. And then I realized that a lot of that depression and heartache was caused by ME... allowing other people to make me feel small and insignificant. Letting other people determine how I am going to feel in a situation. I have spent so much time worrying about what other people think of me, how they will react to the things I do or say... and I haven't thought about what would make me happy at all! I am done. It's my turn to be happy and feel good about my self. My decisions from now on, will be based on how they make ME feel. I am allowing myself to be selfish in 2010. :) I know it's a long road, and change is difficult and uncomfortable... but it will be worth it.

Member Since: 1/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,470

My Goals:
My long-term goals are to lose 75 lbs. and be able to RUN a race... right now I am laughing at myself... I DON'T run..lol. But...I WILL!
My short term goals are to take it one day at a time. Learn that food is NOT going to fix any of my problems or really make me feel better. (I am an emotional eater). I want to do some form of physical activity everyday... whether it's going for a walk/jog or playing with my kids at the park. And (God help me!) I am giving up diet coke!!!! I have had people say, "Don't give it up completely, just moderate it"...this does not work for me. I have tried that. So, I am kicking my most addicting habit out the door! :) Water will become my new best-friend.

My Program:
So, you already know the diet coke is gone, water has moved in. I am also logging all of my food intake (even the little "bites" that "Don't really count".. because really they do). And I am moving. My dogs are loving their walks. My kids are loving the park. And my muscles are very mad at me right now...but they will love me later. :)

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This is my favorite quote, it never fails to inspire me:

"Our worst fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'who am I to be so brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?' Actually, who are we not to be? You are a child of God: Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There is nothing enlightening about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

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