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Hi! I am starting this page in order to hold myself accountable as I attempt to implement a healthier lifestyle. Thanks to my little sister for telling me about SP! Once I reach my goals, I hope to enjoy a "second honeymoon" with my husband on a tropical island somewhere...

Member Since: 10/15/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,219

My Goals:
I need to lose 100+ pounds in order to reach a healthy goal weight/BMI. I have tried many diets in the past and I have failed BIG TIME...In fact, I end up gaining the weight back plus even more weight! It's very frustrating! Nevertheless, I am hopeful that this site will give me the tools I need to be successful so that I can lose weight and implement a healthier lifestyle.

My Program:
UPDATE: I still have to work around significant health issues, but I am able to do 30 minutes of cardio broken down into 10-15 minute intervals. I cannot do 30 minutes of cardio non-stop yet. I will ride my exercise cycle or do limited, modified aerobics for 10-15 minutes each morning & 15-20 minutes of walking with my husband each evening. I am attempting to do this 6 days a week in order to develop a "good habit." I will increase the cardio time gradually as my health conditions tolerate the exercise. I will also be utilizing the exercises in Jorge Cruise's book, "8 Minutes in the Morning for Real Shapes and Real Sizes." I will be altering my diet to include less sugar & saturated fats. I will include more fiber and more greens. I will avoid fast food, junk food, and soda. Best wishes for success to you all - and to me, too! :)

Personal Information:
I am just going to introduce myself briefly. My name is Lauran & I am 37 years old. I live in Arizona with my husband and our cats.


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I enjoy creative writing, reading, Bible study, beading, crocheting, walking, and swimming.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. - II Corinthians 5:17

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. - Philippians 4:13

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    Hi Lauran,

    Thanks for adding me as a friend. You can and will do it.

    There are so many people who don't even try to live healthier lives. You have the courage to take the first step.

    You go girl!

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    3015 days ago
  • v JENNIMC613
    Hi Lauran.

    Just saw your status. You are not alone in your frustration. I have to see an orthopedic tomorrow because my wrist isn't healing. *Sigh*, I guess our bodies just aren't going to cooperate, and we're going to have to force them to come along for the journey huh?

    Hang in there, Lauran. It'll get better.

    Talk to you soon.

    3267 days ago
  • v LMROSE1553
    Thanks for the adds & the kind wishes everyone! I'm so sorry I haven't been on here much the past week or two. I've had back to back illnesses & I've been in bed recuperating. I hope you all had a great week this past week. I only lost 1/2 pound, but it's better than gaining! Thanks again for the kind wishes! Have a wonderful week!! :)

    3276 days ago
  • v JENNIMC613

    How have you been? I hope you are feeling better.

    I've actually lost some weight! It's about time, but I'm not sure if it's all the effort I have been putting in or all the stress I've been under.

    Take care of yourself and keep in touch. emoticon
    3277 days ago
    thank you for adding me to your friends list. i just added you
    3278 days ago
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