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No more excuses. I joined Sparkpeople back in 2007 and for a while I was good tracking every thing I ate and all my workouts.

My husband became ill in October 08 and I became his full time caregiver and still worked full time and mom of a 14 and 4 year old.

I put my fitness goals on hold and focused on my family.

I had my 34th birthday in December 09 and realized I need to get back on track for me. I have maintained my weight for awhile but now the scale keeps taunting me in the 180 range. It slaps me in the face every morning.

I have decided to recommit to my fitness goals and reach my goal weight of 130-120lbs by my 35th birthday.

I hope that with the help of Spark People and my Spark friends I can get back on track and finally see results.

As a fortune cookie once read " The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut who held his ground."

Consider me the little nut :-)

Member Since: 7/4/2007

Fitness Minutes: 19,373

My Goals:
To loose at least 60 more pounds.

After reading the SPARK I determined I needed a mini goal that was more obtainable - so my first specific goal is
to Lose 10 lbs by 4/10 or 8 inches overall.

To loose my excess weight, decrease my BMI to a healthy range and have more energy and become more healthy so I can enjoy my family and life.

To gain energy and the confidence to walk into a room and know that I look as good as I feel.

Complete Burn Phase by 3/2/10 - DONE 1lb lost and 8.9 inches gone!
Complete PUSH Phase by 4/1/10.
Complete Lean Phase by 5/1/10.
Move onto Lean for Life Phase or repeat Burn Phase by 5/2/10

My Program:
Healthy eating, portion control

Currently doing the ChaLean Extreme program and loving it!

Personal Information:
I am a 34 year old mother of two, happily married who works full-time. I am trying to find time for me to exercise and stay on track. I recently sparked my husband and he is trying to get back into shape and better health.

Other Information:
I love my family and continue to find a love in exercise. I am determined to become thinner and healthier!!

I keep telling myself - "Slow & steady wins the race."

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  • v _FITMAMA
    Welcome to the Muscle & Fitness Hers team! Please feel free to introduce yourself to the team.

    2962 days ago
  • v HEATHBAR35
    Christy~ emoticon for the comment on my blog. Sometimes it's hard to see the good parts when you have a certain thought in your mind as to what you expected. Thanks for the reminder :)
    emoticon on your results from the burn phase!! That's awesome!! Keep up all your hard work. ~Heather
    2975 days ago
  • v FRYGAL1
    Thanks so much for the motivation on my blog. Judging from your page and the comments on it, you are a great inspiration for many people despite the challenges in your life. Thanks so much! emoticon
    2975 days ago
    Thanks for your support and encouragement on my blog!
    2993 days ago
    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. It helps so much to hear from someone that can relate to what I am saying.
    I love the rocker quote! Makes a lot of sense. It's true no one will look out for me. My dad hasn't been here and he told me he would always be there. Now I do have to remove every though from the past and focus on me now and my family and taking care of us.

    3003 days ago
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