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June 2012 Me(on left) and my friend Val at the 20 yr reunion

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My boys on a hike June 2012 Amazing how much changes in 3 yrs!

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All of my boys! 5/09

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June 27, 2012
I am starting over again. Why this seems to be the only cycle that I know I have not figured out yet. I pray that this time I learn how to stay healthy and not allow overeating to dominate my life. I dream of a future where eating healthy and exercising regularly are habits I don't force. Where I can focus on the things around me as opposed to always focusing on how I need to change and improve, lose weight for move more. I am tired and now I need energy. Fuel and exercise will have to help. Lord grant me the strength and perseverance to succeed and help me to help myself.

Jan 15, 2010
Almost done with week 2 and I am doing the last day of week 2 for C25K and now I can bike over 5 miles. Both my husband and I are doing well and pray for the strength to have consistency and motivation to carry us through. We have both met our weight loss goals for the month already at week 2 so we hope for more success through out the next couple of weeks leading up to our first track run of one mile. Keepin on keepin on...... ;-)

Jan 1, 2010
My Hubby and I are working on some goals together. Our family picture really made us more aware of how much we could no longer avoid getting in better health. We are breaking it down like this.

For the 2010 year
get to a minimum of 200 workouts for the year(works out to about 4 a week)

No more than 50 days of treat foods(approximately 1 day a week to enjoy celebrations like B-days and holidays).

Starting on Jan 1 we will start logging our food again to get eating under control

Once a month through out the year we will go to a track and jog one mile the first month and adding a mile each month until we(or my knees) say that is enough. This will help us reach our goal of a 10k for the fall. To prepare for this challenge I am going to redo the C25K program again because I had so much success with it before my knees started giving me trouble.

So we have daily, monthly and yearly goals to work on and we are trying to be very clear about the goals so there will be fewer excuses while allowing for flexibility for our differing abilities.

Best wishes to all for a wonderful New Year and may all of your goals be met!!

P.S. I got a bike for Christmas so I will also be including some biking in my exercise. I am just trying to get my tooshie used to the seat, lol.

Nov 1
Ok so my new son is now almost 6 mths old and I have just committed to my first challenge in a very long time. I am hoping it will help me get my weight under control and back on track to weight loss. Wish me luck and keep me in your thoughts and prayers! Thanks for visiting.

May, 09
Hello my name is Mary. I have had my wonderful baby boy Tyler and will be starting the road back to being physical this week. I will take it slow at first but am looking forward to getting back to walking. Yeah!! It was a very good delivery and He has stolen my heart already. I couldn't imagine my life without any of my little men.

Jan 4, 09
I find myself in the new year at the half way point of my pregnancy. I am 20 weeks and have my ultra sound scheduled for next Tuesday. I am nervous and excited abut the appt. I have already exceeded the total weight gain I was planning on for the pregnancy and now am trying to regain control. The Holidays were a blur of parties and baked goods. I also was not swimming due to much damage to my hair being a big disappointment. Now I need to get back to it with a swim cap!! I now need to lower my intake of calories and up the out go of them. finding motivation to be on track has been hard. Even though I feel the pregnancy should be automatic motivation. I am hoping that with the support of my DH who is trying to get his health back as well that when the pregnancy is done I will be in a good place of activity and healthy eating to start losing weight. I didn't realize how focused I was before and how easy it would be to lose that focus. Here's to a positive attitude this year and success at finding balance and health in my life and family! Best wishes to you all in the New Year!

Thank you for visiting my page! I wish you the best in your journey to better health!

Member Since: 2/11/2007

My Goals:
I am trying to lose about 2 lbs a week until my Birthday next year.

My Program:
Losing weight by tracking my food, not eating white flour and white sugar(as best I can eliminate these things) and exercising regularly

Personal Information:
I am married and a mother of 3 boys. I also currently am back in school.

Other Information:
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

--Mark Twain

People in life who are the happiest, don't have the best of everything. They make the best of everything they have.

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    No need to apologize. Just wanted to make sure you were ok. Didn't realize or forgot that you were going on vacation. I was on vacation for a week with no internet also and then spent the next week trying to catch up on school work. Summer class is over. Now I just have to finish up my final project for presentation at the end of fall semester but no more classes. I'm lucky in that I only have one I have to worry about getting ready for school and he is a senior in HS so not much to do. I knew this was going to be a rough time for me, which was why i did this challenge as a floater.

    Not sure vacation was good for my diet. I lost almost 4 lbs the week before, then over 2 more on vacation. Came back and gained most of what I lost over vacation the following week. emoticon I'm sure it had to do with eating weird on vacation. I've been home almost 2 weeks and still won't eat a tortilla here. After having fresh ones (and too many) every day in Mexico, I dread eating them here. Going to try and make my own at home, just haven't had time.
    3276 days ago
    Just thought I'd check and see how you are doing.
    3277 days ago
    You look great! Welcome back!
    3315 days ago
    Nice to see you back. Thanks for the compliment! How's the family?

    I am on a team that is starting a challenge on Monday where we are just focusing on healthy habits, not weight loss. Only weigh-in required is at beginning and end of challenge but you are welcome to weigh-in every week. It is a great team. Send me a SparkMail if you are interested in joining and I'll have them send you an invite. It is a private team most of the time.
    3416 days ago
    So how's everything going with you?
    3603 days ago
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