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Wish I had a watercolor of this photo from our trip on HWY 1.

Taken in April 2011, around my highest weight ever.


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I am a Christian, happily married, mom to 5, musician, music store employee, clarinet repair tech, and an occasional MK Independent Beauty Consultant. I am busy with changing my sedentary lifestyle to a more active one, eating a healthier diet, and having fun while doing so... time to quit looking at numbers on a scale and to start living life and enjoying it as I make healthy changes for me!

This is my time.
It is time to focus on my needs
not to ignore others,
but to stop always putting myself last.

This is my body.
It is the only body I have,
if I don''t take care of it now,
when will I?

This is my desire.
The desire to break the chains
of those habits holding me down.
To be free, to soar.

This is my life.
There are a myriad of ways to live it.
The choice is up to me,
And I am determined to live it healthily.

Member Since: 8/23/2012

Fitness Minutes: 77,148

My Goals:
To get to know God in a more intimate way.
To get down to a "normal" BMI.
To "find" myself as I transition from full time mom to an empty nester.
To recapture my dreams and live my life to the fullest.
To be able to run a 5K again.

My Program:
When I started my healthy lifestyle journey my weight was 286 pounds, and I was completely sedentary. Much of the food I was consuming was fast food or packaged prepared foods, and other quick and easy choices. The first thing I did was to cut out most of my fast food consumption. Next I added in drinking more water. Finally I added in exercise to the equation (thanks to Spark Guy and his "you can do 10 minutes" concept) I am now down 69 pounds. I love the energy I have, and the ability to do so many more things!

I am currently following the Whole 30 food plan. My desire is to jump start my body into healthy eating, to get over some of the illness issues I have with food, and of course, to lose some weight in the process.

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~From Lake Elsinore CA

~Certified Sunshine and Warm Weather Fanatic

~Happy with my life!

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"Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try." Mary Kay Ash

I am going to live my life to it's fullest extent, I am going to get off the sidelines and start playing again.

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    emoticon Happy FriYAY, bridge to a fabu weekend!
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    emoticon on your victory this past week! Way to go warrior! emoticon
    43 days ago
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Summer? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early June. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Spring we had Gardening Time, Help Fill Peter Rabbit’s Basket and Bingo. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Summer challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.

    43 days ago
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    59 days ago
    You are so right about the places in Coronado, My parents house was an old wooden 2 bedroom home they bought for $26,000. in '69. It was a tear-down when it sold in 2011 for over $800,000. There is now a 2 story monstrosity crammed on the property. The town has lost a lot of it's beautiful Victorian homes to those condos.
    60 days ago
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