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You may have to fight a battle more than once to achieve victory.

I'm 39 years old and am a mother of two and Nana to one; 20 yr old son and 12 yr old daughter. Motivating myself can be very hard!!
I've gained a lot the last year or so, a lot due to emotional eating. I've had a huge amount of stress regarding my son and that led to me binge eating a lot. The last few months I've gained control back again and am taking it just one day at a time. To top it all off I just found out I have pre-diabetes so I'm trying to figure out what that means!

I've learned to let a lot stress just go and now I'm back on me. Here are some of my favorite quotes that have helped me in my (very) long journey to health!!

"What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us" (not sure of the author)

"Give me where to stand and I will move the Earth" (Archimedes)

"My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether ou are content with your failure" (Abraham Lincoln)

Member Since: 6/19/2007

Fitness Minutes: 19,744

My Goals:
I need to lose about 42 lbs to reach my healthy weight. I want to be in good shape and be content with who I am, and what my body looks like.

I'm 5'10 my goal weight is 165 lbs.

Next Goal:
Pass the PT tests w/the new standards and max out my crunches and pushups. Get my waist down to 34 inches and do my 1.5 mil run under 15:30min.

My Program:
Still working on consistency. That's my biggest hurdle right now.

Personal Information:
I grew up in WA, was active duty Air Force and stationed at McChord AFB, WA, Grand Forks AFB, ND and Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ. After going through my 2nd divorce I moved to AK to be closer to family and transferred to the Alaska Air National Guard, was in Alaska for 3.5 yrs and went back on active duty for an assignment where I'm at now, Andrews AFB, MD. So not only do I have my own pressure to lose the weight but also from the Air Force to lose the weight and pass my PT test. I love every day I get to put on my uniform and will be in the AF until they kick me out for being too old!!! So failure is NOT an option!!

Other Information:
I'm a huge reader, love to read, If you love to read too a great site is goodreads.com.

I also love photography and scrapbooking and trying to enjoy cooking!

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  • v RYDERB
    I read your post "Frustrated". I'm not a runner, or a "fast" walker, because I have a bad knee, it takes me 51 minutes to walk 3 miles. Over the weekend I used my sister-in-law's treadmill for the first time, I was walking at my normal stride, and it said I was only going 2.5 miles an hour! So, maybe your treadmill is wrong. For me, using that treadmill felt much harder than being outside. So maybe, once you take a run in the real world, you might find that you're faster than you think, and that you enjoy it more. Good luck.
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    I read your frustrated post in the Done girls team. Would it help you to join one of the running teams on here? Like the couch to 5k? they have a detailed running schedule to build endurance and help you run better...
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    Happy Birthday to You!!

    Born today (March 14), you are always thinking, always dreaming and always coming up with new ideas that have the potential to change your life, the lives of those around you and very likely the world as a whole. You aren't the kind to be frustrated by the way things are; rather, you prefer to think of things the way they should be and work to shape them as you see them. A born idealist, you nevertheless accept reality as it is -- though you're not one to sit back and let circumstances take control over you. Rather, you will always fight to maintain control over the circumstances that shape your world.

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