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My dance piece in memory of my mother (the end of it)

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Me and my Mom (Anne) the year before she passed away (Summer 2004)

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Me singing Over the Rainbow at my Mom's memorial service. She loved that song.

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I am 29 years old and I'm trying to make me and my health a priority again. I lost my mother when I was 18 and it made me stop caring about my health a lot. I know that being healthy is important and I want to get back into the swing of things so to speak. I also want to learn how to do it on my own since before my Mom made me be healthy by making me eat what she cooked and I was happier so I was more active.

I am so happy that Sparkpeople exists since there are so many tools on this site to help me achieve my goals. :) I have technically been a member of Sparkpeople since 2007 but I've been an on again off again member. This time I will take things slowly and go at my own pace. If I fall down, I will get back up and start again. I am going to take as long as it takes to improve my health and get a hold on loving who I am now and as I improve. :)

I lost track after losing 40 lbs from July - Dec 2012. I gained back some of it and have been fluctuating a bit, but I'm not near my old high yet. Because it's been 3 years since I last weighed in, I'm just going to be using my highest weight as my starting point and consider my inches as all originals for today.

I can do this. I know I can. 2015 here I come!!!!

August 16th, 2015 Weigh In and Measurements

Weight - 258.8 lbs (-48.2 lbs)
Natural Waist - 40.75 inches (-5.25 inches)
Empire Waist - 41 inches (-2 inches)
Bust Line - 46 inches (-0.25 inches)
Hips - 57.75 inches (-1 inches)
Left Thigh - 31.5 inches (-0.75 inches)
Left Arm - 16 inches (-1 inches)
Waist to Hip Ratio - 0.71 (-0.07)
BMI - 44.4 (-1.9)

Total Weight Lost - 48.2 lbs
Total Inches Lost - 10.25 inches
Total BMI Lost - 1.9
Total Waist to Hip Ratio Lost - 0.07

Member Since: 9/9/2007

Fitness Minutes: 12,434

My Goals:
Nutrition Goal: Follow the Sparkpeople Guidelines and Canada Food Guide 80% of the time by Dec 31st, 2016

1st Midterm Goal: I will be eating 2 servings of milk a day 80% of the time by Dec 31st, 2015

1st Short Term Goal: I will be eating 1 freggie, 1 grain, 1 milk and 1 meat/alternative a day by Aug 31st, 2015


Exercise Goal: I will exercise 7 days per week (4 x 30 min cardio, 3 x 10 min cardio and 3 Strength) by
Dec 31st, 2016

1st Midterm Goal: - I will exercise 3 days per week (3 x 30 min cardio, 4 x 10 min cardio + 1 Strength) by Dec 31st, 2015

1st Short Term Goal: I will exercise 7 days per week (7 x 30 min cardio) by Aug 31st, 2015

My Program:
Do a little bit of exercise each day to get me used to working out each day.
Track the food I eat so that I can watch the calories and stuff.
Make weekly meal plans and meet Canada's Food Guide requirements when I make it.
Visit Sparkpeople every day to stay motivated.
Believe in myself!

Personal Information:
I'm from Cardigan, PEI, Canada and I'm now living in Charlottetown PEI. I am single and I have been working on my mental health lately. I also joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in March 2014. Ask me questions if you want to know more about me.

Other Information:
I love any Disney movie and any dance movie (so far).
I love to read, sing, act and dance.
I was in Triple Threats for a year or two when I was younger.
I took dance lessons for about 12 years straight and then another 3 years on and off.
I taught dance on and off from Jan 2006 to Aug 2009.

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    Thank you for the birthday goodie, I appreciate it.
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    You are the recipient of the Beautiful SPARKER Award!!

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    2030 days ago
  • v FITN2014-TSP
    They have changed the way a leader can contact members of the team. If you are not active on a team for 30 days are more a team leader can not send you a spark goodie I do not think you will receive messages from the team either but I have not received a confirmation on that. However, the changes will make it less and less likely I will be able to communicate with less active members. At this point we only have 6 active members 4 of which have visited the team because I was able to contact them recently. I feel these changes have thrown up one more obstacle to helping build the team. I will see how things go over the next couple of weeks but I may end up ending the team in the event the members fall to 2 or less active members. Thanks for your continued support.

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    2045 days ago
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    FYI- I just posted a new challenge at The Daily Sparker. Check it out. If you are working on 3 or more goals then this is the challenge for you. The Take 3 challenge is posted in the challenge section at the Daily Spaker. I set up a chat thread where we can chat and report on our goal progress. Goodies will be rewarded. Please come participate.

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    I sent this message to all the team mates. Just wanted to make you aware. I know you are really busy now. Take care. emoticon
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