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02/06/13: I've taken this semester off school to focus and get things under control. I have much less stress in my family life right now than I have for the past two years so now is the time to really get my head on straight. I can say that now that I've been preparing over the last two weeks and this week has been going well. I've been eating healthy and being aware of what I'm doing and not doing so the next step is to get back to the gym. However, this week, I have an appointment to get B12 injections for a little boost and then in two weeks, I meet with the dietician that my doctor referred me to. I really have to make some changes that are going to last for longer than just a month or two! Like with everything, I get impatient or something throws me off balance and I can't seem to keep my head in the game and it all goes back to my old ways. This time I'm really going to put it all out there and give it my best!!! Any support and encouragement is greatly appreciated!!!

Update 09/21/11: Again, I'm back! LOL... I don't know what it is, but come May or June, my mind goes into "I don't have to get fit for you" mode and I'm back to the old me. That's the bad news... the good news is that I didn't gain but maybe 2 pounds back (not that I had lost a great amount or anything), but I also came back and got myself back in gear earlier than in years past. Last weekend, I walked a total of 5 miles (between Friday night and Sunday evening), I've been doing the Wii, floor exercises and walking quite a bit at work along with increasing my water intake and logging my food again. I think I'm ready for another fight, but this time, I'm anxious for the victory!

*** Like the lottery says, "you can't win if you don't play!"

Hi there... I'm Shelley and I live in North Phoenix, the valley of the sun! It's been a very hot summer and I'm ready for some of the cooler temps.

This 40-something year old wife/mom is anxious to utilitize this site to it's full potential! I'm tired of being the size/weight that I am and missing out on so much in life. People ask, "are you happy?" and of course I am! I'm truly blessed with beautiful, healthy children, a wonderful man that loves me for who I am, a roof over my head, the list goes on. However, there's the part of my life that isn't happy... my size. My desire to "do things" becomes lessened and even when I do "do things" I see pictures later that someone took and I go back into my shell again. That's just me... nobody can change that but me!!!

I changed my eating habits in March 2009 and I did great, I felt great and my family was very supportive (for the most part). Once May and June came along and the summer was here and it got hot, my "vacation mode" set in for my healthy eating, fitness and the part of the lifestyle that I had been doing so well at.

I got married to my best friend and soulmate in March 2010 and I absolutely HATE the photos of myself... cannot stand them!!! My friend and coworker told me about this site and as I told her, "I cannot proceed with something until I mentally change. It all starts with a frame of mind or else it isn't going to work."

So, here I am. I have been down this road before, but I really have to make it work this time! I really need to become more comfortable within my own skin. I won't be happy with life until I'm happy with myself and I'm hoping Spark People can help me achieve my goals!

Member Since: 3/31/2010

Fitness Minutes: 4,178

My Goals:
I know that goals are little by little...

10 pounds at a time please and just that much would be motivating enough to go to the next 10!

My Program:
Trying to make sensible, smart choices! Also trying to be more active like working with the Wii and the Wii Fit! I'm only beginning so any advice or tips are greatly appreciated!

Making dinner for my family is hard because although they say they'll "try it" if I make something new, most of the time, they don't get outside the box!

Personal Information:
My name is Shelley and I've been in Phoenix since 1988 so I've spent my adult life here after moving around a lot while growing up!

I'm married, have 2 daughters (13 and 19) and enjoy seeing life through their eyes as well!

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