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My name is M. I'm a full-time student, full-time mother, and I work part-time at a hotel on the weekends. All of which leaves me quite busy, but I've found that I prefer it that way :) On the plus side, I'm sleeping more than I was two years ago ;) Downside is that it leaves me with little energy for exercise.

I was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa but I currently live in Albuquerque, New Mexico with my husband of eight years, my two sons, and our two dogs.

I have a journal/blog post about my goals and such as it''s much easier to do it that me.

Now that I've had time to be at peace with myself as I am, it is time that I get healthier and slowly become happy with I will be.

To do that, I will have to find or build or create (or something because I don't believe that I have any at the moment) some willpower. I can never seem to say no to temptation; I always give in and it has led me to gain another 20lbs in the past two years. I hate the idea of telling myself that I CANNOT have (insert bad food/drink here) but the fact of the matter appears to be that I shouldn't allow myself to have it until I'm positive that it won't lead to a slip.

We all know that exercise and healthy eating are also paramount but I think I have to go beyond that. I'm just not sure how.

For now, I'm going to start with tracking ALL my food every day as well as getting around 15-30min of exercise at least 3 days a week. As much as I want to, I can't start off strong because I won't keep it up. I have to start small and slowly build on that smaller habit.

I only hope that I can keep it up and keep it going. Wish me luck!

Member Since: 2/19/2013

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My goals are simple - get and stay healthy and show my kids that it's fun to be healthy.

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I like to sing, sew, write, type, and bake. I have a very eclectic taste when it comes to music and while I like lots of different shows, I can't exactly say that I'm eclectic in those tastes. I love to read! I prefer fantasy books (like Lord of the Rings) but my favorite book is Pride and Prejudice..

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    Greetings DONE Sister!

    I just wanted to welcome you to the DONE Being the Fat Girl Spark Team!!! We are always happy to have a new DONE Girl with us. Take your time, feel your way around our various threads, and please feel free to ask any one of us if you have any questions,concerns, needs, or anything! We are DONE Sisters and here to support each other! I wish you the very best in accomplishing your goals, and congratulate you for becoming a part of this Done Sisterhood!

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    1888 days ago
    emoticon back to SP and joining the DONE GIRLS team! Sending support and hugs to you. Have a WOOHOO Wednesday!

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    1889 days ago
    Welcome to the Done girls and to Spark

    Feel free to add me to your friends if you want.

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    Welcome to Sparkpeople!!!

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