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Me and my hubby in 2004. The weight was already starting to creep on!

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Me, my granny, and my brother Jason.

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I am a woman in the middle of her life who is tired of being tired! I deserve more than just a behind the scenes, mediocre life. If I want more, I have to go out there and grab more. No one on this earth can do this for me, I have to do it for myself. Everyday that I wake up is another day I have the chance to change my life and get everything out of it that I can. So begins the journey, with one step and one day at a time.

Be the change you want to see ~ Ghandi

Member Since: 1/20/2011

Fitness Minutes: 87,693

My Goals:
To become more active, live a healthy and happy lifesyle, and feel better! I also want to be able to wear my wedding ring again.

Weigh 240 by 6/15/14

I want to inspire others who struggle with obesity and health issues to become a better version of themselves.

My Program:
Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.

Cardio at least 20 minutes five days per week.

Strength training 3 times a week.

Walk 10,000 steps a day

Cook smarter and eat healtheir foods.

Pack my lunch for work instead of eating out.

Personal Information:
I turned 44 years old this past June 15th. I've struggled with weight most of my life. However, in 2001, I was able to lose just over 100 pounds and kept it off for over 2 years. Then I met my husband, the hater of veggies and all things healthy. My eating habits deteriorated, and my going out dancing 3 nights a week ended. It didn't take long for the weight to creep back, and now I find myself at the heaviest I've ever been! My beautiful daughter is my inspiration to change. I imagine her marrying someday, and I don't want to be the fat Mom at the wedding, or be the Grandma that can't play with her future grandkids because she's too out of shape!

Other Information:
I love my dogs!!!

Also being outdoors, fishing, hiking, boating, and gardening.

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    emoticon Greetings and emoticon

    Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.

    Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - some of the teams you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!

    In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!


    If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.


    If you haven't already discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.


    Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!


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