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Hi, just to introduce myself. I am 38 years old, been married to my wonderful husband for more years than I can count and have a 18 year old son. I have been working in the medical field for 18 years and graduated as a Registered Nurse in 2005. I worked part time at a local hospital & I enjoyed my experience there, but moved on to Adult Foster Care where I am the sole nurse & absolutely love it. I love being a nurse, I love helping others, but it is very frustrating that I struggle to help myself. Tired of the old line "do as I say, not as I do." I am the youngest of 7 girls and have struggled with weight all of my life. I enjoy camping and fishing, but enjoy reading & geneology research most of all. I tend to live a sedentary lifestyle, in other words I am a couch potato. I am getting off the couch for healthy living!!!
I have had the Lap Band surgery October 8, 2008. It sure has been a long process & have hit quite a plateau only losing 40 lbs, then I have gone up & down with my weight. Had a conversion from lap band to Gastric Bypass in August of 2011. My main issue is family support & lifestyle. I find it difficult to get motivated after work to exercise. I think about doing it, but just dont want to move.
Thanks for visiting...Maria

Member Since: 2/6/2007

Fitness Minutes: 5,457

My Goals:
1. Lose 140 lbs. to get to my goal weight.
2. I need to get in a minimum of 5 hours of Cardio per week.
3. Stretch daily.
4. To help my family to eat healthy & exercise.
5. Quit smoking!!!

My Program:
My diet program actually will be changing frequently due to adjustments to my Lap Band. Daily exercise consisting of Stationary biking, walking outdoors (weather permitting) and treadmill. And various exercise DVD's, including Jillian Michael's from The Biggest Loser.

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My name is Maria, I live in Proctor, MN .
I am a Registered Nurse.

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Love to read. Enjoy spending time with my family. Love camping, but haven't done much since my husband is not an outdoor person, but I am trying to change him. Yeah like that will ever happen.

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  • v ELLAEW
    Hi Maria!

    Just popped in from your sister's page. Thought it would be nice to welcome another Minnesotan to the site!

    SparkPeople is awesome! With all of the great tools, excellent advice and wonderfully supportive members, I have no doubt we will all be successful in sculpting ourselves into the best we can be.

    I'm glad to meet you and look forward to seeing you around the site!

    : )

    4101 days ago
    OMG!!!! LMAO!!!!!!...Maria i remember those days..I love the photo of us...tehehehehhe..remember that puddle? and our red swimsuits that dad bought us? and how we went swimming in that puddle? hehehehe..Mom was soooooooo mad...lol I love the pic of brian too. he looks like a natural out there in the woods..
    4104 days ago
    Maria...hehehhe..i was reading your page again..I like your goals...esp the caribou coffee one!!!! I am fortunate to live out in the sticks and not have the temptations so available...(i do have the good ice cream gas station though)...my junk food jar is working...i am accumliating money in it...And the pic of blair i think cody was thinkingof dad when he did it....hahaha...he has a new cell phone that allows for editing photos like that on it..kinda cool..I have a test for he rapids PD this wednesday..send me smart molecules. hahahehehe..well i must get to bed and get my buty rest. Love ya,,Sis tam....
    4113 days ago
  • v MAZUR157
    Hello! I found your page through the MN support link. I am a misplaced minnesotan. I just wanted to say hang in there. You can do it. I join Sparkpeople about 3 days before you. My goal is to loose 103lbs. We can do it together!

    PS: I lived my 1st 20 years in Mpls. The next 20 years near Willmar, MN. Now I live in upstate NY, in a town called Binghamton. It's not MN, but the weather is MN like.

    Plus, I thought I would write to you because we have the same name.
    4115 days ago
    Hope you get everything you want!
    4124 days ago
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