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My 4 kids kayaking in the Black River-Just missing Mom in her blue kayak:)

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31.5" Northern Pike I Caught and Alexa with her 10" Perch-20 lbs lost mark

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I'm married to my soul mate and am the mother of 4 beautiful children who I live my entire life for. My ultimate goal is to lose 100 lbs and if I reach that goal, I'm hoping to take my dream vacation to Hawaii. I'm hoping that this site helps me to reach my goals and dreams...

When I was young I never had a problem with my weight because I played any and all sports that I could. Up until my senior year of high school when, while playing soccer, I shredded my ACL and have had three knee surgeries since then. I went off to college...gained weight...got married...gained weight...had one baby...gained weight...had baby #2...gained weight...baby #3...gained weight...baby #4 (and final)...gained weight. I am hoping, now that we are happy with the family that we have, it is time for me to be happy with who I am!!

It seems like I have dieted for the last 15 years, on and off, I would hate to see how much I would weigh if I hadn't. Now it's time to change the way I live and start eating and living healthy and happy all of the time!! Diet fads have never worked long term for me, so I am trying to change how I live little by little...I started by drinking atleast 8 glasses of water a day (and pretty well gave up soda), charting what I eat and paying attention to when I am full (and not when my plate was clean, as I was brought up to do), and still eating what I like, just in moderation.

I'm very happy with the progress that I have made so far...and the friends and support that I have on this site have been a real key to it all!! Together we will get there!!

Member Since: 10/20/2008

Fitness Minutes: 19,709

My Goals:
Lose 5-10 lbs per month

My Program:
Starting small, working day to day, and doing whatever works!!

My New Moto:

Wii Active More Workouts 6 week challenge on Medium Intensity

Personal Information:
My name is Joy and my birthday is April 16th. My husband and I own and operate a dairy farm in Northern NY (near Watertown) with our 4 children .

Other Information:
Weight Loss:
May 2012- 8 lbs
June 2012-8.6 lbs
July 2012-6.2 lbs
August 2012-5.8 lbs
September 2012- 0.8 lbs
October 2012- 0.6
Total Lbs Lost in 2012: 27
January 2013-

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    Joy, you are so much on my mind today. I was watching the show "pitching in" which is a cooking channel show where a chef goes to an area and tries to learn everything she can about the local ingredients. She was at a farm where they raised goats and made cheese and the show was so entertaining and for someone like me a real education too. I am so uninformed that the only goat cheese I had ever had any knowledge of was the basic chevre but they made brie and cheddar as well as a very creamy chevre and this chef made some ice cream out of goat's milk, cheddar and chevre....how exotic! and the guy at the ice cream shop was so amazed and impressed with the flavor he said he was going to "borrow" the recipe.

    Well, as you can see, I'm still all wound up about the show and wish we lived close so I could come and see your operation as you get all set up. I just know it will be a success if you can just get past the intial problems and other farm challenges.
    3107 days ago
    Yum! Did you make it yourself?
    3126 days ago
  • v JANET552
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I am doing all I can to make this recovery speedy. Turns out that means I am doing very little. emoticon

    I hope you are enjoying the holidays!! Happy New Year to you and your family.
    3134 days ago
  • v no profile image JACEUG
    Thank you for visitting my spark page and your motivational comment.
    3259 days ago
    Funny that you would say you wished you had my drive...I often think I couldn't possibly keep up your pace! And believe me...I had to do some serious pushing to get myself out that door.
    3284 days ago
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