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

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!!

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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 .

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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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    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.
    2155 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog and CONGRATS on all of your weight loss! Yeah for you! 20 lbs! That is awesome! Also love your joy in raising your children! How wonderful! Not enough mothers out there seeing the importance of this awesome role and privalege! Keep up the great work and thanks again for your encouragement! Blessings! - Kelly :) emoticon
    2157 days ago
    Hi Joy! Thanks for stopping by my blog on kettlebell training and leaving me a nice comment. I didn't really know where to begin, either. I just started reading lots here on the internet and watching videos, and I decided to just give it a go. It's fun and really challenging! A good place to learn more is right here on SP....there is a team calle Kettlebell Challenge that is GREAT! Full of wonderful info and nice people. Best wishes... emoticon
    2159 days ago
    Joy, I'm in the same boat with the swimsuit. I usually get the one-piece kind that look like a dress....when the dress part floats up there's flesh-colored material that disguises my jelly rolls. Mine is a mile too big now, between being from 25 pounds ago, as well as stretched out from washing and wearing for about 5 years now. But I don't want to spend money on a new one now! I plan to be at least a couple of sizes smaller next summer!

    P.S. Thanks for the compliments. :)
    2160 days ago
    Thanks for reading and commenting on my best friend blog. I hope u had a great day and an even better tomorrow.
    2162 days ago
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