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Mickey and me at Disneyland a few years ago. I'm quite a bit heavier now...

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Hi! I'm from Murray KY, and I have about 100 lbs. to lose. I am going to lose 10% for starters. I have a lot of great friends at work, and unfortunately, we all LOVE to eat! The best part of the day has been when we all go to lunch. However, almost all of us are overweight. I just felt like I needed to get control of my body before I turn 50 (in November). I also have 2 kids, a husband, and 2 wonderful grandchildren who I want to hang around for. AND...I will soon have a 3rd...grandchild, that is...due on October 15th.

Member Since: 2/6/2008

Fitness Minutes: 585

My Goals:
To get healthy, and get control of my gluttony!
Long term goal: To get my BMI into the healthy range.
Short term goals:
Goal 1: 205 MET 4-12-08!
Goal 2: 185
Goal 3: 167
Goal 4: 150
Goal 5: 135
Goal 6: 121 (maybe)

My Program:
Well, starting today, for Lent, I am not eating out. I hope to have lost about 10 percent of my body weight by Easter, but we'll see. That might be too lofty a goal! Update: I didn't lose 10% by Easter, but I got down to 209.5, just 4.5 lbs. shy of my goal.

Personal Information:
I have lived in Murray KY for the past 30 years. I grew up in nearby Graves County, KY. I am married to my high school sweetheart. I have 2 sons, one who is 17 and one who is 23. I also have 2 grandchildren, and one on the way, and a miniature pinscher named Penny.

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I love to read, sing, and play piano. I am a lay speaker for the United Methodist Church, of which I have been a lifelong member. I teach Sunday School, and I teach early childhood/special education classes at the local university and the child care resource and referral agency. I work for Murray Head Start as the Disabilities/Mental Health/Transition Specialist, and am a peer reviewer for Head Start programs across the U.S.

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