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this is a pic of me 11/11/2008 one of my favorite pics of me, can really see the weight I had lost

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this is sadly the most recent pic of me its from 6/09

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my last full body pic taken at my favorite job EVER approx 2/09

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Sooo since I have started over "AGAIN" maybe I should start over in THIS part of the site. I moved to Fl from MD in May 2008. There is a LOT of stress here :(. I miss MD and my friends there but am working on enjoying HERE, and NOW, am lucky to have some friends from High School & my old neighborhood living down here....but they are over an hour 1/2 away. In the time I have been here I found an AMAZING doctor who has found the key to what has made losing weight soo difficult for me. (well not the losing so much as the KEEPING it off) Now that we have found the "key" maybe we can find the LOCK it fits in and FIX it :) Today is what matters, today is where I get to start over. Today is a GOOD day as I somehow found ENERGY that I have bee missing the last few months. And maybe Today is the day WE meet and get to support each other.

Member Since: 4/12/2008

Fitness Minutes: 37,639

My Goals:
Continue my progress with training for the 5k in Oct.

Work on building endurance on the elliptical by doing at least 5 min a day for the month of February

Lose 10 lbs by May 1st. (by keeping up with my nutritional and fitness goals)

Watch more carefully the sodium intake (eat MUCH less "processed foods")

My Program:
Using this site HELPS!!

So many valuable resources. and awesome support.

Jan 1 couldn't run 11 seconds at a time, Feb 1 running 3 one minute intervals, Feb 3 running 4 one minute intervals!! (aiming to make those 4 intervals into 2 minute ones the same slow way I got to the full one minute)

Personal Information:
From the Baltimore area of MD, (actually between Baltimore and Annapolis) I miss it but am starting to find areas around here I can enjoy.

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Sometimes along the way to our dreams/goals we get derailed and find a BETTER dream/goal. (would like to say I came up with this but I saw something along the same lines on a notebook in a grocery store)

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  • v LORETTA24
    emoticon It is motivational Monday! Share an act of praise! Stay safe and find the joy in your day!
    3248 days ago
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    Wishing An Awesome Valentine’s Days!!!
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    3261 days ago
    keep on emoticon !!!Glad you are back to checking in...i was missing you!!! emoticon
    3265 days ago
  • v LORETTA24
    emoticon Just wanted to share ...

    There once was a rich man who was near death. He was very grieved because he had worked so hard for his money and he wanted to be able to take it with him to heaven. So he began to pray that he might be able to take some of his wealth with him. An angel hears his plea and appears to him. "Sorry, but you can't take your wealth with you." The man implores the angel to speak to God to see if He might bend the rules. The man continues to pray that his wealth could follow him.

    The angel reappears and informs the man that God has decided to allow him to take one suitcase with him. Overjoyed, the man gathers his largest suitcase and fills it with pure gold bars and places it beside his bed. Soon afterward the man dies and shows up at the Gates of Heaven to greet St. Peter.

    St. Peter seeing the suitcase says, "Hold on, you can't bring that in here!" But the man explains to St. Peter that he has permission and asks him to verify his story with the Lord. Sure enough, St. Peter checks and comes back saying, "You're right. You are allowed one carry-on bag, but I'm supposed to check its contents before letting it through."

    St. Peter opens the suitcase to inspect the worldly items that the man found too precious to leave behind and exclaims, "You brought pavement?!!!"

    emoticon So here is my question ... What is the real value of what you love and are focusing on? Hmmm ...
    Find the joy in your day and keep smiling sunshine.
    3265 days ago
    Hey, thanks for the well wishes after my fall! It is an oddly adrenaline-inducing experience, but next time I'll gladly try a freakin' roller coaster instead. emoticon
    3269 days ago
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