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Me at my heaviest, walking with my niece E. This was 2 years ago, and 41 lbs ago July 4, 2012

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Well, I wasn't thin when I got married. I think that I was only once ever close to my "healthy" weight... when I was 16. For one summer. Since I have been married, I have gained over 100lbs, almost 150 since I MET my husband. I am doing this for ME. Sure I want to look great and be thin, but my sense of accomplishment is in how I feel and what I am able to do.I just don't want my being out of shape to hold me back anymore from enjoying life. I only get this one chance to be all that God has called me to be, and I am taking it. I've wanted to for years, but I think the time has come.

Member Since: 2/16/2010

Fitness Minutes: 6,868

My Goals:
my goal is to get out of plus sizes and below 200 lbs by this fall. I am back in school, majoring in biology, and I need to be fit to work in the great outdoors... so I'm transforming my body while getting an education. Exercise helps me think better too!

My Program:
I joined Curves a few years back, but the workouts didn't burn many calories. Now I go to the Y, and I LOVE it there! I have an aqua aerobics class 2x a week, and low impact aerobics one day. then I go in and use a bike, aqua jog, and lift weights 1-2 days besides. I feel much stronger than I did when I was at curves, and I like the pool because I HATE being sweaty. i also have psoriatic arthritis which makes it hard to exercise on land. I started out on JUDD, but now am calorie cycling- up and down every other day between 1000( eating mainly fruits and veg, and meal replacements) and 2500, eating darn near anything I want. Seems to be working so far.

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If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation. The old is gone the new has come.

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    Hello I'm Esther and pleased to meet you. Happy Holidays.
    3102 days ago
    AAAAAwwww Shucks! Aren't you nice!
    Thank you for stopping by emoticon
    3274 days ago
    Hi new garden buddy!! Thanks for the goodie, the comment on my page and the friend add :)

    Hope you are soon feeling better...I'm quite sore from helping the neighbor brand his calves!!

    My garden is cominng along great now..took a long time to come up this year but now is starting to comr up..I also put out some bedding plants and flowers so I've been trying to keep them watered and to come up with a plan for when I'm gone for 5 days. Well it's really just 3 days we won't be home but I want to make sure they don't wilt..the tomatoes, peppers and strawberries in the garden should be fine it I really really water good..but my pots are another story..I may try filling empty pop and water bottles with water and tip them upside down and stick it the dirt? or else set them in shallow tubs of water? Got any suggestions?

    I'm glad your strawberries came back...I got some plants from my son a couple years ago and have managed to keep some alive and replant the dead ones..the birds mostly eat the fruit tho'

    Happy gardening and looking forward to getting to know you!!

    Love Donna!!
    3300 days ago
  • v HOPE2BE
    Welcome to the Challenged by Arthritis team. Feel free to post in the forums and chat room and if you like start a new topic. We have a post in the top forum of the team page with lots of hints and tips on arthritis from various members so check it out. Hope emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3325 days ago
  • v JENNY712
    Hello! May your day be blessed! Here are some of my favorite Bible passages! HUGS!

    The Golden Rule: Matthew 7:12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets K.J.V. In public domain

    2 Timothy 1:12 For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that K.J.V. In public domain

    Jude 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. K.J.V. In public domain

    Matthew 11:28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. K.J.V. In public domain

    3351 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/22/2012 11:05:24 AM
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