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**Hello fellow Sparkers! I have officially been MIA for almost 2 years to the day (based on my last weigh-in.) In these last two years, I gave birth to the most amazing little boy ever, and have married the love of my life. We are now trying to conceive baby #2, and it's time we learn to bring up a healthy family.

My husband doesn't have as far to go as I do, at least not where numbers are concerned, but he is a diabetic and we want to work together on improving our health. I wish to learn how to cook appropriately for a diabetic lifestyle, and we want to be more active! As parents to a toddler, I'm sure you know we find ourselves low on energy at the end of the day and getting up to exercise will surely be a challenge. BUT WE CAN DO IT!

To keep as a reminder of where my journey began:

I feel like being a 300 lb girl is taking away from my experience of being a 24 year old girl. I don't even know who I am, mainly because I know I'd be someone different if I were thin.

It's not hard to decide "today is my last day to be fat" but actually making that your last day to be fat is one of the most difficult things ever.

For as long as I can remember I've been choosing random days, starts of months, starts of years, say "today is my last day of being fat"

Well I'm not saying that anymore.

From now on, I'll be saying "Today is my first day of being thin."

I'm so tired of trying and failing. I'm not going to TRY anymore, I'm just going to DO. Forget being fat, it's holding me back. I've got 0 confidence and I'm sick of it.

so long, fat me.

Member Since: 8/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 2,384

My Goals:
I'm starting with a goal that's less than half of my ultimate goal...I don't want to overwhelm myself! I can't get instant results and I know I'll just get discouraged if I set the huge goal all at once. Baby steps :)

My Program:
-exercise as often as i can whether it be walking, wii games, exercise videos, etc.
- learn to eat/cook healthier!
-watch the portions

not a strict "program" i know, but it's something.

Personal Information:
Small town New England girl, here. Not exactly sure what I'm doing with my life other than being a loving wife and mother. I currently work as a para-educator in kindergarten and the kids are a hoot! My husband and I are on a path to a healthier lifestyle :)

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"What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know, it's what we know for sure that just ain't so."- A.G.

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    Congrats on the inches lost!! and Don't let this past week get you down emoticon I gained a pound as well... so..CHeers to a better week!
    2185 days ago
    Congrats on reaching one of your goals! You are going to kick butt!
    2188 days ago
    Congrats on your weightloss goal! It's good to reevaluate your goals (Something I need to do soon, too!) so you can set yourself up for success emoticon
    2189 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my maintaining blog. Its good to get input from a bunch of different people to see what the best option might be for me. I think I might be a tracker for the rest of my life, to some extent, cause it is just easy to lose track and slip right back into those bad habits... can't have that happen! Guess I'll just take it a day at a time and see how it goes! Good luck to you on your journey :-)
    2190 days ago
    Just wanted to stop by... and say thanks for the blog comment and I'd also like to say CONGRATS by the way on the progress you've made. I also love your page, beautiful flower in the background and I love the orange... so spunkie!

    Keep doing what you're doing it's working. emoticon
    2191 days ago
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