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I'm a mom of 4 and want nothing more than to keep up with my kids! Feeling good about myself is the bonus!

After baby number 4 I couldn't climb the stairs without pain in my knees and my back hurt all the time so I finally decided to make a change.

That was in 2007. A year and a half and 72 pounds later I had a panniculectomy to remove all the excess abdominal skin. And I would do it over and over again!

Since then I have continued to battle the scale; it's not easy to win that battle, and in fact I seem to have to fight it more than not, but I refuse to give up completely.

There's always a reason to fall off the wagon. stress (lousy marriage and divorce will do it), new job, bills, health issues, celebrations, happiness (like meeting the love of my life.....finally!) and on and on. Always a reason.

But as anyone who has fought this battle says, feeling healthy feels far better than how it feels to be overweight, sluggish and miserable in your body. Mine is far from perfect. But it sure feels better when it's smaller!


Two Specific Observations about Self-Improvement:
#1 - It will be difficult.
#2 - It will be worth it.


The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!


The only one who can stop me is ME, and I can take her!


If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results


whether you think you can, or think you can’t…you’re right


Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles.... it empties today of its strength.


Your aspiration is your motivation,

your motivation is your belief,

your belief is your peace,

your peace is your target,

your target is Heaven,

and life is like hell without it...


Baby steps take you farther than standing still


Watch your 'Thoughts,' they become words.

Watch your 'Words,' they become actions.

Watch your 'Actions,' they become habits.

Watch your 'Habits,' they become character.

Watch your 'Character,' for it becomes your Destiny.


To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor.


The man who is prepared has his battle half fought--Cervantes
Realize that if you have time to whine about something, then you have time to do something about it!--Anthony J. D'Angelo


"If you drop one egg, you don't say 'Oh well,' and deliberately drop the other eleven, do you?"


Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip.


Feed sparingly and defy the physician.


Gluttony is an Emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.


Dont be afraid of going slowly. Be afraid of standing still.


If you aim for nothing, you will hit the target each time.


Faith is believing in what you can't see.

Member Since: 6/25/2007

Fitness Minutes: 5,793

My Goals:
Healthy lifestyle, healthy body, healthy attitude, healthy kids!

My Program:
Eat for my health not for my emotions. To be a better role model for my children and enjoy every minute with them.

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