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Wish I had a watercolor of this photo from our trip on HWY 1.

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Taken in April 2011, Down, but shortly after my highest weight ever.

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From then til now! Life is amazingly different!!


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I am busy with changing my sedentary lifestyle to a more active one, eating a healthier diet, and having fun while doing so... time to quit looking at numbers on a scale and to start living life and enjoying it as I make healthy changes for me!

This is my time.
It is time to focus on my needs
not to ignore others,
but to stop always putting myself last.

This is my body.
It is the only body I have,
if I don''t take care of it now,
when will I?

This is my desire.
The desire to break the chains
of those habits holding me down.
To be free, to soar.

This is my life.
There are a myriad of ways to live it.
The choice is up to me,
And I am determined to live it healthily.

Member Since: 8/23/2012

Fitness Minutes: 80,455

My Goals:
To get to know God in a more intimate way.
To get down to a "normal" BMI.
To "find" myself as I transition from full time mom to an empty nester.
To recapture my dreams and live my life to the fullest.
To be able to run a 5K again.

My Program:
When I started my healthy lifestyle journey my weight was 286 pounds, and I was completely sedentary. Much of the food I was consuming was fast food or packaged prepared foods, and other quick and easy choices. The first thing I did was to cut out most of my fast food consumption. Next I added in drinking more water. Finally I added in exercise to the equation (thanks to Spark Guy and his "you can do 10 minutes" concept) I am now down 69 pounds. I love the energy I have, and the ability to do so many more things!

I am currently following the Whole 30 food plan. My desire is to jump start my body into healthy eating, to get over some of the illness issues I have with food, and of course, to lose some weight in the process.

Personal Information:
~From Colorado Springs, CO

~Certified Sunshine and Warm Weather Fanatic
~Certified Snow Fanatic too!
~Just gotta get outside!
~The mountains are calling and I MUST go!
~Happy with my life!

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"Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try." Mary Kay Ash

I am going to live my life to it's fullest extent, I am going to get off the sidelines and start playing again.

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    Best wishes for the Summer 5% challenge!!
    Have fun and remember... You can do it!
    99 days ago
    WB to the 5%!! The CT team is great!! Especially when one wants to be accountable, but doesn't have a ton of time. SO GOOD TO SEE YA here!!

    ENJOY the job!! I am FINALLY working, though part time after not working for 20 plus years!! I work with seniors. I have 5 clients that I see weekly and LOL some of them are so HORRIBLY FUNNY and all of them QUITE interesting!! WOOHOO!! I totally LOVE it!! I do NOT mind hearing the same stories over and over, reminds me of how much it meant to my Dad when he'd say the same ones over and over, and others would laugh as if it's the first time they've heard it. I LOVE doing that!! Makes them smile.

    113 days ago
    HI!! Hey GREAT PROGRESS!!! I LOVE your banner!! I saw you are on the 5%!! WOOHOO!! Which team? I shhhhhhh but, I ESCAPED THE KENNEL!!

    I'm now the CL on the AWESOME A team.

    How are you doing?
    118 days ago
  • v IRISHGAL46
    Happy Belated Birthday and congrats on your 4% loss!
    132 days ago
  • v JERICHO1991
    Congratulations on your 4% weight loss for Spring!
    132 days ago
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