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I believe that if you embark on a weight loss program and you really embrace it then it will become a journey that can only benefit your life and everyone in your life. I started my journey 6 years ago and it has helped shape me into the person I am, which I love....but I believe that I can be even better and that is my goal!

I started my weight loss journey many years ago but until my hypothyroidism was diagnosed just before I turned 40 I was a complete failure. After diagnosis I lost 70 lbs over 4 years, a little at a time and maintaining for several months before losing more. I didn't plan it this way, that is just how it worked out. I put about 10 lbs back on by not paying attention and now I am after those 10 and 10 to15 more. If I can do it, I know that anyone can.

2010 is the year I make my health my priority. No excuses to reach all the goals I have set.

2011 is the year that I discover what works best for my changing body due to this new stage of life. Bring it on Peri Menopause!

Member Since: 3/26/2009

Fitness Minutes: 43,262

My Goals:
So much closer to 50 than 40. I was healthier at 40 than I was at 30 so hoping I can say the same for the 50's versus the 40's

My Program:
Drink 10 glasses of water everyday.

Track all my food daily and stay within calorie range.

Cardio at least 5 days a week for at least 30 minutes a day.

Encourage other sparkers which will also benefit and bless me!

Personal Information:
I live in Riverside County, CA and even though I don't like the traffic, smog and all the other stuff that goes with city life, I love the weather and the sunshine, just not every day! I am an outdoors girl that would wither up without a regular dose of sunshine but am finding out I truly appreciate rain.

Other Information:
I am married and in my late 40's. Both of my beautiful children are grown and gone. I have 6 grandchildren that I adore. I have been discovering who I am, other than a wife and mom over the past 8 years. I have rediscovered my love of the outdoors and to be active.

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    Hi, haven't heard from you in a while, hope you are OK, drop me a line when you can. I did Jillians Ripped in 30 level 1 this morning, sweat-a-rama is what they should call it! LOL! But feel really good and plan to do it again either tomorrow or day after depending on how sore I am tomorrow - it's been ages since I did this particular DVD and have to say I really enjoyed it.
    2364 days ago
    OK enough of the put down comments! I'm feeling better today and we both need to keep positive thoughts to keep us going. Decided to be hard on myself and quit the late night snacking which has been out of control since being sick - so tonight I have set a curfew - absolutely NO snacks after dinner. I'm also going to take a leaf from your book and if I don't get my butt out of bed in the morning to exercise then I have to do it after dinner. No more excuses. How are you traveling?
    2372 days ago
    Hi sorry haven't been on lately been too busy at work and am home today sick again. Think I'm just run down and need to take it easy and get my immune system back in shape. I know how you feel I just feel big and unhealthy.
    2375 days ago
    I honestly don't know how you do Jillian more than one day in a row - that would literally kill me, every time I've tried I end up with an injury. Today though, I managed to get my behind out of bed in time to do Leslie's 30 minute Firm session and have reset my weight tracker back to 0 - my new goal is to lose the weight by end of November. I figure if I don't lose it before Christmas I am DOOMED!!!! LOL! That is going to be my motivation to look fab by Christmas and the summer holidays. I am also going to concentrate on getting fit and healthy instead of losing weight - that seems to work better for me. Keep at it and be kind to yourself, if you're hurting you need to do some cardio for a couple of days to let your muscles recover and build otherwise you are just damaging them day after day and you will get weaker not stronger. Geez do I sound like a mum or what?! Take care my friend and I will check in again tomorrow. emoticon
    2383 days ago
    Hi, I've been off work with a stomach bug! Urrrhhh. I just seem to be catching one thing after another the past three months. On the plus side I now only have 1 kilo to lose! LOL! I know what you mean about motivation, I was getting there and then the holiday happened and I haven't done a single thing since. Got to get back into it tomorrow if I'm feeling better, which I am today, just hope it lasts. Keep at it, just plan to do something even if it's just a 20 minute quick walk, something is better than nothing. That is is how I'm going to look at it.
    2384 days ago
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