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Feed your body for success, and success will follow.
Studied Public health and Nutritional Sciences.

I was the girl who ate a box of Oreos as an after school snack or bet to see how many cupcakes I could fit in my mouth.

I've struggled with my weight all my life, and my mother made my "imperfection" very clear. Sparkpeople was an open door for me with its resources and meal plans. Eventually, I fell in love with nutrition and even started to like exercise. Over obsession, at times. Now, it's a passion of mine I wish to share with others.

Member Since: 9/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 21,636

My Goals:
"You're only saying that because no one ever has." --The Princess Bride

My Program:
My Foodie philosophy? It comes down to a few things...
- FILL 1/2+ YOUR PLATE W/ FRUIT & VEG (but mostly veg. No exceptions)
- FIT IN EXERCISE WHERE YOU CAN (even if it's taking the stairs instead of elevator)
- KEEP RESTAURANT MEALS TO A MINIMAL (and fast food even less. That means you'll have to cook and eat at home. Yes, even busy moms can do it)
- NEVER DEPRIVE YOURSELF, BUT PICK YOUR BATTLES. Find out what you really love, & then really enjoy it. Keep the treats to less than 10% of your total calorie intake.

Personal Information:
cook. run. write. iceskate. dream. draw. dance. read. bake.

Other Information:
"You can only lead others where you yourself are willing to go."

In regards to saying no to junk food:
"It's too hard to say no."
"Say 'no' to what?! To diabetes? To heart disease?!" -JillianMichaels

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    3475 days ago
    Thanks, Ladybug. That's very sweet and encouraging of you. :]
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    my grandson has a saying at his school and it goes like this;
    Never give up
    Encourage others
    Don't give up
    you can do this and your making the best change you can for your health, you realize there is a problem, you are through education and just coming here controlling and are planning a path to succeed...You can do this !!! just take it one day at a time, keep a journal ...Be strong your worth it!!!
    3498 days ago