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I love that quote above. I teach children and I often use that quote to demonstrate positive thinking equals positive results and negative thinking or actions equals negative results.

As far as my weight is concerned, I was one of those people throughout my entire life since I was probably 11 that would say I'm big boned and therefore bigger than everyone else. I don't think I came up with that myself. I believe I heard it from my parents and then just lived it.

My self confidence has always been lower when it comes to feeling good about my physical appearance. I don't feel attractive as far as body image goes and when I got serious about really doing SparkPeople (April 24th 2010) I decided I needed to turn that frown upside down.

A lot of people think I'm very confident; however, I put on a good front. I'm really a marshmallow on the inside. I have a tough exterior and I'm passionate about my job; however, I often put myself on the back burner and that has got to stop.

I believe in myself and after 4 days of being right on track and tracking my food religiously, I'm feeling better already. I'm going to succeed and be the little train that could.

I love looking through the success stories on SparkPeople and checking out other member's Spark Pages. There are some incredible people on here and I feel totally motivated.

I feel very blessed for this opportunity. I have 2 young children and 25 students who look up to me everyday. I work hard to be a great role model, but my goal is to be a good role model inside and out.

Today is a new day and I'm going to achieve GREAT things.

Thanks for stopping by!
Keep Smiling :)

Progress Report:

April 24th 197.5 pounds
April 28th 193.2 pounds

Member Since: 4/13/2010

Fitness Minutes: 1,768

My Goals:
1. Lose Weight
2. Feel Better About Myself
3. Do physical activity for 20-30 minutes each day
4. Put myself first so that I can be better in all areas of my life.

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I am 40 years old and my goal was to be feeling fine by the time I turned 40 last January. That didn't happen, so I need to get more serious and stay on track.

I teach and I truly believe that I can touch the lives of many. I love my family and I'm passionate about my job; however, I've put myself at the bottom of the priority list for quite some time now and it's time to get on track and improve ME!

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    Hi Paula!! I was so happy to hear from you!! It was a nice surprise!!

    My daughter and I have been going to WW since February 2, 2013. I have lost 17 pounds and several inches. My girl is almost at goal!! The online version would be just as good, sista. Let me know which one you choose to do!!

    We are also doing Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred!! We have been doing that since the beginning of April. OUCH!! We are on Level 3. I have whacked off some inches with that sucker I tells ya.

    People at work have been really noticing. One lady said "For petes sakes, Michelle, when are you going to buy a smaller pair of pants??!" LOL!!

    Keep me posted, dear friend!! CHEERS!!!


    2880 days ago
    Beautiful friend!! Are you still SPARKING? I'M BACK!!! Woohoo!!!
    3210 days ago
    Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"
    3798 days ago
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    "Praise the bridge that carried you over." ~George Colman

    Thank you for being such an emoticon emoticon . I am grateful for you as you are a "gem" in my jewelry box of friendships!!!

    Enjoy today!!!

    ((((Sending Skinny Vibes))))

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    3808 days ago
    PAULA!!! I have missed you to PIECES!!! YOU ARE BACK!!! YAY!!! I look forward to being on this journey with you!!! WE CAN DO THIS!!! It's all about putting ourselves first!!! VERY IMPORTANT!!! Looking forward to connecting with you soon!!!

    Michelle :o)
    3824 days ago
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